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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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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

Trailstar
Yes, it seems to be all positive reviews from the guys in Scotland using the Trailstar. My concern with this shelter though is the size of its footprint, about 3 metres across I think. The TGO c...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 19, 2:47am

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