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Tiger Wall UL (3 person) vs. Tiger Wall Platinum UL 3

Is there a difference between the Tiger Wall UL (3 person) vs. Tiger Wall Platinum UL 3 (besides color and almost $200)?  I have compared the specs and really don't see a difference.  Is there any?

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Weight.  They share the same design possibly with some minor differences but are made from different fabrics...  From the Big Agnes site...

Tiger Wall UL3 "solution dye" (2021)

Trail Weight2lb 10oz / 1.19kg
Packed Weight2lb 15oz / 1.33kg
Fast Fly Weight2lb 1oz / 936g


Tiger Wall Platinum UL3

Trail Weight2lb 6oz / 1.08kg
Packed Weight2lb 11oz / 1.22kg
Fast Fly Weight2lb / 907g


The probable increased fragility and the extra cost of the Platinum would not be worth the ~4oz weight savings for me. 

I would probably go for the regular Copper Spur UL3 if sharing between two or three people.  Carried between two the weight savings of the Tiger Wall is less significant and Copper Spur has some very nice features in addition to being free standing and more robust.

Trail Weight3lb 8oz / 1.59kg
Packed Weight3lb 14oz / 1.76kg
Fast Fly Weight2lb 13oz / 1.28kg


I have a regular 2019 Tiger Wall UL2 for a solo carry palace but it is definitely more annoying to set up that my first gen Copper Spur UL2 was due to the Tiger Wall's semi-freestanding pole structure. The TW's vestibule doors are also a bit on the tight side where the new Copper Spur has the nifty trekking pole awning feature.