Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 HV UL With the Fly Open
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Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 HV UL With the Fly Off
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Fly Closed Copper Spur 3 HV UL

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Features


  • 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, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Copper Spur 3 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 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: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 9.3mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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Dimensions


  • 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: 6 x 20 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    18.00 sq. ft. (9 sq. ft. and 27 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 is a cheap but high-quality kind of tent. It is well-built, roomy, and lightweight. Cords are already set up, and seams are completely sealed.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The poles are a bit off, in my opinion. It didn't reach the expectation that I set. But I know, I should have considered the fact of what material was it made from.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Copper Spur 3 HV UL has two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 7, which is 12 inches less than the average height of the 126 various 3 person tents we have studied. With 41 square feet of room inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 3-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, up to two other campers during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents similar to this one are a very good choice for people that love spending lots of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

Some of the great things about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking lightweight, making them simple to carry. In most 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 could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the various types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the top. The simplest dome tent will have a square footprint, slanted sides two or more poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is typically thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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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. Gives 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 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.
  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. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 41 square feet, the Copper Spur 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 people.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Copper Spur 3 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Proprietary patterned random rip-stop nylon , it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of qualities to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.0 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 HV UL tent is ideal for backpacking. Here are a few other cool things not already mentioned above which, we found and liked, while reviewing 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 ok ratings, a few reviews and a peak height of 3' and 41 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own small flat. This allows you to spend some delightful time camping. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can study above.

If you came to this page looking for recommendations on this actual tent, we think, it will make for a decent acquisition. In case you just happened to land on this page while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent model before, it is possibly a good thing to check out some other similar tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for your dollar, this tent is a tiny bit more costlier than the standard price of all the one hundred and eighty, three-person tents we have studied, this alone by itself is not a negative thing. One should also take into account other factors in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we calculate the valuation of a tent, we study a good deal of areas, searching for areas where the tent could beat other very similar tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with a total score of 3.8 and the price details above, one can conclude that with a ticket price of $333.90 info_outline The Copper Spur 3 HV UL is a good buy though it may be perceived as a little costly when compared with comparable tents.

The overall score shows that the build and dimensions the tent provides make it a good choice for people searching for a tent that will be used for some years. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down by 33% from the manufactures suggested price. It should make an ok choice for most campers looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to go camping in, that should serve you well.

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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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