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Anyone here owns the Big Agnes FlyCreek 1 Bikepacking version tent?

Old 11-19-20, 03:02 PM
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Anyone here owns the Big Agnes FlyCreek 1 Bikepacking version tent?

Anyone here owns the Big Agnes FlyCreek 1 Bikepacking version tent?

pm me please.
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I don't, but my GF and I recently did quite a bit of research on the FlyCreek 1 and similar tents. Folks love or dislike the the Fly Creek due to the end-entry. Most seem to prefer side entry tents in that size.

In the end, my GF ordered a Copper Spur HV UL1 off of Steep and Cheap. Paid $262..very good price..based on all the searching we did. Should be arriving tomorrow. Cut her tent weight in half..she's pumped..
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Side entry works better for me. YMMV.
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I had the Big Agnes Tiger UL. Liked everything about it (side entry), great in rain, lightweight, handle winds well............I hated the zippers. Zipper broke at the end of its first packing trip (canoeing trip in the Adirondacks). They need to beef up the zippers, I prefer tarps these days and zippers on UL tents are not good.
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
Anyone here owns the Big Agnes FlyCreek 1 Bikepacking version tent?

pm me please.

I donít have the bikepacking version...the poles are shorter...but I do have one. I find it to be an excellent tent. Easy to pitch, light, and durable. The size is good for cool weather since you donít have to heat up that much volume. Getting into it is, well, different. I stand in front of it and back in rather then try to go in head first and turn around (Iím not that flexible anymore).

You can see it on the bike in these pictures (orange bag)






The bikepacking version is 5x12Ē where this one is 4x19Ē. I havenít had any issues with the longer tent, although I can see why a narrower one would be a plus.
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I have a Fly Creek UL 2 HV but not the bikepacking version yet but I may end up getting those poles to replace ones that got broken by another tent.

My tent is a side entry technically, yes it is not on the side most people would want it but the front and back of the tent are sides of it as well .

I love the tent, I don't know that I would want a smaller version as the 2 person at the time when I did a ton of research was one of the lightest non-boutique options out there and wasn't exceptionally heavier than the 1p version so I was sold. Plus putting it up is easy and it is nicely roomy for what it is. If I had to do it again I would probably go with the same tent (or very similar if they drop it from the line up) as I like it. The Copper Spur UL2 is another one on the list if I wanted to carry a little extra weight which isn't bad. I find my tent must be 2p if I want to have some comfort and a little storage or snuggle next to someone which is always nice after a day of touring.
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
Anyone here owns the Big Agnes FlyCreek 1 Bikepacking version tent?

pm me please.
I have the FlyCreek 2 and love it. It's very light and fits on the handlebars very nicely. I got the 2 and use it solo. The weight difference between the 1 and 2 is negligible and the packed size is also minor. I've used it on one 3 day bike packing trip and it was perfect.
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