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  • Enjoy comfort and convenience in the backcountry with a high-volume hub and steep wall architecture that maximize strength and increase living space without adding weight
  • 4-way hub design increases stability and strength while creating optimal livable space where you need it most
  • Features 2 doors and 2 vestibules with storm flaps on the vestibule zippers; large, dual-zipper door with discrete seams allows easy entry and smooth closure
  • Quick Stash on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy
  • Proprietary double ripstop pattern nylon is 20% stronger than regular nylon, providing maximum durability
  • 2-tone mesh provides privacy while allowing for stargazing transparency
  • Massive ceiling pocket provides great storage space; media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean earbud cord routing from phones or other devices
  • Hook-and-loop tabs connect the 1-vent fly to pole structure, providing perfect pitch and extra stability; precut guy lines and tensioners are attached to the fly
  • All seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOCs)
  • Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners; easy-grip zipper pulls; ultralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame
  • Includes 2 mesh pockets, 1 oversized mesh pocket , 2 cord routing portals, gear loft loops (for the Triangle gear loft, not included) and 8 superlight aluminum J stakes
  • Fast Fly setup available with footprint (sold separately)


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 2-person
Minimum Trail Weight 2 lbs. 12 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 2 lbs. 2 oz.
Packaged Weight 3 lbs. 1 oz.
Packed Size 4 x 19.5 inches
Floor Dimensions 88 x 52 / 42 inches
Floor Area 29 square feet
Vestibule Area 9 + 9 square feet
Peak Height 40 inches
Number of Doors 2 doors
Number of Poles 1
Pole Material DAC Featherlite NFL and NSL
Pole Diameter 8.7 millimeters
Canopy Fabric Patterned double ripstop nylon/polyester mesh
Floor Fabric Silicone-treated patterned double ripstop nylon with waterproof polyurethane coating
Rainfly Fabric Silicone-treated patterned double ripstop nylon with waterproof polyurethane coating
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tent I've ever had. Pitches easily and quickly, it's even color coded, and can be pitched tight with 6 stakes. It has enough room for two people, who like each other, to sit up at the same time. I used it two seasons in 10,000ft + altitude in Montana, and it holds up well in driving rain and wind. I bought the Nemo hornet for my last trip because it was 12oz lighter, but after using the Nemo tent one trip, I'm going back to the Copper spur. The 12oz is gained by making the tent significantly smaller, using really fragile materials, such as the smallest zippers I have ever seen and thin spindly poles. I'd rather carry the 12oz.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Agnes Cu Spur HV UL 2 Improvements The Big Agnes Cu Spur HV UL 2 Tent is an excellent design improvement over my seven year old Cu Spur 2. The new design is stronger, 10oz lighter, better ventilation and improved door zippers. Big Agnes also added an overhead storage pocket. After 7 months +1,400 miles of Wyoming and Colorado backpacking my sons have inharited my old perfectly good Cu Spur 2 and I am trekking with the better lighter tent.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 Big for 1 Thinking most 1-man ultralights were going to be too small for me, I went with this 2 man. It was plenty big. In fact, I reckon I'll be fine in a one-man, so I'm going to swap it back for a Copper Spur 1. Same design: easy to set up, low weight rating, and no rain leakage when it absolutely poured one night, all night long. Ka-ching!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Roomy interior makes campig so much easier. The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 performed as expected. It's roomy interior provided added comfort not found in 1-person tents. It was easy to set up and pack-up. I was able to easily sit up inside the tent which made packing up my gear while still in the comfort and relative warmth of my tent. Worth the price.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lightweight tent that lacks in waterproof ability We are from the States and we only used this tent once while camping in Norway. Two people slept in it during our two day camp, which would have been longer if the tent was waterproof. The rain fly seemed to be doing well in the beginning. With consistent rain the fly began to sag slightly and moisture began to work its way in. We had to consistently pull the fly tighter. Although the rain was kept at bay for the most part any longer trips with downpours this tent would probably not hold up. There was no wind during our use. There was also significant moisture built up inside the fly even with the ventilation open. The tent was very easy to setup. There was a good amount of space for two people (I'm 5'9, 175lbs. She is 5'3, 120 lbs). If I was any taller it may have started to become uncomfortable lengthwise.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic upgrade to an already great tent I had initially purchased the original UL2 before this tent and, while I liked it, I decided to exchange it for the UL2 HV. This tent is a great, as it is still easy to setup, super solid and now it has an amazing amount of head room.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very solid tent! I obsessed over tents for a month before finally buying this one. It packs down light, and I haven't had any trouble with moisture. The only suggestion I have is wait for a sale because it is pretty expensive!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Zero stars Ok... bought it to replace my rei passage one. I wanted more ventilation and room for same weight. Took it backpacking this weekend in the white mountains. I never use footprints to save weight and frankly when it says waterproof I expect it to be!!! I set up on snow, it was a warm night with a lot of melting and soon saw beads of water forming all over the floor. It leaks from the ground up. I called big Agnes to find out if there is a manufacturing problem. Person seemed confused and asked me to send an e-mail about the problem. Waiting for a response. I told them I was writing this review and the rep started pleading telling me how wonderful their products are. I do love a big car camping tent I have of theirs. I explained to them I will be glad to add a new review when I get an answer as to why a $450 dollar waterproof tent ( according to specs) is not. The space inside was great. Loved having two doors. Easy set up. I still haven't tested it in wind and am afraid to test it in rain. I really hate how the door is off to one side . I also hate how storage nets are only on the high side end as I liked my head on the low side. Still I would have gotten used to it if it wasn't for the leaky floor. Big disappointment!
Date published: 2017-04-20
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With this tent being taller than the previous Copper Spur how will it hold up in windy conditions? Is there a maximum recommended wind speed to pitch this tent?

