Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL Tent - 2-Person 3-Season

Bigger and still lighter.

The Fly Creek HV UL Two-Person Tent still maintains the ultralight weight that minimalist backpackers look for, but Big Agnes redesigned it with a higher volume to give a comfier sleeping space. Unique to Fly Creek HV tents, DAC's Angle SF Hub works with the Featherlite pole system to provide 25% more head space and 10% more foot space. Apart from a higher volume, the Fly Creek HV UL Tent still features the same waterproof fly and floor along with the same mesh canopy for three-season use.

The fly creates a dry space to protect your gear from wet weather, and it gives the door a dry entry so you don't dampen your sleeping bag. Big Agnes included eleven superlight stakes, three internal mesh pockets, and gear loft loops that accommodate the Big Agnes Triangle or Entertainment Center lofts (both sold separately). This tent is also compatible for a lighter fast fly setup with the fly, poles, and footprint (sold separately).

  • Ultralight tent for light and fast backpacking
  • Waterproof fly and floor protects against summer storms
  • High-volume design expands internal space
  • Dry entry door and vestibule protect gear from rain
  • Three mesh pockets, gear loft loops, and stakes included
  • Reviews
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2017 new products listed?or 2016?

Great 3 season Tent

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this tent, it is noticeably lighter than any of my other two or three person tents. Great for cutting down on weight for longer backpacking trips. It is easy and quick to set up, even if you get to camp late . My husband fits in the tent nicely, he's 6'2" although it is a little bit tight with two people and a dog. Definitely isn't big enough to comfortably bring in packs as well. The only issues we've experienced were with some of the zippers splitting/puckering on the tent door as well as the rain fly, but I think it's because we have done a lot of desert camping and didn't clean out the tent well enough afterward. This is definitely a great tent to add to the collection!

Ultra LW but durable

    Only one outing so far and was impressed. Got caught up high in the alpine in a storm and this tent held up admirably, no drips. So light I will likely take it more than my mid in the future.

    Hi, what kind of wind would this tent handle? We camp at high peaks that are very windy most of the time. And since there is no water there, I always have to pack in all of our water, so I am looking for a lighter tent to offset the water weight, but don't want to have my tent destroyed by the winds either. Would this tent handle 50mph?

    Thank you

    Perfect for couples cuddling.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was a big fan of the original, but unforeseen circumstances sent that tent to a friend and I was out to buy my own. The upgraded HV is fantastic. Much easier to "exit" than the original, which was my biggest issue previously. I bought this to use with a duo sleep system like the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Duo or the Nemo Tango Duo and both fit nicely inside the tent. I was also looking to keep the tent weight and size to a minimum so I could take it bike or back packing. I did invest in a footprint, which I'd say is mandatory if you want to extend the life of the tent floor, plus it helps with a fast-fly setup. It's been in 20-30 degree temps (no snow) without a hitch (assuming my guy lines are on target...).



    Agree with other reviewers that with the weight savings, you have to be gentle with the tent and treat it with care. Zippers are fragile. It's not fully stable in high wind (but I did put it up on a granite cliff in Yosemite in high-ish winds and it was a champ through the night). But I do believe if I continue to use it carefully, I'll have continued joy of a nice, lightweight tent that I can use solo or pair with someone to cuddle when the right moments allow!

    Perfect for couples cuddling.

    Thanks for the feedback Ashley, it is very helpful! Also- great campsite!

    Ultralight home on the range

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I lived in this thing for eight weeks as I rode to Utah from Wisconsin. It is what it says: an extremely lightweight tent that kept me dry though a couple of thunderstorms.

    There are a couple trade-offs with a tent this light. The zippers are tiny and can be finicky. The tent body is quite lightweight and I can't recommend using it anywhere rougher than your backyard without a ground cloth. If you're lazy setting up the rain fly, and your guylines aren't dialed in, you might get some water coming through the rainfly due to contact with the tent body. And of course, it is smaller than many 2 person tents on the market.

    That said, this did everything I wanted. Touring by myself, it felt truly spacious. Like I said: this was home, a welcome place to fall unconscious after riding 100 miles yet another day. I recommend it for anyone looking to save weight.

