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  • Single vestibule and D-shaped door provide easy access and gear storage; vestibule door has a single stakeout and stormflaps over the zipper
  • Crossover pole provides roominess up high
  • Single hub/pole design with H-Clip connector and DAC Twist Clips makes setup quick and easy
  • Light yet strong, DAC Featherlite® NSL poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids
  • Mesh body and roof vent offers excellent ventilation to keep condensation from building up
  • Rainfly and floor are made from ultralight silicone-treated, ripstop nylon with a waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Lightweight fabric has a high thread count and double twisted thread for strength and durability
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape
  • Interior mesh pocket keeps your gear organized and up off the tent floor; gear loft loops allow you to add your own gear loft (not included)
  • Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners enhance nighttime visibility
  • Includes stuff sacks and eight superlight aluminum J-stakes
  • For a lightweight set up during nice weather, leave tent body behind; use footprint (sold separately) with poles, fly and stakes
  • Footprint (sold separarely) extends the life of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 tent by protecting it from abrasive wear and tear


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Minimum Trail Weight 2 lbs. 3 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 1 lb. 10 oz.
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 8 oz.
Packed Size 4.5 x 16.5 inches
Floor Dimensions 90 x 42 (foot width) 30 inches
Floor Area 22 square feet
Vestibule Area 10
Peak Height 37 inches
Number of Doors 1 door
Number of Poles 1 double hubbed poleset + 1 cross pole
Pole Material Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
Pole Diameter 9.0 / (crossover pole) 9.6 millimeters
Canopy Fabric Nylon/polyester mesh
Floor Fabric Coated ripstop nylon
Rainfly Fabric Coated ripstop nylon
Ultralight Yes
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stand-alone side entry = AWESOME Have currently owned for one year. Used approximately 15 overnight/multi-day trips within past year. My favorite of many BP tents owned across the years (5 tents). Extremely quick & easy to set up. Side entry quickly spoils. True stand-alone. Three-season tent but have used for winter backpacking several times in Yosemite & SEKI. Best testimony of all... five experienced backpacking friends now own same tent after looking/comparing theirs to mine. Strongly recommend purchasing footprint (allows setup of fly-first during rain). Also like the mesh storage option available from Big Agnes (not available through REI).
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for me I've had the first generation version of the Copper Spur UL 1, which has a little vestibule opposite the main door, for a few years now. My typical use has been 1-2 night gallivants where light weight is a premium value, along with reasonable comfort. I'm pushing 70 years old, I'm picky about my gear, can afford whatever I really need, and am grateful when an item works out as I hoped. This tent has kept me dry during windy rain squalls in open desert and is a decent shelter during spring/summer snows in the Rockies/Uintas, It pitches easily, even during rain when I've thrown the fly over myself for cover to try and keep the tent as dry as possible during set up.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tent I have used this tent on many trips; multiple one nighters, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell triping, AT multiday trips, Boundary Waters multiday trips Buffalo River AR multiday trips, etc. I have put it to the test and so far I have had no issues with it. I made a footprint from tent fabric bought at a cloth store and with a couple of sraps and gromets I made my own footprint for about $15. I am 6'-3" tall and that is why I chose this one. I also like the side entry tents over front entry tents. With tent, footprint, stakes and stuff bag my total carry weight is 2 lbs 14 oz. Hard to beat unless I go with a pole less tent. Steve
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from initial impressions This is my first impression: The set up is really easy. tent poles are asymmetrical so you just match up the color coded parts on either end. There a slightly odd H clip at the peak that I didn't know what to do with at first until I looked it up. I had the center pole reversed. took tent apart again to reverse the enitire pole set only to realize that the center pole can swivel. duh! Looks good. Easy to set up. Only qualm is the door. I also have a hubba where the door zips sideways and the bathtub floor is slightly lower making getting out or removing items from your tent at night much easier. This tent otherwise is very similar to the hubba but much lighter.
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little tent I bought this tent as an advisor on a Philmont trek. This tent has really exceeded my expectations. It has sufficient space for one person (I'm 6'1") and a little bit of gear in the main tent body. My sleeping bag is sized for someone 6'6" and my feet frequently found themselves at the bottom of the tent, but it was never uncomfortable. Our Philmont trek was really wet, and the tent kept me dry the whole time. I was usually packing it away wet in the mornings, and when I set it up in the afternoon it took a quick wipe down on the inside to make it ready for my sleep gear. We had one really bad rain storm and while there was splashback on the tent body, no water ever made it to the inside.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Light Weight Tent If you are looking for a quality ultra light tent for backpacking you need to take a close look at the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 Tent. This tent is very well built, light weight, functional, and easy to set up. I'm 6'-2" tall and the interior of the tent is big enough to provide the level of comfort I am looking for without feeling confined. Sitting up in the tent is also easy. Ventilation is excellent and can be easily controlled by you. The side entrance makes entering and exiting the tent a breeze. And, don't forget the tent's color matching footprint. The footprint will provide added protection to the bottom of your tent.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I could give it six stars It's perfect. This tent has more than enough space and headroom, is freestanding, breathes well, provides total coverage even in sideways driving rain. Mine is over 3 years old, been on backpacking and canoeing trips for a total of more than 60 nights. It has a small zippered pass-through on the side away from the entry vestibule, which I think is not included on newer models. It shows NO signs of wear. Big Agnes, if you ever consider changing the design of this tent, DON'T!
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this tent! Just got back from a wilderness trip in the Montana most of you know the Rockies throw weather at you anytime anywhere. In the alpine the tent held up to winds and rain. Quick setup...helpful when it's drizzling. Room enough for my gear and my 6'1", 230 lb. frame! Only bummer was the vestibule zipper was a pain to open and close when wet. Just had to be careful to make sure outer material flap was out of the way when moving the zipper...took two hands.
Date published: 2015-08-05
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Other than weight and price, what are the main differences between this tent and the REI Quarter Dome 1 Tent? Hoping to understand what the additional price would get me. 

