Closeouts. Weighing less than four pounds with a body made of nylon ripstop and polyester mesh, Big Agnes' Fly Creek Ultralight 3 tent is designed for weight-conscious backpackers seeking a spacious, easy-to-set-up shelter.
Reviewed by Power Trio from California on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Our goal this past year is to lighten up our overall pack weights. After much research, we determined this tent was our best choice. We've read lots of reviews about the pros and cons of the Fly Creek UL series. Here's our input. 1. Yes, the material is thin, but strong. Treat it nicely (which we usually do with all our equipment) and it should hold up fine. 2. Condensation issues inside - stake out the rain fly. We tried it one night with just the sides of the fly staked and the next night with adding the staking for the vestibule area and back of the tent. A very noticeable difference in condensation. Even with minimal staking, nothing got overly wet inside, and BTW we were in a very high humidity environment. 3. Yes, it does sleep three, if you're not huge people and are ok with being close. We're 5'8", 5'8" and 5'3", average build, and family members - plus our 14 lb. dog. This tent is replacing our previous 3 person tent and we actually had as much or more floor space than before BUT our tent trail weight is now half of what it was before! The 3+ lbs savings is pretty cool. Additionally, we made a footprint out of Tyvek for a strong, lightweight, and inexpensive alternative to the Big Agnes footprint. Works great! We all agree this tent is a winner and are looking forward many happy nights on the trail.