Big Agnes Copper Hotel 2 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Copper Hotel 2 HV UL With the Fly Open

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The Copper Hotel With the Fly Off

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  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Orange, Gray
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Easy grip zipper pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Sold separately
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Copper Hotel 2 floor saver
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: Patterned Random Rip-stop Nylon Breathable And Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Polyurethane-coated Ripstop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Polyurethane-coated Ripstop Nylon
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NFL And NSL
  • Number Of Poles: 1
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.7mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 29 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 5 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 3 Lbs 13 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 7 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 5 x 19.5 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    36.00 sq. ft. (9 sq. ft. and 27 sq.ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

This tent is a breeze to set up and carry.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

A three-season tent that is weatherproof, lightweight, and packable. I like the idea of having two-tone mesh. I was able to use it for stargazing.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I do hope that they provided a different color for this model. I am not a fan of a grey/orange combination. A black/grey color would be better.

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The Copper Hotel 2 HV UL has two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 5, which is 11 inches smaller than the average height of the 189 various 2 person tents we have studied. With 29 square feet of space inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, another camper throughout the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents like this one make a great choice for campers that welcome spending plenty of time outside their tent getting some air.

Some of the cool things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances not too heavy, making them easy to carry. In near all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very simple to set up. In calm weather, you can do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the various sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in storms than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the roof. The most basic dome tent should have a square footprint, sloped sides a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is generally thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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  1. Freestanding. The Copper Hotel HV UL can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Offers you a place to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is nice to see Big Agnes has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your gear.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. Breathable. The Copper Hotel's interior uses a mesh fabric on the inside of the tent, and this helps maximize the flow of air. With the extra ventilation, and this tent is great for use in the warmer months.
  6. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1200mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  7. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 29 square feet, the Copper Hotel 2 is smaller than quite a lot of the 189 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 11% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative thing for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately designed for the Copper Hotel 2 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Polyurethane-coated ripstop nylon, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many attributes to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 3.3 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Hotel 2 HV UL tent is ideal for backpacking. There are a couple of other cool things not noted above which, were noticed and liked, while researching the model: Design features high volume pole architecture resulting in steeper walls without adding weight, Massive ceiling pocket provides great storage space and Fly and floor feature a unique weave made with a high tenacity yarn and high filament count which increases fabric tear strength by 25%, decreases weight of the material and improves water resistance.

With positive ratings, a couple of reviews and a center height of 3' and 29 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your own miniature home away from home. This allows you to enjoy some real quality moments camping. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can read through above.

If you came to this page looking for an endorsement on this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a great purchase. If you just happened to land on this website while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model previously, it is perhaps a good idea to check out a few more similar tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for your money, this tent is a more costly than the normal cost of all the two hundred and sixty-eight, two-person tents we have taken a look at, this itself is not a negative thing. One should also take a look at other factors in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we calculate the valuation of a single tent, we study tons of data points, looking for points where the tent could outshine other comparable tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall rating of 4.3 and the price info above, It is simple to notice that with a price of $549.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Copper Hotel 2 HV UL is a decent buy even though it may be thought of as very expensive when compared with similar tents.

Its ratings show that the build and size the tent provides make it a decent buy for those searching for a tent that can last for many years. It will make an ok choice for most campers searching for a comfy three-season backpacking tent to camp with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Copper Hotel Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Copper Hotel 2
Copper Hotel 2 HV UL

3' 5"29 sq ft $549.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Hotel 3
Copper Hotel 3 HV UL

3' 7"41 sq ft $599.00info_outline(0%)
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