Our friends at Big Agnes are always pushing the boundaries of shelter design. A current example is their new for 2020 “Crazylight” lineup, featuring tents lighter than a pound, like the new Scout 1 tent. This single-walled tent uses either trekking poles or alternative tent poles to create a large, head-entry door, with plenty of room for your gear and proper ventilation. This ain’t a glorified bivvy sack. With a trail weight of 369g and a packed weight of 539g, this three-season tent is indeed “crazy light.” See more information at Big Agnes.
Big Agnes’ team has pulled together this great video, guiding us along 740 miles of the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado. Check out their full guide at Big Agnes.
Finding a tent that strikes a balance between weight and durability is paramount for bikepacking. Then, finding one that has cycling-specific details is near impossible. Luckily for the brand Big Agnes, whose ultralight backpacking tents have been readily co-opted for bikepacking, adapting their most popular models to fit into the activity of bikepacking and bicycle touring was easy.
Big Agnes recently announced the Copper Spur UL1/UL2 Bikpeacking Edition and Fly Creek UL 1/UL2 Bikepacking Edition. The Copper Spur UL2 bikepacking edition tent features shorter tentpole segments, designed to fit between the shifters on a drop bar handlebar, in a frame bag, or just saving room in any pack. The bikepacking specific compression sack is built to withstand the rigors of the trail and designed with a versatile daisy chain attachment system. The tent has bike specific design features including a helmet sleeve under the fly and larger interior storage areas for bike gear.
Both of these models, the Copper Spur and the Fly Creek have been my favorite bikepacking tents for years and I cannot wait to see this system in person. Check out more detailed photos below, and keep an eye on Big Agnes for more information!
“In honor of our recent Steamboat Ralleye Fall Adventure, Niner, Big Agnes, and Kitsbow have teamed up to create and the ultimate adventure kit giveaway contest. With a Niner RLT 9 bike, a Big Agnes tent, chair, and sleeping pad, and a few choice items from the Kitsbow catalog, you’ll have pretty much all of the essentials to chart your own journey.
Just add your name, email, and location on the right to get started – but make sure you look out for the confirmation email from us to find out when we announce the winner, not to mention a Free Welcome Gift to say thanks for joining the #obsessives.”
Head over to Kitsbow for a chance to enter…