Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Aug 14, 2015.
Only on Trek-lite can a new shelter thread turn political.
Your right I've ammended one of my off topic rambles!
Has anyone seen a Liteway shelter in the flesh?
The Pyraomm Tarp is very similar to and MLD Duomid, slightly smaller and only €199
Their Symplex Tarp is a cat cut tarp a bit smaller than an MLD Grace Duo (there's an MLD theme here) 195g and only €99
[Edit] I see @Chiseller has done a quick video review of one of their tarps here:
Pyraomm looks very tempting...
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.
Which do you think would be better in 'weather'?
Must be a little more aerodynamic just due to pure geometry? But dunno in terms of real world comfort.
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.
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)
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?
What size would be the best compromise do you think?
X-mid has YKK #5 AquaGuard (water resistant) zippers (fly)
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?
Presumably #5 is stronger than #3, is that right?
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.
Thanks @Lempo 3mm doesn't sound very strong.
I think most people recommend 5, 3 perhaps best left for inners.
PYRAOMM TARP setup video. For some reason I'm not able to embed the video.
The notch has a #3 zip
The scarp #5
The solomid #8
@Enzo , mld signaling?
I think the embedding supports only YouTube and Vimeo
For info, just measured the width of our Tarptents zips ( across the teeth closed) with a pair of slide calipers.
To the nearest ½ mm:
Scarp n Stratospire 2 exactly 5mm
Moment DW and Notch 4mm
I think zip stress depends on the tent design too, and whether there's a way of relieving it.
GG The DCF One & The DCF Two now in stock.
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