Friday, June 9, 2017

Big Agnes Slater UL2+ – Light and Warm - Preview



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Today Luke is previewing the Big Agnes Slater UL2+ tent.  Within the next week or so you will see a How to Setup Video and then it will be TEST NIGHT time!

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Link  Outdoor HQ : https://outdoorhqshop.com/products/h154-187329-slater-ul-2-person

Outdoor HQ is an online outfitter who has a strong focus of offering products that they have personal experience with.  That's an interesting twist in the world of online stores.

Price : $389.95

Colors : Gray and Green is the most recent color.  Other options are available with older models.

Features :
Based off the immensely popular Fly Creek series

The Slater UL2+ is named after Slater Creek where a number of kayakers made the first descent on the falls in 2007.

Material : [fly, floor] silicone-treated nylon ripstop (1200mm coating), [body] nylon ripstop, polyester mesh


Seasons            3-season
Sleeping Capacity        2-person
Minimum Trail Weight 3 lbs. 1 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight     1 lb. 4 oz.
Packaged Weight         2 lbs. 15 oz.
Packed Size      5 x 19 inches
Floor Dimensions         96 x 59 / 51 inches
Floor Area        37 square feet
Vestibule Area  8 square feet
Peak Height     40 inches
Number of Doors          1 door
Number of Poles           1 hubbed poleset
Pole Material    Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
Pole Diameter   9 millimeters
Canopy Fabric Ripstop nylon/polyester mesh
Floor Fabric      Coated ripstop nylon
Rainfly Fabric  Coated ripstop nylon
Ultralight          Yes
Design Type    Semi-freestanding

Reduce weight and save energy while you backpack deep into the backcountry with the Big Agnes Slater UL 2 Plus 2-Person 3-Season Tent. This tent weighs in at less than three pounds, offers superb protection from the elements, and is easy to set up when you arrive at your campsite after a long trek.

It features solid ripstop nylon walls (with small mesh vents) that offer a little more warmth, strength, and durability than mesh, without adding more than a few ounces of weight. Throw in a silicone- and PU-treated ripstop nylon fly with fully taped seams and expedition-style coverage, and you have a tent that pushes the boundaries of a traditional three-season shelter.

To keep your gear safe from mild winter to summer, the Slater has a vestibule and a nylon door to seal out the elements all year long. Setup's as breezy as an afternoon ridgeline, thanks to a super-simple hub pole design that features Featherlite DAC aluminum poles that offer stability without any excess weight, and the guylines and webbing are reflective to save you embarrassment, and misfortune, of tripping over your tent in the middle of the night. If you're looking to shave even more weight in the summer, pick up the Slater footprint and bring just the fly and footprint for a light and quick setup option. For three-plus-season camping, it's tough to make a better bet.

•      Incredibly lightweight, breathable tent that's perfect for the trail
•      Tough ripstop construction withstands abuse and has waterproof treatment
•      Featherlite DAC poles add stability and support without weight
•      Large vestibule has plenty of room for your gear
•      Mesh vents let cool, fresh breezes blow in

Multiple storage pockets and gear loft help store smaller essentials




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