Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

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

  1. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Sorry Franco - which one is meant to be which?
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  2. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Ultralighter

    any idea on the RRP @Franco Darioli ?[/QUOTE]
    No because the factory (in Seattle) hasn't made a production run so we don't have the production costs as yet.
  3. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Ultralighter

    Pick the one you like...
    (sorry the first is the TT. I had already posted that photo a couple of comments above it)
  4. dandurston

    dandurston Ultralighter

    You were wavering between a double wall, woven shelter and a single wall DCF shelter? Kind of polar opposites in the 1P space.
  5. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Knowing el manana (in an online way), it may have been a joke.
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  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    The first one he ever made...

    (knowing him in an offline way)
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  7. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

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  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Henry Shires designs seriously nice well though out shelters :thumbsup:.
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  9. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    It would be interesting to see a video of how it performs in a strong wind. I suspect the pitchloc corners will make it a bit more stable than competing designs. I can’t see a rear apex guying point, which is something I would want. That said, it looks a good design and I can see that a lot of thru hikers will like it.
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  10. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Ultralighter

    The rear mid strut takes care of that. You can get a lot of leverage out of it.
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  11. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    I guessed that was the idea but the option of an apex guy line would add next to no weight and would counterbalance the front guy. Just an observation :thumbsup:
  12. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    Agree ,I think I would want a rear apex guy. Difficult to see properly from the photo
    but the door seems quite high off the ground while vents in the fly appear to be adequate
    for the tent . I suppose you could make up a sort of removable valance along the door
    bottom to reduce draughts ,but a bit tricky and fiddly to do ,. Overall though ,I door like
    the design ,and the 3 pitchlocs will add stability.
  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I agree with Franco - the guy off the rear strut will do the job - tho' a longer guy so you can tension in line with the rear seam might be more effective.
    I say this from experience with my cuben mid - where I have a guy fom near the front apex (-so I can have both doors open at the same time) - but never felt the need to have a rear one to 'counter balance'
  14. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Agree, but a higher bathtub floor to kill the breeze at that side would work, taken from experience using our Swiftline 2.
    But also a good Cricket alternative.
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  15. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Had one retro fitted to my Tramplite. Makes it rock solid. Pleased with it even though it’s very stormworthy without it.

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  16. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

  17. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    The Duplex has the advantage of built in floor and bug net, the HavenNet is extra but might be a more versatile combo.

    EDIT: Eek made the mistake of looking at the price. :D
  18. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    Very true.

    That said I've too many other shelters at the front of my list to try first ... The locus gear hapi or hmg ultamid for example .... Guess I'll wait for the likes of @Dave Vaughan to buy and try first.. ;)
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  19. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    64A11FB7-C278-4A28-9D6E-ED9E35B3459F.jpeg @Mole has been fiddling around with my stratli. Seems to have fitted interior floodlights while I was out :oops:
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  20. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Modded it a little.
    Very nice shelter. Very well cut. Reinforcement s and seams excellent.
    Tie-outs and pitchlock setup somewhat different to the Sil versions.
    Not convinced by pitchlock fixed horizontal tapes. No room for maneuver.
    Supplied short Blue eastons no good for today's soft wet ground at all. Unpitchable. Ok with gold's.
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  21. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Not in a month of Sundays.

    Six moons cut and designs just aren't in the same league as Tarptents or MLD.
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  22. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    I’ll certainly take your word for it. I’ve always been impressed with the tarptents and MLD shelters I've seen and and was tempted after seeing your Notch. However my Duomid has been my first choice shelter since I got it and is unlikely to be replaced unless I win the lottery!
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  23. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I'll give her until 2am before she's in the barn :D
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  24. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I survived the 3 hour yoga class. Who knows what I’m capable of next!
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  25. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    :o o: I have a Solomid and possibly a Trailstar to shift before I buy anything else...... Unless something really really special comes up :p
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