Stratospire Li

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Stratospire Li

Postby Kristin » Tue 18 Jun, 2019 5:51 am

Has anyone bit the bullet and bought/tried the Strat Li?
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby Petew » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 7:00 am

Also curious about this.
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby coimon » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 7:59 am

Yep, I've had one for a while now. What would you like to know?
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby Petew » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 9:21 am

Cool, thankyou.

Happy with it? Plenty of room? Did you get the solid or mesh inner?

Tossing up between this, a duplex, a Bonfus Duos and maybe a DR Li.
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby coimon » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 12:39 pm

Very happy with it, great tent.

Loads of room, palatial for one, I use it as a two person tent. Fits my partner and myself plus some gear without issue. Big vestibules. Big footprint to match, but is manageable with the ability to peg vestibules flat and pitch vestibules over objects like rocks and roots. I've even put pegs for guylines into tree stumps before and it pitched fine.

I got both mesh and solid inner.

Never owned a zpacks product, but I wouldn't go near them. Too much smoke for there not to be a fire.
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby Petew » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 1:08 pm

Thanks coimon,

I own a bunch of Zpacks stuff and it's fine. However, a mate has a duplex and the finish around the zip is a mess.

I think if I go down the Stratosphere Li route I'd get the solid inner and make a bathtub floor to suit (when using fly only) to cut some weight.
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby Zapruda » Fri 24 Jul, 2020 7:57 am

Petew wrote:Thanks coimon,

I own a bunch of Zpacks stuff and it's fine. However, a mate has a duplex and the finish around the zip is a mess.

I think if I go down the Stratosphere Li route I'd get the solid inner and make a bathtub floor to suit (when using fly only) to cut some weight.


Just throwing my 2c out there...

For years I owned different Zpacks tents and was somewhat satisfied. When I bought my first Tarptent in 2018 I was blown away! The construction, design and quality were light years ahead. I resigned myself to never buy another zpacks product again...
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby north-north-west » Fri 24 Jul, 2020 9:54 am

I'm so glad I signed up for the 2pp XMid before seeing this thread. Or am I . . . ?
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby Petew » Fri 24 Jul, 2020 10:10 am

If they made the 2p xmid in DCF I'd be in like Flynn.....
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Re: Stratospire Li

Postby north-north-west » Fri 24 Jul, 2020 12:04 pm

Petew wrote:If they made the 2p xmid in DCF I'd be in like Flynn.....

If they made the 2p XMid in DCF it would cost approximately three arms and a leg. Might even be worth that if you can afford it.
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