The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 is the newest in a series of tents from Big Agnes that range from a one person to a four person tent.
The UL3, a three person variety won the editors award choice in 2008 from Backpacker magazine, and now this 4 person model, the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 has won this prestigious award for 2011.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 is an overly spacious family tent. There is 57 square feet of interior room, with 2 vestibules that are over 13 square feet in area. Standing height at center is 4 feet, 2 inches.
This is an ultralight (Thus the UL designation) backpacking tent weighing in at 5 lbs, 10 oz. trail weight. It is considered an excellent 3 season tent.
The quality of construction materials is excellent. Ripstop silicone treated nylon, nylon and polyester mesh and lightweight DAC aluminum poles make this fully waterproof and capable of
standing up to the toughest outdoor conditions.
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 Features and Specifications
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 4 Person Tent
Big Agnes UL4 weight 5lbs, 10 oz
Floor Dimensions 96in x 86 in
Ultralight backpacking tent
DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum pole system with press fit connectors
Fly & Floor ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Ventilation: Mesh top, partial mesh sides
2 vestibules with d shaped doors
Taped waterproof seams
Zipper interior mesh pockets
The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 Reviews
To be truthful, the user reviews for this particular model have been few and far between. The experts from backpacker and other magazines love it. Reaction from the backpacker community has been overwhelmingly good.
The only complaint that we could come across from one user was the price of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 tent. To respond to this user, this is not a tent for people on the cheap. It is expensive due to the materials that are used, which makes it extremely durable and lightweight at the same time. You get what you pay for. There are a number of other very good tents at lower price points. The trade-offs are the weight and the quality of the materials used, which may not be a factor for many occasional campers.
If you are not a serious backpacker/camper type, then invest in a good quality but lower priced tent. We review a number of them on this site. The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL line is for serious backpackers who want the best quality and lightest materials made.