Built especially for backpackers determined to have the lightest freestanding shelter possible, the Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum tent weighs in at just 1 pound, 6 ounces! Streamlined dimensions and ultra-lightweight fabrics combine to shed any and all unnecessary weight.
The internal dimensions of the Fly Creek 1 Platinum are 86" long by 42" wide at the head, tapering to 30" at the feet. With 22 square feet of interior space, the Fly Creek 1 Platinum is a great option for solo backpackers who appreciate efficient space usage. A vestibule offers 5.5 square feet of additional weather-protected external storage space. One interior mesh pocket provides a place to stash gear and clothes while integrated gear loft loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Triangle Gear Loft (sold separately).
Ample mesh on the tent body and a large mesh door maximize cross ventilation and provide circulation to fight condensation build-up. Coated with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane, the silicone-treated rip-stop nylon floor and rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the Fly Creek 1 Platinum's seams are seal-taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs) to further protect the tent from the elements.
Lightweight, collapsible DAC Featherlite NFL poles provide the Fly Creek 1 Platinum with freestanding structure. The single hub/pole design works in conjunction with the tent body's integrated DAC Twist Clips to make setting up the Fly Creek 1 Platinum fast, easy and intuitive. An eco-friendly anodizing process is used by DAC to treat the poles without the toxic chemicals traditionally used on aluminum tent poles.
When the weather is balmy and you really want to travel light, leave the tent body at home and use the rainfly alone with the optional Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs a mere 1 pound, 1 ounce!
- Single door and vestibule
- Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
- Reflective guyline 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 polyester mesh
- All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOC’s)
- DAC Featherlite NFL pole system with lightweight hubs
- DAC Twist Clips attach tent body to pole frame
- Hub pole design
- 11 Superlight aluminum J stakes
- One interior mesh pocket
- Gear Loft loops included
- Footprint sold separately
- Fast Fly setup available
- Fits Triangle gear loft-sold separately
Best Use Backpacking Average Min Weight 1 lb 6 oz Average Packed Weight 1 lb 13 oz Warranty Lifetime Vestibule Area 5.5 sq ft Sleeping Capacity 1 Seasons 3 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL Packed Size 4" x 17" Number of Poles 1 Other Stuff Sack Included Material Tent Body: Polyester Mesh Floor: Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating Interior Storage Interior Storage Mesh Pocket Interior Height 38" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 86" x 42" (at widest point) Floor Area 22 sq ft Doors 1 Clips or Sleeves Clips
Real Customer Reviews
- Tiny Tent
Likes: The main pro of this tent is that it's very light (mine came in about 2 oz over spec) and packs down small. The interior volume of the tent is very small but do-able.
Dislikes: It's difficult to get the floor of the inner tent taut - the foot end corners always want to lift up, or you have wrinkles in the floor. Additionally, the fly requires that the mid-panel tie-outs along the edge be used to get a taut pitch. Without them, the fly is fairly loose. I did not have this problem on my old Fly Creek UL2.
The material on this tent is quite thin. I would not expect it to be very durable and would be nervous about using it on any kind of extended backpacking trip where bad weather is a possibility. The listed hydrostatic head of the material is also quite low, so waterproofness (which typically degrades with time) may become a problem.
While the low weight of this tent is tempting, I think there are better options out there. If you do use this tent, understand its limitations and it may serve you well.
- Very light, but seems not durable
Likes: Very light solo backpack tent. Probably it's one of the lightest solo tent.
Dislikes: It's not real freestanding. The material is very thin and looks like not durable.
1 door i son the back, not on the side. Space is limited.
I bought it, but exchanged to MSR single BP tent.
- Ultra lightweight tent!
Easy to pitch
Dislikes: No footprint included
If you are under 6ft this tent might be livable but keep in mind it's minimalist interior.
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