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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Tent: 1-Person 3-Season


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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.

Price : $ 319.95


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Backpacking Tents Checklist

Weight Matters! For two people, any backpacking tent should weigh less than six-pounds...preferably less.
Don't Forget the Bulk. Packing a bulky tent sucks. Make sure it packs down tightly, ideally packing down to about 10x20 inches (smaller is better).
Mesh Matters. As a general rule, the more mesh, the lighter the tent. For warmer three-season use, usually, the more mesh you have, the better. Not only does the mesh save weight, but also allows for better air-flow.
Vestibules & The Rain. An often forget detail about backpacking tents are the vestibule. The vestibule provides a little canopy in front of your tent. Not needed during good weather, but absolutely needed during wet weather. Try to get one that is about 5 sq. feet large, or larger.
Speaking of Rain... Make sure the entire floor of the tent is waterproof. Most are, but if the tent says the floor is just "water resistant"...don't buy it! You'll regret it the first time your sleeping in it during the rain.
Remember the Footprint! Virtually all good backpacking tents also come with "footprints," which are essentially waterproof and tough tarps cut-out in the shape of the tent. Buy It! Not only does it enhance the tent's waterproofing, it also protects the bottom of the tent. Yes, they aren't cheap. But they are a lot cheaper than replacing the tent due to a sharp stick tearing a hole in the floor of your expensive backpacking tent!

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