Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

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

  1. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I'd prefer it to have tie-outs from the top of the poles.
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  2. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    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.
  3. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    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.
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  4. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    "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."
  5. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  6. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    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.



    Last edited: Jan 20, 2017
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  7. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

  8. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

  9. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Blimey.

    "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...
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  10. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    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......:laugh::laugh:
  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Of course, there are those of us who rarely camp in cloud :angelic:.
    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.
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  12. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
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  13. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

  14. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

  15. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

  16. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I guess we'll have to wait for a serious review but it certainly is innovative. Looks a strong design too.
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  17. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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  18. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    It was on the UOG email newsletter today :oops:
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  19. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    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.
    NH17T140-J_1.jpg .

    Tarptent Rainbow?
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  20. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

  21. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Nice pole orientation for livability in more clement weather.

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  22. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I can see a flaw in the ground cloth design :rolleyes:
    What's the shelter?
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  23. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

  24. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    TFS Dawn Pyramid I think

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  25. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    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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