Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2
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Those looking for the lightest 2 Person tent, look no further than the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Tent. The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 tent is a three season, free standing, ultralight backpacking tent and the bigger sibling of the popular Fly Creek UL 1 Tent. This free standing tent uses the lightest materials available.


  • Lightweight DAC aluminum poles with press fit connectors are made using DAC’s Green Anodizing process, which is safer for the environment than traditional anodizing and significantly reduces waste water by recycling water throughout the rinsing process
  • Tent interior has three mesh pockets and gear loft loops to fit the Big Agnes Triangle Gear Loft (sold separately)
  • DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing


  • Freestanding tent slashes weight with the latest in ultralight fabric and materials; single hub pole assembly also saves weight and sets up easily
  • Floor is ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Tent body is made from lightweight polyester mesh and durable nylon ripstop
  • Rainfly and tent floor are made from silicone-treated nylon ripstop with 1200 mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Woven nylon mesh walls help ensure excellent ventilation and 360° views


  • DAC Twist clips attach tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set up

Weather and Wind:

  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape
  • High-tenacity ripstop nylon rainfly and seamless floor feature polyurethane and silicone coatings and solvent-free polyurethane taped seams for waterproof durability
  • Fully-taped seams and storm flap


  • Reflective guyouts and webbing on tent corners increase visibility at night


  • All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability


  • One door and vestibule
  • Single hub/pole design makes set up easy
  • The Fast Fly configuration requires the footprint, tent fly, poles and stakes. Fast Fly weight is only 1 lb 7 oz / 652 g
  • Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only
  • Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles offer the latest advancements in light weight and improved longevity; anodization process uses fewer chemicals than other processes
  • Ultralight design with nylon/polyester mesh body
  • For an even lighter setup during nice weather, leave the tent body behind; use the rainfly and footprint (sold separately) with the poles and stakes
  • Includes 11 superlight aluminum J stakes (anodized using the same process as the poles)
  • Vestibule adds an extra 7 sq. ft. of covered space to store your gear
  • The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 tent comes with stuff sacks and eleven superlight aluminum stakes
  • Three season, free standing, ultralight backpacking tent
The Big Agnes Fly Creek Ultralight 2 Person Tent. Winner of the Backpacker Magazine Editors` Choice Award 2010. Fly Creek UL series tents are built and designed to be a light weight alternative to the average bivy sack. Available in solo and multi-occupancy options, these tents are ideal for lightweight devotees who want a freestanding structure, but aren`t willing to commit a ton of space in their pack. They are efficient, fast and adventurous, just like those who carry the tent.

: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability.
• All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC`s) tape.
- included.
: Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft - sold separately.
• Color: Cool Grey/Gold.
• 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. (Footprint sold seperately)
• Trail Weight: 2lb 2oz.
• Packed Weight: 2lb 10oz.
• Fast Fly Weight: 1lb 11oz.
• Packed Size: 6``x19``
• Floor Area: 28sq ft.
• Vestibule Area: 7sq ft.
• Head Height: 38``
• Foot Height: 24`` (Spring 2014)

Solo backpacking can be a hell of a time, but it's also nice to head out on the trail with a partner. Bringing someone else along doesn't mean you have to pack extra weight though; the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 2-Person 3-Season Tent is an ultralight beauty that's got plenty of room for two and weighs less than most one-man shelters on the market. With a trail weight of under two pounds and a super-simple single-pole hub design, it's no wonder that the Fly Creek has won awards from Outdoor Gear Lab and Backpacker Magazine. Its mesh walls work with the lightweight but durable rain fly to keep moisture and condensation out of your tent, and the front vestibule stores your packs and boots so you don't have to bring them in the tent or leave them in the rain.

All the Fly Creek's guylines and external webbing points are reflective (if you've ever tripped over your tent at night you know how awesome this is), and the vestibule's zipper is covered with a storm flap for extra weather protection. Three mesh pockets hold headlamps and small gear. If all this weight gets overwhelming somehow, you can even leave the tent body behind and bring the fly, pole, and footprint (sold separately) for a quick and easy shelter-style setup that weighs under 1.5lbs, which is almost certainly less than the hiking boots you're wearing.

Backcountry Edge

Weighing in at just 2 pounds, 2 ounces, the innovative, freestanding Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 is an ultra-light enthusiast's dream come true. Streamlined to eliminate any unnecessary weight, the Fly Creek UL 2 accommodates 2 or serves as a roomy shelter for solo backpackers.


