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Re: Retrofit Tarptent Rainbow
Actually, a pole trim will work just fine in most cases since the line tighteners will pull the sleeve down and take up any additional slack. Alternately, sewing on an extra grommet tab to create a...

September 17, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Spotlite review
>Have you considered a door in the side rather in front, this would seem more convenient for entry/egress, with little change to tent? Side designs have other issues, most notably rain falling...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 12, 11:06pm

Re: weaknesses?
>The Contrail looks pretty bomber for a tarptent, but I have one concern. The rear storm flap on the Contrail is taking the place of the usual overhanging foot beak, but can an interior flap really...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 12, 10:58pm

Re: Contrail - Floor weight? 6 oz?
Hi David, The Contrail floor is about 4 1/2" ounces including the floor, pullouts, and cording--Virga 2 floor is heavier because it contains a zipper and more fabric. The Virga 2 floor was 5-pi...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 12, 10:35pm

Re: Spotlite review
Yes, the Contrail and Virga 2 have the same floor dimensions. The Contrail has signifigantly more useable foot room though so if you spread some some sort of interior groundsheet in the foot area t...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 03, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Tarptent Contrail
> Does the 24.5 oz include the 4 stakes and the 2 oz front pole? Includes 4 stakes, guylines, and the stuffsack but not the optional front pole. If you're not a trekking pole user and want to go...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 03, 9:00am

Re: Re: New Tarptent
>Now, being a Rainbow owner, I am also very much interested in what you wrote above: "The Rainbow isn't going anywhere but I'll keep trying to make it better". Ben, the arch strap adjuster I p...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 02, 11:25pm

Re: New Tarptent
Unfortunately, I can't come to ALDHA-West this year -- have to go support my wife on a fundraiser run in South Lake Tahoe that weekend--but I'll see what I can do to have one at the gathering to ch...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 02, 10:36pm

Tarptent Contrail
There is now a BPL Spotlite posted for all you subscribers. The new model is called the Contrail. I have also posted a page here --> -H ps I'm going ...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 02, 6:44pm

Re: Patching a silnylon tarptent?
Hi Lawton, Give us a shout if you want some siliconized ripstop scrap (no charge). Might be best to cut little patches from the scrap and glue them (with straight silicone) over the holes. -H

In GEAR » Patching a silnylon tarptent?
August 02, 11:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Henry Shires

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I have never done this before but in this case I feel that we need to respond publicly to Demetri's complaint. Here is a copy of the letter we sent him today and a link to photos of the destroyed...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 11, 3:54pm