Asked by: GMG
I have also tried contacting BA re: wind ratings, but was told they do not do any such testing. FWIW, I own the original Copper Spur UL2. I camped out at 12000' in a wide open basin during a fairly heavy storm. Max gusts from airports in the surrounding area were between 23 mph (at 9000') and 46 mph (5800'). The wind was hitting the vestibule of the tent and putting a serious bend in the center cross bar. I had to hold it up until about 2 am to keep the tent from flattening out. I know BA claims the HV model has a stronger pole system. After setting mine up today, I can confirm that the poles feel sturdier. I am not sure whether the increased height of the HV model will be a significant disadvantage. To be honest, I could not tell that the HV model was any taller. It does have much more headroom due to the walls being more vertical though. I am very happy with the my decision to upgrade to the HV model. If you do a search for "Copper Spur HV UL2" on youtube, you will find a quick preview/comparison review that I just posted.
Answered by: ljkhiker
Date published: 2017-04-25

very nervous about the plastic hoops the smaller pole slides will that plastic hold up in freezing conditions as I plan to use it in the winter. also what is the weight of the rainfly?

Asked by: Suewho
It"s a lightweight backpacking tent. Not a winter tent. Can't take heavy snow loads etc.
Answered by: Duhh
Date published: 2017-05-03

What is the difference with the previous model of the Copper Spur?

Asked by: Treaner
The biggest difference between the HV (High Volume) and the original Copper Spur is livable space. The HV version has more vertical sidewalls.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-31

I was hoping REI would be stocking the Copper Spur UL2 in Olive Green, any idea of if and when you will?

Asked by: David
David, spoke to Big Agnes today, olive green will not be shipped out to stores until 6-15-17.  However, did find that Backcountry Edge sells them with free shipping and 20% total purchase discount coupon.  They also sell the footprint and gear bag.  I made the purchase.
Answered by: CharlesNorCal
Date published: 2017-06-02

I just purchased the Copper Spur HV UL2, but didn't see a corresponding footprint. Do I purchase the older non-HV footprint?

Asked by: runningslowman
Answered by: william wheeler
Date published: 2017-02-01

Hey, on the BA website they say you can get the Copper Spur HV UL2 in Olive Green. Do you sell it in Olive green? If you do sell it in Olive Green is there a difference in price, material or weight? 

Asked by: CFunk
As of February 2017, olive green is not available. Specs would be the same for both colors.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-29

Can you pitch this tent fly first?  In case you get caught in a down pour so water doesn't get in the screened portion of the tent. 

Asked by: GNelson
Fast fly setup using the rainfly and the footprint is available. You could theoretically setup the tent under the fly once the fast fly setup is used.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-15

I am concerned that where the zippers come together (one zips vertically, the other horizontally) this gap is large enough for mosquitos and other small bugs to enter the tent. Is this an issue?

Asked by: Shawn
We have not heard of this being an issue. The gap is not large enough for small bugs to enter into as long as they are zipped together.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02
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