User Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300
Big room in a small package!
Finally, a lightweight tent that is redhead proof, bomb proof, and can withstand the unpredictable weather and wind of the Northwest.
Color coded pole tips and rain fly clips make setting up a snap. Two doors and vestibules make for quick in's and outs. This just over 3lbs tent can do it all!
- Light weight
- Bomb proof
- No loft, but has 2 mesh pockets in front corners
I live in Northwest Montana where the saying is "If you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes, it'll changa." When I left on this trip to Snyder Lake in Glacier National Park 7-12-12, it was 90°. Knowing how things are, you have to be prepared for a quick change.
Thursday night I slept with no rain fly and enjoyed the stars. The mesh roof allowed me the freedom of the sky with out the bother of bugs. Friday, a couple of clouds whisped past so I decided to put the rain fly on just in case. Rained so hard that night it woke me up and was still raining the next morning. Not a drop of rain made it through!
Something I really liked is the way the rain fly vents. The foot is pulled taut at the botttom and the head has a 6" flap that can be closed or held open with a stiff velcro arm, allowing the air to flow freely but still keep out the rain and wind.
This tent is well thought out. Color coding makes it easy to set up. Lightweight poles and rain fly clips are also color coded which adds to the quick setup if the weather turns. Also has two spacious vestibules which make it easy to remove wet/dirty boots and a place to stash other items.
I would rate this tent an overall 5 of 5 across the board!
This is truly a quality, ultralight 3-season tent. I look forward to seeing how it holds up to the early fall snow. I'll keep you posted.