    Bloomington, IL at sunset

    I found a patch of public land in Illinois! Imagine that.

    Bloomington, IL at sunset

    Best lightweight tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have owned and used a Big Agnes Fly Creek for the past 2 years. My wife just returned from a backpacking trip in Yosemite. The trip was a success due in part to the quality of the tent. First of all, the big Agnes Fly Creek is very lightweight at 3 lbs. I used to carry a bigger, heavier tent in my younger days but now at age 67 I try to eliminate every unneeded ounce from my pack. While the tent is small with a footprint of 4'x7' it is certainly livable for two small to average size persons as long as you store your backpacks outside the tent. I am 5'8" and my wife is 5'3". We hang our backpacks from a tree. Best of all, the tent is completely reliable. While camping at 10K we endured a 2 hour thunderstorm that dumped hailstones which covered the ground to a depth of 1inch. The 3-season tent withstood the howling wind and pounding hail and did not leak one drop. Three cheers for the Big Agnes Fly Creek!
    Joe L

    Love the one your with!

    Love the one your with!

    You better love the one your with.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This Ultralight is great for shaving weight but doesn't offer a ton of internal space. It would be tight for two with gear. One person with gear would be perfect. I love how easy it is to set up. If you are able to tie out some of the guylines and create some more internal volume it would really help this tent, you need to choose your camping spot wisely. This little guy surprised us with how lightweight it was, most water bottles weigh more than this tent, especially if you share the poles with your buddy.

    You better love the one your with.

    "You're"

    Great for 1, slightly cramped for 2

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    There's enough room in this tent for 2 people, but it gets cramped fast adding in backpacks. REALLY cramped if you add in a dog. The best part about this tent is how incredibly light weight it is and that it packs up very small. Great for backpacking trips. We have had this tent for a couple of years now and it's held up for the most part. The only issue we have had is that the rain fly zipper is totally shot- the teeth are not aligned which probably occurred from splitting. And we have been having issues with the zipper seams splitting open on the doors which occurred maybe a year into owning this tent. We took the tent in to where we bought it and they basically blamed us for not properly storing and cleaning the tent. Which is fair enough, but we have owned other tents that were much cheaper, heavier and we abused more that never had this kind of issue. We attempted to get the fly fixed in store and had to be referred to somebody to completely take off the zipper and redo it, so it's pretty bad.

    That said, we still love the tent...but we haven't used it since we've started having zipper issues and ended up getting a 3 person tent that weights a little more for the added room.

    A Minimalist's Dream!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This tent is a delicate flower. It is the lightest tent I have ever used, sets up in a jiffy, packs down incredibly small, and a large interior space when you consider the weight of the tent. Being a two person tent, it will be a little snug when you have another person in there but that's nice if you are with your significant other and want some cuddle time. This tent will comfortably fit you and your pooch or you can sleep solo without batting an eye.

    The first time that I set up the tent it was pitch black, on the top of a hill in the Sawtooth Mountains, and the wind was howling. With no instructions at hand, it took me just around 6 minutes to set up the tent with the fly on top of it. It is a super easy set up and although being so lightweight, it held up quite nicely in the wind. I didn't even experience much chatter.

    I would recommend this tent to anyone under one condition. You have to be somewhat delicate with the tent when setting it up, packing it, as well as going in and out of the doors. Big Agnes did a great job of reducing weight on the tent but by doing so, they had to use thinner walls and zippers.

    Overall, I am extremely impressed with the Fly Creek HV UL Tent. Big Agnes has done it again! If you are looking to nearly cut all the weight from your standard tent, pick up this puppy and you wont be sorry.

    Please contact me directly if you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns about this tent. I would love to go over it with you in further detail.

    Meet the new Fly Creek

    This tent has been the go-to model for long-distance and ultralight backpackers for good reason--lightweight, relatively spacious, double wall, freestanding, weatherproof, durable, and world-class warranty. Big Agnes has taken the standard for ultralight backpacking and raised it to a whole new level.

    ME LIKEY

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I don't consider myself a gear junkie, but I do love this tent. Lightweight, fast erection/tear down. Can't go wrong with Big Agnes Tents.