Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

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

  1. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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  2. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
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  3. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Nice find. A unique take on the mid design.
    Like it. ( Apart from colour - which looks negotiable)

    And the other larger shelter. Impressive wind resistance in the video. ( Tent section).
  4. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    More temptation. However I've been told no more tents or packs so I can use that as an excuse. :)
  5. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Quite like it, wish it had a seam running from the apex to each of the three rear pegging points though
  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I like it, I'm not sure if those ends look a bit low though, a chance of bag rubbing with a thicker mat? 3.2m long should be plenty though?
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  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Mmmm the big one looks nice. Good weight for two given that my Hex and one-person inner comes in at around the same.
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  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Might not be as tight as it looks - they possibly seem to be implying that the guy in the pic is 6'4"?
  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    That's the pic that got me wondering, I can't tell if he's on a mat or not, I can see polycryo but he looks quite low, the grass is long though
  10. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    if you look at pic 6 of 11 there looks like loads of room at each end of the mat?
  11. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Quite a 'deep' catenary cut ? ……. looks like the lower tent sides come quite close to ground = lot unuseable space.
  12. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Their 3p one looks Purdy... At that price and weight, it could be a silver tip killer???
  13. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    That looks nice. Specs and price are pretty good too.

    Plenty of colours available according to Tipik's Facebook page though I guess that selection is across all their products...

    The following graphic of measured heights at 10 cm intervals from the pole is rather useful.


    And for the metrically challenged...
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  14. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  15. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Saw that and I'm very curious as to what they're doing.
  16. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    Likewise, I notice he specifically says "lightest tent", do they regard the Hexamid as a tent?

    If so, I'd argue they've got to get below 316g (Keith Foskett's Hexamid review), rather than their currently quoted 437g. Keith's weight does however leave out a groundsheet and cordage.

    A "tent" under 300-400g sounds rather interesting, but might be stupid-light for many uses.
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  17. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    It will be too short like all the others, for me.
  18. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Will Wood's latest video (load out for the Overland Track) has film of the new Zpacks tent in it. It's sort of an evolution/ mutation of the Hexamid.
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  19. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    For the lazy amongst us




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  20. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I'm convinced that the wind direction never changes much during the night in America.
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  21. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    If only.
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  22. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I've never been to the states, but I'm sure my impression of the weather is biased by when people choose to take photos for their blogs etc, which tends to be on still days with blue Sky's.
  23. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Its always lovely......

  24. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    Anyone else reacted to the amount of pegs needed to pin that thing down?
  25. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    English reserve Jon ;)
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