Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Person HV UL Bikepack Dome Tent Review

The Fly Creek Fly Open

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 2 HV UL Bikepack With the Fly Open

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The Fly Creek With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 HV UL Bikepack With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the on the Fly Creek 2

Fly Closed on the Fly Creek 2 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 2 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: 28 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 4 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 2 Lbs 10 Oz
    Trail Weight: 2 Lbs. 2 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 12.5 x 5.5 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    8.00 sq. ft. (8 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. You would be hard-pressed to get two people in this tent; however, the floor will not even accommodate two sleeping pads, but it is a good fit for one person with gear.

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The Fly Creek 2 HV UL Bikepack has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 4, which is 11 inches smaller than the average height of the 193 various 2 person tents we have studied. With 28 square feet of room inside, it is considerably smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, another camper during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one often make a great choice for people who love spending heaps of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

A few of the great points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances light, 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 calm weather, you can 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 various types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the top. The simplest dome tent should have a rectangular floor, sloped sides a couple of poles which converge 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.

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  1. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Offers 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 things.
  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 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 roomy. With a floor area of 28 square feet, the Fly Creek 2 is smaller than quite a lot 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 people.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately designed for the Fly Creek 2 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 things to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 4.1 STARS

Big Agnes's Fly Creek 2 HV UL Bikepack tent is suitable for bike packing. Here are a couple of other things not mentioned above which, were 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 positive ratings, and a minimum headroom of 3' and 28 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own little home away from home. This enables you to enjoy some really enjoyable time camping. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement on this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a great purchase. In case you just happened to land on this website while looking for a brand new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this model previously, it is possibly a good idea to look at a few more comparable tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for your money, this tent is right around the average cost of all the two hundred and seventy-two, two-person tents we have looked at, this just by itself does not make it good value for money. One should also look at other areas in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we calculate the overall score of a single tent, we look at loads of stuff, searching for things where the tent could excel against other very similar tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with a total rating of 4.1 and the price data above, It is simple to observe that with a price of $379.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Fly Creek 2 HV UL Bikepack is a good purchase the cost is not unreasonable when set side by side with comparable tents.

The overall score shows that the build and dimensions, the tent offers make it a a good buyfor people wanting for a quality '.2.'-person tent. It should make a good choice for nearly all campers looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to camp in, 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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