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How to use your trekking pole strap
Some think straps are useless , others think they are dangerous, so I shot a quick video just to show how and why I use them. Some quick tips there for novices and a bit of a Black Diamond commerc...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 01, 6:40pm

inside color for bag/quilt
Yes, faster drying is the reason for those black interiors. Of course the ones that never get their damp or only do overnighters can happily ignore that.

In GEAR » inside color for bag/quilt
April 01, 3:17pm

HELP! MLD 475ml cup
You could look at the Snowpeak or Toaks 450 mugs. Those handles are about 20g so taking them off will give you close to the weight of the other mug. Be carefull (or not...) removing those handle...

In GEAR » HELP! MLD 475ml cup
March 30, 5:51pm

Seam sealing weight gain?
Ryan, Yes but reading your "theses shelters" comment some might have concluded that it was directed to or included TT since the discussion was focused on our brand , although it does a...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 29, 4:17pm

Seam sealing weight gain?
"These shelters are either coming from China for delivery in the states, or the fabric purchased overseas & the shelter built here. " Neither. The fabric is US made and the shelters...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 10:13pm

How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
How much is the down compressed by this weight? Read again the last two paragraphs posted by James .

In Make Your Own Gear » How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
March 27, 7:42pm

pros and cons tipi tents
Something I suggested sometime ago and now implemented by Michael at luxe Outdoor . Pitch two sides first as a rectangle and then the other two staking point will be in the correct place just by p...

In GEAR » pros and cons tipi tents
March 27, 7:01pm

pros and cons tipi tents
Are you specifically after a tipi (cone shaped) or a single pole supported shelter such as a square/rectangular/hexagonal pyramid ? For the non tipi version, you can do a mock up very easely and...

In GEAR » pros and cons tipi tents
March 27, 4:20pm

Seam sealing weight gain?
For a period of two years I received stock from TT and then sent it out to Aussie customers. Every so often I would weigh several shelters just out of curiosity. Within the same batch most varied...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 3:08pm

What tent/shelter to buy?
At Tarptent we have solid "substitute" poles at 4 oz each for the Contrailor Notch. They are 0.490in / 12.4mm in diameter (45" high for the above) Under Extras, second page "V...

In GEAR » What tent/shelter to buy?
March 25, 9:28pm

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