User Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
Source: REI garage sale
LOVE my BA Fly Creek !
- color blends into surroundings
- fly zipper must be handled carefully
- only one interior pocket in ceiling at door
After numerous nights of use, I highly recommend this tent. At 5'7", I fit perfectly with room to spare for changing clothes, and sleeping in cold weather with gear inside the tent next to air mattress and water bladders to prevent overnight freezing.
Once I slide my inflated 25" wide long air mattress inside, it automatically pushes out the bottom corners of the tent, eliminating the need to guy them out. I use only 6 tent stakes out of the provided 11 (one redundant from my cook kit) - 2 for vestibule, 2 for fly sides, 2 for fly bottom to ventilate tent. There is a hook on the inside of fly sides that attaches to the inner tent which pulls out the tent when staking out the fly sides. Gives you ample room inside the tent.
I have slept through rainstorms with no dripping condensation inside. I can additionally guy out the tent with the included additional reflective lines on trees or rocks during wind storms. My backpacking buddies laugh when they see my tiny tent set up, but then gape when I tell them 'less than 2 pounds'.
I never pack the sacks. I just shove the tent body and fly into the available space in my backpack. The poles go into an outside pocket and held in place by compression strap. The tent stakes are rubber banded and go into the pack. The tent is cozy with room under vestibule for my pack and boots. I made a tyvek ground sheet for it but have rarely used it. The tent also nicely blends into the landscape.
This tent would not be recommended for tall and/or larger people. I can't say enough about how much I love my tent :-)