Another trailblazing offering from Big Agnes, the Fishhook UL 2 is a “zipperless” 3-season backpacking tent that utilizes clips and patterning to save weight and deliver "quiet" performance.
Another trailblazing offering from Big Agnes, the Fishhook UL 2 is a "zipperless" 3-season backpacking tent. By utilizing clips instead of zippers, the Fishhook UL 2 eliminates a common failure point while also saving on weight.
The Fishhook UL 2’s 93" x 57" dimensions deliver 37 square feet of interior space, making the tent a sizable option for two backpackers. At a trail weight of just 3 pounds, 3 ounces, the tent can also serve as an incredibly roomy solo tent. A single large door provides easy entry and the clever use of strategic, overlapping patterning and bungee clip attachments does away with the need for zippers. A corresponding front vestibule offers 9 square feet of exterior storage space for packs, boots or other gear. Interior mesh pockets provide places to stash clothes and gear while integrated loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Square Gear Loft (sold separately).
The Fishhook UL 2's two DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles provide lightweight durability and lend the tent freestanding structure. The silicone-treated nylon rip-stop rainfly and floor provide excellent weather protection and fully tape-sealed seams further protect the tent from the elements.
Eight super-lightweight aluminum J stakes are included to further secure the pitch of the Fishhook UL 2. If you want to travel lighter, leave the tent body at home and use the rainfly alone with the optional Fishhook UL 2 Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs a mere 2 pounds, 6 ounces.
- Zipperless single door and vestibule
- Reflective guyline and webbing on tent corners
- DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs
- Fly and floor have 1200 mm waterproof PU coating
- All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free PU tape
- Interior mesh pockets
- 8 super-lightweight aluminum J stakes included
- Gear loft loops (Big Agnes Square Gear Loft sold separately)
- Fast Fly set-up compatible (Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 Footprint sold separately)
- Stuff sack included
Recommended Use Ultra-Lightweight 3-Season Backpacking Average Min Weight 3 lb 3 oz Average Packed Weight 3 lb 10 oz Warranty Lifetime Vestibule Area 9 sq ft Sleeping Capacity 2 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Featherlight NSL Pole Diameter 8.5 mm/9 mm/9.6 mm Packed Size 6" x 23" Number of Poles 2 Other Stuff Sack Included Material Walls: Nylon rip-stop polyester mesh
Floor: Silicone treated nylon rip-stop
Fly: Silicone treated nylon rip-stop
Interior Storage Interior Mesh Pockets Interior Height 38" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 93" x 57" Floor Area 37 sq ft Doors 1 Clips or Sleeves Clips
Likes: Big Agnes is the best in ultra light tents, and Backcountry made it affordable for me to have one.
Dislikes: Wish it came with a footprint