For backcountry tourists, Big Agnes is the right brand. It has been a leading outdoor gear manufacturer for the last two decades. We are reviewing its Copper Spur HV UL 1 tent on number two.
While this brand self-tests every adventure gear in its stock, this tent seems to be a promising one. It is quick and easy to set up once you understand the basics. With a large dual-zipper door, this tent makes entry and exit easy.
Also, it offers a steep-wall architecture to embrace the comfort of backpacking trips. The waterproof nylon fabric of this tent helps make it one of our favorites for harsh weather. You can make sure of its durability on a backcountry trip for its intense price tag.
The design of Copper Spur HV UL 1 permits a high-volume and lightweight tent pole. It has the ability to fold down into a tiny one when not in use. But, you must be careful with the pole sections to prevent breakage or bending.
This freestanding tent does not require any tent stakes for setting up unless you plan a tour during the windy season. As a result, you can quickly pitch your tent on wood and concrete surfaces. Also, a freestanding tent is favorable for a wide variety of locations.
It offers a 2-tone mesh for ventilation, which always keeps air flowing inside the tent. It is an easy way to protect you from moisture, bugs, and harmful elements in the environment.
The construction of this tent can be favorable in three seasons – summers, spring, and autumn. If you plan to camp in the winter, the rain-fly can easily keep you warm. But, if you are pitching your tent during summer, exclude the rain-fly for easy breathing.
Worry not, because 70% of the tent’s interior consists of mosquito netting. It allows safe and clean air in the tent even when you’re not using the rain-fly.
An interesting feature of this tent is its 9-feet large vestibule. It provides ample storage for keeping travel stuff, boots, and similar things. You can also store any slim and skinny items on the tiny vestibule located at the back of this tent.
Inside this tent, you can find multiple side pockets for gear storage. These include 3 mesh pockets, 8 superlight aluminum J stakes, and a pair of routing portals.
On the tent’s roof, you can find mini gear loft loops. These make room to hang items like lanterns and flashlights. For the longevity of your tent’s floor, buy the additional footprint available with a Fast-Fly setup.