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Tarptent Protrail
The ProTrail is a modified Contrail a tent that has been around since 2006 , itself a modified Virga dating back to 1999. Note that the ProTrail design is on every Tarptent sold.

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
December 04, 3:04pm

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In Chaff » Blank Thread
December 02, 12:01pm

old school lenses on the sony NEX 6
Minolta was a name chosen by Chiyoda_Kōgaku_Seikō to market their cameras. The name Rokkor is derived from a Japanese mountain, visible from the original factory. (Mt Rokko) At the time most Ja...

In Photography » old school lenses on the sony NEX 6
November 30, 12:35pm

Schnozzle schmozzle
Thermarest has a kit made for the DIY 'shnozzle" brigade :

In Multiple Use Gear » Schnozzle schmozzle
November 29, 8:11pm

Tarptent comparison videos
Thanks for the comments . Some have solved the problem of "which" by getting a few. I just finished seam sealing a Rainshadow II. My wife likes it but it is a bit too large as a sol...

In GEAR » Tarptent comparison videos
November 28, 8:55pm

Semi-commercial sleeping gear for the jungle
Matthew, In your shoes first I would look at some low cots , hostel type sheets and fleece blankets. For cots take a look here : something like the Bayer type will hol...

In GEAR » Semi-commercial sleeping gear for the jungle
November 26, 10:20pm

Tarptent comparison videos
Thank you David, I still miss them. This is Sunny : just now, during one of his extensive preening sessions (up to 20 minutes long) belongs to a neighbour but really only goes home to eat. He ...

In GEAR » Tarptent comparison videos
November 26, 6:30pm

Tarptent comparison videos
Henry has uploaded two new video clips. One compares side by side the Moment DW with the Notch and the StratoSpire 1, the other has the Double Rainbow, the Double Moment and the StratoSpire 2. V...

In GEAR » Tarptent comparison videos
November 26, 4:45pm

Cleaning silnylon tent (TarpTent Notch)
I think that we have very similar dust/dirt in our arid areas , for example the Northern Grampians or the Little Desert, a few hours from Melbourne. looks a bit like brown stain. For that I firs...

In GEAR » Cleaning silnylon tent (TarpTent Notch)
November 25, 3:04pm

Floorless shelter updated
I get it.. Gearge, if you don't mind sharing, an over head shot might make it easier to get the shape. We had the same problem with the TT Strato Spire because of the pole placement. Take...

In Make Your Own Gear » Floorless shelter update.
November 22, 3:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Franco Darioli

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Tarptent Contrail
My rating is based on what this shelter was designed for, and not to be understood as part of the "best tent ever, for anybody ,anywhere" award. Most of the good points have already been co...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 07, 4:48pm