I'm a backpacker(AT,LP,Pacific)who is not filty rich.Do you guys only cater to the rich who can aford two of everything just in case? Can you feature some boots that the average joe can afford. You know, something under $100.Does the poor guy who loves wilderness travle matter?
Ha, just showered and had our hair done! That was day 5 of a 6 day backpacking trip...we were nowhere close to civilization or showers! But thanks for the compliment!
To answer other questions:
Steever--yes, we cooked in the vestibules, no the inner sanctum, which we often do in bad weather. It was snowing and blowing like crazy. Our whole group of 8 was cozy in the tent, while I leaned out of the door and cooked dinner under the protection of the vestibule.
Neil: This is not a 4 season tent, but it's a very solid 3 season one. On this trip we got snowed on two nights--big, fat, wet flakes--and it it held up great. Totally rainproof, too. The 2 Vestibules are nice and big: 13.5 square feet each. As for durability, it's like with any ultralight gear....you have to use your head and take some care, but our sample has held up for about 6 months of hard use with no problems. It's a very high quality tent. Check out our written review for more details: http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2011-editors-choice-2011-big-agnes-copper-spur-ul4-tent/gear/15336
Point man: These are snapshot videos...sorry they aren't up to your high standards.
Did she really say " Cooked in it."
Great idea!?!? No better way to ruin your $600.00 investment.
I own the Copper Spur UL-3 and have been using it for almost three years on Yosemite and Mt Whitney backpacking trips - I have been in both rain, snow and wind and never gotten wet. When the weather starts to pick up outside - I know I'll be fine. Sometimes water will condense on the rain-fly or ice will appear in the upper netting but that is easy to take care of. It sets up quick and with the footprint I expect it to last many many, more years. I can see with the UL4 they have strengthened the pole connectors, so it's even stronger. The Ul3 has vestibules on both sides for storing boots and such, but I've never needed them because I've got plenty of room inside. One of the best camping investments I made. If I get one of these I'll be able to take groups backpacking in luxury and we will be color coordinated too!
Thats it! really!..poor review, I thought backpacker was more rugged then this. Looks like all of you just jumped out of the shower and had your hair done....
very dry review. a little light on the durabilty and weater worthiness of the tent. What about vestibule storage ? Looks like rocky terrain, hope the tent has some durabilty.
WOW 4 people laying in a tent saying how good it is but you dont get to see what the tent looks like with the fly on or any outside storage? YOU really need help with your videos.
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