Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

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

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Only on Trek-lite can a new shelter thread turn political. :vomit::whistling:
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  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Your right I've ammended one of my off topic rambles!
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  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    And flannels :D
  4. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
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  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Pyraomm looks very tempting...
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  6. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    It does.
    I was tempted by an Olive one.
    But the XMid outer is similar weight, much the same footprint, also 2 doors, but loads more elbow room.
  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Which do you think would be better in 'weather'?
  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Must be a little more aerodynamic just due to pure geometry? But dunno in terms of real world comfort.
  9. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Do you think that 2 doors is a good idea? If I was having one I'd be tempted to ask them to make one with one door.

    Also does anyone know what the situation is with import duty and VAT for Ukraine? I think they may have favoured trading status with the EU but that could be another one of the half truths I have bouncing around my head.
  10. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    I like having 2 doors on our Tarptents and the XMid. Especially in better weather when I leave them open.
    I probably won't get one as I have too many shelters as it is. And the next one should be a proper 2 person tent really. (Not a mid or trek pole tent)
  11. SteG

    SteG Ultralighter

    Just wish these teepee's didn't come with size 3 zips. I certainly wouldn't want two doors with them on. Do beefier zips actually add that much more weight?
  12. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

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  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    What size would be the best compromise do you think?
  14. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    X-mid has YKK #5 AquaGuard (water resistant) zippers (fly)
  15. SteG

    SteG Ultralighter

    Phil what prompts me to say this, is that I had a #3 zip pull apart very easily on my gatewood, far to easily in my opinion. I've had it replaced with #5 zip now and much less flimsy. I'm not sure if original was ykk or not? Perhaps someone else on here can reassure that #3 zip is perfectly fine and that mine may have broke through a mix of user error and a poor quality #3 zip?
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  16. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Presumably #5 is stronger than #3, is that right?
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  17. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Zippers are sized with a number designation (e.g. #5, #10). These numbers are based on the approximate width of the zipper teeth in millimeters when the zipper is closed. So a #5 zipper’s teeth measure approximately 5mm across, a #10 zipper’s teeth measure approximately 10mm across, and so on.
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  18. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Thanks @Lempo 3mm doesn't sound very strong.
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  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I think most people recommend 5, 3 perhaps best left for inners.
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  20. PhilHo

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  21. SteG

    SteG Ultralighter

    The notch has a #3 zip
    The scarp #5
    The solomid #8
    @Enzo , mld signaling? :):o o:
  22. Lempo

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  23. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    For info, just measured the width of our Tarptents zips ( across the teeth closed) with a pair of slide calipers.:sorry::geek:

    To the nearest ½ mm:
    Scarp n Stratospire 2 exactly 5mm
    Moment DW and Notch 4mm
    XMid 7mm

    All ykk

    I think zip stress depends on the tent design too, and whether there's a way of relieving it.
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  24. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes:
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  25. Lempo

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