User Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
Price Paid: $349
I wanted this tent for long time. Got it as a gift from my girlfriend. We've tried it once this season. It works.
It's not big. You need to stake the tent and fly out to get proper room, or else your feet/legs will rub against the walls. Maybe this isn't such a big deal in ideal conditions but in anything other than sunny/warm weather you'll want to stake it out for maximum room and ventilation. It's very durable so far.
The gear vestibule is tiny. It could have been bigger given the weight - they're going for ounce reduction in this tent for sure.
It's VERY easy to set up. With the fly I can set the tent in 2 minutes or less - even with stakes and guying out the fly it takes less than 5 min the first time. And it weighs only 2 pounds 10 ounces by my scale (everything included). So very worth it.
Only downside is it can only sleep two snugly - probably can't fit a dog, can't protect gear well (but if you lined your bag with a trash compactor bag like you should have it won't be a problem) and you can't play hide and seek. Though it is set for a loft attachment for extra storage beside the side pockets.
Can't speak to a footprint. Do you need it? Maybe if you only sleep in rocky/sandy conditions or use a spiked sleeping pad.
Definitely awesome. Worth the money in weight savings.