Gear Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2

Categories:Gear | Gear Review | Tents


In an earlier post I took at the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1. The Fly Creek UL 2 is identical in shape form and function. The only real differences you will notice is the size. The UL 2 gives you a considerable larger living space. The tent was very easy to set up and it did so very quickly. This tent was provided to me on loan from Chris over at In full disclosure I did not pay for the tents they were loaned to me for testing and then returned shortly after the review.


Tech Specs of the Fly Creek UL 2

Fly Creek UL 2 Specifications
Trail Weight 2lb 2oz
Packed Weight 2lb 10oz
Footprint Weight 5oz
Fast Fly Weight 1lb 11oz
Packed Size 6″ x 19″
Floor Area 28sq ft
Vestibule Area 7sq ft
Head Height 38″
Foot Height 24


On the inside there was enough room for myself and all of my gear plus I still had room under the vestibule.  This tent was much easier to get into and out of than the UL 1. I was also had more room to change clothes and felt less inclosed like I had in the UL 1.  One thing you do get with the larger space and more fabric is more weight. Even then the weight is only an additional 7 oz of total packed weight.


A look at the Inside of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2


Fly Creek UL 2 set up with rain fly.

Overall this was a great small roomy light weight tent that I will be taking with me on my John Muir Trail in July. To learn more about the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 you can visit the Big Agnes Website.  Do you have this tent or have you used one before? I would love to hear what you have to say.

Happy Trails


Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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