Big Agnes has shown off some impressive new gear at OR 2018, including their lightest tents ever, bikepacking specific models, and more.
The Fly Creek tents are both getting new “Carbon” editions. As the name would suggest, the new top of the line models feature ultralight poles made of carbon fiber. Also, and perhaps more importantly, stronger Dyneema materials are used for the rainfly and floor. Dyneema has an incredible strength to weight ratio, is stronger than nylon, but also lighter. The Fly Creek Carbon 1 comes in at a scant 1 lb…
Big Agnes is also diving into bikepacking, with tents modified to strap directly to a bike’s handlebar via handy straps, saving the need to purchase additional gear, and also cutting weight in the process. This edition also includes shorter poles so that it fits between the shifters, daisy chain attachments and more. With the growing demand for bikepacking products, this is a smart move and a clever design.
They’re also working on new camp chairs, a whole line of new apparel, new sleeping bags and much more. I’ll bring you updates once I get more information, and I’ll of course be working towards some reviews.
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