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Pros Lightweight, good lateral headroom, large side doors, large overhead pocketExcellent balance between weight and features, many storage pockets, large vestibulesTwo large double doors, good headroom, excellent balance of interior space and weightGenerous dimensions, large vestibules, good balance between weight and durabilitySuperior weight for a dedicated pole tent, easy to pitch, easy entry and exit
Cons Small vestibules, tapered footprint reduces interior spaceTapered foot, pockets are high upExpensive, delicate materialsSmall doors, expensive, zippers don't always open smoothlyExpensive, tight for two people, mediocre ventilation
Bottom Line This tent offers enough room for three, without weighing you downA exceptional choice for both front and backcountry adventuresThis tent balances the key aspects of a backpacking tent better than all other modelsA tent that offers comfort and quality at a good weightOur favorite double-walled free-standing tent that doesn't skimp on creature comforts
Rating Categories Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 NEMO Dragonfly 2 Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 NEMO Dagger 2 NEMO Hornet Elite
Comfort (25%)
8
8
8
8
5
Weight (25%)
7
7
7
6
9
Weather Resistance (20%)
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7
Ease Of Set Up (10%)
8
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Durability (10%)
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5
Packed Size (10%)
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9
Specs Big Agnes Copper... NEMO Dragonfly 2 Big Agnes Copper... NEMO Dagger 2 NEMO Hornet Elite
Packaged Weight 3.88 lbs 3.16 lbs 3.09 lbs 3.76 lbs 2.00 lbs
Floor Area 41 sq ft 29 sq ft 29 sq ft 31 sq ft 28 sq ft
Packed Size 21 x 6in 19.5 x 4.5 in 19.5 x 6 in 19.5 x 6.5 in 19 x 5 in
Dimensions 90 x 70 x 43 in 88 x 50 x 41 in 88 x 52 x 40 in 90 x 50 x 42 in 85 x 51 x 37 in
Vestibule Area (Total) 18 sq ft 20 sq ft 18 sq. ft 22.8 sq ft 12.4 sq ft
Peak Height 43 in 41 in 40 in 42 in 37 in
Number of Doors 2 2 2 2 2
Number of Poles 3 3 1 2 1
Pole Diameter 8.7mm 8.7 mm 8.7 mm 8.5/9/9.6 millimeters 8.7 mm
Number of Pockets 5 3 3 2 3
Gear Loft No No No Sold separately No
Pole Material Aluminum DAC Featherlite NFL DAC Featherlite NFL DAC featherlight NSL DAC Featherlite NFL
Guy Points 4 5 4 10 4
Rain Fly Material proprietary patterned random rip-stop nylon with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating 20D Nylon Ripstop 15D 1200mm Silicone Nylon RipStop 15D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1200mm) 7D Sil/PU Nylon (1200 mm)
Inner Tent Material proprietary patterned random rip-stop nylon with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating 15D Nylon Ripstop [Body] 10D Polyester mesh
[Floor] 20D Nylon RipStop
[Body] 15D Nylon Ripstop / No see um mesh
[Floor] 30D PU Nylon Ripstop (3000mm)
10D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1200mm)
Type Two Door freestanding Two Door freestanding Two Door freestanding Two Door freestanding Two Door
Semi freestanding
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