Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

  2. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    More finds

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    Last edited: May 11, 2016
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  3. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    You spend a lot of time on Ali express @theoctagon ! Must have a look myself [​IMG]
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Of course once you suck the profits away from the originators you'll be left with ****-all in terms of product development....but hey, a buck saved.....
  5. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    snides & publishing ways to myo version of production items is the way of things it seems.
  6. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    I agree @edh . Don't think anyone can accuse me of not royally supporting UL cottage companies though :greedy:
  7. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Last one I promise! :angelic:
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
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  8. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Know what you're saying Ed, but i'm not convinced it work in practice.

    For folks that are looking for a tent for a festival or a night out car camping with mates i recon the cheapo ripoff's aren't a bad choice.
    How many on here would choose one over a tent or tarp from a reputable manufacturer though?

    Any of us could camp out in any old tent and it'd still likely do the job, that fact that many of us choose to spend hundreds of quid on a tent isn't going to change just because they're cheaper ones that look similar.
  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Well, a fair few have bought inners and such so I'd say.....a fair few...
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  10. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    To be honest, I don't think the markets overlap that much. I have a Naturehike Cloud Up 2 and a 3F UL Gear Pyramid for different uses but I'm not enough of a gram weenie or an intensive hiker to justify buying a Big Agnes or MLD Duomid at full price.

    So I'm happy with somewhat inferior equipment that allows me to lighten my load and get more enjoyment of the big outdoors. And who knows, at one point I may decide to break the piggy and buy the high-ticket originals to save even more weight and have better quality. But I'll do that because I tried a lower price option to see if it suits me first.
  11. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    In the race to the bottom there are sadly no winners..
  12. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Breathtaking...
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  14. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Does it have a tap at the foot end to empty the moisture?
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  15. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  16. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Now available to buy. $450 and 7D sil/pu nylon, 1200HH :eek:. You'd have to be brave to be an early adaptor on this one, I think
  17. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    10d floor would bother me more than 7d fly. Its an impressive weight mind
  18. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    The 1200mm floor would bother me.
  19. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    I think I would rather have Zpacks Duplex .Very similar. Well established and you know what you are getting.
  20. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I guess the assumption is that you're going to use a footprint.
  21. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Footprint won't stop Scottish bog/rain from flooding/pooling on top and then water coming up thru' the ground sheet.
  22. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes: :D
  23. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  24. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    It looks nice, but a 10D-floor... I'd be worried.

    I always thought 30D was more or less the 'limit' for floors.
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  25. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I have one of the original 'GG The One' tents. Needs a small repair around the apex, but I'll be putting it up for sale soon once that's done. The spinnaker fabric that's made from looks a bit more robust than this translucent beauty.
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