Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

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

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    And in 17 seconds there lies the answer to all my tent problems...
  2. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Well I've just been on Tarptent's website and they're not giving much away. So I asked if I should be delaying my Scarp 1 order, and the reply was "No, it's nothing like that"
  3. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    You keep convincing yourself its not a Scarp Lite @dovidola ...
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  4. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    How do you like the new logo ?
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  5. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Yup, that was my worry.
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  6. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I'm guessing it'll be an a frame or similar? Henry shires has said multiple times that he won't make more complex designs with cuben due to the lack of stretch.
  7. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Look
    Looks ok
  8. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Anddddddddddd my Khufu future purchase goes on hold

    Hope it's 1 person and i really reallyyy realllllyyyyyyyy hope it has a limpet mode

    If it's anything like a CF scarp or Strat, i'm in
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  9. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    and what exactly is a limpet mode ?
  10. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Limpets are a aquatic snail, they're renowned for sticking to rocks and are tough to get off

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    What i mean by limpet mode for tents is, to have the ability to drop it low so it sticks like a limpet in windy weather :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Not at ALL...

    ...its too much like where I works logo
  12. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Interesting U turn.
    I would think it will be a design aimed at the UL thru-hiker/zpacks type customer rather than those seeking a mountain limpet.
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  13. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    A peculiar aspect of the British comments I see on line is that on one side folk want to have tents that stop any possible air flow but at the same time people complain with great gusto about condensation.
    I wonder if by any chance the two are related .
    (that is just a personal observation and an excuse to use the word gusto)
  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Perhaps the 'made for California' mind-set......despite my penchant (another good word) for the Sierra, I've experienced plenty of 'British' weather in the US (and the UK and Europe)....often in Tarptents - which do well IME.
  15. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    the only "made in California" Tarptents are the prototypes Henry makes for himself.
    The rest is made in Seattle and if you want to hear about people moaning about the weather , Seattle is a good place to start with.
    Mind you, here in Australia, at least where I am, it is so dry that water comes out of the tap in powder form.
  16. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    MYOG goodness from BPL

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  17. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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  18. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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  19. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    looks like the set from space 1999.



    its no wonder im so wierd watching ***** like this when growing up in the 70's.
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That's kinda a single pole duplex innit. I thought of doing something similar but hexagonal for wind resistance.
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  21. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    It looks as if it is somewhat hexagonal when the fly doors are closed (as is the Duplex).
  22. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    I'm happy with every single design aspect of my Scarp2 and even my Strat2

    Only problem i have, is as we've discussed many times, the fabric stretch.

    The only "wish list" is under 1kg

    Don't care about condensation on a well designed double skin tent.
    It can roll off by the litre all night for all i care.

    It's only a worry on single skin or badly designed double skin when the inner touches the outer.
    Or tents where the outer sags :whistling:

    If this new tent is a closed type design like the Strat or the Scarp then i'll likely end up selling my other tents.
    If it's a open design like the Duplex, hexamid etc, then i'll likely still go with a Khufu

    We'll see

    But it's all :thumbsup: for me that TT are using CF now, no matter the tent design, that's good news i recon
  23. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    I had my mind set on a khufu for awhile now, but after having to send back the bivvy I got from locus gear & then the replacement aswell am having second thoughts on another purchase from them.
    If the new TT has the option to lower it to the ground it may be a good option but if it only sits as high as the video, sadly I don't see it good for w/coast winds howling up the hill. :(
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  24. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    What happened with the bivvy?
  25. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    First one had three place's where the seam tape ran along the edge of the seam excess, so not able to stick to the bottom of the bag. The replacement was then photographed along the seam tape to show how good it was & set out. When it got here the first thing I noticed was on the bottom right corner of the top entry the stitching was gathered which led again to the seam tape not being able to stick completely to the bottom of the bag as it was stuck over folded creases of the fabric. When I wrote to them about this, & why they didn't include this bit of the taping in the many photos they sent, their reply was along the lines of, all corners gather stitching that is part of the process, but if you are unhappy with the product we will refund it. So I wrote back saying, funny how out of the four corners at the entry only one had this problem, seems more like quality control issue to me. That was it for me to be honest, I don't mind problems happening, that's life. But am not paying out a load of money to deal with people's ego's when they can't admit their fault. (pity I really liked that mesh window & can't find another like it :()
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