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So they've released a follow up to their Emerald Mountain / Copper Spur series in the Fishhook. Aside from other changes the signature change is the replacement of zippers with a different door fastening system. As some one who keeps looking back at the Copper Spur UL 1 as a selfstanding companion to my Solomid for those mostly on slabs Sierra routes during higher bug season I'm intrigued.

Anyone have more insight into the closure tech?

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Tent/fishhookul1
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Since they do not completely seal, and I have seen mosquitoes find the tiniest holes to get in, I will pass on them.

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Yes as far as I could tell it just is an overlapping drape, I was hoping i was just missing something but if you're correct (have you seen a sample in person or a better description than the product page?) and it's not a solid seal I'd agree that's not a good option for heavy bug season.
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Well at the summer show they were tiny magnets.

The description on the new web page says "simple clip and loop closures" which sounds like a pain to me.

I will wait to see some reviews of them on the trail. I won't apply to test one as I don't want to commit to using one for 4 months. ;-)


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Its still a series of magnets as well as some flaps for an additional bug barrier as detailed here:
http://www.gearinstitute.com/gear-ne....g-agnes

Interestingly BA puts the CS UL1 as 4 oz lighter than the Fishhook UL1, or 3 oz for "packed weight"... That may reflect the CS having what appears to be a somewhat smaller rain fly.

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Specs/Tent

Another oddity: the 1 pole system is different from the 2! The 1 has poles like the Copper Spur or older Emerald mountain while the Fishhook 2 is a simpler crossed pole arrangement. I first thought that was an REI error but that's what BA shows as well. Weird.
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Yeah all the initial reviews online are from the summer OR Show and prototypes. I think that may have changed. BA has nothing more about it than the blurb I quoted.

You need to just go for it HSF, and then inform us!


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True if I got it through REI I could always just kick it back.

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