X Mid - Dan Durston

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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Rosscodj » Tue 31 Jul, 2018 12:39 pm

That video has made me even more excited for this.
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby slparker » Tue 31 Jul, 2018 1:49 pm

Rosscodj wrote:That video has made me even more excited for this.


*&%$#! hell. Just when I thought I was happy with my Copper Spur and tarp....
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Rosscodj » Wed 01 Aug, 2018 4:57 pm

...And the drop has finished. Almost 300 orders, that's pretty impressive!
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Lamont » Wed 01 Aug, 2018 5:37 pm

..............nine .....................months............serenity now!
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 01 Aug, 2018 6:13 pm

Lamont wrote:..............nine .....................months............serenity now!

That's a really really long wait!
Just move it!
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Rosscodj » Wed 01 Aug, 2018 7:16 pm

At least this one won’t culminate in seemingly endless sleepless nights, but hopefully, the opposite.
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby dandurston » Thu 02 Aug, 2018 4:12 pm

Thanks for the support everyone. I'll work hard to get these out on time.
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby north-north-west » Thu 02 Aug, 2018 5:28 pm

Rosscodj wrote:...And the drop has finished. Almost 300 orders, that's pretty impressive!


There could well have been one more, if it wasn't for the trekking pole thing.
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby dagsands » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 3:40 pm

Was very happy to see this drop is back on. I just signed up.

http://dro.ps/b/XO7p5OILfrO9/l

(*Watches clock waiting for May 2019 ...*)
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Ms_Mudd » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 4:37 pm

I don't need another tent, I don't need another tent, I don't need another tent. I shall keep repeating the mantra so I don't pull the trigger on this buy. bahahha
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Lamont » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 4:52 pm

A 2 person is in the works. For an extra 100-150 grams probably(my guess). This release doesn't get the $10 gift voucher the first run did.
I suspect this will be like the EE Chinese made quilt etc and frequently released throughout the year. You just have to wait for the first release.
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Zapruda » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 5:51 pm

Must resist. Too many tents. Need money for food. Or do I...
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby north-north-west » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:19 pm

Lamont wrote:Go on N by NW and S -you know you want to


Nope. I don't do trekking pole tents. I'm more tempted by the Double Rainbow update.
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby Lamont » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:31 pm

Ha ha, food schmood. No biscotti per tu.
No trekking poles required-get a couple of straight carbon fibre poles from Zedpacks, fold down nice and small to 28cms. Two of the Zed poles equals the weight of one light weight carbon trekking pole.
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Re: X Mid - Dan Durston

Postby dandurston » Fri 07 Sep, 2018 1:56 am

A quick update on timelines:
Production is on track or slightly ahead to meet the April 19 estimated delivery for the first round of X-Mid’s sold in July. The estimated ship date for this second batch is May 20, but that’s quite conservative. The tents are all part of the same production run. The reason for the difference is that the handling/QA/shipping processes take a little time at Massdrop, so the first round of orders will ship out a little bit ahead of the second round of orders. The second round will likely follow a few days later or a week later, not a whole month.

A 2 person is in the works. For an extra 100-150 grams probably(my guess).
Yes it's in the works. I should have the 1st prototype for testing in about 2 weeks. That might go pretty smoothly because a lot of the details carry over from the 1P, but it's hard to say. I might be in a position to do a pre-sale towards the end of the year for the 2P.

The 2P is likely to weigh about 150 grams more (~950 grams). It'll be 48" wide floor, 5" longer than the 1P. I'm pretty excited about it - it'll be a great 2P tent. I expect it'll be simpler to pitch, lighter and more functional that comparable tents out there now (e.g. more functional vents, higher end zippers, better snowshedding, no sag fabric etc). Compared to the popular offerings from TT, it should offer a similarly spacious tent as the StratoSpire 2 but at a weight slightly lighter than the Saddle, and be easier to pitch and more functional than both. The 1P is nice and spacious for 1P though, so I wouldn't hold off for the 2P for a solo hiker unless you really really like space. 1P is awesome, lighter, cheaper and available sooner.

I suspect this will be like the EE Chinese made quilt etc and frequently released throughout the year. You just have to wait for the first release.
As mentioned above, there's a single production run. Once that is sold out, it'll be another long wait for more since most likely once it sells out, then Massdrop would wait a few months until lots more folks are interested, and then they'd do a pre-sale for the next batch. So if you just miss the first batch when it sells out, it could be a year for another one. I expect this first production run will sell out before the tents arrive in the spring, but it's hard to say. By pre-ordering now you'll get it a bit sooner than later orders since there is a but a bit of delay for handling/QA/shipping, so earlier orders ship out a bit sooner.
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