Hex Peak 4

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

  1. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    This is it....... In my hex peak

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  2. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

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  3. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    As seen here.

    Easy to pitch too, Hook to pole, add 4 pegs to corners... Done !!
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  4. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Ah yes, but technically food, fuel, water and normally-worn clothing don't qualify as they're not 'Base Weight'
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  5. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    It's a very well made and lightweight inner, and I much prefer the T-zip, but there's only a rectangular floor, so you can't use the rear 'triangle' of the hexagon. Hence I just sold mine along with the mesh inner of the same model, which will fit better into a four-sided pyramid (i.e. what it's designed for). It's just so nice to get that 'extra' space back!
    One of the pleasant surprises I've had with the Hexpeak is finding out what a warm tent it is in colder conditions, particularly when pitched low. I'm finding a mesh inner sufficient for full 3-season use. I don't do much in winter, but given the lesser need for insect protection in winter I'd consider going without an inner and using the saved weight for bulking up on other insulation.
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  6. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    I know not of such things. I only know what me bag weighs :D

    Light enough to be comfortable.

    I get it if you’re on the trail for a fortnight. But that’s not me :)
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  7. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

  8. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    Which one did you order @Fossil Bluff ?
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  9. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    That thing you’ve got... whatever it’s called :cigar:
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  10. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    It rejoices in the name of "Asta Xinxue 1 Person Summer Inner"
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  11. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter


    That’s the badger :thumbsup:
  12. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

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    haha, i seem to recall i couldnt get the original hex inner to sit quite right or rather i had to move it round half a panel so it would fit neater but i dont have that problem with this as it fits well. (sort of like opposite the door)
    the hex isnt symetrical so i am interested how it fits if your thinking of turning it abit
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  13. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Should be symmetrical, apart from the door.

    I seem to remember Bob at Backpackinglight saying you can orientate it that way.

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  14. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Look at the picture you’ve posted - it’s symmetrical :)
  15. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    Ahh.... haha silly me... sorry.. I just glanced over the 250 and 300 numbers... and got... 7 lol

    Too hot and started to get a million ants wanting to pitch up for the night in my house!!
    And been running about doing jobs....

    Jeez..... if it's not ticks........ it's ants!!:nailbiting::banghead:
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  16. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    .
    I have red biting ants in my garden so no camping in there for me :(:arghh:
  17. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    You're both right:
    Yes, it's symmetrical (along two axes)
    No, it's not an equal-sided hexagon
    Yes, you can set up the inner in more than one position

    I blame the German - if you look at his YouTube video diagram, he portrays an equal-sided hexagon consisting of six equilateral triangles, which is incorrect. The reason his system works despite this error is because he's still working on one of the symmetrical axes.

    It's been a while since school, so those with a clearer grasp of Euclid may wish to take me to task.
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  18. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter


    The principle point being that (and I quote Pythagoras here) “you can shove the inner on the RHS my handsome” :whistling:

    That may, or may not, be helpful for the awfully named mesh inner thingy so that the door is offered up as you enter the shelter. I’ll give it a go when I’m in possession of the thing. :D
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  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'm with him on beans, though only the baked variety.
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  20. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    It was, of course, Pythagoras who first penned that little ditty ‘beans, beans, good for the heart, the more you eat the more you....’

    You get the picture.
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  21. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    According to Pliny, Pythagoreans believed that fava beans could contain the souls of the dead, since they were flesh-like. Due to their black-spotted flowers and hollow stems, some believers thought the plants connected earth and Hades, providing ladders for human souls. The beans’ association with reincarnation and the soul made eating fava beans close to cannibalism

    I think he was on to something.
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  22. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Certainly makes as much (if not more) sense as some of the dietary fads in current circulation
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  23. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Mmm, I heard that they connected beans with flatulence. The passing of gas was considered to be part of the soul escaping the body.

    No, I didn’t just make that up :)
  24. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Blimey! New inner arrived today - 12 days from China. Superbly wrapped, really good quality item for the cost of it.

    I’m gobsmacked.
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  25. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    hey dont be daft diddi, i have loads in my garden and it doesnt stop me and i hate em

    the fly screens do work you know lol

    just spray some x 4 on it.

    @Fossil Bluff nice.... that was quick, pics or it didnt happen!!!!!

    nice stuff sack isnt it
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