Big Agnes Fishhook SL 2

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I dig innovation. Always good to push the envelope.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $360


I dig innovation. Always good to push the envelope. Like all lightweight tents the clips are delicate, and it does take more time to secure all the clips vs a zipper. But the size and weight is really nice. Two thumbs up.


  • Lightweight
  • Zipperless


  • Time to secure doors

Purchased my Fishhook SL 2 from HumbleOutdoors for $360, it came with a free footprint.

I used this tent for a kayak camp tent on the coast of Maine. It's very similar to my friend's Big Agnes Copper Spur. The absence of the zipper is a very nice feature. Zippers have come a long way, but they still fail.

The Fishhook set up fast and was dry for the one day we spent indoors with a cold Maine rain. It's average size for a two-man tent, so tight for two people. Many people purchase a 3-man tent for 2people, and I pondered that.

Overall , a very nice backpacking tent.

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After several years of testing and development, zipperless Big Agnes Fishhook tents have arrived. Say goodbye to noisy zippers that wake you up in the middle of the night and take up room in your pack. Fishhook tents use simple clip and loop closures instead of traditional tent zippers to close the door and fly. These ultralight backpacking tents are super easy to pitch and feature an extra-large entry door and plenty of vestibule space for gear. Fishhook tents have already won awards thanks to their innovative design, huge floor space and near vertical walls. This series is a must have for those willing to try something new.


The Big Agnes Fishhook UL2 is a 3-season, freestanding superlight backpacking tent made without zippers. This not only saves weight but also gives you a totally jingle-free night's sleep!


The Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2-Person 3-Season Tent is a versatile, super-light shelter that will shield you from rain, wind, sun, and even the occasional snow storm. It's a smart combination of lightweight construction and pure burly toughness that will see you through week-long backpacking trips for many seasons to come.


Free Shipping. Big Agnes Fishhook SL 2 Tent FEATURES of the Big Agnes Fishhook SL 2 Tent Zipperless single door and vestibule The elimination of zippers makes this tent easy and quiet to enter/exit Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners Fly and floor are silicone treated nylon rip-stop Fly and floor have 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating Tent body is nylon and polyester mesh All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's) DAC NSL pole system with lightweight hubs Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame DAC Twist Clips attach tent body to pole frame Hub pole design 9 Superlight aluminum J stakes Eight interior mesh pockets Gear Loft loops included Fast Fly setup available SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes Fishhook SL 2 Tent Trail Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz / 1.45 kg Packed Weight: 3 lbs 10 oz / 1.64 kg Fast Fly Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz / 1.08 kg Packed Dimension: 6 x 23in. / 15 x 58 cm Floor Size: 3.4 square meter / 37 square feet Floor Length: 93in. / 236 cm Floor Width: 57in. / 145 cm Head Height: 38in. / 97 cm Foot Height: 34in. / 86 cm Vestibule area: 0.8 square meter / 9 square feet Footprint Weight: 6 oz / 170 g

- Moosejaw

A must-have for ultralight backpacking-or anyone just looking to try something new-the Fishhook UL2 offers the easy set-up, roominess, and quality you've come to expect from Big Agnes with one major difference: there are no zippers!