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Re: Tent Recommendations
Nicholas, When you say "interior length: at least 90", I'm guessing that's based on some sort of preconception/past experience regarding the tent geometry. Floor length means...

In GEAR » Tent Recommendations
May 24, 12:53pm

Re: poles
> Pole breaking, well it was very useful to learn that lesson when at home than learn it far from home. I know exactly what happened, that Brompton I had placed it around the pole and the pole b...

In Gear Deals » Tarptent Notch
May 22, 7:49pm

re: Modified Notch?
That's the StratoSpire design (which you can stake as indicated if you like). -H

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch vs Lightheart solo vs SMD skyscape trekker
May 11, 4:45pm

You all mock but seem to have missed reading the Specification tab, notably these ones: Peak Height (ft.): 36 Product Length (ft.): 82 Note: "ft" Maybe I'm easily impressed ...

In GEAR » Magellan 1 person scout tent
May 10, 8:40am

Re: Notch mesh
We use 0.7-ounce nylon no-see-um mesh for the Notch interior. It can snag somewhat easily but if you look closely what you'll see is that the threads are displaced not broken. If you think of ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch vs Lightheart solo vs SMD skyscape trekker
May 09, 12:25pm

Re: Franco works for tarptent:
Mike, You are perfectly free to give your opinion but, honestly, some of the stuff you say is just out the wrong orifice. At least familiarize yourself with the Tarptent product lineup before l...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch vs Lightheart solo vs SMD skyscape trekker
May 07, 8:48pm

Re: wrong again
>Completely untrue and shows your continued bias for whatever reason. I would bet you are involved with Franco and HS somehow seeing how one-sided you are. Mike, always best to check facts b...

In GEAR » performance between single and double walled shelters
April 17, 9:33am

Re: Re: Are bathtub floors necessary?
To numerate Roger's point, a 5" bathtub wall for a typical 2-person floor at 50" x 86" adds exactly 1 square yard of fabric. That's about an ounce and half for silnylon--les...

In GEAR » Are bathtub floors necessary?
April 17, 8:50am

Re: Re: Gear: What breaks when and why? - Zippers
> When you say "cutting through the zipper teeth right at the zipper end", do you mean at the top of a jacket or the bottom of a tent door? That is, where the stop is, and just zip the...

In GEAR » Gear: What breaks when and why?
April 05, 8:18am

Re: Gear: What breaks when and why? - Zippers
I'm late to the party here but wanted to share our experience re: zipper sliders. There's a very close correlation between dust levels and zipper slider failure. We see sliders start ...

In GEAR » Gear: What breaks when and why?
April 04, 10:05pm

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