Lan Shan 1 inner in Go-Lite shangri-la 2 clone

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by PhilHo, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I've just had a quick play in the garden and have to say that I'm delighted with the setup.

    The fly is a Shangri-la 2 clone bought from Ali Express. The inner is a T zip 4 season Lan Shan 1 inner.
    The only modification I will need to do is to put a tie out point in the back right corner but there is a convenient guying point there and I can have a guy pulling against the bungee I will have to hold the inner out. It does require 2 extra pegs but as they are just needed to hold out the bucket of the inner and have no other tension I can use some little Ti shepherds hooks 2 or 3 grams each.

    With a bit of Tyvek in the rest it is a veritable palace for 1.

    The size of the fly is about the same as a TrailStar but can be zipped up. The floorplan isn't much bigger than a Hexpeak but the geometry, having two poles makes the usable space much larger.

    dimensions.jpg inner.jpg hanger.jpg bungee.jpg
  2. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Total weight ? Please :)
  3. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    From my digital scales including supplied stuff sacks and cordage.

    Inner 352g
    Fly 612g
    6 x 8g carbon fibre pegs 48g
    2 x Alpkit Y beams 28g
    4 x Ti pegs 16g

    Total minimum 1092g

    I was appalled to find that the bit of Tyvek is 200g, I'll be using polycro say 80g. With that total is 1172g.

    I'll also take extra cordage and pegs for guys - how long is a piece of string for those - pun intended. Stuff sacks are for home storage only so the above figure is a few grams more than will be carried.
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  4. Smidger The Goat

    Smidger The Goat Trail Blazer

    That looks great :)
  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    'appalled'... :D

    Looks good

    So the problem you have is water from the fly dripping onto the inner and penetrating?

    From what ive seen, no AE inners use DWR fabric on the walls, unlike say Trekkertent inner material which is superb, has a waxy feel, water drips just bead on it, no ingres.

    I had a myog inner with plain nylon walls and i sprayed them with Nikwax TX Direct spray on, have you considered trying something like that? Nikwax have some other products like cotton proof...
  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    That amount of space for just over 1kg is pretty OK. Ideal if you like a big porch space :thumbsup:
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  7. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I've not tried the inner overnight yet but I've convinced myself that I'd be pushing the inner against the fly and assume the inner isn't waterproof so the foot of my bag would still get wet. This 2 pole pyramid tent has more vertical ends and as a result there's more usable space but it is only 15cm longer. There's no way I'll be pushing the ends with my sleeping bag.
  8. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Ah right i thought you meant the water ingres was with this setup.
  9. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    That's astonishing @PhilHo - looking forward to hearing how it performs in action.
    With all that interior space I expect you'll find a way of tweaking things so that there's no risk of the inner touching the fly under pressure.
    A budget lightweight palace indeed!
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  10. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I think I'm likely to be limited by pitches in the same way as TrailStar owners are. I'm hoping it will be pretty wind proof.

    The GoLite Shangri-la 2 got pretty good reviews in its day:
    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/camping-and-hiking/ultralight-tent/golite-shangri-la-2-tarp
    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/_print/web10f/ms-jr-golite-shangri-la-shelter

    And a similar shelter with snow skirts, MSR Twin Sisters also gets good reviews.
    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/camping-and-hiking/ultralight-tent/msr-twin-sisters
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  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    We used to have a Shangri-la 2. It was a great tent in many ways - a relatively small footprint for the space and capable of taking some rough weather. We just found that we wanted something that we could open up more for views. Of all the tents I've owned in the past few years, it is probably the best suited to UK weather.
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