Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2

Priced: $319.96 - $399.95 Rated:   - 3 stars out of 5 by 2 reviews.
Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2
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Color: Light Grey / Moss
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The Big Agnes Fishhook SL 2 tent is super lightweight and easy to set up so you'll be able to lay down in a closed tent away from the elements while you recuperate from a day's worth of hiking.
There are no zippers on this Fishhook tent, so if you have to leave the tent in the middle of the night because nature is calling, you won't wake up your tent-mate with the sounds of a zipper.
The Fly and Floor are made with a silicone treated Nylon Ripstop and have a 1200mm waterproof PU coating to ensure that you are in a well-constructed, tough and sturdy tent that won't allow any rain water to seep in.
Easy to carry, quick to setup and plenty of room for two people, make sure to take a Big Agnes Fishhook two person tent on your next overnight adventure.

Support and Cushioning:

  • DAC Featherlite NSL pole system offers sturdy, flexible support at a low weight


  • Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame

Weather and Wind:

  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)
  • Fly and floor have 1200 mm waterproof PU coating


  • The elimination of zippers makes this tent easy and quiet to enter/exit
  • Zipperless door means less total weight and eliminates zipper-snag scares
  • Door is quick and simple to open and close with no zipper tangle


  • Features 2 interior mesh pockets and gear loft loops (gear loft not included)


  • Tent body is nylon and polyester mesh
  • Fully taped silicone-treated nylon ripstop with a PU water-resistant coating is sturdy enough to shelter you from intense weather even though it is lightweight
  • Nine super-light aluminum J-stakes combine low weight with sturdy construction
  • Fly and floor are silicone treated ripstop nylon with a waterproof polyurethane coating providing lightweight, yet durable performance
  • Polyester mesh body vents stale air and helps moisture escape before it can turn into condensation

Lining and Layers:

  • Reflective guy lines and corner webbing makes after-dark set up easier and leads you back to your bed after late-night bathroom visits


  • Light yet strong, DAC Featherlite® NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs offer durable, long-lasting performance


  • Reflective guyline and webbing at tent corners enhance nighttime visibility


  • For a lightweight setup during nice weather leave tent body behind; use the rainfly and footprint (sold separately) with the poles and stakes
  • 57-inch width offers just enough room for two sleepers
  • 1 large side door and 1 vestibule: tent door secures closed using small hooks and loops, and crossover vestibule doors stake out for secure closure
  • 8 super-lightweight aluminum J stakes included
  • Extra-large stake loops speed up setup time
  • Big Agnes Fishhook UL2 tent includes stuff sacks and 9 superlight aluminum J-stakes
  • Fast Fly set-up compatible (Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 Footprint sold separately)
  • Two internal storage bins stash your essentials, and integrated gear loft loops secure your Big Agnes Square gear loft (sold separately)
  • Six square feet of vestibule space keep your packs dry and secure
  • Freestanding
  • Fast Fly setup available
Backcountry Edge

Another trailblazing offering from Big Agnes, the Fishhook UL 2 is a “zipperless” 3-season backpacking tent. By utilizing clips instead of zippers, the Fishhook UL 2 eliminates a common failure point while also saving on weight.

FEATURES of the Big Agnes Fishhook SL 2 Tent.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes Fishhook SL 2 Tent.

After several years of testing and development, zipperless Big Agnes Fishhook tents have arrived. Say goodbye to noisy zippers that wake you up in the middle of the night and take up room in your pack. Fishhook tents use simple clip and loop closures instead of traditional tent zippers to close the door and fly. These ultralight backpacking tents are super easy to pitch and feature an extra-large entry door and plenty of vestibule space for gear. Fishhook tents have already won awards thanks to their innovative design, huge floor space and near vertical walls. This series is a must have for those willing to try something new.
Say adios to noisy zippers and take up room in your pack. With the zipperless Fishhook SL 2 person tent from Big Agnes®, you're bond to have a quiet night under the stars.
Fly and floor have 1200 mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
Tent body is nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh.
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape.
Nine superlight aluminum J stakes.
for added storage.
Trail Weight - 3 lbs 3 oz.
Packed Weight - 3 lbs 10 oz.
Footprint Weight - 6 oz.
Fast Fly Weight - 2 lbs 6 oz.
Packed Size - 6 in x 23 in.
Floor Area - 37 sq ft.
Vestibule Area - 9 sq ft.
Head Height - 38 in.
Leg Height - 34 in.
Capacity - 2 (Spring 2014)

The Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2-Person 3-Season Tent is a versatile, super-light shelter that will shield you from rain, wind, sun, and even the occasional snow storm. It's a smart combination of lightweight construction and pure burly toughness that will see you through week-long backpacking trips for many seasons to come.


