I was super bummed when I missed the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 1 deal at REI last week for $179.94, but they also would have charged tax making it almost $200.
I also missed out on the insane Fly Creek HV UL 2 deal from last December for $164.50....
That said, the HV UL 3 hasn't really been this price before and its a huge improvement from the old regular UL 3 (Non HV). Its 2.9 pounds once packed away! For realistically 2 people and ample storage.The "3" person model is also the smallest size, completely freestanding of the Fly Creek series. The 2 and 1 are semi-freestanding, but you're supposed to stake down the rear corners.
I bought the Big Agnes Tumble 3 from REI, but that is getting returned as soon as this comes in. It was only $162 total, but it weighs almost double @ 5 lbs. 13 oz.
Dimensions are larger as well when packed. Tumble 3: 6in x 25in, Fly Creek UL 3: 4.5 x 19.5 in.
Cool story bro - I know... Happy Trails!