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  • Luxury features normally found only on heavier tents include a nylon fly with 2 vestibules, interior storage pockets and a sleek mesh body for both privacy and stargazing
  • 3-season, freestanding, lightweight backpacking tent with 2 doors and 2 vestibules with stormflaps on the vestibule zippers
  • Large dual-zipper door with discreet seams allows for easy entry and smooth closure while creating a clean, modern design
  • Quick Stash on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy
  • All-mesh body is great for stargazing and ventilation; colored mesh accentuates the modern design
  • Hook-and-loop tabs connect fly to pole structure, providing perfect pitch and extra stability
  • Ready to pitch with precut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly
  • Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
  • Easy-grip zipper pulls
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOCs)
  • Ultralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame
  • 4 interior mesh pockets and 8 superlight aluminum J stakes
  • Gear loft loops included; fits Big Agnes Wall, Trapezoid and Triangle gear lofts, not included
  • Optional footprint (sold separately) can be used with the fly and poles for a Fast Fly setup that cuts even more weight for minimalist camping

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 2-person
Minimum Trail Weight 2 lbs. 5 oz. pounds
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 1 lb. 14 oz. pounds
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 10 oz. ounces
Packed Size 5 x 17 inches
Floor Dimensions 90 x 52/42 (L x W head/foot) inches
Floor Area 29 square feet
Vestibule Area 9 + 9 square feet
Peak Height 40 inches
Number of Doors 2 doors
Number of Poles 2
Pole Material DAC Featherlite aluminum
Pole Diameter 8.7 millimeters
Canopy Fabric Polyester mesh
Floor Fabric Ripstop nylon
Rainfly Fabric Ripstop nylon
Ultralight Yes
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Ultra light I currently own the copper spur UL-3 and use it as a two-man tent. I have been wanting to get a smaller tent to fit my 6' foot 6" frame on solo trips. And the Copper Spur HV UL-2 was my top choice after many happy years with my bigger 3 man. Right before I was going to purchase the HV UL-2, I was alerted the the over all length was shorten to 88 inches from its prior 90" Where the Copper spur Platinum 2 remained at 90 inches in length. So I ordered the Platinum. It's Small packed size is very nice in my backpack and the weight is unbelievable coming in right at 2 1/2 pounds including all the little baggies for stakes ect. This is an UL tent made out of the thinnest yet strongest material in the tenting industry but keep in mind it is and "ultralight" be careful with it. I like everything about the tent but would caution that the bathtub type material only comes up about 8 inches and the rest is the bug Mesh which is perfect for summer camping, however if you were to pitch it on a sandy/snowy platform the wind might blow sand/snow under the vestibule and through the mesh. I'd definitely recommend a Tyvac or factory footprint if you plan to pitch the tent on sharp rocks or with lots of sticks and pinecones present. Love this Tent
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, Simple, Effective I have owned the regular Copper Spur 2 for a few years now and wanted to disagree a little from the previous users regarding the Copper Spur design. Expensive, yes, more so than some other entry level tents but less bulk, weight, nicer fabrics etc. I have thought the CS2 had an average degree of spaciousness, great vestibule room, was quick to set up, had durable enough fabric, and wasn't too much in a pack. Things I kinda disliked were the door zippers meant you had to unzip most of the door in order to get in and out, seems like they changed that. Differences: regular CS2 had less mesh, was heavier, the door design wasn't as intuitive, and had a bright orange rainfly. All these look to be improved in the CS Platinum
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not even close! I have owned a Tarptent Double Rainbow (DR) for four years. It’s seen it all- wind, snow, rain (total downpours), heat, and uneven or “unfriendly” ground for pitching. Last summer, I used it to train for and hike the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail. This tent is a workhorse. It withstands everything you throw at it, and it looks nice in the field… when you can see it. One of the things I love best about the DR is its color and ability to blend into its surroundings. This makes the DR great for stealth camping, something I appreciate as a solo female hiker. That said, when recently building a backpacking kit to keep at my cabin in Montana, I thought it would be fun to try some different gear that’s currently on the market. One new thing I bought was the Copper Spur UL2 Platinum Tent by Big Agnes for $599. I was curious and excited to see what a $600 tent bought. As it turned out, not much. Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was how the Big Agnes, although comparable to the DR in size, was not nearly as compact. It was considerably bulkier and I knew it would take up much more space in my backpack. Remember- this came straight from the factory too. I could only imagine how bulky it’d be once I started packing it! I also noticed right away the material used to construct the tent. It seemed extremely delicate compared to the DR. It was not hard to imagine how easy it would be to rip. This coming from a person who is very careful with her gear too. Already I was beginning to rethink my decision about not buying the DR, but I decided to pitch the Big Agnes in my living room anyway. Setting it up wasn’t too bad, but without the fly on the tent, you have ZERO privacy. There is nowhere to hide to change clothes, take a sponge bath, or even just lie on your sleeping bag and read. Also, the fly takes a little time to put on, and I was imagining how wet this tent would get when pitching it in the rain. I live in a rainy climate, so this was a major concern. I’ve pitched my DR in the pouring rain many times and am always impressed with how dry the inside remains. At this point, I knew I was packing the $600 tent back up to return to REI and re-ordering the $289 DR instead, but still, I climbed inside to see what the living space was like. Decent enough; however, the zippers were a giant pain. They repeatedly got stuck in the fabric and didn’t close completely. I was imagining being on a long distance hike and having to deal with this every time I opened and closed my tent. No thanks. In all the times I’ve zipped and unzipped my DR, I’ve never once had a problem. I also didn’t like that they didn’t close completely. Bug season anyone? So, back in the bag and back to REI the $600 tent went. I promptly ordered my DR and when it arrived the other day, I was so happy knowing one of the most important pieces of gear in my pack is also one of my most trusted- the Tarptent Double Rainbow. Honestly, I don’t think there is a better two-person tent on the market- and Tarptent’s customer service is the best.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This was the worst tent I have ever purchased Just junk I wouldn't let my worst enemy sleep in this extensive tissue paper tent
Date published: 2017-04-20
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What is difference between this tent and the other Copper Spur tent you carry in terms of fabric durability and waterproofing?

