What this old thing? - Wish List

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by suggdozer, May 3, 2015.

  1. Evan Davies

    Evan Davies Trail Blazer

    I wonder if using such light fabrics will negate the benefits of it being 3-layer, particularly when it wets out. Regardless, 100g is very impressive.
  2. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

  3. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

  4. stormin'

    stormin' On a new journey

    Looks like a deflated baloon when the corner struts are removed.loses its shape and integrity.Personally I use a walking pole if the weather permits.Who detatches the inner? unless its tipping it down outside.
  5. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    My thoughts exactly. Would keep inner attached and just use walking pole for porch mode.
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  6. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    Might not be too windproof, apparently at £260 there's a big hole in the pocket....
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  7. Ally

    Ally Ultralighter

  8. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Went to Ben Alder Last year , I was in the trail star my mate was in his Nordisk both were good in poor weather
    he had his inner intact the four days and used porch mode when he could good shelters inmho
  9. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

  10. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Can't afford anything at the moment. It's on my consideration list though for when I'm flush again :)

    I like the look of it and weight for single hooped tent is quite good. Obviously you sacrifice the robustness of the Akto etc for weight advantage but should still stand up according to the tests Nordisk have done in wind tunnels.

    Use the "Upload a file" button next to the reply button bud. Alternatively use a image host like IMGur or Photobucket etc then use the link in the image option in top toolbar next to the Smilie :)
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  11. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Cheers Adz tried the upload file it just shows load bar as normal then pop up says file too large ,
    That's where I'm stuck , will try host mate !
  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Ey up Geoff

    The forum software should reduce the size rather than giving you an error, but for reasons I don't understand it doesn't seem to work very well. The server has resources to resize images up to about 14Mb, which should be ample for most photos, Tony is tied up with other things at the moment but we'll figure it out soon enough.
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  13. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    If it's giving that error there may be difference in usergroup options/privileges etc. I haven't used forums scripts in years but I can remember it being a pain in the arse trying to find all the secondary non-global settings. They were usually filed away under Z.
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  14. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

  15. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    ^ Looks like one of my Mids when pitched on a small hillock. If the Mid end panels are lower than the middle of the long panels, it creates excess material that has to be pulled out from the normal rectangular shape to a slight hexagonal shape in order to keep the material taut.

    I'll keep an eye on this one, always interesting to see what they come up with...
  16. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

  17. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker


    Great pic and pitch.lovely light.
    Heading roughly that direction in a fortnight.

    Front loader? Not good dryish access in rain though?

    The shaped edges look a good feature. There are a couple of shelters on Aliexpress with similar double curved edges. ( by Axemen and Knot Outdoors)
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  18. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    ^ Yeah, really lovely surroundings, great marketing material.

    In rain, my MO is to get the outer set-up, dive in and then get sorted inside, same procedure reversed when striking camp, so I'm just left with fly and pegs to pack, with everything else already stowed inside my pack liner.

    So I could probably cope with the design if the entrance zips were two way and the vent was extended at a shallow angle to at least allow the door to be opened from the top for a view from inside when raining.

    Maybe the length of the Mid is longer to create some vestibule space? Although the end panels don't look any shallower than the competition. An asymmetrical Mid with a steeper door panel might be interesting?
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  19. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    I know what you mean about strategies for coping in rain, but I do enjoy having an open door view. Completely possible in certain rain conditions with a lot of tents I've used.
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  20. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  21. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    ^ I could have lent them my 7 piece pack rod for the shoot and it wouldn't have looked like the pack had a stove pipe/flue.
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  22. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Cheers Rich ! and you Adz although I havent got the fogiest notion of what you were talking about mate .
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  23. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

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  24. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Think @Lady Grey may have something to do with that?...
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  25. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Annie (very fearlessly :angelic:) has added some vents since then. And yes, she's made my 'wish list' expand with this :oops:.
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