Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Aug 14, 2015.
I'd prefer it to have tie-outs from the top of the poles.
It is/was a very popular shelter over the pond, but how does it withstand high winds? Seems like the shape isn't ideal for that.
The original 'One' is more streamlined at the rear than this latest offering, but it always took careful tensioning to get it to be stable in the wind. I wouldn't camp high with it, but it's a nice light option for fully bug protected summer camping in more sheltered areas. I took it to Spain a few times and really liked the airiness, sit-up roominess and full bug protection at minimal weight.
"NOTE: NEW FOR 2017
DuoMid is now a little larger. We added 4" to the width and 3" to the length. Will fit 6'3" users OK."
News (to me)
The Hex Peak V4a fly only is now available as a single item
I recall myself and others suggesting/requesting that to Bob on OM when he started selling the original combo. And again when he started doing the inners separately. A missed opportunity I reckon, but got there in the end.
Big bathtub available too.
The Lightwave Sigma tents now on UOG look interesting but spendy.
"an activated carbon coating which absorbs the humidity as it condenses and prevents it from forming droplets. Not only does the interior tent surface feel dry to touch, but the large surface area created by the activated carbon means water molecules remain in a greater state of disassociation and allows them to pass through to the outside more readily and continuously."
And if you're camping in cloud you end up carrying a heavy soggy flysheet all day...
But Lightwave won't be expecting campers to be out in cloud, Rog; my goodness, that would be a challenge for Lightwave to include that in the equation......
Of course, there are those of us who rarely camp in cloud .
More seriously, how much difference does a wipe down of silnylon make weight wise? I've never measured, but I don't think I ever wring out more than 200ml or so.
The price would put me off more.
200ml = 200g = 7oz !!
But it could be worse than that. Whereas condensation droplets roll off silnylon through the night, this layer of activated charcoal will retain a lot more water and prevent it naturally shedding. If it can't evaporate off the outside due to claggy conditions, it'll stay soaked up in the carbon layer. It's all speculation until someone weighs a dry fly and a soaking wet one I guess.
At that price, I won't be the one performing the experiment.
New Lightwave Sigma tent looks interesting https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.c...lters-c25/all-tents-c148/s10-sigma-tent-p6947
Interesting with the carbon coated inner thing
Wonder what sort of weight or water the stuff holds?
I guess we'll have to wait for a serious review but it certainly is innovative. Looks a strong design too.
Are we going to make this a monthly thing?
It was on the UOG email newsletter today
Sitting here thinking I quite like the design of Naturehike's new Taga tent but also thinking it looks a little familiar and obviously "inspired" by something else.
Nice pole orientation for livability in more clement weather.
I can see a flaw in the ground cloth design
What's the shelter?
One of these.
TFS Dawn Pyramid I think
Nice looking tent but I wonder how they've joined the sil to the cuben. I've heard it can be problematic as the different stretch properties puts stress on the join.
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