Aug 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm #1277639
Picture of Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum edition (from the OR show). 1 lb 13oz.
Another 1.5…er…2 person tent from BA.Aug 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm #1766227
Here's a few more pictures from OR show. The inner is all mesh now instead of the regular UL2 that has nylon half way up.
Aug 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm #1766326
Wow look at all that headroom [rolls eyes]. Nice to see they are pushing the weights lower, but the gotta make it bigger than that to call it a 2 person tent. It should be a nice solo shelter.Aug 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm #1766328
The UL3 is barely wide enough for two. At 52", that's still a bit snug for two people. Sure like the weight though. This tent should be more appropriately labeled the UL1.5 Platinum.Aug 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm #1766329
They still haven't learned that front entrances are very poor designAug 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm #1766331
$500.00!?! Are they using real platinum in there somewhere?Aug 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm #1766337
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
One of my favorite things about the original is the fabric walls. It is ok for 2 when sleeping, just snug when both sitting.Aug 5, 2011 at 12:30 am #1766346
@skopeoLocale: British Columbia
…Aug 5, 2011 at 7:13 am #1766378
…except for the price
…except that it's a solo tent, unless you're a snuggling couple
If it weren't for the price, I'd consider replacing my Moment with this.Aug 5, 2011 at 8:24 am #1766390
Yeah – I hate the front entry with no way to prevent rain coming in.
Realistically, this is a dumb exercise in weight reduction. It is barely lighter than the regular Fly Creek but $150 more. 'We' maybe anal about weight, but for that price it should have a cuben fly and they should have simply called it the FLy Creek UL1 XL.Aug 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm #1767981
What would you guys recommend as an alternative. I am looking for a 2 person tent. I don't need a deluxe suite but definitely want it comfortable. Weight is a concern but also can't afford a $500 tent.Aug 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm #1768057
Some 2 person options would be:
Easton Kilo – very light, but quite small
REI Quarterdome T2 – Nice tent, very affordable, not the lightest (~3.4 lbs) but the price is sweet ($199?)
MSR Carbon Reflex 2 – Nice…a bit small and a bit expensive though ($400?)
BIg Agnes Fly Creek UL3 – The 3 person version is spacious for 2 and 3.4 lbs.
TarpTent Scarp2 or the new Tarptent StratoSpire2 – Affordable neat designs
If you're thinking of this as a 1 person tent, then other options would be:
HMG Echo I – Awesome, Pricey, Not much headroom, Bomber
TT StratoSpire1 or Notch – Great double wall designs
TT Moment – If you're thinking single wall
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 – Pricey but you can find deals onlineAug 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm #1768090
I would recommend the Tarptent Double Rainbow. I'm 6-4 and my hiking partner is 6-2 and there is plenty of room. It costs $260, weighs 41oz or about 2.6lbs and has side entries with vestibules. It can also be freestanding using two trekking poles.Aug 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm #1768122
Thank you both for your suggestions. I am new here so it really helps when people narrow down choices for me!Jan 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm #1819235
I picked up a BA Fly Creek 2 (HumbleOutdoors ~$315 with a free footprint), so platinum edition carries a platinum premium.Jan 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm #1819253
If you use trekking poles, check out the LightHeart offerings.
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