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Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Alpinlite Gear Bug Tent on 03/20/2009 17:55:38 MDT Print View

Tent is 9.2 oz with stuff sack or 8.9 oz without. Comes with the floor corner seams sealed. Workmanship appears as high quality as the other cottage gear I've owned. I contacted Gen at Alpinlite and asked how long it would take to get me the tent this past weekend. When he told me it'd ship out Mon or Tues if I put the order in over the weekend I went ahead and ordered it. Got it today delivered as promised.







Edited by simplespirit on 03/20/2009 17:58:39 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Nice! on 03/20/2009 18:16:31 MDT Print View

Very nice, Chris!

Can you give us the actual measurements in width and height? Also, when sitting up, do the mesh rise up pretty darn close to your face?

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Alpenlite Bug Tent on 03/20/2009 18:34:15 MDT Print View

It looks just like the MLD Serenity shelter except for the color. I thought you were a MLD man-man! No matter what it looks like a solid bug shelter--I was just looking at Alpinlites tarps.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Alpenlite Bug Tent on 03/20/2009 18:35:38 MDT Print View

No such thing as an MLD man-man! We're all gear-sluts here. :)

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Alpinlite on 03/20/2009 18:37:44 MDT Print View

Hey - its the BA Fly Creek without the Fly....and of course the pole structure.

Jonathan Boozer
(anywayoutside) - MLife

Locale: South East
Re: Alpinlite on 03/20/2009 18:40:49 MDT Print View

HAHAHA - that's exactly what I thought!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Alpenlite Bug Tent on 03/20/2009 18:44:17 MDT Print View

Yes we are Ben (Gear Sluts),, I want to try out every cottage gear shop in North America. Lets see have purchased from BPL, GG, MLD, SMD, Golite, Trail Designs, Mini-Bull, Nunatak, WM, OR. I know I have bought from even more?????? Let me think???

Edited by Creachen on 03/20/2009 19:18:50 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Nice! on 03/20/2009 18:55:59 MDT Print View

I'll get measurements over the weekend Ben. I have some seam sealing to do and more gear to play with so I'll set it up again.

Re: sitting up.

If I sit up at the front near the door the top of my head just brushes the top of the tent. For reference I'm about 5'8 but shorter legs and longer torso than average.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Nice! on 03/20/2009 19:00:29 MDT Print View

Jay -- you need help (just like the rest of us)!

Chris -- Thanks! Have fun playing with your new toy. If you are so inclined, feel free to snap a few shots with pad and bag (or even you) inside -- just like the photos in Moontrail.com. :)

Edited by ben2world on 03/20/2009 19:02:49 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Re: Nice! on 03/20/2009 19:04:14 MDT Print View

Haha. Good idea. I'll put the GF on photo duty.

Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
tent on 03/20/2009 19:13:33 MDT Print View

Chris,that looks like a winner. I look forward to your review/info.

Craig Burton
(MissingUtah) - M

Locale: Smoky Mountains
Re: Alpinlite Gear Bug Tent on 03/20/2009 23:01:22 MDT Print View

Someone needs to finish their raking...

Edit: Nevermind. Bad joke. Just realized that is some sort of pine/mulch mix for the spring.

Very nice little bug shelter though. What will you be putting over it?

Edited by MissingUtah on 03/20/2009 23:07:17 MDT.

Michael Landman
(malndman) - F

Locale: Central NC, USA
Re: Alpenlite Bug Tent on 03/21/2009 07:21:54 MDT Print View

From their website:
Specs
Materials:
1 oz No See-Um netting
1.1 oz. Ripstop Nylon
(with Silicone Blend Impregnation)
Dimensions:
- Height: 36" at head / 19 " at feet
- Width: 34" at head / 24 " at feet
- Length: 7'
- Floor Area: ~ 17 ft2
Average Weight:
8.9 Ounces
(does not include guylines, stakes, or seam sealing)
Tie-outs:
4, 1 @ each corner (1/2" Grossgrain webbing)
2 on ridgeline (loop of cord)
Guylines:
8' x 3/32" dia, nylon
6' x 3/32" dia, nylon
Zipper:
#3


Is it just me or does the photo look taller than 2" more head end height than width?

Edited by malndman on 03/21/2009 07:23:39 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Re: Alpenlite Bug Tent on 03/21/2009 07:41:45 MDT Print View

I just checked the width and height and they're as specified above and on the site.

Michael Landman
(malndman) - F

Locale: Central NC, USA
Re: Re: Re: Alpenlite Bug Tent on 03/21/2009 07:58:18 MDT Print View

Cool, looks like a great piece of gear at a reasonable price with great availability.

I called MLD about their Serenity Shelter/Patrol Shelter and they are back-ordered for weeks.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Alpinlite Gear Bug Tent (more photos with model) on 03/22/2009 17:50:10 MDT Print View

Ignore the ugly model.





More here

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
"Alpinlite Gear Bug Tent" on 03/22/2009 17:55:39 MDT Print View

Very nice. If one were to combine that with a Cuben Fiber fly you would have a very cool 3-season Shelter that would come in at under a pound!

cheers

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: "Alpinlite Gear Bug Tent" on 03/22/2009 18:21:50 MDT Print View

Mike -- thanks for the specs.

Chris -- thanks for confirming -- and for the pics! Who's that ruggedly handsome model? :)

Looking at the pic of you sitting up at the door way makes me wonder if the shelter height is still OK when sitting on a self-inflating pad -- or worse, a 2.5" air pad? OTOH, a little bit of cramping is a small price to pay for the huge weight savings here...

Edited by ben2world on 03/22/2009 18:23:49 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: "Alpinlite Gear Bug Tent" on 03/22/2009 18:24:32 MDT Print View

Ben,

Yeah, I forgot the pad in the house but on a 2.5" pad you'd definitely have your head in the net when you sit up unless you're say 5'6 or shorter.

-Chris

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: "Alpinlite Gear Bug Tent" on 03/22/2009 18:51:01 MDT Print View

Curse you, Chris, but I think I will spring for one. It's ALL your fault! (wink)