I have the fly creek ul2 as well and it has plenty of room for gear. But I would prefer a side entry. However you cant beat the weight of it
i know you were not asking about the BA Copper Spur, however, with the comments on side entry I bought the Copper Spur UL1 because it is a side entry tent and I like it. The Copper Spur UL2 will weigh 3lb 12oz (includes the weight of the foot print approx. 7 oz.) Like what the has already been said, the Fly Creek will be a little less weight.
Can't comment on the MSR or Fly Creek. I have a Big Agnes Slater UL2. Love it. 59 x 96 inches. Great for gear in the tent. Light 2lbs. 15 oz. Less mesh which is great for Sept/Oct high elevation hunts when temperatures are a concern. I spoke with a product tech at Big Agnes. I think his name was Glenn. I asked him which tent (Big Agnes Slater UL2, Seedhouse SL3, and Fly Creek UL2) for a Sept/Oct high elevation hunt. He said hands down Slater. Just some thoughts.
I like the looks, specs, and prices of the new GoLite Imogene UL tents.
I have found GoLite, as a brand in general to offer a lot of performance for the price.
Sorry for hijacking your thread, but would you guys go with a Big agnes Seedhouse SL1 or a MSR Zoid 2 both are used two times? I am leaning towards the SL1.
I just sold my go lite Shangri La -1. It was too small for me being 6 foot 2 and sleeping in a park series bag. Plus getting in and out of a tent that pitches with trekking poles is an acrobatic feat, one which is no pleasure to undertake at 2 am when nature calls.
Here's a pretty great review of many of the tents on the market. I'm still undecided, I want a UL 2 man (under 3 lbs packed) double wall with a vestibule big enough for my pack and boots - still searching.
Jarheadhunter, I can’t comment on the MSR Zoid but I used the BA Seedhouse all season last year (both backpacking and hunting) and it’s one of the best tents I’ve ever invested in. I used it in the “quick pitch” mode a few times (using only the fly, poles & footprint) to cut additional weight. Worked great.
Both of the tents I was looking at getting sold before I made my mind up. I ended up finding a good deal on a very lightly used Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2. 3 lbs with everything for a 2 man. Enough room for me and my pack inside, plus a decent size vestible for my boots and what not. Can't waitto get it up on the mt and try it out.
If you get the MSR go ahead and get the Hubba Hubba. For the slight difference in extra weight you will gain a lot of room. I have used my hubba hubba in the Appalachian Mountains during the spring where it rained 3 days straight and I stayed dried. I used it in WY and it withstood the wind.
REI is a great place to buy as well, their customer service is great.
Make sure you get the MSR foot print too.