Big Agnes Copper Spur 4 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

While creating this review of the Copper Spur 4, we examined the data from one hundred and fifty-four other 4 person dome tents, evaluating more than sixty different details. We also checked the cost including shipping & discounts at eleven various sellers online stores, to source the best price for you.

The Copper Spur HV UL Fly Open

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 4 HV UL With the Fly Open
star highlighting other colorsAvailable in two colors: Orange or Olive
In this report, we will cover for you:
  • A summary of the customer reviews we found.
  • A detailed analysis of the features, materials and dimensions.
  • The Pros and Cons about the tent.
  • The Best Value that we Found!

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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Copper Spur HV UL
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
    Colors: Orange or Olive
    A Newer Version is Now Available
    Copper Spur 4 HV UL 2020
  • MSRP: $649.95

Copper Spur 4 Pictures and Videos

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The Copper Spur HV UL With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Copper Spur 4 HV UL With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Copper Spur HV UL 4

Fly Closed Copper Spur 4 HV UL

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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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 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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Dimensions


  • 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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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Copper Spur 4 HV UL has two doors and a maximum center height of 4' 2, which is 14 inches less than the average height of the 134 various 4 person tents we have examined With 57 square feet of space inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, up to three other campers during the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents similar to this one are an excellent choice for people that appreciate spending lots of hours outside of their tent exploring.

A few of the fantastic points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances not too heavy, making them easy to carry around. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very simple to set up. In calm weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the other types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the roof. The most basic dome tent should have a rectangular footprint, sloped walls a couple of poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is usually thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Copper Spur HV UL can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need 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 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 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 warmer months.
  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 downpours.
  7. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 57 square feet, the Copper Spur 4 is smaller than quite a few of the 134 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 specifically 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 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: 3.8 STARS

Big Agnes's Copper Spur 4 HV UL tent is suitable for backpacking. Here are a couple of other 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 acceptable 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. This will enable you together with 2 other friends to enjoy some really enjoyable moments in the outdoors together. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this website looking for recommendations about this particular tent, we consider, it should make for an ok buy. If you just happened to arrive on this website while looking for a new tent having not heard of this manufacurer or this model previously, it is probably a good idea to look at a few more similar tents.

Value for money: When contemplating value for your dollar, this tent is on a par with the average price of all the one hundred and fifty-four, four-person tents we have taken a look at, this itself does not make it good value for money. One should also take into account other things in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we tally up the ratings of a single tent, we consider plenty of things, finding things where the tent could shine against other near-identical tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall rating of 3.8 and the price statistics above, one can conclude that with a ticket price of $649.95 Big Agnes's Copper Spur 4 HV UL is a fair bargain the purchase price is not overpriced when compared with similar tents.

Its ratings show that the quality and size, the tent provides make it a a good buy for people searching for for a nice 4-person tent. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down by 0% from the manufactures suggested price. It should make a decent choice for nearly all campers looking for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to camp with, that should serve you well.

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3' 7"41 sq ft

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Copper Spur 1 HV UL 2020

3' 2"20 sq ft

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3' 4"29 sq ft

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Copper Spur 3 HV UL 2020

3' 7"41 sq ft

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3' 4"29 sq ft

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3' 2"20 sq ft

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3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL mtnGLO

3' 7"41 sq ft

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Copper Spur 1 HV UL mtnGLO 2020

3' 2"20 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2
Copper Spur 2 HV UL mtnGLO 2020

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 3
Copper Spur 3 HV UL mtnGLO 2020

3' 7"41 sq ft

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Copper Spur 2 Platinum

3' 4"29 sq ft

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 3
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3' 8"44 sq ft

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3' 4"29 sq ft

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