Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

The Copper Spur UL3 tent has a trail weight of a little over four pounds and its floor space (44 square feet) is big enough to fit a queen-size air mattress. The tent has two large doors, handy vents (lifesavers on summer mornings), and is good for three seasons of outdoor rendezvous. Like most people, I’ve always dreaded set-up and take-down, but the under-my-breath complaining stopped after my first attempt at setting this one up. One lightweight aluminum pole easily connects all corners—snap on the clips, toss on the fly (with one additional pole), and get back to nature. Available at Round House, Northern Lights, and ProLite. $500; OR purchase below for a 20% discount: