User Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
Source: bought it new
Does not hold up well in wind. Does not breathe well in summer.
- Ultra light
- Easy to set up
- Decent sized vestibule
- Not good in wind
- Does not breathe well on hot rainy nights
Four or five adventures thus far with the new Fly Creek purchased last year. First trip out was in NC at Wilson's Creek in July, hotter than hell, and we sweated all night as thunderstorms and 85 degree temps conspired to make us extremely uncomfortable.
Loved this sweat hut factor though on our first night in Glacier National Park last October when temps dropped into the low teens. But on night 2, at Cracker Lake, the primary tent pole on one side was bent dramatically by morning due to 70 mph gusts all night long. The flapping of the tent walls against my face prevented any and all sleep, and when we called the company to replace the pole, we were denied. My husband righted it with a vise in his workshop, so it's still functional.
Three-man is generous. If you're big like we are, and have pets, it sleeps more like a 2-man.
All in all, pricey for what it does.