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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent



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The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to thru-hikers and ounce-counting solo backpackers.
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The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to thru-hikers and ounce-counting solo backpackers.

Stretching a full 88" in length, the interior of the tent is 38" wide at the head and tapers to a width of 28" at the feet. With 20 square feet of interior space and a trail weight of only 2 pounds, 5 ounces, the tent offers ample room for solo hikers. A vestibule offers 9 square feet of additional weather-protected external storage space. Interior mesh pockets provide places to stash gear and clothes while media pockets located above the sleeping area enable headphone/ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices. Integrated gear loft loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Triangle Gear Loft (sold separately).

The tent’s DAC Featherlite NFL aluminum poles are both lightweight and durable. The single hub/pole design works in conjunction with the tent body's integrated clips to make setting up the tent fast, easy, and intuitive. An additional short section of pole runs across the roof of the tent and connects easily via an innovative attachment that pulls the tent body taut, increasing the verticality of the interior walls and helping to maximize the spaciousness of the vestibule. An eco-friendly anodizing process is used by DAC to treat the poles without the toxic chemicals traditionally used on aluminum tent poles. Reflecting an overall commitment to maintaining as light a packed weight as possible, superlight aluminum J stakes are included to further secure the freestanding tent.

Ample mesh on the tent body and the large D-shaped door encourages cross ventilation and provides circulation to fight condensation build-up. Coated with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane, the rip-stop nylon floor and rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the tent's seams are seal-taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs) to further protect the tent from the elements.

If you really want to travel light, leave the tent body at home and use the rainfly alone with the optional Copper Spur HV UL 1 Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs a mere 1 pounds, 12 ounces.

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 backpacking tent is available in your choice of color options.

  • Based on the features of the best-selling, award-winning Copper Spur ultralight tents, the Copper Spur HV UL design allows for high volume pole architecture resulting in steeper walls without adding weight
  • High volume angle hub increases strength by 25% and the useable interior volume by 20% when compared to previous versions of the Copper Spur
  • One door and one vestibule with storm flaps on the vestibule zippers
  • Large dual zipper door with discrete seams allows for easy entry and smooth closure while creating a clean, modern design
  • Quick Stash on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy
  • Proprietary random rip-stop pattern nylon is 25% stronger providing maximum durability
  • Two-tone mesh provides privacy while allowing for star gazing transparency
  • Massive ceiling pocket provides great storage space
  • Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices.
  • One fly vent
  • Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability
  • Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly
  • Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
  • Easy grip zipper pulls



Best Use Backpacking
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Packed Size 4" x 16.5"
Average Min Weight 2 lb, 2 oz
Average Packed Weight 2 lb, 8 oz
Interior Height 38"
Floor Area 20 sq ft
Floor Dimension 88" x 38" (at the widest point)
Vestibule Area 9 sq ft
Doors 1
Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL aluminum
Number of Poles 1
Freestanding Yes
Clips or Sleeves Clips
Interior Storage Interior mesh pockets and gear loft loops (loft sold separately)
Material Body: Double Ripstop Nylon and Polyester Mesh
Floor and Fly: Ripstop Nylon with PU
Seam Sealed Yes


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 21 real customer reviews)

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Awesome. Highly recommended
Reviewed by Mark U. - December 19, 2018

Likes: Light weight with lots of interior room.

Dislikes: Does not come with a footprint.

Very lightweight and well made
Reviewed by Nariman N. - November 17, 2018

Likes: Lightweight
Good construction

Dislikes: Non, so far.

Great tent
Reviewed by Kyle B. - October 8, 2018

Likes: I recently purchased this tent and have used it in the North Cascades. I went in extreme weather, drizzle mainly. You get what you pay for, lightweight, good head room, easy set up and take down. No complaints.

Dislikes: None

Great One Person Shelter!
Reviewed by Steve F. - August 21, 2018

Likes: Its the perfect size for one. I'm a bigger guy and I really really like the fact that this tent provides a lot of space in the head and shoulder area when I sit up. Compared to the older version of the Copper Spur this one give no sensation of feeling claustrophobic or anything like that.

I also really really love the pockets up top. Creates the perfect area for stowing your cell phone and any other items you want to find right away in a pinch.

Thoroughly enjoy this tent! Buy it, you wont regret it.

Dislikes: Really none to speak of per se; if there was anything I would say that I wished they would have had nylon up higher by the feet instead of mesh, like the old design, but its certainly no deal breaker.

Roomy but must be staked down
Reviewed by Mark Z. - August 19, 2018

Likes: Roomy inside. Performs well in rain. Easy to setup

Dislikes: Nice to have cords on the fly on all three sides. One side just has a loop.

Big Ganesha ul 1
Reviewed by Thomas B. - August 19, 2018

Likes: Light weight
Easy to assemble
Color coded

Dislikes: Nothing yet

great little tent, one small flaw
Reviewed by Sally C. - August 16, 2018

Likes: lightweight
beautiful neutral color ( olive green is more of a hazy lichen- green color)
all poles connected, cannot lose
color coding makes assembly fairly foolproof
good headspace
stays dry in a downpour, even with side blown rain

Dislikes: inadequate ventilation with rainfly on, in humid weather with scattered showers, enough condensation formed on the interior of rainfly to drip down the edges in the morning

Outdoor Luxury - Crazy Light, Sturdy and Strong
Reviewed by Donnie D - August 15, 2018

Likes: Been backpacking for about 3 years now. Started with a Marmot Tungsten 3P (6.5lbs!!!) because I didn't know any better and I got it for a pretty good deal.. After hauling it around the last few years I decided enough was enough.I did a ton of research on these and narrowed my choices down to a few before pulling the trigger on this tent. I was so stoked when I got my hands on this new HV UL1! made the right decision here!! It's so light and it compresses down so incredibly small. I also got the footprint to try and preserve it as long as possible. Been out a few times overnight and I can't say enough about how perfect it is. Haven't been in any serious weather yet but I'm confident it will be fine. I'm 6'1 - 180lbs and it fits me with room to spare. Love the spacious head room and ventilation works great as well. Plenty of room all around, a comfortable space. All good things from me, You won't be disappointed with this masterpiece!! A++

Dislikes: I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this thing! 2 months / 5nights on the trail

Perfect for backpacking
Reviewed by John C. - August 14, 2018

Likes: Freestanding, lightweight and not an obnoxious color ( got the olive version)

Dislikes: None.

Tent is very nice. Good quality, good size for a 1 person tent, love the plain olive color, everything worked as described in tent description.
Reviewed by Christopher G. - July 24, 2018

Likes: Color, size, quality.

Dislikes: None.

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