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Review of Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014)

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Review of Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014)

If you are like me and solo camping is one of your favorite things, you need a one-person tent that can withstand whatever you’re going to throw at it. The Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014) is a lightweight, freestanding, three-season option advertised as ideal for the experienced backpacker.

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This 1 person tent’s design includes an awesome all-mesh body, so ventilation clearly isn’t an issue. The mesh also provides plenty of protection from insects but provides panoramic views of midnight skies.

Fabric is ultralight, silicone-treated nylon rip-stop featuring a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating. The floor is ultralight, silicone-treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating, and there’s only one pole for easy set up. The Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014) includes one door only (not exactly surprising since it’s a one-person tent), and there’s also one mesh pocket.

Other nifty design features include reflective guyline and webbing, which significantly increases nighttime visibility. In other words, if a bear’s coming towards you, you’ll totally see it!

An eco-friendly tent option, the seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape. No VOCs or PVC were used to create this piece, which also includes environmentally-friendly anodizing.

Aluminum J stakes are lightweight as well…in other words, this is an incredibly easy tent to haul around. It’s only 31 ounces–yes, 31 ounces–without the stakes. Its pack weight is 1 pound 13 ounces, and trail weight is 1 pound 6 ounces.

Three Seasons?

While advertised as a three-season bag, how well the Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014) holds up against in the event of high winds is debatable. Because it’s deemed three-season you obviously won’t be using it while scaling mountain sides in the winter, however it’s so lightweight it’s doubtful it does well on chilly, windy nights at the end of March or the beginning of November. Perfect for starry summer nights, it’s probably best to use this tent when the weather is warm and the wind isn’t so bad. The fact that the entire bag is essentially mesh is another reason why it doesn’t do all that well in colder weather.

Two People?

Despite this tent being a one-person option, its layout actually makes it easy for two people to get some shut-eye. While it won’t be comfortable if you and the other person shop at the Big & Tall store, this option still lends itself to two-person snoozing.  This is the idea tent for father and child camping.  If you plan on taking you son camping with you on his next boy scout camp, this tent will be perfect for you.  This is not the tent I would by a 12 year-old boy but definitely a tent I would buy myself – wink – wink.

Waterproof

To further expand on why this tent is so very waterproof, let’s look at the silicone-and-PU-treated fly. The fly acts like a water “bouncer,” and repels it before it reaches the door. Combine that with the zipper storm flaps and fully-taped seams and you’ve got yourself one heck of a waterproof tent. If you enjoy camping in wetter areas during warm weather, the Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent is ideal.

Wrap-Up

Perfect for solo camping trips, biking trips, and kayaking trips in addition to those you take with friends and family, you’ll get plenty of miles out of the Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent so long as you go the warm weather route. And since most of the aforementioned excursions are done in warm weather anyway, you’re in good shape should you decide to invest in this tent. It keeps the water and bugs away without bringing condensation in. Besides, it’s so lightweight you might forget you’re carrying it half the time. Throw it on your back, bike, kayak, truck, car….it takes up little space and allows you to enjoy a restful night of sleep without issue.

Enjoy watching the star-tastic skies from the Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent!

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Review of Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014)
4.8 Overall
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Pros

Quality, quality, quality - again by Big Agnes. This time these guys designed a tent with you in mind. Its weather proof, it's netting allows for the best views in camp. The material will hold up to some of the most brutal winds you'll come across while providing you the camper with plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Cons

My only gripe with this tent is that it's on the expensive end. Most weekend campers may not need what this tent provides, but those outdoor enthusiast that depend on quality and can get over the stick-shock, this tent is for you.

Summary

Overall, this is one if not the best light weight one-person tent that I have seen. Its simple and quick to setup and take down with the single pole, and you wont notice weight of the tent in your pack.

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