BIG AGNES Scout Plus UL2 - is single wall ultralight shelter that uses two trekking poles for setup. This ultralight A-frame tent with ample floor space, excellent venting in minimal weight might change the way you think about single wall tents.
The Scout Plus is designed for trekking poles to fit into specific reinforced pockets using durable materials keep your tent body protected.
The Scout plus includes a large front vestibule, two large bin pockets at the head of the tent provide ample storage space without taking up any of your living space. The Scout Plus UL2 person weighs only 794g on the trail.
Scout plus is an excellent choice for backpackers who want to stay super lightweight and simple. The tent gives plenty of space for two backpackers or massive living area for single backpacker, you also get a really large fully enclosed vestibule for external gear storage. Vestibule is about 1.3 m² so there’s plenty of space for your boots and packs.
The front pole will need to be set at around 114cm (45 inch) and the rear pole will need to be set at 84cm (33 inch).
The tent does bring single wall design and is ultralightweight but it does vent a very well. There are eve and rear vents that maximize airflow to combat that condensation built up. You can lock it down tight for bad weather with velcro.
The whole tent is waterproof you get a silicone treated nylon rip stop material that is superlight but has that 1200mm polyurethane coating. The seams are fully taped to ensure water protection. The Scout Plus has a great interior cargo pockets on the inside of the tent to store additional gear like headlamps, reading materials or other small items. The entry to this tent is extremely large despite being split by the accessory pole.
It is an excellent shelter for gram counting backpackers that are willing to carry a few additional grams to enjoy the convenience of a roomy, protected vestibule, and above average floor space with plenty of overhead space for two to sit up.
Big Agnes says:
"The Scout UL tent series is best described as a new-school take on old-school A-frame wall tents or tarps. These single-wall tents utilize your trekking poles for support and set up in no time. With ample floor space and minimal weight, these ultralight shelters might change the way you think about tents. The Scout Plus UL2 features a spacious vestibule while the Super Scout has an over-sized vestibule, adding minimal weight. We've added large vents along the base of the tent for ventilation and eves that pull away from the tent wall for more protection from the elements."
Trail Weight: 794g (1lb 12oz) is the weight of the tent components necessary for setup and function
Packed Weight: 992g (2lb 3oz)
Fast Fly Weight: not available
Packed Size: 14 x 33cm (5.5" x 13")
Floor Area: 2.7 m² (29 sq ft)
Head Height: 114cm (45")
Vestibule Area: 1.3 m² (14 sq ft )
Footprint Weight: 142g (5oz)
Number of Seasons: 3
Number of Doors: 1
Intended Use: Backpacking