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  • This 3-season, 1-person backpacking tent offers ultralight, freestanding, high-volume performance with steep walls and a vertical door for maximum livability
  • Angle SF hub on the DAC Featherlite pole system allows for high-volume pole architecture, steeper walls and increased usable interior space without increasing weight
  • Ultralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame
  • Dry-entry vestibule helps keep rain and snow out of the tent interior as you enter and exit; vertical door construction adds more usable volume to the vestibule
  • Single door and vestibule; storm flaps on the vestibule zipper
  • Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
  • Fly and floor have 1,200mm waterproof polyurethane coating; all seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs)
  • 2 media pockets allow for direct earbud cord routing from phones and other devices
  • 3 interior mesh pockets; gear loops accommodate Big Agnes Entertainment Center and PowerCase lofts (sold separately)
  • Fast Fly set up available with optional footprint (sold separately)
  • Comes with 11 Superlight aluminum J stakes


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Minimum Trail Weight 1 lb. 11 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 1 lb. 4 oz.
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 1 oz.
Packed Size 4 x 19 inches
Floor Dimensions 86 x 28 / 38 inches
Floor Area 20 square feet
Vestibule Area 5 square feet
Peak Height 38 inches
Number of Doors 1 door
Number of Poles 1
Pole Material Aluminum DAC Featherlite
Pole Diameter 8.7 millimeters
Canopy Fabric Nylon/polyester mesh
Floor Fabric Ripstop nylon
Rainfly Fabric Ripstop nylon
Ultralight Yes
Design Type Semi-freestanding
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Small Bought this for an AT hike. Pros: Very light weight. Kept me dry in thunderstorms three consecutive nights. Cons: Very small. Difficult to enter/exit and keep gear dry. I bent one of the pole sections when I almost fell getting out of the tent at night. Vestibule too small for anything but boots and the vestibule stakes pull out in wind/rain. Make sure you bury them deep. Hard to turn around inside. Little room for gear. The mesh storage pocket on the ceiling collects insects. Not completely free standing - needs stakes to maximize floor space and stake out fly. If you must have a front entry tent and can carry the extra weight, would suggest the UL-2 over the UL-1. I would definitely set up this tent in the store before purchase.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Outstanding tent, but with some sacrifices Being extremely quality and weight-conscious, I chose this tent and it did not disappoint in those areas on several backpacking trips. PROS: Super lightweight. Packs small, takes up very little room in my pack. High quality built. CONS: Is only semi-freestanding (You really should guy out the foot corners for this tent to work well) Not much room for extra gear inside, a pack and my boots just fit inside the vestibule. It is very tedious getting in and out of the front entrance. OVERALL: If you are extremely weight-conscious and want a high quality lightweight tent that takes up very little room in your pack, then this tent would fit the bill. However, if you prefer a true free-standing tent with a side entrance and a bit more room, you may want to pass on this one. Personally, I’m willing to gain a few more ounces for a free-standing tent with a bit more room and a side entrance. I will be returning this otherwise outstanding tent for one that suits my needs.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not really "freestanding" While technically it will stand up with only the pole, you must guy out the corners of the foot end of the tent for this tent to work. If you are going someplace where you are unable to use stakes, this is not the tent for you. If that's not a problem, this is a great tent. I wish the webpage said "semi-freestanding" like it does for similar products (like the REI Quarter Dome 1). It's super light, which is a great selling point, but I'm afraid it's headed back to the store tomorrow.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight and comfortable Pros: Super light Great backpacking tent for 1 person if you like to store all of your gear inside. Extremely easy setup and break down Cons Roomy enough but a little tight for 2 people. The tent seems fragile and I have yet to see how it goes in high winds. Pros outweigh the cons, this is a great tent.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 1 person Tent I was looking for the lightest waterproof bivy with insect protection when I came across the Fly Creek. It's superlight, pitches easily, has plenty of room for 1 person and kept me and my gear dry in a serious downpour.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from hard to get a good pitch Tried hard to like this product but in the end there are too many guy lines and stakes which means too much time spent when you really want out of the wind and rain only to have condensation run down the inside and puddle on the bathtub floor. A few more ounces gets durable materials, an easy pitch and good weather protection. Went back to my old tent for easy and dry in exciting conditions.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from John Muir Trail This will be my home for 3-4weeks on the JMT this summer! Well worth the packed weight with foot print at 2lbs 4oz. I own the Copper Spur UL3...too much tent for my solo trip. Quality stuff here people.
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Tent This tent is pretty good overall. Its best features are that its light and small. Plus it's very easy to set up and take down. My only complaint is that pocket in ceiling collects condensation so its not a good spot for electronics.
Date published: 2017-03-15
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What year is this model and is the setup fully free-standing?

Asked by: monoukotori
This is the most recent (2016) model of the Fly Creek HV UL1 Tent. The design is semi free-standing, meaning it can stand alone but needs to be staked out to give maximum floor space.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-23

What is the difference between the Fly Creek HV UL 1 Tent and the Fly Creek UL 1 Tent?

Asked by: BeeBeck
​The Fly Creek HV UL 1 has more livable space. The floor dimensions of the newer model are 86 x 52/42 (L x W head/foot) inches. The floor dimensions of the previous model are 86 x 42 (foot width) 30 inches. The peak also increased by 2 inches on the new model. The packaged weight of the new model was slightly increased by 4 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-29
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