With summer coming up, you may be planning to head out on an extended backpacking trip or two. And as shaving as much  weight off your kit greatly enhances how far and fast you can go, you may be looking for a new, compact and light tent. Enter the Big Agnes Copper Spur.

The Copper Spur is roomy for an ultralight tent, and available in sizes for 1, 2, 3 or even 4 people. Yet, it is manages to remain exceptionally lightweight, with the 1-person weighing only 2.75 lbs, and you get quite an array of features for that price; it’s freestanding, double-walled, has steep, nearly-vertical side walls. There is both a side door and a vestibule, as well as interior media pockets located above sleeping area for stuffing in your phone or tablet.

For an ultralight tent, it really can’t beat  – especially for the price. Bear in mind that the nylon is very thin, and the top is mesh. You may also want to use a footprint.


  • Nylon construction
  • Single door and vestibule
  • Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
  • Steep, near-vertical side walls
  • Media pockets for devices
  • 2.75 lbs
  • Uses cross-over pole design
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