Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby maxknott » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:48 pm

Recently purchased S2S ultralight insulated mat regular size, im impressed considering i,m a 110kg 6'2" side sleeper,packs down smaller than 1.25 drink bottle amd 400ish grams,got it on ebay for 130ish i think

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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby Aushiker » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:18 pm

New single person shelter option from Tarptent, the Notch Li [Cuban fibre]. Weighs in a claimed 565 grams. Would need poles but.


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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby rifraf » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:41 pm

Aushiker wrote:New single person shelter option from Tarptent, the Notch Li [Cuban fibre]. Weighs in a claimed 565 grams. Would need poles but.


Seems a little mean spirited of certain tent manufacturers not to offer up the complete weights of their tents.

Whilst perhaps some people are interested in purchasing special custom poles/ropes/pegs, most of us use what comes with the tent until we lose an item or two....
Don't they?
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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby RonK » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:36 am

rifraf wrote:
Aushiker wrote:New single person shelter option from Tarptent, the Notch Li [Cuban fibre]. Weighs in a claimed 565 grams. Would need poles but.


Seems a little mean spirited of certain tent manufacturers not to offer up the complete weights of their tents.

Whilst perhaps some people are interested in purchasing special custom poles/ropes/pegs, most of us use what comes with the tent until we lose an item or two....
Don't they?

The tent is designed for use with trekking poles. You supply the trekking poles and their weight is variable depending on the poles.
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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby Warin » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:39 am

RonK wrote:
rifraf wrote:
Aushiker wrote:New single person shelter option from Tarptent, the Notch Li [Cuban fibre]. Weighs in a claimed 565 grams. Would need poles but.


Seems a little mean spirited of certain tent manufacturers not to offer up the complete weights of their tents.

Whilst perhaps some people are interested in purchasing special custom poles/ropes/pegs, most of us use what comes with the tent until we lose an item or two....
Don't they?

The tent is designed for use with trekking poles. You supply the trekking poles and their weight is variable depending on the poles.


The tent is designed for people who use trekking pole/s for their walking. As such the pole is already carried and could be of various weights depending on what is selected. So the 'complete weight of the tent is accurate IF you already carry the trekking pole anyway.

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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby rifraf » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:20 pm

Warin wrote:
The tent is designed for people who use trekking pole/s for their walking. As such the pole is already carried and could be of various weights depending on what is selected. So the 'complete weight of the tent is accurate IF you already carry the trekking pole anyway.



RonK wrote:The tent is designed for use with trekking poles. You supply the trekking poles and their weight is variable depending on the poles.


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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby Leaf T » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:41 pm

rifraf wrote:
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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 30, 2018 2:54 pm

Interesting thread over at the Bushwalking Australia forums looking at an Exped mat failure.

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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby m@ » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:48 pm

Aushiker wrote:New single person shelter option from Tarptent, the Notch Li [Cuban fibre]. Weighs in a claimed 565 grams. Would need poles but.


I took the plunge on a Notch Li; didn't fancy paying the Gerry Harvey Tax. Will post a report after I've used it a bit.
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Re: Tents, Sleeping Mats, and Bags

Postby BobtheBuilder » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:06 am

dalai47 wrote:Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1


I bought one of those a few years ago. On its first outing, someone moved it with gear inside (to give shade to someone who'd suffered a suspected spinal injury) and the poles bent. Within a few uses it started de-laminating and within a year or two of extremely light use the mesh started perishing.

With the help of video starring a materials engineer mate who explained what had happened I got a full refund from the Canadian retailer, but after a number of disappointing results from ultralight and other hi-tech materials, I'm migrating back to heavier, more natural materials.

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