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  • BIG AGNES Fly Creek UL 1 Tent

    With a max weight of just over 2 pounds, the Big Agnes Fly Creek Ultralight is a thru-hiker's dream.

    Backpacker Magazine's 2009 Best All-Around One-Person Tent

    Features/Benefits:

    • 22 sq. ft. of floor area comfortably accommodates one sleeper
    • Mesh screening throughout the tent creates unbeatable ventilation and stargazing
    • DAC poles are superlight and strong with Press-Fit connectors and lightweight connecting hubs
    • Fly and floor are made with ultralight silicone nylon ripstop with a waterproof polyurethane coating
    • Tent body is made with ultralight nylon and polyester mesh
    • Single hub/pole design makes setup easy
    • Plastic clips attach tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy setup
    • Single door and vestibule
    • Mesh pocket included
    • Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility
    • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape
    • Superlight aluminum stakes included
    • Gear loft loops included: Big Agnes gear loft sold separately
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  • BIG AGNES Fly Creek UL 1 Tent

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Primary Use Ultralight
    Floor Area 22 sq. ft.
    Doors 1
    Vestibule Area 5.5 sq. ft.
    Peak Height 38 in.
    Min. Weight 1 lb. 14 oz.
    Max. Weight 2 lb. 3 oz.
    Packed Size 5 x 19 in.
    Freestanding Yes
    # Main Poles 1 hub
    # Fly/Vestibule Poles 0
    Floor Fabric Nylon ripstop
    Floor Coating Polyurethane
    Rainfly Fabric Nylon ripstop
    Rainfly Coating Polyurethane
    Canopy Fabric Nylon and polyester mesh
    Pole Frame Clips
    Pole Material DAC TH72M aluminum
    Sleeps 1
    Seasons Spring-Fall
    Tent Weight Less than 2.5lbs

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BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Fly works well (7)
  • Waterproof (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (9), Comfort driven (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Fly Creek not quite enough

    By Skip

    from MD

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Too Cramped

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking

    Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

    I bought the Fly Creek as a replacement for another solo tent and Big Agnes seemed to have the right stuff in this very light weight tent. It is a nice tent and the basic setup was easy, however, the pole design does not support the back (narrow) end well and unless it's just right it causes the floor to bow up on the sides. It is also a bit cramped and will require guy lines to fully expand the sides. I'll return this one and get the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1. It's only 8 ounces more, has a side opening, has twice the vestibule space and the pole design supports all four corners so it is freestanding without guy lines.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    works well for a small hiker

    By Plod along

    from NYC

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Fly Works Well
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking

      Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

      Bought the BA tent for a 6 night trip in late August through the high peaks in the ADK. I replaced a basic eureka solo tent (poor design, worse in rain).
      This tent is not for the tall or dimensionally gifted. At 5'3" I was able to store all my gear inside, sleeping with my head at the tapered end and using the extra room at the door to spread my gear--not for the claustrophobic either! There is just not room in the vestibule for more than a pair of boots and camp shoes. But, the tent was fantastic through 5 nights of heavy rain. Minimal condensation, I stayed completely dry, and the fly pitched taut. On night 3 I had some small creature nestle in between the tent and the fly, taking advantage of some free shelter! Overall, very easy set up, great weather protection, and did not induce insanity when I spent a few hours inside reading.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Close but fatal flaws

      By Tom in the big B

      from The Big B

      About Me Casual Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Collects Condensation
      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Fly Design
      • Too Cramped

      Best Uses

        Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

        I used this in the summer of 2009 for two weeks in Colorado. The first night out I noticed how tight the inside was (I'm 6'1"). My long sleeping bag touched the end of the tent interior and the next morning I noticed some condensation.The first night of rain left me in a world of hurt. The two side triangles of the fly cannot be properly guyed out, as there is no line attached directly to the rain fly's outer most points. They flapped and allowed rain in in the wind. I woke up at 11500 feet with a soaked down bag. [...]BA your close on this one, please redesign.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great solo tent for the weight

        By HKN in the desert Southwest

        from Desert SW USA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking

          Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

          This is a great ultralight solo tent with a large area in the front, tapering off in the rear. Seems Big Agnes put all the space where the torso and head are making easier to change in and basically live in than most solo tents weigh which more. Decent amount of legroom but that's what had to be sacrificed (well worth it I say).

          I would recommend it to a friend interested in solo lightweight or ultralight backpacking.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better than I expected

          By Battleax

          from Bourne, MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking

            Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

            Ease of set up. Reduced weight by 3+ lbs.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great little tent

            By Two pack Jack

            from El portal, CA

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fly Works Well
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking

              Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

              Great product. I have used this tent extensively in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada. Experienced lots of high winds, but no hardcore east coast precip to speak of. The tent is light, sturdy, well constructed. It does not pack down super small, and the "heavy weight" indicated on the site probably does not include stakes or stuff sack (I thought it was heavier than 40 oz or whatever. It is sturdy, dependable, and I have and will trust my life to it in very remote wilderness settings.
              With a solo ultralight tent, your probably going to be a little cramped if you're big. I'm 6'1, 170 and I didnt have much trouble. Be sure to stake out the sides for good circulation to prevent condensation. As with all ultralight backpacking, the tent can't do everything at these weights, you must choose the optimal site (it may occasionally take some time) to get the most out of your tent, and get the most comfort.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
               
              4.0

              Excellent 3 season tent

              By Wenonah Bruce

              from Williamsville, ny

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fly Works Well
              • Lightweight
              • Super lightweight tent

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Mountaineering

                Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

                This is a perfect tent for reducing the overall weight of your pack without sacrificing comfort. There is plenty of room for taller people. I am 6-1 and had more then enough leg room. Tent height is low so sitting up and turning around is a challenge but it is not impossible.
                Add a footprint. The design is setup to attach easily.
                The tent is made of delicate materials so you have to take care not to step on the screen door. My friend was not not careful and ripped his. It was repaired for a nominal fee.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Stuffs down to nothing

                By Mike

                from Seattle

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fits In My 30l Pack Easil
                • Fly Works Well
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Need Ground Tarp

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

                  This is my second ultra light big Agnes tent. Very well made.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  expensive solo tent with pros and cons

                  By backpacking dude.

                  from Iowa

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                  • Collapses in Wind

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking

                  Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

                  I made the purchase following good reviews and the best weight in class. I hiked in Iceland for 8 days with this tent. The single rib design collapsed in wind. It is advertised as 'self standing' but that is the tent only. The fly has to be stacked in 9 places. The front entry makes for tough entry and exit. Others around me had a side entrance solo tent that worked much better. The fly is water proof and it is 2.4 lbs as advertised. I think it is overpriced.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great little light-weight tent

                  By Joseph K

                  from Wall, NJ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backpacking

                    Comments about BIG AGNES Fly Creek Ultralight 1 Tent:

                    Tent performed well in White Mountains' hikes. Light and compact, helped keep pack to a minimum. Set up easy at the end of a long day. Free-standing option convenient for trail shelters and platforms. Without staking, however, area restricted. (I am 5'10" 185 lbs.) Staked or not, still allows for me to sit up and lie down fully extended. Front vestibule did fit pack and boots, but space limited. Used with footprint, made altogether for a nice, tight, lightweight, highly breathable shelter.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Minimalist
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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