Hex Peak 4

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

  1. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    Haha.... it was more of a curiosity thing to see if I could save weight lol

    But ye too bloody right about the trip hazard!! Iv found that out a few times... sometimes take them out just for that reason.

    Anyway... what's wrong with having your cous cous on a tea spoon:yuck::biggrin:
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  2. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Sounds familiar :roflmao:

    3 things i dont try to save weight on.
    1. My tent
    2. My sleeping bag
    3. Everything else in my pack.
    It is what it is :D....
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  3. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    haha, yep i keep thinking..... sod it, il take that aswell lol
    gotta say i do like some comforts:D
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  4. Michael_x

    Michael_x Summit Camper

    Heresy ;)
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  5. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Exactley why I'm not bothered by weight, Comfort...
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  6. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    I tried it... the candle tasted better than the couscous.

    l’ll probably be condemned to smoke an endless turd in hell for the blasphemy :D
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  7. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    2 litres of meths and chorizo... I’ll say no more :D

    Can you get an ultralight hot water bottle?
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  8. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    That was Ray :D
    I had a 70cl of vodka in the glass bottle :bag:
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  9. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Well at least you’ve got a lightweight hip flask now. Or at least I imagine you have... if so which one?
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  10. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    I just use a cheap empty 500ml bottle of water for my voddy. :hungry:
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  11. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I've just tried it on my Chinese SL copy, and it worked really well with just a little tweaking required. 20190721_191836.jpg
  12. tja

    tja Day Walker

    Wind blowing from the left?
  13. tja

    tja Day Walker

    Used that 3F UL SL3 in anger yet? I'm about to, in August, wondering how rainproof it is.
  14. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Nice one :thumbsup:
  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'll give that a go with my 3f SL3 copy too :)
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  16. Paul_C

    Paul_C Trekker

    Test pitch in the garden....

    I got a nice tight pitch first attempt using that method....works great!

    The inner is another story and was a sorry flappy mess. It seems like a bit of a rubbish system really - surely a system of clips would have been better instead of faffing about pulling things tight.

    I was running out of time so no doubt will figure it out on another attempt.

    Great sized porch space though for sitting out of the rain, cooking etc.
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  17. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    I’m glad the pitching method worked well.

    Re: bits of string everywhere... I think it’s pants too, but the flysheet can be pitched at variable heights so the inner had to be adjustable.
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  18. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

  19. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Is it the Luxe-supplied single inner you're using @Paul_C ?
  20. PhilHo

    PhilHo Section Hiker

    By strange coincidence last night I was thinking "how can I reduce the weight of my big 3" ie pack, tent and sleeping. I have a Hexpeak v4a fly and although its a tad small when I'm horizontal I'll still use it when I'm on my own. I might add a Borah bivy or similar for bug and wet foot box prevention but that's only adding to weight. I didn't camp for 20 years because I got cold, stiff backed and miserable sleeping in a tent. So my main focus has been on warmth and comfort and although I could save maybe 400 grams on my pad and 400 grams on my sleeping bag but I'm not going to because I want to keep the comfort. So I can't save anything on my 1100 gram Exped lightening 60 because I need a pack capable of carrying my not a light as it could be kit.

    I'm going to have a go at using the pitching method show in the German video later. Looks like a cracking way to get a nice "square" taught pitch quickly. Less walking round and round in circles tweaking :)
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  21. Paul_C

    Paul_C Trekker

    Yep it's the Luxe inner for now....
  22. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    From what I've seen @PhilHo it's not the Big 3 any more, it's the Big 4.

    The new addition is Electricals, which often top the list!

    Each to their own, YHYOH, plus all the other obligatory platitudes of course, but some folk seem to devote tremendous energy to shaving every possible gram from their basic kit while apparently not giving a second thought to walking around with a sub-branch of Dixons on their backs.
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  23. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    :D

    And then there’s food... lots of fresh food seems feature these days. I like that. :)

    So that’s the big 5

    We had a saying in Antarctica... we even had it printed on the back of out T shirts one winter.

    “Any Fool Can Be Uncomfortable”

    :poto::poto::poto:
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  24. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Yes, that one is a bit of a faff, and it shouldn't be given that it's the V4A manufacturer's dedicated inner for that tent.
    It gets easier with practice and a bit of fettling - I used it for the first season.
    But 600g? I mean, really? What were they thinking of, having produced a great shelter weighing barely more at 660g? It's as though the person who designed the Hexpeak then gave it to someone else (less inspired) to design the inner as an afterthought.
    That's why many of we Hexpeak People use a third-party inner. This is the one I've just moved to, and at £30 for a 200g weight saving you may want to do the same:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32988900608.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2dc44c4dntuGvR
  25. Paul_C

    Paul_C Trekker

    Thanks for the link - looks good and worth considering....especially for fair weather.

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