Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 4 (2013) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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Key Features

  • Color-coded pole ends, webbing and buckles for ease of set up
  • Free standing
  • Oversized stake-out loops
  • Eight interior mesh organizational pockets
  • Gear loft loops
  • Waterproof PU coating on floor and fly fabrics
  • Double doors and vestibules
  • Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
  • Cross pole increases head room
  • Reflective guylines
  • Fast fly set-up option with Copper Spur UL 2 footprint (sold separately)
  • DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs
  • DAC Twist Clips attach tent to pole frame
  • DAC H Clip attaches tent body to cross pole
  • Hub pole design
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOC)
  • 14 lightweight aluminum hook stakes included
  • Compatible with Big Agnes Wall Gear Loft (sold separately)


Recommended Use: Three-Season Backpacking
Packed Size: 22" x 8"
Sleeping Capacity: 4
Average Min Weight: 5 lb 6 oz
Average Packed Weight: 5 lb 14 oz
Interior Height: 50" (highest point)
Floor Area: 57 sq ft
Floor Dimensions: 86" x 96"
Vestibule Area: 13.5 sq ft + 13.5 sq ft (2 vestibules)
Doors: 2
Pole Type: DAC Featherlite NSL Aluminum
Number of Poles: 2
Freestanding: Yes
Clips or Sleeves: Clips
Interior Storage: 8 Mesh Pockets
Material: Walls: Nylon and Polyester Mesh
Floor and Fly: Silicone-treated Nylon Rip-Stop with 1200mm PU Coating
Seam Sealed: Taped Seams
Seasons: 3
Other: Stuff Sack Included
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

The award-winning Copper Spur UL 4 3-season backpacking tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to ounce-counting backpackers who don't want to skimp entirely on creature comforts.

Measuring 86" x 96" and providing a 50" peak height, the Copper Spur UL 4 offers 57 square feet of interior space at a trail weight of only 5 pounds, 6 ounces. These specifications make the Copper Spur UL 4 roomy enough for up to four backpackers and lightweight enough to serve as an extremely spacious 3 person shelter. Dual vestibules offer 27 square feet (13.5 square feet per vestibule) of additional weather-protected external storage space. Eight interior mesh pockets provide places to stash gear and clothes while integrated gear loft loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Wall Gear Loft (sold separately).

The Copper Spur UL 4's DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles are both lightweight and durable. The single hub/pole design works in conjunction with the tent body's integrated DAC Twist Clips to make setting up the Copper Spur UL 4 fast, easy and intuitive. An additional short section of pole runs across the roof of the tent and connects easily via an innovative H Clip attachment, pulling the tent body taut, increasing the verticality of the interior walls and helping to maximize the spaciousness of the two vestibules. An eco-friendly anodizing process is used by DAC to treat the poles without the toxic chemicals traditionally used on aluminum tent poles.

Ample mesh on the tent body and the large D-shaped doors encourages cross ventilation and provides circulation to fight condensation build-up. Coated with waterproof polyurethane, the rip-stop nylon floor and rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the Copper Spur UL 4's seams are tape-sealed to further protect the tent from the elements.

Reflecting an overall commitment to maintaining as light a packed weight as possible, fourteen super-light aluminum J stakes are included to further secure the freestanding Copper Spur UL 4. If you really want to travel light, leave the tent body at home and use the rainfly alone with the optional Copper Spur UL 4 Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs a mere 4 pounds, 3 ounces.

Big Agnes part number: TCS412

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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 4 (2013) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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  • . Morrisville NC

    Likes: Disclaimer: I am a beginner backpacker, so I do not have the experience that some others reviewing may have.

    Wow! This tent comes in a small package, but I was really impressed with the size of it when pitched. I found it really easy to assemble and disassemble. It is light to carry and large enough in case we have a friends or family members join us on a trip who do not have a tent.

    This straddles the line perfectly between being lightweight/small for backpacking and comfort. If you are going to buy just one tent and have it fit the majority of situations (car camping, weekend trips, extended trips), then this is it.

    Dislikes: nothing so far.

    I have some concerns about longevity of the ultralight materials. I will come back to update my review in the future.