User Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $319
Weight rivals many ultralight shelters.
- Small footprint
- "Fast Fly" setup (with footprint)
- Might be too short for tall folks
This tent is lightweight, packs small and has a nice option to go even lighter with the "fast fly" set up if you buy the footprint. I've used my UL1 for two seasons and it has held up well. It's easy to pitch and stable in stormy conditions.
I've never had any trouble with ventilation. As with many small shelters it doesn't have a lot of headroom (although I can sit up in it) and is a little tight to get in/out of, but that's just the trade-off you make for a lighter tent.
I recently bought the footprint on sale and am looking forward to trying it since it brings the weight down to 1 lb, 12 oz (including stakes, but not the stuff sacks since I never use those anyway).
There is enough room for me and my gear, but suspect bigger/taller folks might find the space too cramped.