Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL Tent

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL Tent


Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent

Product Number: 5035-486
Made in China

Weight: 1.05kg

Get 3-season shelter for 2 people for the same weight as a half-dozen freeze-dried dinners. The single-hub frame design, together with a mix of clips and fabric pole loops, reduces both set-up time and weight. Mesh body minimizes mass while maximizing ventilation.

  • All seams are sealed with solvent-free polyurethane tape (contains no PVC or volatile organic compounds).
  • 3 mesh pockets keep your stuff organized and off the floor.
  • Vents on the fly improve ventilation and reduce condensation.
  • Storm flap on vestibule zippers prevents drips.
  • Loops for attaching a gear loft.
  • Reflective guy lines and webbing on tent corners.
  • Optional footprint available.
  • 11 super-light aluminium stakes included.
a looking inside the Big Anges Fly Creek UL 2

a looking inside the Big Anges Fly Creek UL 2


Weight 1.05kg
Ideal For Wilderness camping
Seasons 3-season
Capacity 2-person
Door(s) 1 door
Canopy Fabric Nylon
Vestibule(s) 1 vestibule
Canopy Mesh Polyester mesh
Floor Fabric Nylon ripstop
Floor Coating Silicone and polyurethane
Floor Waterproofness 1200mm
Fly Fabric Nylon ripstop
Fly Coating Silicone and polyurethane
Fly Waterproofness 1200mm
Pole DAC Featherlite NSL 7001 T6 aluminum
Floor Length 2.18m
Floor Width 1.32m
Floor Area 2.6sq. m
Interior Peak Height 0.97m
Minimum Weight 0.879kg
Packed Weight 1.049kg
Packed Size 10x47cm
Vestibule Area (primary) 0.7sq. m
Window(s) 0
Free Standing Yes
The Big Agnl Fly Creek UL2 setup with a tarp porch

The Big Agnl Fly Creek UL2 setup with a tarp porch


I just returned from 5 day backpacking trip to Frontenac Provincial Park in Ontario and it was the 1st time I used the Fly Creek UL2.

So here it goes…

– It’s a super (ULTRA) light and compact tent for a SOLO camper – with lots of room for 1 person (DO NOT buy this tent for 2 people!)! There is absolutely no way 2 people will be comfortable in this tent!! Buy the Copper Spur 3 (My wife and I love that tent – plenty of room and super light weight)

– If you are taller the 5’10” DO NOT buy this tent!!

– Even if you pitch this tent taught (tight fly), the inside will seem saggy (I’m convinced that this is the design for some strange reason – there is nothing you can do to not have slightly saggy walls on the inside – not really a concern for a solo camper).

– The first 3 days of this trip was in full downpour and the tent held up surprisingly well (I was shocked, actually). Absolutely no water got in through the floor or walls. The tent was packed wet so it did get saturated and therefore got wet on the inside and condensation did develop (naturally). When we did have an hour or 2 of clearing and sun it dried out extremely fast.

– It was quick to set up and easy to take down. But did get really dirty from the rain splatter.

– I purchased the Fly Creek UL2 used (but new) on Kijiji and paid about half of the new price. I would NOT have paid full price for this tent (and would have been disappointed if I did).
So if you are looking for an “ULTRA LIGHT” tent for yourself and are under the height of 5’10” and can find it on sale, buy it, if not buy something else.

Pros: Lightweight, Reliable
Cons: Expensive

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