Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Person HV UL Bikepack Dome Tent Review

The Fly Creek Fly Open

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack With the Fly Open

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The Fly Creek With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the on the Fly Creek 1

Fly Closed on the Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack

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  • Freestanding: Semi
  • Color: Gray, Yellow
  • 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: 8.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 19 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 2 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 2 Lbs 6 Oz
    Trail Weight: 1 Lbs. 14 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 12 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

Color-coded webbing and buckles make set up easy.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Reviewers describe the Shortstix pole system is brilliant. It did well in the rain and was loved for all the little bike packing conveniences with straps to secure a helmet outside the tent etc. Low weight and small package size make this a great backpacking tent, lightweight, and easy setup make for a really excellent product! The tent remained dry during rain. Held up during winds greater than 20 mph.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Reviewers noted, Be wary of sharp objects under the floor, branches that can rub the fly, and don't yank on the zippers, etc. The same degree of reasonable care that should be used on any remote trip. Setup and takedown in winds can be a challenge.

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The Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack has one door and a peak center height of 3' 2, which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 64 other 1 person tents we have examined With 19 square feet of space inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you during the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents similar to this one often can make a really nice choice for campers that like spending lots of hours outside the tent exploring.

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

Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the various types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent should have a square footprint, sloped sides two or more poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is usually thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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  1. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Gives you a place 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 gear.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 19 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 6% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available 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 many attributes to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 4.1 STARS

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack tent is really good for bike packing. Here are a couple of other nice points not noted above which, we found and liked, while reviewing the model: Singletrack, two-track, and roadie riders rejoice! Our Fly Creek Bikepack tents are perfectly equipped for all two-wheeled, overnight adventures, The pole segments have been shortened for optimal handlebar, pannier, and saddlebag storage, Donít hesitate to get dirty. This burly compression stuff sack is designed to withstand all the rigors of trail travel and 3-D shelf is ideal for stashing oversized gear, utilizing dead space above your feet, Daisy-chain webbing loops on the fly's exterior for drying wet clothes and gear.

With great ratings, and a peak height of 3' and 19 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own little studio. This will enable you to enjoy some real quality moments camping. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this website looking for recommendations on this actual tent, our view is, it will make for a great acquisition. In case you just happened to arrive on this website while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this model previously, it is perhaps a good idea to check out a few other similar tents also.

Value for money: In so much as value for money, this tent is a more costly than the usual price of all the one hundred and two, one-person tents we have looked at, this alone by itself is not a negative thing. We also need to take a look at other things in detail, as we do with every tent.

When we calculate the valuation of a single tent, we look at a good deal of stuff, looking for areas where the tent could outperform other similar tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with a total rating of 4.1 and the price data above, one can view that with a cost of $349.00 info_outline The Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack is a decent deal though it may be perceived as quite expensive when compared with comparable tents.

The overall score shows that the quality and space the tent gives you make it a decent purchase for people wanting a tent that can last for many years. It should make a good choice for nearly all campers searching for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to go camping 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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