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  • This ultralight, award-winning tent has been updated with a higher-volume design; enjoy more room to move, change clothes, sit up and sort gear—all with no added weight
  • All the weatherproof and technical features of a 3-season, 2-person tent with ultralight materials make the the Fly Creek HV UL2 your go-to shelter when you need to pack light
  • Unique to Fly Creek HV tents, the DAC Angle SF hub and poles create steeper walls, increasing room for your shoulders and head without the need for extra hardware or poles
  • New dry-entry brow above the vestibule helps keep your gear dry as you enter and exit the tent, even when the vestibule is open; the vestibule zipper features a stormflap
  • Silicone-treated, polyurethane-coated ripstop nylon fly and floor feature seams that are fully sealed with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVCs or VOCs)
  • Ultralight, breathable ripstop nylon tent body with polyester mesh provides excellent ventilation
  • 3 well-placed mesh pockets organize small gear and keep it within easy reach; gear loft loops accommodate the Triangle, Entertainment or PowerCase lofts (sold separately)
  • Single hub and pole design makes setup quick and easy, along with ultralight plastic clips that attach the tent body to the pole frame in a snap
  • 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
  • Comes with 11 superlight aluminum J stakes as well as reflective guylines and webbing on the tent corners


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 2-person
Minimum Trail Weight 1 lb. 15 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 1 lb. 7 oz.
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 5 oz.
Packed Size 4 x 19 inches
Floor Dimensions 86 x 52/42 (L x W head/foot) inches
Floor Area 28 square feet
Vestibule Area 8 square feet
Peak Height 40 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 5 out of 5 by from Better than the original Having used both the original and now the new HV I can say the new one is worth the extra $. I'm 6' 1", 220lbs and sitting up in the original meant rubbing against the mesh and fly even when using it solo. There is enough room near the top of the HV that I can sit up comfortably even when sharing with my wife. Like the original it's really easy to set up. Fully guyed out it has handled high and almost extreme wind and a little snow. They say it is 3 season and because of all the mesh that's probably right. But, because it has such steep walls we've used the original Fly Creek and now our new HV for winter ski trips. Happy so far. Heading back out this weekend...
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great in weather I bought this tent sometime in March and took it out car camping to try it out. It rained all night long and the tent sagged to the point the fly was touching the mesh and was letting water in. I called rei and the guy said it might be condensation collecting on the inside. Thought I gave it another try in my havasuapi trip. No problems but also no weather. Took it on my jmt trip it rained for about an hour and the same thing happened again the rain fly soaked up water, sagged in, and water started dripping through. Very disappointed. Don't know if I just got a bad tent or others are experiencing the same thing. Will be returning or exchanging this
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tent will not let you down This is an excellent tent. It with stood wind and snow on the AT this year. On May 5 I woke up to ice and snow trying to cave in my tent but even though it was tilted to one side it still kept me warn and dry. I don't know where the guy with the one star review is coming from other then he did not have the tent staked out correctly. I would highly recommend this tent to anyone who is looking for a good quality and UL tent. Just one note, this is not a tent for 2 full size adults.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living space is quita amazing for its size I bought this tent almost a month ago, this past weekend took it to a beautiful place close to Mexico City called "Valle de Bravo". The tent was amazing, it took lots of heavy rain and we were warm and dry all night long. I can see a lot of people are not as hapy as I am because of the size or toughness. Just remember guys, if you treat your equipment right, it will do the same to you. I know I´m one of the few persons who cleans his tent and equipment after every trip, but hey... they last a lot longer if you do so.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect tent Sometimes when you purchase and then use backpacking equipment you have the feeling that there is still a better product out there for you to find. My Fly Creek HV UL2 has stopped that feeling. I can not imagine a better tent being available. I have used this tent in the Sierras in the rain, snow, and heat and have enjoyed it every time with zero problems. It is light weight, well designed, well built and is simply perfect.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Know what you are buying. I bought this tent after spending nearly a year researching, and seem to have a better idea of what I was buying than some other customers here. So let's start. Yes, this tent is very light. No, it is not freestanding. Honestly, there are extremely few tents of this weight that are freestanding. Are the guylines something I will enjoy putting up in the rain? No. But I also have another tent I would bring if there was a certainty of rain. If the tent sags or falls, it's due to poor setup, not a bad design. Big Agnes has been making tents for 15-ish years, they know a thing or two. I just had this tent up on the top of Max Patch, off the AT, with very blustery winds all night. Not only was the tent quieter than many of my friend's tents, with rain flies flapping in the wind, but it barely flexed as it sliced through the gusts. Yes, the materials will feel thin– that's kinda what you're paying for. If you want a bombproof but admittedly heavier tent, save a ton of money and get an REI Half or Quarter Dome. This tent is a nice compromise between a traditional tent and a tarp style tent, with enough room for two people in a pinch but preferably one person and a pack. If I had to gripe about anything on this tent so far, it's that the learning curve for setup is steep and the stakes, while very strong and lightweight, are difficult to remove from the ground without learning the trick of using another stake as a handle to pull them out. I might replace these stakes with a titanium shepherds hook style stake.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect lightweight tent I bought this tent after some heavy research and I'm very glad I did. Size- I'm 5.8is with a slender build, as is my girlfriend, and the two of us fit comfortably. I could comfortably spend the whole day in there with her or someone of a similar size. Would not want to share it with someone bigger than her if it was for the whole day. But if you're a cuddly couple or two average-ish sized girls it'll be fine. It depends on your needs for weight vs. space The rain fly provides a nice vestibule space to put your bags and shoes. Durability- I've used it 10+ nights as of now and no problems. Withstood rain and medium wind with very little wiggling. Set-up- Fast after the first 1 or 2 tries. I've had to set it up while it was raining and it went as well as it could for setting up a tent in the rain. Quick and low stress. Yes the pole system is a bit odd (it looks like a T) if you're used to a two pole X tent, but it works great. Packs down very very small. Can be packed to half the size of the provided bag if you know what you're doing. However I always put it in a bag before putting it in my pack to keep it safe. Other- I bought the footprint ad that works great. Also there are cool pockets on the inside for storing stuff, and if it's not raining seeing the stars as you fall asleep definitely makes this a better choice than a tarp tent in my opinion. Addressing other reviews: -The zipper works fine. Just don't try and brute force it when it gets stuck. It does get stuck from time to time but it's not a real reason to avoid this tent. A gentle wiggle will fix any problem. -Of course you need to stake it. Do some research and look at youtube videos of it being set up before spending 300$.Staked properly the shape is beautiful and the inside is way bigger than expected. As mentioned, maybe don't use this tent if staking is not an option. -I've never had an issue with sagging, even when kept pitched for 48+ hours in the wind and rain
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very light to carry but... I bought this tent for backpacking and it is well suited for that. Goes up easily but it does require the guy ropes to give you the maximum amount of space. I'm 5'5" so sitting up was no great issue. My biggest problem was the zipper on the rain fly getting hung up in the rain flap. This happened several times and in the early morning hours when I had to get up for the call of nature I thought I was going to have to take my knife and cut my way out of the darn thing. I have never had any issues with zippers on other tents and I have had several over the years. The zipper is plastic which for the price point is a bit cheap to me. I intend to trade this one in on a REI Quarter dome at the next opportunity and carry an extra pound weight. I'll have more room and less zipper drama in my life.
Date published: 2016-03-28
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Is it freestanding?

