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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Review

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
Price:  $450 List | $429.95 at REI
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Pros:  Extremely light, easy to set up.
Cons:  Not strong, not durable, rear walls cave in during high winds, expensive.
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Manufacturer:   Big Agnes


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Review by:
Chris McNamara

Last Updated:
Wednesday
April 4, 2012

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The UL3 is the big brother of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 to that we did a full hands-on review of. The UL2 got our Top Pick award because it is one of the lightest tents out there. How is the UL3 different than the UL2?

The UL3
  • has about 30% more floor area
  • $80 more expensive
  • 1 pound heavier

Both tents have otherwise very similar designs and construction.

Both get similar reviews. Which one should you get? We feel that 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 3, the UL3 is the way to go.

Check out our full Backpacking Tent Review where we compare the UL2 to other top tents.

Chris McNamara

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