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

The Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack Fly Open

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack
  • Sleeping Capacity: 1 Person
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bike Packing
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $359.95
  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack
  • Sleeping Capacity: 1 Person
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bike Packing
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $359.95

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The Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack With the Fly Off

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

Fly Closed on the Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack

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Features


  • 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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Dimensions


  • 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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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 2, which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 68 other 1 person tents we have studied. With 19 square feet of room inside, it is significantly 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 recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one are a suitable choice for campers that prefer spending heaps of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

A few of the cool points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances not too heavy, making them simple to carry. In nearly 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 recommended.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the other types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the top of the tent. The most basic dome tent should have a square footprint, slanted walls two or more poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is generally considered that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Down below, you can browse an account of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

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

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 19 square feet, the Fly Creek 1 is smaller than quite a few of the 68 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 thing 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 best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many qualities to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.1 STARS

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack tent is great for bike packing. There are a couple of other cool things not noted above which, we noticed and liked, while researching 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 good ratings, and headroom of 3' and 19 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your own small studio. This will enable you to enjoy some really enjoyable time camping. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions about this particular tent, we think, it will make for a good purchase. If you simply happened to arrive on this page while looking for a brand new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model previously, it is perhaps a good idea to check out some more similar tents.

Value for money: In terms of value for your dollar, this tent is a more pricier than the average price of all the one hundred and six, one-person tents we have looked at, this alone by itself is not a negative thing. One should also think about other areas in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we determine the score of a single tent, we study loads of data points, finding areas where the tent could outdo other comparable tents and where it is not quite as good. In this case, with an overall rating of 4.1 and the price statistics above, one can conclude that with a ticket price of $359.942 Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack is a decent buy even though it could be thought of as quite expensive when compared with similar tents.

Its overall score shows that the build and size the tent offers make it a honest buy for those looking for a tent that can last for lots of years. It will make an ok choice for nearly all people looking for a comfortable three-season backpacking tent to camp 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

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3' 3"19 sq ft

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3' 3"20 sq ft

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Fly Creek 2 HV Platinum

3' 4"28 sq ft

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack 1
Fly Creek 1 HV UL

3' 2"20 sq ft

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack 2
Fly Creek 2 HV UL

3' 4"28 sq ft

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack 3
Fly Creek 3 HV UL

3' 5"39 sq ft

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack 1
Fly Creek 1 HV UL Bikepack

3' 2"19 sq ft

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL Bikepack 2
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