User Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
Design: three-season freestanding
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 3 pounds, 5 ounces
Recently purchased this tent, with the footprint, and have used it for two fair-weather nights so far in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Overall I am pleased.
Its weight is minimal, it packs small, and setup is around 5 minutes. It is roomy enough to stuff all of my gear inside if necessary, and still not interfere with sleep (5’8”, side sleeper, often curled up). It’s big enough inside to maneuver into just about any position you might need for getting dressed or digging through your pack. It has one top vent on the fly, and the vestibule can be zipped from the top to allow for extra ventilation while staying mostly closed.
The tent body, fly, and footprint, when rolled up together, fit snugly inside a Sea to Summit “extra small” stuff sack, which is less than half the size of the stuff sack supplied with the tent. The poles I carry on the outside of my pack. The whole package, with 9 stakes, weighs in at approx 3lbs, 5ozs. The vestibules are fairly roomy, and both are accessible from inside the tent.
I have set up the fast-fly at home, and it is great if you’re looking for a quick simple shelter. This is a pricy Chinese made product (like most other gear); especially when you add in the footprint. Nonetheless it appears to be a quality product, and the design/layout is very good in my opinion.