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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 Our go to tent for short or long backpacking trips My wife and I used this tent several times the past 3 years. The latest in the Ansel Adams Wilderness out of Mammoth Lakes Ca., An 8 day 7 night backing trip. Pictured here at Ashley Lake. Also used the BA Copper Spur 2 on a 50 miler on the Ray Lakes Loop in Kings Canyon Ca, and in Wyo in the Wind Rivers in the Cirque of Towers with rain and NO leaks,. Easy to set up, and very light. 2nd photo on top of Baldy in So Cal, we hiked to the summit and set it up in the moon light without other lights. AWESOME PACKAGE.
Date published: 2017-11-19
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 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 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 great design and weight but leaks i had this in a few serious storms and although i love the size and head room the rainfly becomes saturated and leaches water it has yet to get me wet and thats why i give it two stars. i have not had any issues with condensation and it breaths well. i talked to big agnes they said they would exchange it but would not tell me if that would fix the problem and refuses to talk to me about the pictures i submitted to them. they keep trying to tell me its condensation and if they are correct and they are not it would still be an equaly bad problem. so basically the company refuses to own up and i am stuck with a tent that leaks and the family member i recomended one to is having the same issue. trading it out for another tent when they cant garuntee a new one will fix it sounds fishy to me.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Made the mistake of purchasing this tent at the last minute. I found my previous tent molting its water proofing as I was packing for a backpacking trip. I panicked and went into the store without any prior research. The salesperson raved about this tent. I went along with the recommendation even at a price tag of over $500 including the footprint. The good: easy setup and light weight. The bad: the asymmetrical footprint may save space but was too small at the foot end for our rectangle sleeping pads, the zippered exits are at the head end and under the fixed portion of the vestibule (this makes crawling in and out a very tight fit and absolutely impossible if you have any gear stored in the vestibule).
Date published: 2017-08-02
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Questions & Answers

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

Does the older Copper Spur UL2 footprint fit the new HV UL2 tent?

Asked by: Slowandsteady
Call Big Agnes Customer Service. They offer up to 50% credit towards purchase of newer model accessory if you return that same accessory for an older model. Great for building even higher loyalty amongst us BA fans.
Answered by: NMJim
Date published: 2018-02-07

very nervous about the plastic hoops the smaller pole slides into....how 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: Deceptively fit sue
It"s a lightweight backpacking tent. Not a winter tent. Can't take heavy snow loads etc.
Answered by: Duhh
Date published: 2017-12-26

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: 2017-12-26

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
As of May 2017, we do not have plans to stock the Olive Green tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04

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
https://www.rei.com/product/110294/big-agnes-copper-spur-hv-ul-2-footprint
Answered by: william wheeler
Date published: 2017-02-01

Is there any point in purchasing the footprint if we aren't planning on using the Fast Fly setup?

Asked by: Ellie
The footprint will protect the floor of the tent and prolong its life.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-26

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
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