User Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $80
Gossamer light ... Surprisingly secure.
- Light weight
- Easy setup
- Two people have to really like one another to live in this one.
- Water enters when fly and door are unzipped in a rain.
Update to the review below:
After backpacking for a week in Grand Gulch in SE Utah I car camped for a night at Hovenweep National Monument. The campground there is on broad high ground and very exposed. I set the tent up in strong winds, with no problem.
That night a tremendous storm hit us starting with strong, gusting winds hitting the tent from the side. Next came rain, and nearly continuous thunder and lightning, most of it at least 5 seconds away. Around 5 in the morning big winds came again but this time there was hard rain, so hard that I plugged my ears. It was so loud that it hurt.
I laid there thinking that I was likely to get wet and should I get into the car. But I stayed and I stayed perfectly dry. At dawn I got up to see that the tent fly was covered with water and sand but the guy lines were still taut and everything was in place. I was impressed.
**** Original Review ****
I got my BA Fly Creek UL2 for $80, slightly used, at an REI garage sale. I would not have paid the full price of it, but I am a tightwad.
I agree with the review by Patman, although I've not experienced the problems that he has. I can see that those problems are likely. (I'd return the tent if I was him.)
My reason for writing this review is that when it is raining and I need to get in/out of the tent the opening in the fly is set far enough back so that water drips onto the floor of the tent. A lame design.
Prior to this I'd had an REI Quarter Dome T2. It weighed 1.5 pounds more, but was a more secure and roomy tent. On the other hand, I believe I'll continue to use my Fly Creek most of the time (not winter/snow or car camping) until it dies. But I won't buy another.