Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

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

  1. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    I had the MoTrail for UK and really liked it, but mrs didn’t like just having movement around the head end, but she’s not a real camper so sold it on.
    However have read that under heavy wind conditions, the Velcro door on the proTrail rips open.
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  2. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    I have the Motrail which is the 2P version. Great if you use it in the summer like a tarp with built in bug netting. Has some issues in cold, windy conditions (used it at last years Lakes meet). The sides are vulnerable to the wind as the bath tub has no struts and tends to sit quite flat allowing a stiff breeze to blow through and push the side in unless it's nailed down, then condensation is an issue. The ends aren't to bad in the wind.
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  3. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    No more velcro Foxy.:woot:
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  4. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

  5. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  6. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Ah apologies, I had a quick scan through and could not see it :|
  7. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Ah, no, no, good spot, I didn't have that write up, just a photo and couple of lines of text. This was a good post.
  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  9. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  10. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    I think that video might have just killed it for me. Ta for putting it up boyo. Have been looking all over for a video of a real sized person in it.
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  11. Franky

    Franky Trail Blazer

    :( Shudda bought a Flames Creed Xunshang instead :rolleyes:
  12. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Should be fun on a dewy night :angelic:
  13. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'm still liking it :whistling:
  14. Robert P

    Robert P Ultralighter

    I can barely contemplate the contortions needed to get into this tent: it would help to have a level of flexibility I don't have! Side entry would work for me but there aren't many tents of this type with that option.
  15. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    A new (to me, at least) Naturehike Mid, which is a little different (well, the inner is).
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  16. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    That’s rather clever.
  17. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    It's a good use of space. Apart from the little hatch, that inner style is what the ASTA mid has had for a few years.

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  18. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I bought one last year or the year before even, didn't think much about it until I checked my order status and it had been cancelled after 6 weeks, so I never got to try it.
  19. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    I think I looked at that one a while back and figured the inner is that shape as i’d have to spoon the pole to be able to sleep in it. The fly looks to be 210cm which is shorter than most of the inners I’ve had in other mids
  20. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    The Chinese are a clever bunch, why don't they make their tents bigger so they can have a much larger buying public? They must know there's an awful lot of people out there who are over 5' 10". I mean, even in China there are tall people!

    Just seems odd to me they carry on bringing out model after model all the same size.
  21. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Keeps the material costs down, which keeps the price down making the tents look comparatively cheaper?
  22. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    But then they dont sell as many.....

    And lets face it, many of the designs are borrowed. MLD for instance or six moons come to mind
  23. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I wonder if they sell loads in China & Asian markets?
  24. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    I suppose so.

    Don't need one anyway!

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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    If competition is driven by weigh, size is an easy veritable to manipulate. And cheaper than using lighter fabrics...
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