Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.
There goes my Chernobyl trip
I'll take it to work and check if you want. You probably won't get it back though.
I had the 2 person Revolution at 1.5 kgs (you probably know the the Chinook is the beefed up Revolution) mesh inner-virtually identical to yours without the side poles. Sold it because it was too big a proper 2 person as you said-but a brilliant tent. I now have the Revolution 1 person with the winter inner (like yours)-brilliant also!
I have been looking at the Chinook 1.5 -did you see one up close by any chance? Love my one person but the ability to move the floor in the 1.5 Chinook has me fascinated at a very good weight. Is there a reason you went for the 2 person? Two people for example-or just extra space?
I think I may get one eventually and will be very keen to hear how it goes for you in the wind. Please update!
Big Sky makes top stuff.
I wouldn't be so hasty yet....
Mines gone into slow mode.... 4th trip with it and I'm not impressed.
Backflush hasn't helped... No visible clogging in the viewing window... No explanation. It was slow before I left on this trek, I've back flushed it again last night.
It's had about 30L use so far, non of it overly clouded water.....
I'll give it the recommended vinegar clean when I get home.
I bought it mainly as a palatial one person tent, but with the option to hold two. I've had enough of long winter nights being holed up in a nylon coffin. I also wanted a freestanding tent that I can use to camp on beaches so that I don't have to carry sand pegs or rely on rocks to hold standard pegs in.
This time of year can be bad for blocking filters. Was it really dry weather? All of my phantom blockages have been caused by little fibres. 4 L cut my Sawyer squeeze flow by half back in Feb in that dry weather, it was really clean loking water too. I don't know, but suspect they are bits of almost invisible plant fibre that have dessicated and blown/been trodden off....That, and animal hair, bits of moss, midges etc.
Can you 'full CSI' and backflush into a pint glass to find out what's doing it? (holding it up to a bright window or shine a torch and all the detritis is plainly visible to me)
Huge but still a reasonable footprint. Like a palace in there isn't it? Are you hoping it will have the same wind worthiness as the Soulo you mentioned?
The pole diameter is the same, and I prefer their arrangement on the Chinook to the Soulo, so I expect it to stand up to strong winds. As to whether it is as strong as a Soulo, I don't know. There are so many variables, and if strong winds are forecast I won't be camping on a ridge. Saying that though, I've been out in strong winds and camped in exposed places in tents that aren't as strong as the Chinook and I've been alright. I just always made sure that the tent was very well pegged down. I've never been one to skimp on pegs, and twice in the past my tent has been the only one standing in the morning after a storm. On a third occasion there was my tent and an ancient Vango Force 10 left standing.
Sounds good. The lower bottom edge fly height will help for certain. Very interested to hear some wind use.
After 4-5 yrs heavy use it’s time to retire my Flatcat snow Leopard stove set up,welcome one of Stormins stove systems, a touch lighter and a bit simpler to set up.
Some healthy reading for the train Journey back....
I've never heard of Sid Marty, thanks for the heads-up. I've just ordered a couple of his books, including Switchbacks. I've read a few of R. M Patterson's books, some of which are based in The Rockies, so I'm hoping that these have the same inspiration.
I recently bought a Stormin' Solo system, great piece of kit. Do you have the silicone band in the right place?
I tweeked mine slightly to suit my pot
I thought your pot looked different, its not a Stormin' pot, is it. Very good
Looks like a Titan Kettle
It is an , old one now
Zpacks Triplex. It's a palace. It turns out that being mis-sold PPI was an investment.
Would like to see a Plexamid
Nice stove - the more stable 'remote canister' arrangement certainly makes sense for a dog with its owner jumping around.
Quite. We already had a Primus Gravity somethingorother - but it’s quite lumpy by comparison
Ebay "faux-dini". Very good first impressions. Unfortunately they declared value at $20 when it really cost $15 and I had to pay £11 of customs+handling...
$20 doesn't clear customs in the UK!
All my MLD orders cleared at $20 in Ireland, & I thought they were money grabbing gits here.
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