Asked by: Ev
The Copper Spur 1 is a freestanding tent while the REI Quarter Dome is semi-freestanding. I can't speak for the Quarter Dome in use, but feel that the Copper Spur's pole design will produce a sturdier tent in adverse weather conditions.
Answered by: Pennsy Hiker
Date published: 2016-11-10

How much do J stakes weigh each?

Asked by: MA Yoda
Each aluminum J-stake included with this tent weighs .3 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-17

What is the denier and waterproofing ratings (mm) of the materials used for Floor and Fly of the Copper Spur UL1 tent.

Asked by: djraust
The denier of the Copper Spur UL 1 will be: Floor- 20 denier Body- 10 denier Mesh- 20 denier Rainfly- 20 denier The hydrostatic rating for the Copper Spur will be 1,500mm.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-24

Can my dog sleep in the tent with me, or will her nails rip up the tent?

Asked by: Alialibobali
The floor of the tent is made from a very thin lightweight ripstop nylon. If you plan to bring your dog inside the tent, we recommend laying down a lightweight tarp to protect the floor.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-03

What year is the newest model of the Copper Spur ul1 made and is the newest one pictured in this profile i.e. is the color scheme correct? I ask in order to verify some video reviews that I've been watching. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!

Asked by: GreenVagabond
Our photo of the UL1 shows the most recent version of the tent. Minor changes in color scheme were made in the beginning of 2014, and the photo on our site includes those changes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

The loop and peg setup designed to hold a rolled up tent fly door seems to be sewn too low on the tent body of my tent. It barely holds a rolled up door and the door easily unravels. What do I need to do to get the problem corrected?

Asked by: HikeAndBike9876
We recommend rolling the door towards the inside of the Copper Spur UL 1 Tent. This should keep the door from unraveling.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Below are the specs that were given 2 years ago: Floor- 20 denier Body- 10 denier Mesh- 20 denier Rainfly- 20 denier Hydrostatic-1,500mm. Is there anything that will have changed since then?

Asked by: JayJay2
​The denier and the hydrostatic rating for this tent have not changed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-05

Would this fit into a 48L pack with room for other gear?

Asked by: RudyPeni
The packaged size is 4.5 x 16.5 inches. There will be room in the pack for other gear.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-11
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