Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Person HV UL Dome Tent Review

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

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Fly Closed on the Fly Creek 2 HV UL

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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 2 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: 28 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 4 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 2 Lbs 5 Oz
    Trail Weight: 1 Lbs. 15 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 4 x 19 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    8.00 sq. ft. (8 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Lightweight, and it's just perfect for two persons. Plus, this is a free-standing tent. You can even set it up all by yourself in a few minutes.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The floor is a little thin for my liking. It doesn't have much of a headroom. My friend, along with me, can not even sit up comfortably because he is quite tall for a tent of this size.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Fly Creek 2 HV UL has one door and a peak center height of 3' 4, which is 11 inches smaller than the average height of the 193 other 2 person tents we have studied. With 28 square feet of space inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, another camper throughout the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents similar to this one can generally make a very nice choice for people that like spending loads of time outside exploring the great outdoors.

Some of the great points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances lightweight, making them simple to carry. In near all instances, 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 suggested.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most commonly seen of all the different sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing rain to roll off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the water to pool on the top of the tent. The most basic dome tent should have a square floor, slanted sides two or more poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is typically thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Below you can browse 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 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 downpours.
  5. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  6. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 2 person dome tent that provides this much space. Not many tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $328.86 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not spacious. 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 factor for some campers.
  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 lots of attributes to rave 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 2 HV UL tent is really good for backpacking. Here are a couple of other points not already mentioned above which, were noticed 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 awesome ratings, a few reviews and a peak height of 3' and 28 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your own modest home away from home. This allows you to spend some real quality time camping. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this website looking for recommendations on this actual tent, our view is, it would make for a very good buy. In case you just happened to arrive on this page while looking for a brand new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this model before, it is perhaps a good thing to look at a few more similar tents.

Value for money: In so much as value for money, this tent is more competitive than the standard price of all the two hundred and seventy-two, two-person tents we have studied, all alone this does not make it great value for money. We also need to think about other things in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we measure the score of a tent, we look at a good deal of things, finding areas where the tent could outshine other similar tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with an overall score of 4.6 and the price knowledge above, It is simple to observe that with a ticket price of $328.86 info_outline Big Agnes's Fly Creek 2 HV UL is a superb purchase and reasonably priced when compared with similar tents.

The ratings show that the quality and size the tent gives you were not in any way compromised to arrive at a price significantly under the usual price for similar tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is reduced by 6% from the manufactures suggested price. It could make a superb choice for most campers searching for a comfy three-season backpacking tent to go camping with, that will 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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