Asked by: risnewski
​We carry a few other different Copper Spur tents so we are going to comment on the most recent Copper Spur version, which is the Copper Spur HV UL 2 tent. This tent has a lot more mesh in the tent body and to make it lighter it uses ripstop nylon for the fly and floor. The HV UL version uses a patterned ripstop nylon, which is 20% more durable, but heavier. Both tents have 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

how much wind can this withstand? How do you get in and out without having to pull a stake up when the fly is staked down? It seems to be a one sided opening.

Asked by: Suewho
The manufacturer does not offer a wind rating for this product, however it is not designed to withstand heavy wind gusts or high velocity, perpetual wind events. The rainfly unzips and opens for access into the vestibule and the tent door. This tent model has two large tent doors, one on either side of the tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-09

Which footprint is this compatible with? Would the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Footprint work or is there a separate one?

Asked by: pacificpines
The HV version is not compatible with the other versions. REI does not carry the "2 Platinum" footprint as of April 2017.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

What is the difference between the Copper Spur HV UL2 and the Copper Spur HV Ul2 Platinum?

Asked by: Muzz
​The Platinum offering uses the same DAC Featherlite NFL pole system and the fly and floor are still silicone-treated rip-top nylon with 1200mm waterproofing. The platinum weighs 7 ounces less because the tent body is mostly mesh, and the tent floor is 2 inches longer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-09
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Ultra light I currently own the copper spur UL-3 and use it as a two-man tent. I have been wanting to get a smaller tent to fit my 6' foot 6" frame on solo trips. And the Copper Spur HV UL-2 was my top choice after many happy years with my bigger 3 man. Right before I was going to purchase the HV UL-2, I was alerted the the over all length was shorten to 88 inches from its prior 90" Where the Copper spur Platinum 2 remained at 90 inches in length. So I ordered the Platinum. It's Small packed size is very nice in my backpack and the weight is unbelievable coming in right at 2 1/2 pounds including all the little baggies for stakes ect. This is an UL tent made out of the thinnest yet strongest material in the tenting industry but keep in mind it is and "ultralight" be careful with it. I like everything about the tent but would caution that the bathtub type material only comes up about 8 inches and the rest is the bug Mesh which is perfect for summer camping, however if you were to pitch it on a sandy/snowy platform the wind might blow sand/snow under the vestibule and through the mesh. I'd definitely recommend a Tyvac or factory footprint if you plan to pitch the tent on sharp rocks or with lots of sticks and pinecones present. Love this Tent
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, Simple, Effective I have owned the regular Copper Spur 2 for a few years now and wanted to disagree a little from the previous users regarding the Copper Spur design. Expensive, yes, more so than some other entry level tents but less bulk, weight, nicer fabrics etc. I have thought the CS2 had an average degree of spaciousness, great vestibule room, was quick to set up, had durable enough fabric, and wasn't too much in a pack. Things I kinda disliked were the door zippers meant you had to unzip most of the door in order to get in and out, seems like they changed that. Differences: regular CS2 had less mesh, was heavier, the door design wasn't as intuitive, and had a bright orange rainfly. All these look to be improved in the CS Platinum
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not even close! I have owned a Tarptent Double Rainbow (DR) for four years. It’s seen it all- wind, snow, rain (total downpours), heat, and uneven or “unfriendly” ground for pitching. Last summer, I used it to train for and hike the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail. This tent is a workhorse. It withstands everything you throw at it, and it looks nice in the field… when you can see it. One of the things I love best about the DR is its color and ability to blend into its surroundings. This makes the DR great for stealth camping, something I appreciate as a solo female hiker. That said, when recently building a backpacking kit to keep at my cabin in Montana, I thought it would be fun to try some different gear that’s currently on the market. One new thing I bought was the Copper Spur UL2 Platinum Tent by Big Agnes for $599. I was curious and excited to see what a $600 tent bought. As it turned out, not much. Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was how the Big Agnes, although comparable to the DR in size, was not nearly as compact. It was considerably bulkier and I knew it would take up much more space in my backpack. Remember- this came straight from the factory too. I could only imagine how bulky it’d be once I started packing it! I also noticed right away the material used to construct the tent. It seemed extremely delicate compared to the DR. It was not hard to imagine how easy it would be to rip. This coming from a person who is very careful with her gear too. Already I was beginning to rethink my decision about not buying the DR, but I decided to pitch the Big Agnes in my living room anyway. Setting it up wasn’t too bad, but without the fly on the tent, you have ZERO privacy. There is nowhere to hide to change clothes, take a sponge bath, or even just lie on your sleeping bag and read. Also, the fly takes a little time to put on, and I was imagining how wet this tent would get when pitching it in the rain. I live in a rainy climate, so this was a major concern. I’ve pitched my DR in the pouring rain many times and am always impressed with how dry the inside remains. At this point, I knew I was packing the $600 tent back up to return to REI and re-ordering the $289 DR instead, but still, I climbed inside to see what the living space was like. Decent enough; however, the zippers were a giant pain. They repeatedly got stuck in the fabric and didn’t close completely. I was imagining being on a long distance hike and having to deal with this every time I opened and closed my tent. No thanks. In all the times I’ve zipped and unzipped my DR, I’ve never once had a problem. I also didn’t like that they didn’t close completely. Bug season anyone? So, back in the bag and back to REI the $600 tent went. I promptly ordered my DR and when it arrived the other day, I was so happy knowing one of the most important pieces of gear in my pack is also one of my most trusted- the Tarptent Double Rainbow. Honestly, I don’t think there is a better two-person tent on the market- and Tarptent’s customer service is the best.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This was the worst tent I have ever purchased Just junk I wouldn't let my worst enemy sleep in this extensive tissue paper tent
Date published: 2017-04-20
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Questions & Answers

What is difference between this tent and the other Copper Spur tent you carry in terms of fabric durability and waterproofing?

Asked by: risnewski
​We carry a few other different Copper Spur tents so we are going to comment on the most recent Copper Spur version, which is the Copper Spur HV UL 2 tent. This tent has a lot more mesh in the tent body and to make it lighter it uses ripstop nylon for the fly and floor. The HV UL version uses a patterned ripstop nylon, which is 20% more durable, but heavier. Both tents have 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

how much wind can this withstand? How do you get in and out without having to pull a stake up when the fly is staked down? It seems to be a one sided opening.

Asked by: Suewho
The manufacturer does not offer a wind rating for this product, however it is not designed to withstand heavy wind gusts or high velocity, perpetual wind events. The rainfly unzips and opens for access into the vestibule and the tent door. This tent model has two large tent doors, one on either side of the tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-09

Which footprint is this compatible with? Would the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Footprint work or is there a separate one?

Asked by: pacificpines
The HV version is not compatible with the other versions. REI does not carry the "2 Platinum" footprint as of April 2017.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

What is the difference between the Copper Spur HV UL2 and the Copper Spur HV Ul2 Platinum?

Asked by: Muzz
​The Platinum offering uses the same DAC Featherlite NFL pole system and the fly and floor are still silicone-treated rip-top nylon with 1200mm waterproofing. The platinum weighs 7 ounces less because the tent body is mostly mesh, and the tent floor is 2 inches longer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-09
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