Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Aug 14, 2015.
Sorry Franco - which one is meant to be which?
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.
Pick the one you like...
(sorry the first is the TT. I had already posted that photo a couple of comments above it)
You were wavering between a double wall, woven shelter and a single wall DCF shelter? Kind of polar opposites in the 1P space.
Knowing el manana (in an online way), it may have been a joke.
The first one he ever made...
(knowing him in an offline way)
Henry Shires designs seriously nice well though out shelters .
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.
The rear mid strut takes care of that. You can get a lot of leverage out of it.
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
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.
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'
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.
Had one retro fitted to my Tramplite. Makes it rock solid. Pleased with it even though it’s very stormworthy without it.
Six moon designs 'Haven' in DCF. Under 500g and a rival for the duplex perhaps? If I didn't have so many shelters already ...
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.
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..
@Mole has been fiddling around with my stratli. Seems to have fitted interior floodlights while I was out
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.
Not in a month of Sundays.
Six moons cut and designs just aren't in the same league as Tarptents or MLD.
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!
I'll give her until 2am before she's in the barn
I survived the 3 hour yoga class. Who knows what I’m capable of next!
I have a Solomid and possibly a Trailstar to shift before I buy anything else...... Unless something really really special comes up
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