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Michael Glavin (gmontlake) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Cascades and Selkirks
About Me Sierra Designs VP and brand manager; inventor; climber; real son-of-a-bitch
CitySpokane
StateWA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.zenbivy.com

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Another vote for Hammocks!
Most hammocks have tarps that create overhanging awnings, allowing ventilation and viewing in poor weather.......

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 10, 2:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
Bob: Agree those are poor conditions for an awning. ;)

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 10, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
Ken: War on vestibule is not over. Original vestibules were created for snow as an actual "vestibule" to get your body in to prevent spindrift from entering the shelter. The "wa...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 10, 2:04pm

Re: Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
Franco: I had not seen the SS2 in that level of detail, particularly at the footbox corner. It does look like there is enough coverage to keep the doors open in straight down rain, which is key...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 10, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
Stephen: No turntable, but at this tunnel in Korea the tents can be set up in any orientation, since there is plenty of room. At the UW tunnel, you are severely restricted by the width of the t...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 10, 1:55pm

Re: Gavin's tent
Hi Eric: I actually don't use that tent anymore, but the point I was making was that awnings are stronger in wind, and that tent worked fine for me in many an alpine environment. Note th...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
Katherine: I have not tested this shelter, but it is clearly an extremely strong design in terms of wind resistance. I'll bet it is super strong. I'd have no qualms about taking that s...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 6:50pm

Re: Re: Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
Jerry: On our tents (say the Lightning in the video), the tents work like every other from the side in the wind. Which is to say that the volume decreases and the poles twist and bend until the...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
HA! Now "ideal" may or may not be correct, but they can certainly work in many conditions. When that wind starts blowing a bunch of snow, the awning certainly becomes less "ideal...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 5:29pm

Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
There is no doubt that awnings make shelters stronger in the wind. Yes, the tent blows "up" vs. down, and thus rather than collapsing and bending the poles to reduce the volume of shelte...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 4:37pm

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