Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 Person Ultralight Classic Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 Ultralight Classic With the Fly Open

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Tan, 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: Breathable Ripstop Nylon/Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Ripstop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Ripstop Nylon
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Pressfit
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: N/A
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 43 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 8 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 4 Lbs 5 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 14 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6.5 x 21 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 set up design with ready-to-pitch guy lines and tensioners.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

You have to own this one cause campers like us deserve this kind of tent. Comprising weight over quality was the thing before, but this tent breaks that theme.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I don't honestly get why do the poles have not been given much attention. I know other buyers would say that there are no problems with it, but for me, longevity is essential. I should get the performance from it for what I paid.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Copper Spur 3 Ultralight Classic has two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 8, which is 11 inches smaller than the average height of the 126 different 3 person tents we have studied. With 43 square feet of space inside, it is considerably 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 approved for use in, smaller tents like this one often can make a suitable choice for people who like spending plenty of hours outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

A few of the cool things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances light, making them simple to carry around. In nearly all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In calm weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are the most common of all the other types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the water to pool on the top. The simplest dome tent should have a rectangular footprint, slanted sides a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is usually thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Copper Spur Ultralight Classic 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 ground 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 big 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 things.
  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. 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 rain.
  6. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 43 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 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 Ripstop nylon, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of qualities to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 3.1 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 3 Ultralight Classic tent is suitable for backpacking. Here are a few other points not mentioned above which, were noticed and liked, while researching the model: Featuring two, oversized drop doors for easy entry/exit, plenty of interior storage pockets, Fly vents for increased air flow and reduced condensation. 3 person: two vents and Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices.

With great ratings, a couple of reviews and a minimum headroom of 3' and 43 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your own miniature flat. It will enable you to spend some really enjoyable moments exploring the great 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 on this particular tent, we think, it should make for a good purchase. 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 previously, it is probably a good idea to look at some other comparable tents also.

Value for money: When considering value for your dollar, this tent is a little bit more costlier than the standard cost of all the one hundred and eighty, three-person tents we have looked at, all alone this is not a negative thing. One should also look at other things in detail, as we do with every tent.

When we calculate the overall score of a single tent, we study a lot of data points, looking for things where the tent could shine against other comparable tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with a total rating of 4.3 and the price details above, It is simple enough to see that with a cost of $449.95 info_outline The Copper Spur 3 Ultralight Classic is a fair deal even though it may be perceived as a little costly when compared with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the quality and capacity the tent gives you make it a good choice for those searching for a tent that can be used for plenty of years. It should make a good choice for nearly all people looking for an adequate three-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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