Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

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Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Neo » Fri 09 Nov, 2018 9:53 pm

I quite like my gear. I have either a TT Protrail, or an STS 3x3 tarp, is great but not good for tic & leech country.

What is your ideal shelter?

My ideal is something like an Exped Orion 3p (heavy) or a Big Sky Mirage (discontinued).

If only Tarptent made a dome. Single layer with a bit ó mesh, optional 2 or 3 poles exoskeleton design.
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby crollsurf » Fri 09 Nov, 2018 10:12 pm

TT Protrail in DCF. No Silnylon sag in the morning wetting out your bag and lighter.

I asked TT about it and there response was "probably never". So I'm moving towards using DCF Tarps now.

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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Neo » Fri 09 Nov, 2018 10:21 pm

Or a Protrail just 200mm taller!
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby crollsurf » Fri 09 Nov, 2018 10:29 pm

Neo wrote:Or a Protrail just 200mm taller!
Yes but I found wiping off the condensation before sitting upright works. Height is an issue with that tent.

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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 6:20 am

Anything that will allow me to stand up and stretch in the morning, that is also winter storm proof and able to handle an extreme snow load and massing less than 8 kilos
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Turfa » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 8:11 am

Can't think of anything I would prefer to my TT Notch in DCF. It is light, double wall, has sufficient space & headroom (for me), handles bad weather well and is quick and easy to pitch.
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Tortoise » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 8:23 am

Possibly this one, but with a 2/3 solid inner (mesh for the top 1/3) and its own poles included.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-dan-durston-x-mid-1p-tent
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby north-north-west » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 11:08 am

Something like a WE Second Arrow in DCF. I like to have a bit of room.

It has to be able to handle strong winds, heavy rain, snow, being pitched on rock or wet or roughish ground, breathe well. Must have a vestibule big enough to store the pack, boots and any wet clothing while cooking. Must be double wall and integral/fly first pitch. Not that I'd be able to afford something like that if it was ever made, but this is the stuff of which dreams are made.
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Lamont » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 12:28 pm

The Durstanator 1.5 (2?) person DCF. That would be OK.
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Mark F » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 1:13 pm

[dream]A tent made from butterflies wings with spiders web for netting. Aerogel floor (6mm) for about R5 insulation and poles made from unobtainium that are both perfectly flexible and amazingly rigid depending on their application allowing the structure to withstand antarctic gales. At least 1 metre head height though most of the tent at a weight somewhat less than my Solplex.[/dream]
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 2:07 pm

Mark F wrote:[dream]A tent made from butterflies wings with spiders web for netting. Aerogel floor (6mm) for about R5 insulation and poles made from unobtainium that are both perfectly flexible and amazingly rigid depending on their application allowing the structure to withstand antarctic gales. At least 1 metre head height though most of the tent at a weight somewhat less than my Solplex.[/dream]


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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Neo » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 4:13 pm

Mark F wrote:[dream]A tent made from butterflies wings with spiders web for netting. Aerogel floor (6mm) for about R5 insulation and poles made from unobtainium that are both perfectly flexible and amazingly rigid depending on their application allowing the structure to withstand antarctic gales. At least 1 metre head height though most of the tent at a weight somewhat less than my Solplex.[/dream]


Are butterfly wings waterproof or just water resistant?
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby peregrinator » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 4:28 pm

Neo wrote:Are butterfly wings waterproof or just water resistant?


It doesn't matter. Your tent simply flies to a location where it's not raining.
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Neo » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 4:32 pm

peregrinator wrote:
Neo wrote:Are butterfly wings waterproof or just water resistant?


It doesn't matter. Your tent simply flies to a location where it's not raining.


Sweet as! Also good for an evac, now that's a multi-use item :)
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Mark F » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 5:20 pm

Neo wrote:Are butterfly wings waterproof or just water resistant?

I've heard that they are the ultimate wpb material.
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Tekker76 » Sun 11 Nov, 2018 6:58 am

A tropical tent, currently none being made. Mid level quality, freestanding, smallish footprint, highish water rating floor and fly, lightweight, dual vestibule for airflow, inner being old school mosquito weave mesh also for airflow( instead of the breeze blocking noseeum everything has these days). Olive drab colour, no gimmicks or extras aka torch holders, fluorescent guylines or logos. Under $250 so I don't get upset when it moulds or rots.
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Re: Describe your ideal tent or shelter!

Postby Stew63 » Mon 12 Nov, 2018 4:49 pm

My 'ideal' tent is completely unrealistic, physically impossible and completely unachievable - pure fantasy... But I can dream.

Probably something like a bombproof 4 season Hilleberg Saitaris (perhaps slightly reduced in size to a more cosy 3person tent - not 4) that weighs a total of 1kg or less (currently weigh about 6.7kgs!) It would have to pack down into the size of a 1litre Nalgene bottle (currently they almost need their own backpack!) Of course it would be almost instant 30sec pop-up and about 30sec packup. The rear wall would be convertible into a full panoramic, ventilating summer mesh 'window' - and/or alternative door with a small rain awning for warm summer nights and views but can be simply and completely re-jigged/sealed into a tough, full, bomb-proof 4 seasons/snow shelter. There would be a strong, removable suspended 'loft' for gear hanging from the ceiling and ample pockets around the interior walls. Would have a lifetime guarantee on damage, repairs and replacement - but it wouldn't need them as it would be so tough and not get damaged even in the most wicked blizzards. Dream on Stew :lol:
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