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    New tent

    I'm look at getting a new tent torn between the MSR Hubba and the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1.
    Looking at reviews it seems there mite be a problem with the Fly Creek in high winds.
    Just would like some feed back if you have used one or both of these tents?
    Thanks for the help!
    Can you handle the challenge.... hunt hard but safe!!

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    I can't help you on the MSR, but I really like my UL1. I've not encountered high winds, but have spent extended amounts of time above 11k in moderate winds, and have no complaints. I'm not a big guy, and my tent was just about perfect for me, with the vestibule offering enough room for my pack and boots.
    My only complaint with the tent, is that I wish it was just a tad bigger. I'd like to be able to sit up in it, and I'd like a little more room in the back of the tent. But, for the 2 pounds that it weighs, I'm not sure it can be beat.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    I returned my UL2 because I didn't like the opening at the feet.

    I prefer a tub that goes all the way around and one that is fairly high so I got the MSR Nook instead and love it thus far.

    Will be using it while filming my second elk hunting movie here in Colorado this fall.

    Good luck.

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    I have a hubba hubba and really like it. I'm 6'1 and have no issue stretching out or sitting up. I had mine near 10,000 ft last year with. I issues. You'll want to stake it down if there's any chance of wind because it will take flight even with the fly on. The vestibules are roomy. It's easy to put up also. The fly on mine is yellow so jt will stand out if you pitch it in the open. Hope this helps.

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    I tried out the new Easton Kilo 2P tent this spring on some backcountry spring bear hunts and really liked it. Tons of room for a guy and his gear. Similar design to the Flycreek UL series.

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    Thank for all the info. REI has both tents and I'm going to try them both out and go from there.
    Best Wishes for all this hunting season!!Only 52 days left.
    Can you handle the challenge.... hunt hard but safe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diyhntr View Post
    I have a hubba hubba and really like it. I'm 6'1 and have no issue stretching out or sitting up. I had mine near 10,000 ft last year with. I issues. You'll want to stake it down if there's any chance of wind because it will take flight even with the fly on. The vestibules are roomy. It's easy to put up also. The fly on mine is yellow so jt will stand out if you pitch it in the open. Hope this helps.
    ALWAYS stake down your tent. I've seen them take off several times even with gear inside. That said, one person tents always seen clausterphobic to me. Two man tents are a lot of weight for just one guy. If I was to backpack by myself, I would take an old fashioned
    single wall pup tent. Light and will keep you dry and if pitched right will take any wind.

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    I own the BA Fly Creek UL2 and love it. At 2lbs 10 oz it is light. I chose the bigger size just for the more room, its only 7 oz. heavier than the UL1. Only thing I chose to do was replace the stakes that came with it to a different more hook style stake. Plenty of room for all my gear plus good head room when I sit up in the morning.

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    ditto on the Fly Creek UL2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdub24 View Post
    I own the BA Fly Creek UL2 and love it. At 2lbs 10 oz it is light. I chose the bigger size just for the more room, its only 7 oz. heavier than the UL1. Only thing I chose to do was replace the stakes that came with it to a different more hook style stake. Plenty of room for all my gear plus good head room when I sit up in the morning.
    ditto again: only in the field once, but I really like it. I think i would like a side entrance, but most of those are all a little heavier. I was encouraged by fellow members here to get the footprint, and I can't agree more.

 

 

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