Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Person HV Carbon Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV Carbon With the Fly Open

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The Fly Creek With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 HV Carbon With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the on the Fly Creek 1

Fly Closed on the Fly Creek 1 HV Carbon

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  • Freestanding: Semi
  • Color: Green, Off White
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Zippers: Easy grip zipper pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Sold separately
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: No, No
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Fly Creek 1 floor saver
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: Breathable Nylon Ripstop
  • Full Fly: Dyneema Composite Fabrics, 100% Rainproof
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Dyneema Composite Fabrics, 100% Rainproof
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Pole Material: Easton Carbon Fiber Poles
  • Number Of Poles: 1
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.7mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 19 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 3 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 1 Lbs 5 Oz
    Trail Weight: 1 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 18 x 5 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    5.00 sq. ft. (5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Single-pole architecture makes set up and take down simple and efficient.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Reviewers describe just how light it is, and how they barely notice they are carrying it. As advertised, the tent stands up to rain and is 100% waterproof even under harsh conditions. The material is super thin, but the majority of contact points are reinforced. After using it for four days, I'm excited about using it again.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Reviewers noted even the two-person tent could be considered small for one person. Not that breathable on a hot, muggy night with the fly on. Condensation build-up most nights. The included stakes seem to be the same as the regular Fly Creek.

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The Fly Creek 1 HV Carbon has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 3, which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 64 different 1 person tents we have examined With 19 square feet of space inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents like this one can generally make an ideal choice for campers who love spending loads of hours outside of their tent exploring.

Many of the fantastic points about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them simple to carry. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In calm weather, you can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the various types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to roll off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the top of the tent. The most straightforward dome tent should have a square footprint, slanted walls two or more poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is usually considered that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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  1. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Affords you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  2. Internal storage. It is nice to see Big Agnes has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your stuff.
  3. 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.
  4. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.


  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 19 square feet, the Fly Creek 1 is smaller than quite a few of the 64 other 1 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 5% 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 sold separately specifically for the Fly Creek 1 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Dyneema Composite Fabrics, 100% rainproof, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of things to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 4.3 STARS

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV Carbon tent is suitable for backpacking. Here are a couple of other things not mentioned above which, were noticed and liked, while reviewing the model: All-breathable body saves weight, provides extra privacy and protection from desert sand , Easton carbon fiber poles are lightweight and flexible, with a high strength-to-weight ratio, Dyneema patch kit included and The tent fabric is ultralight weight, 100% rainproof and has a high dimensional stability that resists stretching or sagging during temperature changes..

With favorable ratings, and headroom of 3' and 19 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own small home away from home. This allows you to spend some really enjoyable time camping. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement about this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a great buy. If you just happened to land on this website while looking for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent before, it is perhaps a good thing to look at some more similar tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for your dollar, this tent is unquestionably more pricey than the average cost of all the one hundred and two, one-person tents we have studied, all alone this is not a negative thing. One should also think about other areas in-depth, as we do with each tent.

When we determine the ratings of an individual tent, we scrutinize a good deal of things, looking for areas where the tent could beat other very similar tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall score of 4.3 and the price info above, one can spot that with a price of $799.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV Carbon is a good purchase though it may be thought of as quite costly when compared with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the build and space the tent offers make it a good buy for campers searching for a tent that will last for lots of years. It will make an ok choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to camp with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Fly Creek Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Fly Creek 1
Fly Creek 1 HV Carbon

3' 3"19 sq ft $799.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
Fly Creek 2 HV Carbon

3' 4"28 sq ft $849.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 1
Fly Creek 1 HV Platinum

3' 3"20 sq ft $499.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
Fly Creek 2 HV Platinum

3' 4"28 sq ft $549.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 1
Fly Creek 1 HV UL

3' 2"20 sq ft $309.84info_outline(6%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
Fly Creek 2 HV UL

3' 4"28 sq ft $328.86info_outline(6%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 3
Fly Creek 3 HV UL

3' 5"39 sq ft $429.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 1
Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack

3' 2"19 sq ft $349.00info_outline(3%)

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
Fly Creek 2 HV UL Bikepack

3' 4"28 sq ft $379.95info_outline(0%)
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