The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur 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 90" in length, the interior of the Copper Spur UL 2 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, 12 ounces, the Copper Spur UL 2 offers ample room for 2 or more than ample room for solo hikers. Dual vestibules offer 18 square feet (9 square feet per vestibule) of additional weather-protected external storage space. Four 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 Wall Gear Loft (sold separately).
The Copper Spur UL 2's DAC Featherlite NSL & NFL 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 2 fast, easy and intuitive. An additional short section of pole runs across the roof of the tent and connects easily via an innovative DAC 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 1200mm waterproof polyurethane, the rip-stop nylon floor and rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the Copper Spur UL 2'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 UL 2 Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs a mere 2 pounds, 1 ounce.
Reflecting an overall commitment to maintaining as light a packed weight as possible, eight superlight aluminum J stakes are included to further secure the freestanding Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2.
- Features double doors and vestibules
- Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
- Steep wall construction and cross over pole improve tent interior’s living space
- Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices
- Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
- Fly and floor are silicone treated nylon rip-stop
- Fly and floor have 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
- Tent body is nylon and polyester mesh
- All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC’s)
- DAC Featherlite NSL & NFL pole system with lightweight hubs
- DAC H Clip attaches tent body to cross pole
- DAC Twist Clips attach tent body to the pole frame
- Hub pole design
- 8 Superlight aluminum J stakes
- Four interior mesh pockets
- Gear Loft loops included
- Footprint sold separately
- Fast Fly setup available
- Fits Wall gear loft sold separately
Best Use Backpacking Average Min Weight 2 lb 13 oz Average Packed Weight 3 lb 2 oz Warranty Lifetime Vestibule Area 9.0 sq ft + 9.0 sq ft (2 vestibules) Sleeping Capacity 2 Seasons 3 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Featherlite NSL & NFL Packed Size 5.5" x 17.5" Number of Poles 2 Other Stuff Sack Included Material Tent Body: Nylon and Polyester Mesh
Floor: Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Interior Storage Interior Storage Mesh Pocket Interior Height 42" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 90" x 52" (at widest point) Floor Area 29 sq ft Doors 2 Clips or Sleeves Clips
Real Customer Reviews
- Good 1st impression
Likes: 1st time setup only took 5 min
lighter than my 1 man north face tent
Dislikes: bathtub floor is floppy
Likes: Easy set up. Very lightweight.
- Awkward doors and lots of condensation
Likes: Light for the size. Used it as a two person which was tight, but doable (I have a regular Nemo Cosmo Air, and my partner has a regular REI air rail). I really enjoyed the extra toe room (this tent is a little longer than most I've seen). The vestibules were a good size for keeping our packs and boots under them and out of the rain. We were able to take down the tent while the fly was still up, which was a huge plus on rainy mornings where we had to get moving. We had a lot of rain on our trip. If it weren't for the condensation, I'm sure we would have been nice and dry (no seepage in from the ground or anything).
Dislikes: The rainbow design on the doors for this tent are very awkward. You really have to unzip the whole thing, which can flop over into the dirt if you're not careful or are in a hurry to get out of rain. If it flops inside the tent and your not careful, you run the risk of sitting on it which is a sure way to destroy the delicate mesh fabric. If it's raining, it's extremely difficult to unzip the whole door without getting rain from the rain fly all over your arm and shoulder. The flap of material that covers the zipper on the rain fly somehow always managed to get caught in the zipper.
I know condensation happens, but I found it very difficult to pitch the fly tight enough to keep it from touching the inside wall. Even when I did manage to get it tight, the condensation build up was so bad that when rain hit the outside of the fly, droplets from the inside of the fly would get knocked down, through the mesh, onto our sleeping bags and faces. Also, the bathtub wall is possibly too high since there would be condensation build up along the inside edge. The outer edge of my sleeping bag was wet every morning from this. Please note, we camp along the west coast, so our situation may not be an issue for someone using this tent in drier conditions.
Likes: Love this tent! Easy to set up, room for me and my gear, lots of head room, large vestibules, light weight. I use it as a solo tent, it would be a bit tight for 2 people. I considered the UL1, but for about a half-pound more, this tent is much more comfortable.
Dislikes: The protective flap over the rainfly's zipper tends to catch in the zipper if it's wet...not enough to knock a star off the rating, but be aware and careful when unzipping after rain or heavy dew.
Likes: Great Tent for backpacking! Lightweight and a breeze to set up. Set tent up the first time in under 10 minutes without using the instructions. Really like the tent.
Dislikes: Nothing as of yet although it would be nice if it came with a compression sack also.
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