Trekkertent Saor SR1 and others

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by el manana, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I think that's the Phoenix copy that they made, Trekker tent also do their own version in lighter fabrics with a few mods e.g double porches/entrances.
  2. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    That’s what I was looking at, on the trekkertent web page it say the 4 season phreeranger is 1.25kg while the 3 season is 890 grams.
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  3. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    I am a long term user of the Strat 1. Mine with all round groundhogs comes in at 1100 grms. Key to getting a really good
    stable pitch is to stake out the long guys from the poles tight as you can,and longer guys on the pitchlocks than supplied.
    I don't think there is much out there that gives such a stable pitch as the Strat with a worthwhile weight saving. The main
    problem I have with the Strat is that I can't use the poles (Pacer ) when basecamped.
    Would be interested in the Saor if two vestibules.
  4. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    NO. Two guys on here have got the weight down on the SS1 to 1036 with the solid inner
  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I ordered a custom mesh inner in may. Still the bugs will be gone soon....
  6. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    So you have not received it?
  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    No, was meant to be in the post next week a couple of times during the summer but think I'll cancel the order and get a refund now, frees up enough money to make one myself but with cuben floor rather than 30d silnylon.
  8. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

    The 40D.
  9. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Unfortunately that doesn't translate to a 6 week lead time. Let us know how you get on @OwenM :thumbsup:

    Im tempted if the 6 week lead time is legit
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
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  10. peregrino_tom

    peregrino_tom Trekker

    Marc made me a customised Phreeranger about 9 months ago. I wanted the Phreeranger style opening on both sides like my old TN Solar Superlite 2.2 so I can lower the sides to look at the sky on both sides, but keep out the ground draft. So it has 2 zips on each side. It has an inner width of about 100cm i.e. wide single or for 2 people who know each other well. Marc recommended the 40d material over the 20 and I went with his advice. Consequently the complete weight for everything is just under 1.5Kg.
    I've had many unexpected things arise this year and overnight trekking has had to be put on hold for now. However I managed two nights with the new shelter a couple of weeks ago.
    My quick review is that it is a lovely shelter, which does all that I was hoping for. The thing you have to remember about Marc's tents is the intelligence and quality of their construction. The way the inner clips inside the fly is particularly fine.
    I'd post a couple of pics, but I think I still don't have sufficient privileges to do this.
    Cheers, tom
    Edit - just to add, liamarchie: it has the straps to make it semi-freestanding, and these work OK. but it is very 'semi' as you still need to stake out the middle part of the tent on both sides (unlike true freestanders where two poles crossover and extend to the full width of the shelter on each side).
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017
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  11. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    thanks - is that 1.5kg including pegs?
  12. peregrino_tom

    peregrino_tom Trekker

    No. It includes bag and storm guys, but not pegs. But remember, it has the extra zips and is wider than the standard one-person.
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  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    To be fair to trekker tent thought an update on my custom order was called for.
    They promptly replied to my cancellation email and said it must have been lost in the post (not the first time I've heard this) and that they'd chase it up.
    A day later it was at my door, and looks good.
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  14. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    I too am interested in the saor and wanted to know more about the poles that are used. This is the reply from Marc if anyone else is interested.

    The poles are Easton Aluminium Nanolites. 9mm diameter, short 13" lengths. We can also supply the tent with 10mm poles if required at no extra cost.
    Best Regards, Marc
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  15. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Anyone bought a Saor yet?
  16. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    i was going to but bought a second hand naik instead. it was £50 more but im happy i did. the designs very similar but it has space for two (sort off) and is a couple of hundred grams heavier. used it in the rhinogs for afew days in late november, very pleased with it as my winter tent.

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  17. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker


    Looks a good tent, but I’d rather have a lighter, slightly smaller tent. I’m looking at the Saor as a potential replacement for my Scarp1 which is starting to show its age. I can’t find any additional information/reviews on the web.
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  18. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    the design is pretty much identical which is why i posted.

    the only thing i don't rate is when you open the door rain gets into the inner even if its just half way. i find that a bit annoying as hilleberg should really noticed that as the design was tested for 250 days before being sold.... they could have made the porch larger so giving more of a 'peak' to stop this . also a larger porch would have meant a more practical two person tent - it is rather small, it would have added another 100grams i guess- maybe thats just too much :nailbiting: that said it would then turn into a one porch hilleberg rogen so...:asshat:

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    edit to add. those boots are a gigante size 13 so the porch is actually bigger than it looks in that picture.
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  19. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Thanks. Appreciate the comments. It does look a good tent.
  20. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Robin I'd be interested to know, as I'm thinking of going for a Scarp 1 (which seems to get uniformly rave reviews), whether you're including a new Scarp 1 in your line-up of potential replacements for your existing Scarp 1? And if not, what the thing(s) is/are which are making you want to change?
  21. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I like the design concept of the Saor. The inner is slightly larger than the old Scarp but the new Scarp inner is probably slightly larger. The Saor is a bit lighter (in theory, although I’ve been told it’s actually the same). The main downside of the Scarp is packing. The pitchlock corners mean it’s 46cm long. However, it’s not a big deal attaching it to the side of a pack.

    The Scarp is a brilliant tent, easy to put up, almost impossible to pitch badly, two porches, surprisingly roomy, very storm worthy (even without the crossing poles). Odds are I will get another if I need to.
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  22. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    The inner height is 95 cm so less headroom than the Scarp and the space between the outer and the
    inner appears minimal . Interesting tent though.
  23. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    well you actually have more inner space because there's alot more height above your head/feet so it feels alot more airy than a single hoop tent. which is the main reason why i bought into this design.
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  24. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    That's a good point and one of the downsides of a single hoop. Some years ago I had a Vaude Power Lizard and
    it sloped quite steeply either side of the hoop. One of the main reasons I gave it up. One mitigating point about
    the Scarp is that it has vertical ends ( about 15 " ) in the inner which helps somewhat.
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  25. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    The Scarp is the best single hoop design IMO as the ends are square not a triangle giving a lot more headroom. I’ve always found the Scarp to feel quite spacious and had no issues with fabric being close to my face, unlike a Laser Comp.

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