Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 Person Platinum Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 Platinum With the Fly Open

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Off White, Orange
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Easy grip zipper pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Gear lofts - sold separately
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Full, Full
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Copper Spur 3 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Ripstop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Ripstop Nylon
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NFL
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.7mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 44 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 8 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 3 Lbs 4 Oz
    Trail Weight: 2 Lbs. 15 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6.5 x 20.5 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

Simple Setup, Fast Fly setup available.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

True to what it advertised. It's absolutely 100%, a lightweight tent. I didn't feel that I was carrying it when I brought it along with me during my trip.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Do you know what would make this tent perfect? Include the footprint with it. I had hoped that it would be included. Also, the material seems delicate. You need to take care of it to avoid problems.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Copper Spur 3 Platinum has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 8, which is 11 inches smaller than the average height of the 126 various 3 person tents we have studied. With 44 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 3-person tents, and it could be a little tight 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 often make a very nice choice for people who love spending heaps of hours outside the tent exploring.

Some of the great points about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking lightweight, making them easy to carry. In nearly all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In good weather, you can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are the most common of all the different types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in bad weather than other types, allowing water to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the rain pooling on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent will have a rectangular footprint, sloped sides two or more poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Copper Spur Platinum 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 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 gear.
  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. 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 downpours.
  6. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 44 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 11% 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 sold separately specifically for the Copper Spur 3 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 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 many 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: 3.8 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 Platinum tent is good for backpacking. There are a few other things not mentioned above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: The Platinum is the gram counterís epitome of having cake and eating it too., All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's) and Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability.

With great ratings, a few reviews and headroom of 3' and 44 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your very own small home away from home. This will allow you to enjoy some delightful time in the outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can check out above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions about this particular tent, our view is, it should make for a good buy. If you just happened to land on this website while looking for a new tent having never heard of this brand or this tent model before, it is possibly a good thing to check out a few more similar tents also.

Value for money: In so much as value for money, this tent is without a doubt more pricey than the average cost of all the one hundred and eighty, three-person tents we have looked at, this itself is not a negative thing. We also need to take into account other things in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we measure the score of a single tent, we reflect upon plenty of things, looking for areas where the tent could exceed other comparable tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.3 and the price info above, It is simple enough to notice that with a cost of $689.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 Platinum is a fair buy even though it may be perceived as very pricey when compared with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the build and size the tent provides make it a suitable purchase for those searching for a tent that will be used for plenty of years. It will make a decent choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to go camping with, 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 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 $333.95info_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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