Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Person HV Platinum Dome Tent Review

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

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Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 HV Platinum With the Fly Off
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  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Green, Gray
  • 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: Yes, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Fly Creek 1 floor saver
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Nylon Rip-stop
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Nylon Rip-stop
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NFL
  • Number Of Poles: 1
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.7mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 20 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 3 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 1 Lbs 13 Oz
    Trail Weight: 1 Lbs. 7 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 4 x 15 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    5.00 sq. ft. (5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

The tent is super easy to set up.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

It is a top-notch tent. It gives you an extensive interior where you could even fit two persons, at a push inside of it. The poles are strong and lite.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

It definitely gives you enough ventilation. However, it would have an adverse effect when it is freezing. That's just the other side of the story.

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The Fly Creek 1 HV Platinum has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 3, which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 64 various 1 person tents we have examined With 20 square feet of room inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you during the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents like this one often can make an awesome choice for campers who appreciate spending loads of time outside of their tent exploring.

Many of the cool points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances lightweight, making them easy 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 good weather, you can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are easily the most commonly seen of all the different types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the roof. The simplest dome tent will have a square footprint, sloped walls a couple of poles which converge in the center of the roof. Due to the way they are made, it is usually thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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  1. Freestanding. The Fly Creek HV 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 ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Affords 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 stuff.
  4. Breathable. The Fly Creek'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.
  5. 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 downpours.
  6. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 20 square feet, the Fly Creek 1 is smaller than quite a lot 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 factor 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 Nylon rip-stop, 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 rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 3.3 STARS

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV Platinum tent is great for backpacking. Here are a few other cool things not mentioned above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: High Volume architecture increases the usable interior space, and adds more usable volume to the vestibule, If you want one of the lightest, free-standing double-walled tents available, then look no further and Ultralight plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame.

With great ratings, a decent amount of reviews and headroom of 3' and 20 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your very own modest studio. It will enable you to spend some real quality moments exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can look at above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions on this actual tent, our view is, it should make for a great acquisition. If you just happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent previously, it is probably a good idea to look at some other similar tents.

Value for money: In terms of value for your money, this tent is undoubtedly more pricey than the average cost of all the one hundred and two, one-person tents we have taken a look at, this itself is not a negative thing. One should also take a look at other factors in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we calculate the overall score of a tent, we scrutinize plenty of areas, searching for things where the tent could shine against other near-identical tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with a total score of 4.3 and the price knowledge above, It is simple enough to see that with a cost of $499.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV Platinum is a fair deal although it could be considered very costly when compared with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the build and space the tent offers make it a decent choice for those looking for a tent that will last for plenty of years. It should make a decent choice for most campers searching for a comfy 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 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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