Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Person HV Expedition Dome Tent Review

The Copper Spur HV Expedition Fly Open

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Copper Spur HV Expedition
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 4 Seasons
  • Best Use: Mountaineering and Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $499.95
  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Copper Spur HV Expedition
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 4 Seasons
  • Best Use: Mountaineering and Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $499.95
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The Copper Spur HV Expedition With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Copper Spur HV Expedition 2

Fly Closed Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Red, Gray
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Easy grip zipper pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Sold separately
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Vents, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Copper Spur 2 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Patterned Double Ripstop Nylon/polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Ripstop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Dominico Undyed Polyester Ripstop
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 10000 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 10.25mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 29 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 3 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 5 Oz
    Trail Weight: 4 Lbs. 10 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 8 x 18 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 18.00 sq. ft.
    (2 x 9 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

The tent is color coded and very easy to set up...

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Flawless performance from this tent. It is entirely waterproof in all types of rain. The fly fitted tightly and covered the product entirely.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

It is a great tent actually, but to my mind, it's just expensive. I mean you are going to buy a tent for two persons that cost about $500. For me, it's just too much, unless you are planning on camping in sub-zero temps.


SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 3, which is 12 inches smaller than the average height of the 204 various 2 person tents we have studied. With 29 square feet of space inside, it is considerably smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, another camper during the whole of the 4-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one are an ideal choice for campers that enjoy spending lots of time outside of their tent exploring.

A few of the cool points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances not too heavy, making them easy to carry. In near all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very simple to set up. In good weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the various types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the top. The most basic dome tent will have a rectangular floor, slanted walls two or more poles which cross in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is generally considered that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Down below, you can check out an account of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Copper Spur HV Expedition 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 floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Gives you a place 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 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. More than one window. With 2 windows it is easier to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  6. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is Dominico undyed polyester ripstop, which is a substantially thick and high-strength fabric. Meaning the base is not prone to rips and punctures. Also, the material has a 10000 mm waterproofing rating, which is very good for most circumstances.
  7. 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.
  8. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 29 square feet, the Copper Spur 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 204 other 2 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 factor for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately designed for the Copper Spur 2 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Dominico undyed polyester ripstop, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Out of Stock. Unfortunately this particular tent is not currently in stock. It is still on the manufactures site the last time we looked.
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of things to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.6 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition tent is suitable for mountaineering and backpacking. Here are a couple of other nice points not mentioned above which, we found and liked, while reviewing the model: Large closable ceiling window/vent provides venting as well as optional storage space, Dual, equalized Dyneema guylines for added stability and strength in high winds and Durable polyester high tenacity rip-stop with exceptional tear strength, UV resistance and stability during temperature and moisture fluctuations, making it ideal for high altitude conditions.

With fantastic ratings, a few reviews and a peak height of 3' and 29 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own modest studio. This allows you to enjoy some real quality moments hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can check out above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement on this specific tent, our view is, it would make for an awesome buy. If you simply happened to land on this website while looking for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model before, it is perhaps a good thing to look at a few more comparable tents also.

Value for money: In so much as value for your money, this tent is the same as the standard cost of all the two hundred and eighty-five, two-person tents we have taken a look at, this alone by itself does not make it good value for money. We also need to look at other things in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we tally up the score of a single tent, we look at loads of areas, finding areas where the tent could outperform other comparable tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall score of 4.6 and the price details above, It is simple to spot that with a ticket price of $374.93 The Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition is an awesome deal the purchase price is not at all unreasonable when set side by side with similar tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and space, the tent gives you make it a a remarkable choicefor campers searching for for a quality 2-person tent. It is also worth noting it is marked down by 25% from the manufactures suggested price. It should make a decent choice for nearly all people searching for an adequate four-season backpacking tent to go camping in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Copper Spur Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 2
Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition

3' 3"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 3
Copper Spur 3 HV Expedition

3' 5"41 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL

3' 2"20 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL

3' 7"41 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 4
Copper Spur 4 HV UL

4' 2"57 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL 2020

3' 2"20 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL 2020

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL 2020

3' 7"41 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 4
Copper Spur 4 HV UL 2020

4' 2"57 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL Bikepack

3' 2"20 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL Bikepack

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL mtnGLO

3' 2"20 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL mtnGLO

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL mtnGLO

3' 7"41 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 2
Copper Spur 2 Platinum

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 3
Copper Spur 3 Platinum

3' 8"44 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 2
Copper Spur 2 Ultralight Classic

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Expedition 3
Copper Spur 3 Ultralight Classic

3' 8"43 sq ft
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