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Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Edition
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Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Edition on 08/04/2011 15:04:56 MDT Print View

Picture of Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum edition (from the OR show). 1 lb 13oz.

Another person tent from BA.

Scott Lostetter
(Slost) - M
More Pictures on 08/04/2011 17:22:29 MDT Print View

Here's a few more pictures from OR show. The inner is all mesh now instead of the regular UL2 that has nylon half way up.

Edited by Slost on 08/04/2011 17:27:05 MDT.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

FC2 on 08/04/2011 23:00:40 MDT Print View

Wow look at all that headroom [rolls eyes]. Nice to see they are pushing the weights lower, but the gotta make it bigger than that to call it a 2 person tent. It should be a nice solo shelter.

FC UL2 Platinum

Edited by dandydan on 08/04/2011 23:01:45 MDT.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
I agree ^^^^ on 08/04/2011 23:09:29 MDT Print View

The UL3 is barely wide enough for two. At 52", that's still a bit snug for two people. Sure like the weight though. This tent should be more appropriately labeled the UL1.5 Platinum.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
UL2 front entrance on 08/04/2011 23:15:52 MDT Print View

They still haven't learned that front entrances are very poor design

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: FC2 on 08/04/2011 23:16:38 MDT Print View

$500.00!?! Are they using real platinum in there somewhere?

/A .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Edition on 08/04/2011 23:43:53 MDT Print View

One of my favorite things about the original is the fabric walls. It is ok for 2 when sleeping, just snug when both sitting.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Edition on 08/05/2011 01:30:29 MDT Print View


Edited by skopeo on 06/17/2015 16:15:57 MDT.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Edition on 08/05/2011 08:13:17 MDT Print View


...except for the price
...except that it's a solo tent, unless you're a snuggling couple

If it weren't for the price, I'd consider replacing my Moment with this.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Edition on 08/05/2011 09:24:51 MDT Print View

Yeah - I hate the front entry with no way to prevent rain coming in.

Realistically, this is a dumb exercise in weight reduction. It is barely lighter than the regular Fly Creek but $150 more. 'We' maybe anal about weight, but for that price it should have a cuben fly and they should have simply called it the FLy Creek UL1 XL.

David Vo
Re: Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Edition on 08/10/2011 18:11:49 MDT Print View

What would you guys recommend as an alternative. I am looking for a 2 person tent. I don't need a deluxe suite but definitely want it comfortable. Weight is a concern but also can't afford a $500 tent.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

options on 08/10/2011 21:03:37 MDT Print View

Some 2 person options would be:

Easton Kilo - very light, but quite small
REI Quarterdome T2 - Nice tent, very affordable, not the lightest (~3.4 lbs) but the price is sweet ($199?)
MSR Carbon Reflex 2 - Nice...a bit small and a bit expensive though ($400?)
BIg Agnes Fly Creek UL3 - The 3 person version is spacious for 2 and 3.4 lbs.
TarpTent Scarp2 or the new Tarptent StratoSpire2 - Affordable neat designs

If you're thinking of this as a 1 person tent, then other options would be:

HMG Echo I - Awesome, Pricey, Not much headroom, Bomber
TT StratoSpire1 or Notch - Great double wall designs
TT Moment - If you're thinking single wall
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 - Pricey but you can find deals online

Edited by dandydan on 01/10/2012 10:56:49 MST.

Dennis Lloyd
(dennx) - MLife
Tarptent Double Rainbow on 08/10/2011 22:22:44 MDT Print View

I would recommend the Tarptent Double Rainbow. I'm 6-4 and my hiking partner is 6-2 and there is plenty of room. It costs $260, weighs 41oz or about 2.6lbs and has side entries with vestibules. It can also be freestanding using two trekking poles.

Edited by dennx on 08/10/2011 22:31:03 MDT.

David Vo
Re: Tarptent Double Rainbow on 08/10/2011 23:24:32 MDT Print View

Thank you both for your suggestions. I am new here so it really helps when people narrow down choices for me!

Art Bedard
(bedarda) - F
Not worth the Premium on 01/03/2012 13:57:12 MST Print View

I picked up a BA Fly Creek 2 (HumbleOutdoors ~$315 with a free footprint), so platinum edition carries a platinum premium.

Bradley Danyluk
(dasbin) - MLife
Lightheart Gear on 01/03/2012 14:20:44 MST Print View

If you use trekking poles, check out the LightHeart offerings.