Big Agnes Copper Spur 1 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

The Copper Spur HV UL Fly Open

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The Copper Spur HV UL With the Fly Off

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Orange, Gray
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Zippers: Easy grip zipper pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Copper Spur 1 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Patterned Double Ripstop Nylon/Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Proprietary Patterned Random Rip-stop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Proprietary Patterned Random Rip-stop 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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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 20 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 2 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 2 Lbs 8 Oz
    Trail Weight: 2 Lbs. 2 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6 x 20 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 9.00 sq. ft.
    (9 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Easy to carry, set up and break down.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

It's surprisingly roomy. Very light and cozy inside. It has been my partner for my last four camping trips. Unbelievably durable. Thumbs up to the makers.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I would rate it as an average tent. It is not the best tent in its class. Durability will depend on how you use it. It will surely last if you take very good care of it.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Copper Spur 1 HV UL has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 2, which is a little bit less than the average height of the 68 different 1 person tents we have studied. With 20 square feet of space inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you during the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents like this one often make a great choice for campers who appreciate spending heaps of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

Some of the great things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part not too heavy, making them simple to carry around. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very easy to set up. In good weather, you could 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 fair better in the rain than other types, allowing water to roll off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the roof. The simplest dome tent will have a rectangular footprint, sloped walls two or more poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is typically considered that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Below you can browse an account of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Copper Spur 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 things 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. Breathable. The Copper Spur'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 summer.
  5. 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 downpours.
  6. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 20 square feet, the Copper Spur 1 is smaller than quite a few of the 68 other 1 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 6% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some people.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Copper Spur 1 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Proprietary patterned random rip-stop 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 things to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 3.6 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 1 HV UL tent is really good for backpacking. Here are a few other points not noted above which, we noticed and liked, while researching the model: Design features high volume pole architecture resulting in steeper walls without adding weight, Proprietary double ripstop pattern nylon is 20% stronger than regular nylon, providing maximum durability 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 nice ratings, a few reviews and a minimum headroom of 3' and 20 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own small home away from home. It allows you to enjoy some really enjoyable moments hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this page looking for an endorsement on this specific tent, our view is, it will make for an ok buy. In case you simply happened to land on this page while looking for a new tent having never heard of this manufacurer or this tent model previously, it is perhaps a good thing to check out a few other similar tents also.

Value for money: When contemplating value for your dollar, this tent is more costly than the average cost of all the one hundred and six, one-person tents we have taken a look at, this just by itself is not a negative thing. One should also look at other factors in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we calculate the score of a tent, we scrutinize loads of things, looking for things where the tent could exceed other comparable tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with a total score of 3.6 and the price conclusions above, It is simple to conclude that with a cost of $379.95 Big Agnes's Copper Spur 1 HV UL is a good purchase even though it may be perceived as a little pricey when compared with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the build and dimensions the tent provides make it a good buy for people searching for a tent that will last for a few years. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down by 0% from the manufactures suggested price. It could make a good choice for most campers searching for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to camp with, that will serve you well.

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