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Ron Moak's new Refuge tarptent
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Kathleen B

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Ron Moak's new Refuge tarptent on 02/04/2008 13:28:13 MST Print View

I noticed has a new "Refuge" tarptent on sale for a "limited time only" for $200. Similar to the LunarDuo, but no floor, only one entrance, and slightly narrower. 27 oz.

Kenneth Puentes
(pue397) - F

Locale: Southern California
Refuge on 02/04/2008 14:48:07 MST Print View

Looks like it has a floor - I'd also be intersested in feedback from any users.

Kathleen B

Locale: Pacific Northwest
SMD Refuge specs on 02/04/2008 14:55:15 MST Print View

I thought it had a floor, too, until I looked at the comparison page:

Maybe what we're seeing is the netting tucked under a sleeping pad.


Locale: Pacific Northwet
Refuge floor on 02/04/2008 15:15:40 MST Print View

The website description for the refuge tent indicates it has a 30D Silnylon floor.

The comparison page just indicates it does not have a "bathtub" floor or floor choice (normal/ultralight).

Kathleen B

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Refuge floor on 02/04/2008 15:22:58 MST Print View

I'm glad others are paying attention. Thanks for clarifying!

Ron Moak
(rmoak) - F
Refuge does have a floor! on 02/04/2008 15:24:38 MST Print View

The Refuge does have a floor. With this model we simply restricted it to the 30D siliicone fabric. It does not have a bathtub floor. For thoes interested in my thoughts on Ultralight Bathtub floors you can read a recent article I posted to my blog

Also the actual weight came in at 26 ounces and not the 27 ounces listed.


Edited by rmoak on 02/04/2008 15:26:41 MST.

Kathleen B

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Bathtub floor info on 02/04/2008 15:36:37 MST Print View

It was worth getting my information wrong just to be directed to the blog about bathtub floors. Thanks, Ron!

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: Refuge does have a floor! on 02/05/2008 08:09:06 MST Print View

Ron's got a blog? SWEET!

Oh, and the Refuge looks really cool too... ;)