Big Agnes Copper Spur Ultralight UL3 Tent (with Free Footprint)
Updated 2012 model available and even lighter!
Planning a backpacking trip in the outdoors and want a roomy, high performance tent with a low carry weight then read on.Colorado based Big Agnes already have a strong reputation for well designed, reliable, lightweight tents and they have done it again with the ultralight Copper Spur range which comprises four tents including the newly launched Copper Spur UL4.The Copper Spur UL3 is an award winning (DAC Editor’s Choice) ultralight three person tent that has been designed to comfortably accommodate three full grown adults, plus their gear, with room to squeeze your dog in too.This is a high specification 3 season tent with all the bells and whistles to satisfy the backpacking community.
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To meet the ultralight camper’s demands for ever lighter gear, the folk at Big Agnes have gone back to the drawing board and cut down the weight agin without sacrificing quality or performance. A couple of ways they have achieved this is by the use of smaller-gauge zippers and 15-denier nylon fly that is really tough because its fibers are double-twisted for added strength.This has enabled the Fly Creek UL4 to achive a trail weight of just 4lb 3oz with the packed weight only adding 9oz taking it to 4lb 12oz.At these specifications you may be tempted to take the optional footprint (6oz) along with you to reduce abrasion and damage to the tent floor from sharp objects and use as a ground sheet if required.An even lower fast fly weight of 3lb 4oz is available.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 uses the advanced Featherlite NSL pole system from manufacturer DAC, constructed from eco-friendly anodized TH72M aluminium, with press fit connectors and lightweighthubs.This advanced eco-friendly anodizing process eliminates the need for two toxic chemicals and recycles wastewater at the plant. With a single hub/pole design, DAC’s twist clips quickly and easily attach the tent body to the pole frame.An H-clip also attaches the tent body to the cross pole.
The fly and floor are both made from ultralight silicone treated rip-stop nylon with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating whilst the tent body is ultralight breathable nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh which offers excellent bug-free ventilation on the warmest summer evening.Loops are ready sewn inside to take the Big Agnes wall gear loft (available separately) for additional storage.
The Copper Spur UL3 has two doors and two vestibules so no there is no crawling over someone else’s sleeping area or gear.The two vestiblues have a total area of 18sq ft so there is plenty to space to shelter packs boots and other equipment from the weather. Night time visibility has been considered by the manufacturer who has used reflective webbing on the tent corners and included reflective guylines.
With a floor area of 44 sq ft and a generous head height of 44” this is a really roomy tent you can make yourself at home in.All seams are taped with a waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane and despite packing down to a mere 7” x 22” there are 10 superlight eco-anodized aluminum J stakes included.Further size details can be found at the end of this review.
Other ultralight tents from Big Agnes include the Fly Creek UL3 and Fly Creek UL4.
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3
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