The Big Agnes Fishhook UL2 is a 3-season, freestanding superlight backpacking tent made without zippers. This not only saves weight but also gives you a totally jingle-free night's sleep!


Offering an innovative zipperless design, the Fishook SL 2 Tent from Big Agnes is a three season, free standing, superlight backpacking shelter.

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Average Min Weight:3 lb 3 oz
Average Packed Weight:3 lb 10 oz
Best Use:Backpacking
Body Material:Nylon and Polyester Mesh
Canopy fabric:Nylon / polyester mesh
Capacity:2 Person
Clips or Sleeves:Clips
Color:Light Gray/Moss
Design type:Freestanding tent
Dimensions:93x57x38 inches
Fast Fly Weight:2lb 6oz (fly, footprint and poles)
Floor Length:93" / 236 cm
Floor Material:Silicone Treated Nylon Rip-stop
Floor Size:3.4 square meter / 37 square feet
Floor Space:37 sq ft / 3 sq m
Floor Width:57" / 145 cm
Floor area:37 square feet
Floor dimensions:93 x 57 inches
Floor dimensions - metric:236 x 145 centimeters
Floor fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
Fly / footprint pitch weight:2 lbs. 8 oz.
Fly Material:Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop
Foot Height:34" / 86 cm
Footprint Included:no
Footprint Weight:6 oz / 170 g
Free Standing:yes
Gear loft Included:no
Head Height:38 in / 97 cm
Interior Height:38"
Interior Storage:Interior Mesh Pockets
Material:Walls: Nylon rip-stop polyester mesh Floor: Silicone treated nylon rip-stop Fly: Silicone treated nylon rip-stop
Max Inside Length:93 in / 236 cm
Max Inside Width:57 in / 145 cm
Minimum Weight:3 lb 3 oz / 1.45 kg
Minimum trail weight:3 lbs. 4 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric:1.47 kilograms
Netting Material:Polyester Mesh
Number of People:2
Number of Poles:2 Poles
Number of Vestibules:1
Number of doors:1 door
Other:Stuff Sack Included
Packaged weight:3 lbs. 10 oz.
Packed Dimension:6 x 23" / 15 x 58 cm
Packed Size:6 x 18 in / 15.2 x 45.7 cm
Packed Weight:3 lbs 10 oz / 1.64 kg
Peak height:38 inches
Peak height - metric:97 centimeters
Pole Type:DAC Featherlight NSL
Pole diameter:8.5 / 9 / 9.6 millimeters
Pole material:DAC Featherlite NSL
Poles:DAC Featherlite NSL
Rainfly Material:75D, 185T, Poly Taffeta, 1500mm Multi-pass Urethane coating
Rainfly fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
Recommended Use:Ultra-Lightweight 3-Season Backpacking
Seam Sealed:Taped Seams
Seam Taped:Yes
Season Rating:3 Season
Sleep Capacity:2 Person
Sleeping capacity:2-person
Square Footage:37 sq ft
Taped Seams:no
Trail Weight:3lb 3oz (tent, fly and poles)
Upc, Ean, Isbn:873840010047
Vestibule Space:17 sq ft / 1.58 sq m
Vestibule area:0.8 square meter / 9 square feet
Wall Material:Nylon
Wall Type:Single
Weight:3 lb 10 oz / 1.64 kg
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Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Good tent

Setup is easy. I really like a "no-zipper" design, zippers are always what goes first on a tent. This replaced our ancient sturdy Moss Olympic. My wife and I found it plenty comfortable for both of us, even though it is smaller than the Olympic. Single door is an issue with two people, but that is price for lightweight. Door is not ultra-tight, so bugs can get in, but they have to follow a convoluted path. It is pretty good in this regard...sewing on a bit of velcro would help if you are picky (but I won't bother).

What I really like is that it is light enough for me to carry for solo use. I just came back from a trip to Shepherd Pass / Mt Williamson in sierra. Got blasted with firehose strength rain and very high wind for two hours. Only a little spray inside, and tent blew almost flat in a few of the bigger gusts, but always sprang back. I was very impressed. This is a keeper.
JC999 at REI on 07/07/2013

Negative Reviews:

Nice idea but....

I can't say how much I wanted to love this tent. The no zipper concept was an interesting new spin. CONS: It only has one door and it's a two hand process to unhook the tent. So if two people are in the tent the person in the back may/will fall on the person by the door. The tent also needs to be perfectly set up otherwise the door flaps don't seal correctly. The bottom part of the door flap is very loose. Bugs and other critters can easily get it. PROS: This tent is very light and easily assembled by one person. Big Agnes needs move the door placement for two users and figure out how to tightly fit the door. Clever first attempt but I'll be returning mine for a tent with a zipper.
MtNjNd at REI on 06/06/2013