Recently added item(s) ×

You have no items in your shopping cart.

  • Awesome Gear, Amazing Service

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Item # BGAC4209

Availability: Out of Stock

The award-winning
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 3 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.



The award-winning Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 3 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 90" x 70", the Copper Spur UL 3 offers 44 square feet of interior space at a trail weight of only 3 pounds, 10 ounces. These specifications make the Copper Spur UL 3 roomy enough for up to three backpackers and lightweight enough to serve as an extremely spacious 2-person shelter. Dual vestibules offer 18 square feet (9 square feet per vestibule) of additional weather-protected external storage space. Eight 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 3'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 3 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 3'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 3 Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs a mere 2 pounds, 14 ounces.

  • 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
  • Eight interior mesh pockets
  • Gear Loft loops included
  • Footprint sold separately
  • Fast Fly setup available
  • Fits Wall gear loft sold separately


Best Use Backpacking, Camping
Average Min Weight 3 lb 11 oz
Average Packed Weight 4 lb 0 oz
Warranty Lifetime
Vestibule Area 9.0 sq ft + 9.0 sq ft (2 vestibules)
Sleeping Capacity 3
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Featherlite NSL & NFL
Packed Size 6.5" x 21.5"
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 44"
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 90" x 70"
Floor Area 44 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips

2 Item(s)

Great backpacking tent

Likes: Good space to weight ratio, especially if split between 2 backpackers. Good size for me, my wife, and young child. Lots pockets inside tent to store gear. Vestibules are of good size. Guy lines are already attached to the rainfly.

Dislikes: Zippers have much to be desired. In my two backpacking trips, I did not once open or close the main body door zipper from end-to-end without it getting stuck. I found that pinching the zipper from the inside and outside of the tent (rather than using the zipper pull) allowed me to operate it with fewer "stuck" spots. The rainfly zipper is better, but also gets stuck frequently. The included stakes are grey in color which makes it more difficult to find. I like my stakes to stand out (like MSR's red stakes).

Reviewed by Ron C. - October 14, 2016

Likes: Amazing tent for it's lightweight design and massive amount of space. the double doors are fantastic and the pole system is easy to use and strong. My fiancee and i love it.

Dislikes: It's excellent. No complaints.

Reviewed by Zack C. - December 22, 2014