Big Agnes Copper Hotel 3 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Copper Hotel 3 HV UL With the Fly Open

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Fly Closed Copper Hotel 3 HV UL

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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 3 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: 41 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 7 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 4 Lbs 9 Oz
    Trail Weight: 4 Lbs. 3 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 5.5 x 21 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

This a unique model from Big Agnes, I was amazed by the extended pole vestibule feature. It has been especially useful to store some of my extra things.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I would not advise to use it during strong wind or heavy rain. It may not stand up well. My assessment is It can only handle moderate weather.

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The Copper Hotel 3 HV UL has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 7, which is 12 inches smaller than the average height of the 126 other 3 person tents we have examined With 41 square feet of room inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 3-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, up to two other campers all through the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one can generally make a really good choice for people that prefer spending lots of time outside their tent getting some air.

Many of the great things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part lightweight, making them simple to carry around. In near all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very easy to set up. In calm weather, you can do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the different types 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, resulting in the water pooling on the top. The simplest dome tent will have a rectangular footprint, slanted sides two or more poles which cross in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is usually considered that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Below you can see a list of the tent's pros and cons.

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  1. Freestanding. The Copper Hotel HV UL can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not even have to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Affords you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is good to see Big Agnes has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is simpler 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 entire 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 roomy. With a floor area of 41 square feet, the Copper Hotel 3 is smaller than quite a few of the 126 other 3 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 12% 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 3 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Polyurethane-coated ripstop nylon, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of 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 3 HV UL tent is good for backpacking. Here are a few other points not already mentioned above which, were noticed and liked, while reviewing 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 41 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own miniature home away from home. It allows you to enjoy some real quality time camping. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions about this actual tent, we consider, it would make for a good buy. If you simply happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a brand new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent model before, it is perhaps a good idea to look at a few other comparable tents also.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your money, this tent is a more costlier than the standard price of all the one hundred and eighty, three-person tents we have studied, this itself is not a negative thing. One should also think about other areas in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we tally up the ratings of a tent, we examine tons of conditions, searching for things where the tent could perform well against other near-identical tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with a total rating of 4.3 and the price info above, we can observe that with a price of $599.00 info_outline The Copper Hotel 3 HV UL is a fair bargain although it may be considered quite costly when compared with comparable tents.

Its ratings show that the build and size the tent offers make it a decent purchase for those wanting a tent that will be used for plenty of years. It will make a good choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to go camping in, that will 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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