Hex Peak 4

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Fossil Bluff, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Pegs :confused:... the destructions said clip it onto the D-rings... it would be easier on the pegs :)
  2. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    And... I put 2mm cord on the mid points - perfectly adequate :)
  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I did tea ceremony wear for my A level ceramics exam work. Bit of an arts and crafts/Hamada fan.
    I'm sure ''lite' wheels are available but I try and keep a base weight of 6-10lb and that wouldn't leave much for a tent etc :o o::)
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  4. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    I'm sure iv only got 2... maybe 3 rings that mine clips into.. then I use the pegs
  5. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    It won’t matter where you clip it TBH - but you will have more D rings :)
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  6. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Is the supplied seam sealer any good?
  7. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Never used it. Someone else here (who understands about different sorts of seams - might have been @Mole?) explained that the Hex has the kind of seam which won't leak much if you don't seal it. That's been borne out in my experience. I imagine if you run into difficulties you could always use a weak solution of your potter's clay. Or some handy thatch. Or woad or something.
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  8. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    i like the idea of thatch :thumbsup:

    Meanwhile, i'll pick up some SilNet :)
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  9. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Job done.

    Seams are sealed... don’t want any unwelcome dribbles in the night :dude:
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  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    We're all getting older, it's an inevitability sooner or later! :)
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  11. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    I suppose a drop of silnet May help that too :D
  12. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    That was quick!! Ha.
    Which stuff did you use? As iv not done mine yet and what did you thin it down with?
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  13. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    I binned the stuff that came with the shelter. I bought some Silnet -£9 - Cotswolds have it.

    Stick half a tube of it in small jam jar and mix it with a little white spirit... keep mixing /adding until it’s the consistency of thin custard / thick olive oil. It comes with a little (stiff brush). Stipple and push it into the seams.

    I know many people say that they haven’t needed to seam seal, but I remember my Golite Hex / SL3 on one horrendously torrential night... drip drip drip... Water is eventually going to track / wick through the stitching.

    It took about an hour to do and a couple of hours to dry. A mate of mine said his took longer to dry he dusted it with talc so he could pack it away. I just brewed up and waited for the sunset :)

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  14. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Did you do it inside or outside bluff?
    The Hex site contradicts itself saying both..
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  15. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Outside, mate, as per Bob’s instructions.
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  16. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Here we go:

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  17. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Pitching...

    @Diddi I don’t know if you’ve seen this... but it works very well. No black straps required, tight as a drum.

  18. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Bloody simple but bloody brill..
    I will deinatley try that next weekend. :thumbsup:
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    Wonders off to also see if he can make it work with his 2p inner too :sour:


    Cheers bud :thumbsup:
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  19. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    How on earth do you update AliExpress payment methods as a new user?
  20. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    I have only ever used the app and that never required that process until i tried to log in online.
    What you using?
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  21. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Just logged on via t’internet. I’ll have a look for the app :)
  22. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Right, that’s that sorted...

    Somehow I’ve managed to order a mesh inner for it.

    I read a review that says the hanger needs to altered and the hex set higher - is that right?
  23. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    YEP!
    I have yet to do mine
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  24. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    What has to be done?
  25. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    anything you want really, i was thinking of leaving the clip on (just incase i buy the full asta as its only about £45 more to buy the inner and the outer)
    but i would like mine to be adjustable if i can with a linelock of some sort.
    work in progress atm, il have to re pitch the hex and have a good look.
    and yes it does fit better if the outer is pitched higher.
    a gentleman on here did some really good videos on it but i cant remember his username.

    @dovidola may know......:biggrin:
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