An ultralight, three-season tent for two that weighs in at 1 lb. 15 oz., the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 grants protection from bugs and rain at a weight that one person can easily carry alone.


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Designed and built to be a lightweight substitute for a bivy sack, the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 tent is made for minimalist backpackers who desire a freestanding three-season shelter but don't want to give up valuable pack space.

Country of Origin: Imported

Appalachain Outdoors
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Person Tent.

With room for two, and a weight that's carriable by one, the Fly Creek UL2 will let your stroll over hill and dale.

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# Fly/Vestibule Poles:0
# Main Poles:1
Average Min Weight:2 lb 2 oz
Average Packed Weight:2 lb 10 oz
Best Use:Backpacking
Body Material:Nylon and Polyester Mesh
Canopy fabric:Ripstop nylon/polyester mesh
Clips or Sleeves:Clips
Color:Cool Grey/Gold
Design type:Freestanding tent
Floor Coating:1200 mm polyurethane
Floor Material:Ultralight Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with a 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Floor Space:28 sq ft / 2.6 sq m
Floor area:28 square feet
Floor dimensions:86 x 52 (foot width) 42 inches
Floor dimensions - metric:218 x 132 (foot width) 107 centimeters
Floor fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
Fly / footprint pitch weight:1 lb. 7 oz.
Footprint included:No
Gear loft loops included:Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft - sold separately
Head Height:38 in / 95 cm
Interior Height:38"
Interior Storage:Interior Storage Pocket and Gear Loft Loops (Big Agnes Triangle Gear Loft sold separately)
Length:7 ft. 2 in.
Material:Walls: Nylon Rip-Stop and Polyester Mesh Fly: Nylon Rip-Stop with 1200mm Waterproof PU Coating Floor: Nylon Rip-Stop with 1200mm Waterproof PU Coating
Max Inside Length:86 in / 218 cm
Max Inside Width:52 in / 130 cm
Max. Weight:2 lb. 5 oz.
Min. Weight:1 lb. 7 oz.
Minimum Weight:1 lb 15 oz / 879 g
Minimum trail weight:1 lb. 15 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric:0.87 kilograms
Number of doors:1 door
Number of poles:1 hubbed poleset
Other:Stuff Sack Included
Packaged weight:2 lbs. 5 oz.
Packed Size:4 x 18.5 in / 10 x 47 cm
Peak height:38 inches
Peak height - metric:97 centimeters
Pole Frame:Clips
Pole Type:DAC Featherlite NSL Aluminum
Pole diameter:9.0 millimeters
Pole material:Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
Poles:DAC Aluminum NSL
Rainfly Coating:1200 mm polyurethane
Rainfly Material:Ultralight Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with a 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Rainfly fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
Recommended Use:Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking
Seam Sealed:Taped Seams
Seam Taped:Yes
Set-up is quick and easy:plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame and color-coded grommet webbing and buckles ensure everything is properly aligned
Sleep Capacity:2 Person
Sleeping capacity:2-person
Tent Weight:Less than 2.5lbs
Upc, Ean, Isbn:873840011716
Vestibule Space:7 sq ft / 0.6 sq m
Vestibule area:7 square feet
Weight:2 lb 5 oz / 1 kg
Width:4 ft. 4 in.
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Reviews:


so light! high quality

So far I have used this tent for 2 backpacking trips and cycle touring. I use the UL2 as a one man tent, which allows me to bring all my gear inside. I plan to bring this on the Continental Divide Mountain Biking Route this summer.

Pros: The weight and pack size are phenomenal. I am able to backpack with the talon22 pack. Considering the weight, the construction seems robust. The fabric is insanely thin but has held up so far (I am use a ground cloth which seems necessary). It has held up in gusts around 35 mph and kept me dry in several rain storms.

Cons: My only real complaint is that the foot area of the tent is not truly freestanding, requiring stones or stakes on the back corners to keep it off my sleeping bag.
b strom at REI on 12/12/2013

super light tent for tall people

This is a great tent for use in flat areas if you are a tall person. I'm 6'4" and I prefer the 2 person tents for space. Great thing about this tent is that it actually fits us tall people with space to spare. It's super light, easy to set up, and rolls into a very tight package. I don't use the provided bag for the tent. I stuff the tent and rainfly into a very tight bag I made and the poles go on the outside fo my backpack. Saves about 1 liter of space.

When you can't use a hammock, this is the best tent you can buy for a tall minimalist in treeless areas.

Had this tent for 3 years and it has held up well in Arizona, Nevada, and South Dakota.
JaceB at REI on 01/01/2014