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Lightweight Shelter Roundup (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
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Andy Dixon
(sideshowandy) - F
new Rab event shelters on 09/15/2008 14:29:47 MDT Print View

excellent assessment, hope the author doesnt mind me posting a link here:

note the vestibule!

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Re: new Rab event shelters on 09/15/2008 16:32:33 MDT Print View

I note the weight of the vestibule in addition to the 2kg tent is not quoted. :-)

Good article though, and comments about the need for a tent made me think. I still like the roominess of my Hex 3 which is pretty bombproof in high wind, and big enough to not have to worry about condensation too much.

Half the weight too, including a MYOG Tyvek bathtub groundsheet.

Roger: The hex 3 has loops sewn in to support the bathtub walls.

Ryan Gardner
(splproductions) - F - M

Locale: Salt Lake City, UT
How small is "smaller"? on 09/18/2008 08:10:14 MDT Print View


Edited by splproductions on 09/22/2008 10:11:53 MDT.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: MSR unique pole? on 09/25/2008 14:10:31 MDT Print View

I was going to say the same thing about the MSR tents. They look great, but I'll take my DoubleRainbow over a double wall for any 3+ season hike. I like being able to set the tent up in the rain and not worry about soaking my tent floor. I guess it is kudos to Henry Shires - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Excellent article - please keep it up.