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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL4 Review


Backpacking Tent

  • Currently 5.0/5
Overall avg rating 5.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: April 8, 2012
Price:   $500
Pros:  Extremely light, easy to set up.
Cons:  Not strong, not durable, rear walls cave in during high winds, expensive.
Best Uses:  Lightweight backpacking.
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   Big Agnes
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ April 8, 2012  
The Fly Creek UL4 has been discontinued. If you're looking for a backpacking tent, check out our full Backpacking Tent Review. The Flying Diamond 4 and Copper Spur UL4 are both four person tents made by Big Agnes. If you're in search of a bigger tent, see how the camping tents compare in the Best Camping Tent Review.

The UL4 is a big brother of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2, about which we did a full hands-on review, and the biggest of the four tents in the series. The UL2 got our Top Pick award because it is one of the lightest tents you can get. How is the UL4 different than the UL2?

The UL4
  • Has about 75 percent more floor area
  • Is $130 more expensive
  • Is about two pounds heavier

Both tents have otherwise very similar designs and construction.

Both get similar reviews. Which one should you get? If you are getting a light tent you should get the absolute lightest one that fits your needs. For most people, that will be the UL2. But if you want more space or are in a group of 4, the UL4 is the way to go.

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Chris McNamara

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Most recent review: April 8, 2012
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