Big Agnes Copper Spur 4 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Copper Spur 4 HV UL With the Fly Open
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Big Agnes Copper Spur 4 HV UL With the Fly Off
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  • 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 4 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: 10.25mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 57 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 4 foot. 2 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 10 Oz
    Trail Weight: 5 Lbs. 3 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6 x 20 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    28.00 sq. ft. (14 sq. ft. and 14 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's amazing that they put two options for the door. One for mesh door and one for the ventilation. I had a great experience using it last month.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The tent floor is pretty thin. It's not that thick as what I would expect it to be. Well, maybe, it didn't meet my expectations. I suggest you buy a floor saver to make it last longer.

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The Copper Spur 4 HV UL has two doors and a peak center height of 4' 2, which is 14 inches smaller than the average height of the 129 different 4 person tents we have examined With 57 square feet of space inside, it is considerably smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, up to three other campers throughout the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents similar to this one can make a great choice for people who like spending lots of hours outside their tent getting some air.

Many of the great points about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking light, making them easy to carry around. 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 could do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the various types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the water to pool on the top of the tent. The most straightforward dome tent should have a rectangular footprint, sloped walls a couple of poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is usually considered that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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  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 ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Gives you a place to store shoes and other things 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 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. 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 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.
  7. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.


  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 57 square feet, the Copper Spur 4 is smaller than quite a lot of the 129 other 4 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 people.
  3. No windows. With no windows it is not easy to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  4. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately designed for the Copper Spur 4 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.
  5. 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.


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Our Ratings: 3.9 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 4 HV UL tent is perfect for backpacking. There are a couple of other things not already mentioned above which, were found and liked, while researching 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 nice ratings, a decent amount of reviews and a center height of 4' and 57 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your very own miniature flat. It will enable you together with 2 other friends to share some real quality moments enjoying nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this page looking for an endorsement on this actual tent, our view is, it should make for a decent acquisition. If you just happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent before, it is probably a good idea to check out a few more comparable tents also.

Value for money: When considering value for money, this tent is significantly more pricey than the normal cost of all the one hundred and fifty, four-person tents we have taken a look at, all alone this is not a negative thing. We also need to take a look at other things in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we calculate the score of a single tent, we examine a lot of things, looking for things where the tent could shine against other very similar tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with a total score of 3.8 and the price info above, It is simple to spot that with a cost of $420.66 info_outline The Copper Spur 4 HV UL is a decent buy although it may be thought of as very expensive when compared with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and space the tent provides make it a good choice for campers searching for a tent that will last for a few years. It could make a decent choice for nearly all people looking for a comfy three-season backpacking tent to go camping with, that will 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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