Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1

Priced: $255.96 - $329.95 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 2 reviews.
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1
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The whole point of going solo camping is to leave stress, distraction, and other people behind, so you might as well ditch some weight while you're at it; take shelter from the grind with the ultralight Fly Creek UL1 1-Person 3-Season Tent from Big Agnes. Designed to give you fully-featured shelter and seriously low weight, the Fly Creek has a silicone- and PU-coated fly with taped seams and a storm flap, but still weighs in with a positively shrimpy trail weight of 1 pound 11 ounces, making it so light that you might turn around because you think you forgot your tent, only to find it securely strapped to your pack. It's simple to set up, with a one-pole DAC Featherlite hub-style design and lightweight DAC Twist Clips, complete with reflective webbing and guylines that help you navigate your campsite in the dark.

If you're looking to save even more weight, you can pack up the Fly Creek without the polyester mesh/nylon tent body, bringing only the fly, poles, and footprint (sold separately) to set up a fast-pitch shelter (Even the J-stakes are designed using ultralight materials.) Although you'll forgo the tent's mesh pocket, you'll still have the roomy vestibule, which can store smelly boots and bulky gear, giving you more room to sleep comfortably without smelling the sweaty feet of a week-long backpacking trip.


  • 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
  • DAC pole system with press fit connectors and light weight hubs featuring eco-friendly anodizing
  • Tent interior has a mesh pocket and gear loft loops to fit the Big Agnes Triangle Gear Loft (sold separately)


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


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

Weather and Wind:

  • Fully-taped seams and storm flap
  • 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


  • Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility


  • Single pocket and gear loft loops offer storage options


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


  • 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 4 oz / 567 g
  • 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
  • Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only
  • Three season, free standing, ultralight backpacking tent
  • One door and vestibule
  • The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 tent comes with stuff sacks and eleven superlight aluminum stakes
  • Vestibule adds an extra 5.5 sq. ft. of covered space to store your gear
  • Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles offer the latest advancements in light weight and improved longevity; anodization process uses fewer chemicals than other processes
  • Includes 11 superlight aluminum J stakes (anodized using the same process as the poles)
  • Ultralight design with nylon/polyester mesh body

The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 is one of the lightest free standing tents ever made. Using ultra-light material and poles this one person tent features DAC hubbed poles, 22 sq ft and 5.5 sq ft vestibule all for under 2 lbs! Very similar to the Big Agnes Seedhouse Superlight 1 tent but pushing the limits of ultra-light. So if you are looking for an ultra-light, minimalist 1 person tent look no further than the Fly Creek. If you like to have space and comfort you probably should look for a larger 1 or 2 man tent.
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.

• DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing.
• Fly is ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
• Floor is ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
• Tent body is ultralight breathable nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh.
included. Located above head at front of tent.
• All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC`s) tape.
- included.
• Gear loft loops included: Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft - sold separately.
• Footprint 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.
• Trail Weight: 1lb 14oz.
• Packed Weight: 2lb 3oz.
• Fast Fly Weight: 1lb 6oz.
• Packed Size: 5`x19`
• Floor Area: 22sq ft.
• Vestibule Area: 5.5sq ft.
• Head Height: 38`
• Foot Height: 22``
Sleep in solo comfort with the durable and roomy Fly Creek Ultralight Tent by Big Agnes®.
DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing.
Fly is ultralight silicone-treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
Floor is ultralight silicone-treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
Tent body is ultralight breathable nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh.
included. Located above head at front of tent.
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape.
Trail Weight - 1lb 14oz.
Packed Weight - 2lb 3oz.
Footprint Weight - 4oz.
Fast Fly Weight - 1lb 6oz.
Packed Size - 5"x19".
Floor Area - 22sq ft.
Vestibule Area - 5.5sq ft.
Head Height - 38".
Leg Height - 22".
Capacity - 1.
Ideal for the solo overnight backpacker, the three-season Big Agnes Fly Creek Ultralight Tent is about as light as it gets. Durable DAC Featherlite NSL™ poles, PressFit™ connectors, DAC twist clips, and a single hub and pole design make setup a snap. A nylon ripstop fly with a 1,200mm waterproof-rated coating delivers premium rain protection. The ultralight and breathable nylon ripstop tent body teams up with polyester mesh for excellent ventilation. The tear-resistant nylon floor with a 1,200mm waterproof-rated coating locks out dampness. All seams boast waterproof, solvent-free tape. Zippered door and vestibule. One mesh pocket. Imported.
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# Fly/Vestibule Poles:0
# Main Poles:1
Best Use:Backpacking
Canopy fabric:Nylon/polyester mesh
Design type:Freestanding tent
Floor Coating:1200 mm polyurethane
Floor Material:Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Floor Space:22 sq ft / 2.0 sq m
Floor area:22 square feet
Floor dimensions:86 x 42 (foot width) 30 inches
Floor dimensions - metric:218 x 107 (foot width) 76 centimeters
Floor fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
Fly / footprint pitch weight:1 lb. 4 oz.
Footprint included:No
Head Height:38 in / 95 cm
Length:7 ft. 2 in.
Max Inside Length:86 in / 218 cm
Max Inside Width:42 in / 105 cm
Max. Weight:2 lb. 1 oz.
Min. Weight:1 lb. 4 oz.
Minimum Weight:1 lb 10 oz / 737 g
Minimum trail weight:1 lb. 10 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric:0.73 kilograms
Number of doors:1 door
Number of poles:1 hubbed poleset
Packaged weight:2 lbs. 1 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 diameter:8.5 millimeters
Pole material:Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
Poles:DAC Featherlite NSL
Rainfly Coating:1200 mm polyurethane
Rainfly Material:Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Rainfly fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
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:1 Person
Sleeping capacity:1-person
Tent Weight:Less than 2.5lbs
Upc, Ean, Isbn:873840011709
Vestibule Space:5.5 sq ft / .5 sq m
Vestibule area:5.5 square feet
Weight:2 lb 1 oz / 936 g
Width:3 ft. 6 in.
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 Reviews:


Not for the claustrophobic

This is a nearly perfect tent for solo backpackers who aren't very big people (I'm female, 5'6" and 145 pounds). It weighs almost NOTHING, which is exactly what I was looking for. It's adorably tiny, weighs well under 2 pounds, is easy to set up, doesn't collect condensation on the inside. I've only used it 4 times now, in dry weather, so I can't say anything about its durability or waterproofness - but it seems very sturdily constructed for something so lightweight and delicate. I hope it'll last me for a long time.
However, I'm giving it four stars instead of five because the design doesn't utilize all the potential interior space. There are lots of guylines on the rain fly that can be staked out (you'll have to buy extra stakes if you want to stake them all out, since the tent only comes with 6) but there are very few points at which the tent body is connected to the rain fly. So no matter how taut the rainfly is, the fabric of the tent body will be billowing in on you, since there's no way to stretch it out and make it taut. Plus, it's SMALL. I can just barely sit up in it, but that's with the top of my head pushing against the fabric. It feels like a coffin when you're inside it. But again, this is worth it to me because it saves me so much weight while I hike - and even though it's expensive, I feel that this tent is worth the money if you really, really want to save on weight. (I got it with a 20%-off members' coupon, which helped). But I can't recommend it for taller people or people with broad shoulders - you'd probably be better off with the UL 2.
Kesh7 at REI on 01/01/2014

Solid 3 (almost 4) season shelter -light

I picked this little guy up last year in an effort to lighten my backpacking load. So far, its worked great in both summer and winter conditions (snow and brutal winds.) Havent used it in heavy rains yet.

I used to run a Sierra Designs 4 season solo tent which I still have and feel its an epic piece of gear. Problem is, its around 4lbs packed, and this one is right around 2 if you include the footprint.

As I have gotten older, the thrill of sleeping under the stars with a bivvy has subsided. I sleep in desert conditions most of the time, and want a tent that will keep critters out of my sleeping space like mice, bugs, snakes, or the occasional scorpion. So, a small solo tent like this is ideal for me. It has plenty of room, and I am a 225lbs 5'11 guy.

Since I used it in multi day trips sleeping in the snow, I consider it a 4 season for the time being. I always bring a bombproof tarp from another brand when I am out in the field for long periods to set up emergency shelter, or add a truly water proof layer to a camp I will be spending a long time at. So I cant say its waterproof. But if you want something light, easy to set up, and good quality, I would say you would get your moneys worth.
Smacky at REI on 01/01/2014