Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

   Photo: Terry Heffernan


Big Agnes took last year's already light Gear of the Year–winning Emerald Mountain tent and sliced off nearly a pound, while apparently sacrificing nothing. How'd they do it? An even smarter design, smaller-gauge zippers, and a featherweight body and 15-denier nylon fly that, because its fibers are double-twisted for added strength, is much tougher than it looks. It's an impressive feat, especially considering that the tent is roomy enough—29 square feet, with a respectable 42-inch peak height—for two six-foot testers to sleep comfortably and is packed with features like reflective guylines and self-propping vents on the fly. The only catch? The fancy materials bump up the cost. 3.5 lbs;

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