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marc D (mareco) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Scotland
About Me Construction Project Manager. Hike, climb, mountain bike and kayak.
Tent Designer.
StatePerthshire
CountryScotland
My Website URLhttp://www.trekkertent.com

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Re: Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
I tried putting the poles inside, but getting a good connection to the ridge pole was not easy, and it was all a bit fiddly. With the hiking poles I am using now, I don't even have to tie the s...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
September 22, 5:57pm

Lightweight tent for the Scottish Highlands?
I was searching earlier in the year for an ultralight tent that could handle very strong winds, after having had a number of broken poles and some uncomfortable nights in previous tents. I cons...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
September 22, 5:12pm

Above Treeline

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
September 14, 4:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Failure
"Failing" is maybe the wrong word. The reason I mentioned it is that I got caught out in a storm, and the tent handled it. I visually inspected the seams, zips, tie outs and poles afte...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 20, 6:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyager Tent
My last couple of tents have been great for length, but I couldnt sit up in them. Trying to put socks on felt like Houdini. I like the look of the Unna when its fully opened up at the front, an...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 20, 12:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyager Tent
Thanks to everyone for the advice. I think it has to be a 2 tent solution, rather than carry a heavier tent that will work all year round. The Tarptent Moment (or possibly Hilleberg Unna) for...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 20, 10:22am

Re: Re: Voyager Tent
Stephen Have you had a chance to try the Unna out yet? Any insights would be appreciated.

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 19, 4:05pm

Notch & Moment DW
Eric That's a good idea with shortening the pole to lower the flysheet hem. Carry a short sleeved section of pole with you and you can easily lengthen the pole again in a couple of minutes i...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 19, 3:45pm

Voyager Tent
I wasnt familiar with the Superlite Voyager, but have just read some mixed reviews, which may apply to all the Voyagers. It seems to be a bit on the short side, with 6 footers saying its tight. ...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 19, 3:26pm

Voyager Ultra 2 Tent
"Personally, I have lost a Big agnes and Shangri-la 3 tent in Scotland. Shangri la 3 had the pole broken in 100 mph wind. Big agnes got main pole seriously bent but that's because we (my w...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 19, 11:05am

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