Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

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

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Semi
  • Color: Olive, 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: Yes, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Fly Creek 1 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Breathable Nylon And 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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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 20 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 2 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 2 Lbs 1 Oz
    Trail Weight: 1 Lbs. 11 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 4 x 19 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    5.00 sq. ft. (5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Your go-to, easy to set up shelter

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Solo campers, don't hesitate to buy this one. It is perfect for you. Don't worry, and it is super easy to set this up. Plus, it has pockets for your stuff, so you know where you are going to put it.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Ventilation is a big deal for me. I hope that this tent improves on that. I know it will be useful during cold weather, but during warm weather, it would be too warm for me.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Fly Creek 1 HV UL has one door and a peak center height of 3' 2, which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 64 different 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 similar to this one can make an excellent choice for campers who welcome spending lots of time outside the tent exploring.

Some of the fantastic things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part not too heavy, making them easy to carry. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very easy to set up. In calm weather, you could do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are easily the most commonly seen of all the different types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the rain pooling on the top. The most straightforward dome tent will have a square floor, slanted walls two or more poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically considered that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Down below, you can browse a list of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

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PROS

  1. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Affords you somewhere to store shoes and other items 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 warmer months.
  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 rain.
  5. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  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 6% 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 designed 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. Out of Stock. Unfortunately this particular tent is not currently in stock. It is still on the manufactures site the last time we checked.
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of things to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.6 STARS

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 1 HV UL tent is good for backpacking. Here are a few other cool things not mentioned above which, we found and liked, while reviewing the model: Dry entry vestibule keeps the interior of your tent dry as you enter and exit, High Volume architecture increases the usable interior space without increasing weight and All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's).

With exceptional ratings, a few reviews and a minimum headroom of 3' and 20 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own modest studio. It enables you to enjoy some really enjoyable time hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions on this particular tent, we think, it should make for an excellent 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 model previously, it is possibly a good thing to look at a few more similar tents.

Value for money: In so much as value for your money, this tent is a more pricey than the average price of all the one hundred and two, one-person tents we have studied, this alone by itself is not a negative thing. One should also look at other areas in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we calculate the ratings of a single tent, we look at plenty of conditions, searching for areas where the tent could beat other similar tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.6 and the price info above, we can view that with a ticket price of $309.84 info_outline The Fly Creek 1 HV UL is a fantastic buy although it could be thought of as very expensive when compared with comparable tents.

The overall score shows that the build and space the tent offers make it a remarkable choice for those wanting a tent that can be used for plenty of years. It will make an ok choice for nearly all people looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to go camping in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

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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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