Hex Peak 4

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

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I have a friend who regularly partakes in one of those activities and adorns his hat with flowers before doing so.
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  2. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter


    :eek: The dirty fu.....ahhh... he’s a Morris dancer isn’t he? :oops:
  3. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Okay... that’s the flimsy, mesh one that I’ve got isn’t it?

    If so, brilliant! I wouldn’t have thought the groundsheet was up to much TBH.
  4. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Yes, same one. It let in no damp from below, although it went a darker patch of colour where I'd been resting on it. Any ingress at all would be unacceptable in my book, so I'll keep a close eye on it. I wouldn't say the quality is as high as the 3F UL inners I've just sold (can't put my finger on why, it's just a feeling), and I'd be happier if the bathtub edges were an inch or two higher, a T-zip would be better, but it's light, keeps out water and insects, and it fits! Durability has yet to be established of course, but at 30 quid I don't mind if it only lasts a couple of years - by which time I reckon Luxe will have seen sense and come up with a lighter inner of their own.
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  5. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Ultralighter

    Excellent, thanks. I was going to pitch mine in the gales and rain yesterday but plumped just take the dog for a walk :D
  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Just a word of warning to Hex Peak’ers, I had some lineloc slippage with the supplied cordage this weekend, some pretty mental buffeting winds in N Wales which I think worked them loose.

    After the second one slipped I went round all the tie outs and put a half hitch in, unfortunately this caused the line to snap clean in half right at the knot with the next heavy gust.

    Today I’ll be removing all the stock cordage and replacing it with 3mm English braids stuff.

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  7. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Maeneira?
  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yep :)

    It was wild
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  9. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Yep - that's what most of us do! You'll have no issues once you've swapped it out for any standard 3mm polypropylene.
    I 'recycled' the supplied 2mm cordage to the mid-panel tieouts (as they take less of the load), but when I found it slipped there as well it was relegated to gardening duty. Not only is the 2mm too thin for the supplied linelocs, it's also of a rather dubious and brittle quality.
    I see you have the Luxe inner in there!!
  10. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    Thanks for the heads up shewie.

    Think mine has already been swapped out when I bought it but was thinking of renewing mine anyway...
    Was going to get some cordadge from valley and peak.... would that stuff be strong enough do you think?
  11. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    This guy's stuff is fine and won't break the bank:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Polypropylene-Rope-Military-Army-Colours-Poly-Cord-Survival-Camping-Camouflage/162547744438?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    I got it in the colour he calls Camouflage Mi5 (3mm) and it's been perfect on my Hexpeak
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  12. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    My favourite place in the whole wide world. Not been for a while. Next year. Might have been more sheltered if you’d camped on the other side of the stream

    [​IMG]
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  13. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    The bare spindly Willows we’re blocking most of the weather but the occasional gusts got through, Saturday night it was all over the place, coming from all directions.

    I don’t understand why some manufacturers ship their shelters with Linelocs and cord that don’t work together. I’ve often given them the benefit of the doubt until they fail one night and then I swap the cordage out. Apart from one, a brand new LG Khufu which came with 1.5mm black dyneema, too skinny and too stiff to ever work in a Lineloc, swapped that out before I used it.
    Some skinny cords can work if they have a gnarly enough outer texture but buffeting winds wiggle them loose.
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  14. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    already swapped for 3mm.
    Nice colour btw :D...
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