Asked by: KYP
Technically yes but its sits much better if it's staked out fully.
Answered by: Raising Alaskan Outdoor Kids
Date published: 2017-02-19

When setting up the fly creek ul2 hv tent and footprint, will the poles insert into the grommets of the tent corners AND footprint corners?  When stretched out, the footprint w/ webbing corners and grommets appear to be 4-5 inches wider than tent.

Asked by: Brigs
The tent poles on the Fly Creek HV UL2 Tent will only go into the grommets on the tent body. The Fly Creek HV UL2 footprint is secured to tent via male and female buckles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-01

Where was this tent manufactured?

Asked by: mrmomsean
Items can be sourced from multiple countries and the country of origin can change. Because of this, we are only able to state the item is imported.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

2 questions: 1) Looking for footprint info? 2) when will olive color be available? Thx!

Asked by: Dash
The item number for the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 Footprint is 108662. As of April 2017, we are out of stock of the color olive green and do not know when it will become available again.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-07

Does this come with a rainfly?

Asked by: nbyong2000
Yes, the Fly Creek HV UL2 tent does come with a rainfly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-19

I have the previous version of this tent, and need to replace the stuff sack. Any recommendations for bomber sacks to pack the tent in? (I like to carry it on the outside sleeping pad straps of my osprey)

Asked by: J Robert
​We recommend contacting Big Agnes directly. They may have the exact stuff sack for your tent or a more heavier duty stuff sack if needed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-19

What is the difference between "minimum weight trail" and "fly/footprint pitch weight"? With fly, how much does this tent weigh?  Thanks.

Asked by: GWG
The minimum trail weight for the Fly Creek HV UL2 Tent includes just the tent body, rainfly and tent poles. This does not include the stakes, guyline, footprint, or storage sacks. The packaged weight for the tent includes everything in the storage sack. The fly/footprint pitch weight includes the fly, poles, and footprint.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-12

I got this tent at an REI garage sale but it didn't come with a rain fly. Is the footprint the same as the rain fly? Where can I purchase the rain fly only?

Asked by: dana404
The footprint is flat and goes under the tent to protect the tent floor. The rainfly is the waterproof outer layer of the tent. Try contacting Big Agnes for a replacement.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-21
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