The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 backpacking tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to ounce-counters who still appreciate comfort.
Stretching a full 88" in length, the interior of the tent is 52" wide at the head and tapers to a width of 42" at the feet. With 29 square feet of interior space and a trail weight of only 2 pounds, 14 ounces, the tent offers ample room for 2 or serves as a super spacious shelter for solo hikers. Dual vestibules offer 18 square feet (9 square feet per vestibule) 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 vestibules. 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 doors 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 2 Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs a mere 2 pounds, 4 ounces.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 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
- Four-way high volume hub design increases strength by 25% and the useable interior volume by 20% when compared to previous versions of the Copper Spur
- Two doors and two vestibules 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 19.5" Average Min Weight 2 lb, 12 oz Average Packed Weight 3 lb, 1 oz Interior Height 40" Floor Area 29 sq ft Floor Dimension 88" x 52" (at the widest point) Vestibule Area 9 sq ft + 9 sq ft Doors 2 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
- Overall the Copper Spur is a good, light weight backpacking tent.
Likes: It is roughly 3# and packs down well enough for a two person tent. It’s a cozy fit for 2 if you’re both less than 6’. Taller than that and you’re feet are hitting tent walls unless you sleep diagonally. It’s great for one person with plenty of room for pack and light enough to carry myself. I’m 5’1”, 113 lbs.
Dislikes: The zippers catch the flap over material easily. Since the material is so light weight, I fear if I’m not careful it will rip. There was some rain on my last trip. Though I did not get wet, the material looked wet, as if it had absorbed water. I wonder if I would have been wet if the rain had kept up.
- light, easy, spacious
Likes: Bought this mainly as a solo palace, but would comfortably fit two, especially with the doors on each side. Sets up super quickly and love the color coded poles. I'm short so I can't speak much for the headroom, bur the near vertical walls made it feel nice and roomy to me. I dig the simplicity and it's incredibly light for a true freestanding tent.
Dislikes: Have to be really careful with the zippers or they get caught. Haven't used it in rain yet, but I could see it being annoying when you're trying to take shelter quickly.
- Light and Easy
Likes: Extremely light weight
Dual Doors and vestibules
Easy to set up
The funky bend in the poles to facilitate the HV walls
- Excellent tent
Likes: Solid, light weight. Not bad in wind and rain. Easy to set up. Plenty of room for two
Dislikes: Price. Material feels thin, but needed for weight reduction. Definitely need to use some type of footprint
- Great tent
Likes: lightweight, easy to set up, 2 doors, 2 vestibules
Dislikes: could be a little wider for 2 people
- Love this tent!
Likes: Setup is a breeze! Waterproof, plenty of livable space to wait out a storm. Love the quick pitch option with footprint! Highly recommend this tent!
- Solid tent
Likes: Easy to put up, light, and durable
Dislikes: None whatsoever.
- Love the tent!
Likes: Love the weight. Ease of set up.
Dislikes: The rain fly allows lots of light in.
- Excellent lightweight backpacking tent
Likes: Dead simple set up
Dislikes: Ultralight materials could have durability issues
- Doesn't get much better
Likes: Kept me bone dry in a two day down pour. Very well built tent with plenty of room for me and my gear. Love it.
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