BIG AGNES Fly Creek HV2 Platinum
The lightest double wall tent for one or two persons which comes with everything needed for setup.
The Platinum's low weight is achieved with thin material and an all-mesh body, great for star gazing and ventilation. Big Agnes have colored mesh which accentuates the Platinum's modern design.
The high volume architecture increases interior space without increasing weight giving you more room when you need it. The vertical single door construction with a side zipper entry creates more usable space in the vestibule keeping gear dry and allowing for dry entry. The shape holding corner construction gives the floorplan a roomier living space than before so you have room at your feet for gear. These tents come ready to pitch with pre-cut guylines and tensioners webbing and easy grip zippers. Three interior mesh pockets and super light J stakes (11x) are included with the tent, so you get a premium and ultralightweight stakes.
The lightweight polyester mesh tent body is highly breathable while the silicone treated nylon ripstop floor and fly are extremely lightweight with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating to ensure protection for rain and moisture. With the DAC Featherlite NFL pole system and a durable hub pole design this has become the experience in serious backpackers tent.
All of the seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs) to further protect the tent from the elements. Because of the ultra-lightweight materials, use of the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 Footprint (sold separately) is highly advised to protect the floor of the tent against rocks, roots, and moisture.
Fly Creek HV2 Platinum weighs 737g on the trail and is fast fly compatible which is the way to roll if you are heading out into the super warm weather. Leave the tent body at home if you want to travel light and use it also in "fast fly" mode, only rainfly alone with the footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs only 454g.
It can be set up either without the rain fly only inner mesh tent on nights with clear weather, which allow you great views outside before you fall asleep.
Despite the fact that the tent is for two people, this can only work for couples and there is no enough room for two and this tent could be pretty small and tight for two people, but it is much more comfortable for one. With the packed weight of only 907 g, this is still a very lightweight option for solo adventures, eventually with your dog only.
This is a tent for those who really count ounces and who are willing to sacrify durability for the weight. If you want the lightest freestanding double wall tent available look no further.
SPECIFICATION / SIZING
Trail Weight: 737g | 1lb 10oz is the weight of the tent components necessary for setup and function
Packed Weight: 907g | 2lb is the weight with everything included with purchase
Fast Fly Weight: 454g |1lb is the weight of the tent in Fast Fly mode
Packed Size: 11 x 39cm | 4.5" x 15.5"
Floor Area: 2.6m² | 28 sq ft
Head Height: 102cm | 40"
Vestibule Area: 0.7m² | 7 sq ft
Footprint Weight: 142g | 5oz
Number of Seasons: 3
Number of Doors: 1
Intended Use: Backpacking