This is a very good review of about a half-dozen ultralight backpacking tents.  I enjoyed this video tremendously, because I just purchased the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2!  I like watching videos from backpacking experts that make me feel good about my purchases.

If you decide on a tarptent, which is probably the lightest option, you can absolutely use the SLIP System by Elk Mountain Gear as an adjustable pole to support the ridge!

I bought the Fly Creek UL2 for the same reasons as the reviewer lists- it has a lot of room for 2 people plus gear, and it is only 2.8 pounds packed! I can easily fit this and my sleeping bag into my Badlands Superday pack, and have a lot of room to spare for gear.

My hunting partner is borderline claustrophobic, he can’t even handle sleeping in a mummy bag.  So, I knew the Fly Creek UL2 would be a great option for bivy hunts, without breaking my back.  Also, it will be great to have our packs inside the tent at night, to keep them out of the weather.

I am looking forward to testing out my new tent this summer, as my daughter and I bivy out for Blacktail deer in the mountains of Northern California.  I hope you enjoy this review of many of the options available for light backpacking tents.

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