Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Person HV Carbon Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Fly Creek 2 HV Carbon With the Fly Open

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The Fly Creek With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 HV Carbon With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the on the Fly Creek 2

Fly Closed on the Fly Creek 2 HV Carbon

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Features


  • 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 2 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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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 28 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 4 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 1 Lbs 7 Oz
    Trail Weight: 1 Lbs. 2 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 18.5 x 5 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    7.00 sq. ft. (7 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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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Fly Creek 2 HV Carbon has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 4, which is 11 inches smaller than the average height of the 193 different 2 person tents we have examined With 28 square feet of room inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, another camper during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one are a really good choice for campers who prefer spending lots of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

Some of the great things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances not too heavy, making them simple to carry around. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very easy to set up. In good weather, you could do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the various types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the rain pooling on the top of the tent. The simplest 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 campers.

Below you can check out a list of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Offers you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge 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. 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.
  4. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 28 square feet, the Fly Creek 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 193 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 11% 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 designed for the Fly Creek 2 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Dyneema Composite Fabrics, 100% rainproof, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many things to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.3 STARS

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 2 HV Carbon tent is good for backpacking. There are a few other things not already mentioned above which, we found and liked, while researching 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.

With positive ratings, and headroom of 3' and 28 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your very own small studio. This enables you to spend some delightful time in the outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement about this particular tent, we think, it should make for a good acquisition. In case you simply happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model before, it is perhaps a good thing to look at a few more comparable tents.

Value for money: In so much as value for money, this tent is undoubtedly more expensive than the usual cost of all the two hundred and seventy-two, two-person tents we have studied, this just by itself is not a negative thing. We also need to look at other things in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we tally up the valuation of a tent, we regard a good deal of things, finding points where the tent could excel against other near-identical tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with an overall score of 4.3 and the price knowledge above, It is simple to identify that with a cost of $849.95 info_outline The Fly Creek 2 HV Carbon is a good purchase though it may be considered very pricey when compared with similar tents.

Its ratings show that the quality and space the tent offers make it a honest buy for campers wanting a tent that can be used for lots of years. It could make a decent choice for most campers searching for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to camp 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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