• Updated for 2012, this tent is now lighter than before!
• All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability.
for quick and easy set-up.
• All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC`s) tape.
included: Fits Big Agnes WALL gear loft - sold separately.
• Color: Cool Gray/ Terra Cotta.
• Note: We list several weights for our tents to aid your product research.
Trail weight refers to poles, fly and tent body.
Packed weight includes poles, fly, tent body, stakes, guy lines, stuff sacks, instructions, and packaging.
Fast Fly weight refers to the poles, tent fly and accessory Fast Fly footprint.
• Trail Weight: 3lb 14oz.
• Packed Weight: 4lb 6oz.
•Fast Fly Weight: 3lb 1oz.
•Packed Size: 7` x 22`
•Floor Area: 44sq ft.
•Vestibule Area: 9/9sq ft.
•Head Height: 44`
Just because you have an ultralight tent doesn't mean you have to give up on comfort. The Copper Spur UL 3 from Big Agnes blends light weight efficiency with the comfort of dual vestibules, 2 door entry, and 42 inches of head room. The unique hub pole system has a cross bar in the middle, providing more space for you to sit up and move about the tent. For warmer trips, use the Fast Fly setup which uses the poles, footprint, and fly to create an even lighter tarp shelter.
You don't want to sleep in something the size of a tube sock, but you don't want to carry excess weight into the backcountry, either. The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 3-Person 3-Season Tent (UL stands for ultralight) gives you enough room to move at night without adding too much weight to your pack.
Country of Origin: Imported
The award-winning Copper Spur UL 3 3-season backpacking tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to ounce-counting backpackers who don't want to skimp entirely on creature comforts.
|# Fly/Vestibule Poles:||0|
|# Main Poles:||1|
|Average Min Weight:||4 lb 0 oz|
|Average Packed Weight:||4 lb 7 oz|
|Canopy Fabric:||Nylon and polyester mesh|
|Clips or Sleeves:||Clips|
|Color:||Cool Gray/ Terra Cotta|
|Dimensions:||90" x 70" x 44"|
|Fast Fly Weight:||3 lbs 1 oz / 1.39 kg|
|Fast-pitch Option:||yes, footprint not included|
|Floor Area:||44 sq. ft.|
|Floor Dimensions:||90 x 70 in|
|Floor Fabric:||Silicone-treated nylon ripstop|
|Floor Length:||90" / 229 cm|
|Floor Material:||Nylon PU|
|Floor Size:||44 square feet / 4.1 square meter|
|Floor Space:||44 sq ft|
|Floor Width:||70" / 178 cm|
|Fly Material:||Nylon PU|
|Footprint Weight:||7 oz / 198 g|
|Gear loft Included:||no|
|Gear loft loops included:||Big Agnes gear loft sold separately|
|Head Height:||44" / 112 cm|
|Interior Height:||44" (highest point)|
|Interior Storage:||2 Mesh Pockets|
|Material:||Walls: Nylon and Polyester Mesh Floor and Fly: Silicone-treated Nylon Rip-Stop with 1200mm PU Coating|
|Max. Weight:||4 lb. 6 oz.|
|Min. Weight:||3 lb. 14 oz.|
|Number of Doors:||2|
|Number of People:||3|
|Number of Poles:||2|
|Number of Vestibules:||2|
|Other:||Stuff Sack Included|
|Packed Size:||7" x 22" / 18 x 56 cm|
|Packed Weight:||4 lbs 6 oz / 1.98 kg|
|Peak Height:||44 in.|
|Pole Material:||DAC Featherlite aluminum|
|Pole Type:||DAC Featherlite NSL Aluminum|
|Rainfly Fabric:||Silicone-treated nylon ripstop|
|Recommended Use:||camping, backpacking|
|Seam Sealed:||Taped Seams|
|Seams:||[floor & fly] fully taped (PVC free)|
|Season Rating:||3 Season|
|Stuff Sack Dimensions:||7" x 22"|
|Trail Weight:||3 lbs 14 oz / 1.76 g|
|Vestibule Area:||9/9 square feet / 0.8/ 0.8 square meter|
|Vestibule Space:||(front) 9 sq ft, (rear) 9 sq ft|
|Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 Footprint||$69.95 - $70.99|
|Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4||$599.90 - $599.95|
|Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2||$299.99 - $399.95|
|Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1||$349.95|
I have bought this tent (2008 version but the differences are small) for a two weeks hiking trip in the norwegian wilderness. The weight of the tent is a dream, it fits three persons perfectly wit enough room for the packs in the vestibules.
Although ultralight the tent withstood thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain without any problem. It was our save and reliable have under all conditions. Even considering the rather stiff price I would definitely buy it again.
With three people inside we experienced some condensation on the outer tent in humid weather, as to expected. But the inner tent never got wet and the venting is excellent thanks to the large mesh area in the inner tent. One thing you have to keep in mind is that in colder conditions you still have a constant airflow the tent. There the large mesh area is then a downside. Even with three people in it, the air in the tent will not get warmer than the outside air. Therefore I rate it as a 2.5 season tent instead of 3 seasons. If you plan to use it in cold weather adjust your sleeping bag choice accordingly.
The tent really is free standing, however I would highly recommend to tie it down with some lines in windy conditions.
I recommend the use of the footprint! Due to the lightweight design the floor is rather thin and I would not like to have it damaged by rough floor conditions.
I bought this tent when it was on sale at REI for $350 (2008 version) and I am glad I did. I had been looking around at tents to find one similar to my MSR Hubba Hubba in terms of structure and this one sets up very close to it. I wanted a comfortable 2-person tent and this does the trick (I use my MSR as a solo).
The tent is versatile and about as light-weight as you are going to get for the size and price. I haven't been through any storms with this one yet, only sunny warm weather. I do recommend getting the footprint, as I do with every tent I own to increase the longevity of the floor.
Used this tent on tons of backpacking trips, in pretty much all weather conditions except super heavy snow. When properly staked out, this tent is bombproof. Wind/Rain are not a problem at all. It also breathes really well, so you don't wake up to an inside full of condensation. Sleeps three average sized humans comfortably, and the twin doors and vestibules are awesome for easy access, day or night.
Super easy to set up and take down and stow, the tent is super light on the trail and is easily distributed amongst 2-3 people without loading anyone down or taking up much volume. Can also be carried by one person just as easily.
Fantastic tent from a fantastic company.
Initial impressions of the Copper Spur UL3 after a long weekend trip. We didn't have significant weather, but had both sun and rain. The tent was exceptionally room for 2 people with packs in the vestibules. Set up is a snap and the tent was sturdy and solid. Appreciated the height - we were able to sit up comfortably and enjoy time in the tent during a rainy spell. No condensation at night (used the fly, reluctantly, but wisely) which was a problem in my previous tent. As expected, it is a very light and easily packable tent. Footprint highly recommended as the floor of the tent is thin.
It's really great, I have no complaints.