Big Agnes Flycreek Tent

Big Agnes Flycreek HV UL2 Tent

THE AMERICAN BACKPACKER

This article is a product review on the Big Agnes Flycreek (HV UL2) tent.  Big Agnes is an outdoor manufacturer who develops and designs a variety of outdoor gear for wilderness backpackers. The types of gear they design and manufacture are:

  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Camp Furniture
  • Duffels and Travel Bags
  • Apparel ( Men, Women, & Children)

The Flycreek is a three season tent that has been redesigned with a HV designator in its title .  The HV stands for high volume.  The redesign has increased the interior floor and head space.  The door on this version is also more vertical than the previous version.  Below are the specs for this new version without the mtnGlo feature.  MtnGlo are led lights that are sewn into the tents interior for night time use.

Trail Weight1lb 15oz / 879g 
Packed Weight2lb 5oz / 1.05kg 
Fast Fly Weight1lb 7oz / 652g 
Packed Size4″ x 19″ / 10 x 48cm 
Floor Area28sq ft / 2.6m² 
Head Height40″ / 102cm 
Vestibule Area 8sq ft / 0.7m² 
Footprint Weight4oz / 113g 
Number of Seasons3
Number of Doors1
Intended UseBackpacking

The above specifications and photos taken from the Big Agnes website (without the mtnGlo feature)

You can purchase this tent for approximately $350.00 online.  The tent is lightweight, and it sets up very quickly.  The tent is not a full free standing tent but more like a semi freestanding tent.  You have to stake out the foot box area to fully expand the floor area of the tent.  It is a two person tent but for me it is a one person tent due to my size.    

The tent has only one door which limits its accessibility especially if two individuals are utilizing it. The tent that I purchased had the mtnGlo feature in it and in my below video I discuss it.  This feature is no longer available with this tent and I am not sure why they stopped manufacturing it with this feature.

I did a field test on this shelter system in the Ocala National Forest and my video on that test is posted below.  Overall I enjoyed the tent, and it is very functional for remote and rugged wilderness expeditions. I will use this tent but only for short expeditions, less than 3 days.  I prefer shelter systems with (2) doors because it allows me two options for a quick exit if needed. A two door tent also allows me to store more of my gear outside the tent under the rain fly by each of the 2 doors verses a tent with 1 door.  

My field test of the Big Agnes Flycreek U HV Tent

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