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Thread hi-jack help
I have the olive drab and I wouldn't want it to let in more light. It may depend on where you hike, though.

In GEAR » Help me choose a color for my future duomid
May 10, 1:53am

Re: Bad Timing
Darren, I seam sealed a Hexamid Solo+. When I hose tested it, I found there was a minute amount of water coming through the mid-level tie outs. It was very slight and only detectable by holding tis...

In GEAR » ZPacks update Hexamid shelters with tape bonding as a default feature!
April 02, 8:59am

ZPacks Exo comparative capacity
Does anybody here have experience of the Exo and either the Golite Quest or SMD Swift? If so, how does the capacity compare? I know the "official" website capacities, but what is the real...

In GEAR » ZPacks Exo comparative capacity
April 01, 12:27pm

Re: Hexamid Solo-Plus Groundsheet
"I wonder if pre-ordered shelters on the waiting list will get the new seamed seals...." E-mail Joe and ask. I suspect they will.

In GEAR » Hexamid owners, solo+ vs. twin?
April 01, 8:57am

Is the Cub Den 2 really cheaper?
"comparable to zpacks hexamid only major difference is it takes 2 trekking poles rather than one...way way way less expensive" Am I missing something? Cub Den 2 $220, Hexamid $195 Cub...

In GEAR » Thruhiker looking for (ultra)light shelter recommendations
April 01, 8:49am

Re: Hexamid seam sealing and groundsheet
Thanks Jim. When I seam sealed the Solo+ I ended up adding more than an ounce, but maybe that's a reflection on my lack of seam sealing skill! I was interested in what you wrote about the SMD ...

In GEAR » Hexamid owners, solo+ vs. twin?
March 30, 11:25am

Hexamid seam sealing
@ Jim Apparently the Hexamid is now bonded/taped and so doesn't need seam sealing. The website doesn't seam to have been updated to show this. I don't know if it has affected the weight.

In GEAR » Hexamid owners, solo+ vs. twin?
March 29, 11:03pm

Hexamid solo+ stakes
The Solo+ needs 6 stakes. The other 4 are for guylines which are mainly to pull the walls out for a little extra interior room, though I suppose they hope to add stability in wind. Where I camp, th...

In GEAR » Hexamid owners, solo+ vs. twin?
March 29, 1:41pm

Re: Hexamid owners, solo+ vs. twin?
I recently went through the same dilemma as you though with different requirements. I was looking for a two person tent and really couldn't decide between the Solo+ and the Twin. In the end I w...

In GEAR » Hexamid owners, solo+ vs. twin?
March 29, 12:11pm

Re: Diamond solo
If this tent has two peaks, then peak seams to have changed definition. Also, I think you could have the second "peak" on the ZPacks Hexamid Twin with only one pole if you were prepared t...

In GEAR » Diamond Solo field test
March 28, 9:31am

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