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Big Agnes Scout UL 2 (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Item # BGAC3201

Sale Price $179.95


You Save $120.00 40%

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Bridging the gap between traditional tents and tarp-style shelters, the Big Agnes Scout UL 2 provides a taut pitch with the use trekking poles (not included). Ideal for ounce-counters, this unique tent weighs in at well under 2 pounds.


Bridging the gap between traditional tents and tarp-style shelters, the Big Agnes Scout UL 2 provides a taut pitch with the use of a pair of trekking poles (not included). Ideal for ounce-counting backpackers, this unique tent weighs in at well under 2 pounds.

Measuring a full 90" x 54" and providing 34 square feet of interior space, the Scout UL 2 offers ample room for two and is lightweight enough to serve as an exceptionally roomy solo tent. An awning-style extension on the tent body provides weather protection and includes "eve" and rear vents that maximize airflow to combat condensation build-up. Integrated storage bins at the head of the tent provide places to stash gear and clothes while integrated gear loft loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Wall Gear Loft (sold separately).

NOTE: The Scout UL 2 is not freestanding and does require trekking poles. Integrated guyout points, obvious anchor points and included reflective guyline do, however, make the Scout easier to erect than it may seem at first. Twelve super-light aluminum J stakes are included to secure the pitch.

A large door provides convenient entry. The silicone-treated nylon rip-stop roof and floor deliver lightweight, durable, waterproof protection. All of the Scout UL 2's seams are tape-sealed to further protect the tent from the elements. The Big Agnes Scout UL 2 Footprint (sold separately) can be used to further protect the tent floor from mud, ground water and sharp objects like rocks, exposed roots and pine needles.

  • Non-freestanding
  • Requires 2 trekking poles (not included)
  • Single door, no vestibule
  • Single wall design with full eve and rear vent system
  • Reflective guyline and webbing at tent corners and suggested anchor points
  • Silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1200 mm waterproof PU coating
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free PU tape
  • 2 interior storage bins
  • 12 super-lightweight aluminum J stakes included
  • Gear loft loops (Big Agnes Wall Gear Loft sold separately)
  • Big Agnes Scout UL 2 Footprint sold separately
  • Stuff sack included


Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 1 lb 9 oz
Average Packed Weight 2 lb 0 oz
Warranty Lifetime
Vestibule Area n/a
Sleeping Capacity 2
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type n/a
Packed Size 6" x 12.5"
Number of Poles n/a
Other Stuff Sack Included
Material Walls: Nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh
Floor: Silicone treated nylon rip-stop
Fly: Silicone treated nylon rip-stop
Interior Storage Integrated Storage Bins
Interior Height 43"
Floor Dimension 90" x 54"
Floor Area 34 sq ft
Doors 1
Clips or Sleeves n/a

2 Item(s)

Likes: Light weight, small pack size, and plenty of room. Overall, it's a great light weight tent and an excellent value, but there are just a few things to tweak.

Dislikes: Not as much ventilation as I would like, no vestibules, zipper snags easy, tent poles slip out if hit, and it's easy to hit tent poles in the middle of the door.

Reviewed by Jeff K. - August 20, 2013

Likes: Big Agnes products, Size, weight, air circulation. Below is my response to Big Agnes.

Dislikes: Hey All,
Just received my new Scout UL2 yesterday, set it up in the backyard and very disappointed. The pictures/specs shown on your website do not show the lost space of the roof line in the rear, the useless 5' space between the two trekking poles, and the about 9" height to crawl over to get in the tent.
I suggest you revise the tent by putting the "black spot" for the rear trekking pole all the way to the rear wall of the tent to gain additional useful floor space and consider changing the rear wall to perpendicular. Also, lower the entrance threshold to max of 6". With its current design I would not recommend it to my hiking friends. Other than the above, I like the tent.
Happy T

Reviewed by Michael S. - February 8, 2013