Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 Person HV Expedition Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 HV Expedition With the Fly Open

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Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 HV Expedition With the Fly Off
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Fly Closed Copper Spur 3 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:
  • 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 3 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: 41 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 5 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 6 Lbs 3 Oz
    Trail Weight: 5 Lbs. 8 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 8 x 20 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

It is just a beast. Come to think of it, it was able to survive snow and kept us dry during that time big respect to Big Agnes.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I wish there where different colors to choose from. I am a girl, and I think this just too boyish. But other than that, it's a good purchase.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Copper Spur 3 HV Expedition has two windows and two doors and a peak center height of 3' 5, which is 14 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 a lot smaller than some other 3-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, up to two other campers throughout the 4-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one often can make a great choice for people who welcome spending loads of time outside of their tent exploring.

Many of the fantastic points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances 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 straightforward to set up. In good weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the various sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing water to roll off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the rain to pool on the roof. The simplest dome tent will have a square floor, sloped sides two or more poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Because of the way they are made, it is usually thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Copper Spur HV Expedition 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 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 stuff.
  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. 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 41 square feet, the Copper Spur 3 is smaller than quite a lot of the 126 other 3 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 14% 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 3 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Dominico undyed polyester ripstop, it is still best 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 website the last time we looked.
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of things to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 5.0 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 HV Expedition tent is great for backpacking. There are a couple of other nice points not already mentioned above which, we noticed 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 excellent ratings, a few reviews and a center height of 3' and 41 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own modest apartment. This will enable you to enjoy some really enjoyable time in the outdoors. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

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

Value for money: When considering value for your dollar, this tent is a more pricey than the normal price of all the one hundred and eighty, three-person tents we have taken a look at, this alone by itself is not a negative thing. One should also take a look at other things in-depth, as we do for every tent.

When we calculate the overall score of a single tent, we study a good deal of data points, finding things where the tent could excel against other similar tents and where it is coming up short. In this case, with a total rating of 4.5 and the price data above, It is simple to notice that with a ticket price of $549.95 info_outline The Copper Spur 3 HV Expedition is a fantastic deal though it could be thought of as very expensive when set side by side with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the build and space the tent gives you make it an excellent buy for people searching for a tent that can last for plenty of years. It could make a good choice for nearly all people looking for an appropriate four-season backpacking tent to camp with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Copper Spur Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2
Copper Spur 2 HV Expedition

3' 3"29 sq ft $499.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 3
Copper Spur 3 HV Expedition

3' 5"41 sq ft $549.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL

3' 2"20 sq ft $269.95info_outline(29%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL

3' 4"29 sq ft $299.59info_outline(33%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL

3' 7"41 sq ft $333.90info_outline(33%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 4
Copper Spur 4 HV UL

4' 2"57 sq ft $420.66info_outline(35%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL 2020

3' 2"20 sq ft $379.95(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL 2020

3' 4"29 sq ft $449.95(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL 2020

3' 7"41 sq ft $499.95(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 4
Copper Spur 4 HV UL 2020

4' 2"57 sq ft $649.95(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL Bikepack

3' 2"20 sq ft $399.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL Bikepack

3' 4"29 sq ft $469.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 1
Copper Spur 1 HV UL mtnGLO

3' 2"20 sq ft $298.95info_outline(30%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL mtnGLO

3' 4"29 sq ft $348.95info_outline(30%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL mtnGLO

3' 7"41 sq ft $379.89info_outline(31%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2
Copper Spur 2 Platinum

3' 4"29 sq ft $599.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 3
Copper Spur 3 Platinum

3' 8"44 sq ft $689.95info_outline(1%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2
Copper Spur 2 Ultralight Classic

3' 4"29 sq ft $379.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Copper Spur 3
Copper Spur 3 Ultralight Classic

3' 8"43 sq ft $449.95info_outline(0%)
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