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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Tarptent Rainbow has landed on 01/10/2006 04:05:10 MST Print View

In the great land of Oz (Australia)
I have one set up in my backyard and will sleep in it in about half an hour.
Since it has created a lot of interest on the various forums, I can tell you that it is just magnificent. Very roomy, two people under six foot can play cards in it facing each other, with some sagging a 6'8" person can sleep in the middle without touching the walls, not as wide but longer than a Hubba Hubba.
On my scales, correct within 10gm,it weights 940 gm (2 Lb and 1 0z) including everything, not plus,plus.( fly, six Easton pegs, two stuff sacs)
Packed is about the size of two 1 L Nalgene end to end.
I have just lost another 700 gm (24oz) from my Lighthouse !!!
The next weight loss will come from my mid section.
Franco

Michael Freyman
(mfreyman) - MLife
Re: Tarptent Rainbow has landed on 01/10/2006 16:49:35 MST Print View

Congrats ... but we need pics! :)

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: Re: Pictures on 01/11/2006 02:42:41 MST Print View

This is my first attempt at posting pictures so I have no idea if it is going to work. Please keep in mind that I changed the set up from pegged down to freestanding in about 3 min ( first time) and took a few quick close ups ( for another fourum request) before dinner. If this works out feel free to ask for any other picture.
Franco
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/Back.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/2-person.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/freestanding-shot.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/over-6.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/ventclose-up.jpg

I did try to post the pictures here but failed.
Note from the "back picture" that I slept out in the rain before seam sealing the tent and I did get a few drops in but nothing to upset my WM Highlite, I could not see any difference in the shape of the Rainbow after a full night of rain, but only about a 5 c drop in temperature.

Edited by Franco on 01/11/2006 03:07:40 MST.

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: Re: Pictures on 01/11/2006 08:06:09 MST Print View










Edited by ryanf on 01/11/2006 08:17:48 MST.

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: Re: Re: Pictures on 01/11/2006 08:21:14 MST Print View

Franco,

you post pictures like this, except without the exclaimation points

<!img src="your website"!> <!/img!>

nice pics, but you might think about changing the size, first of all it will eat up your bandwith, and second, we cant see the whole picture

Edited by ryanf on 01/11/2006 08:22:04 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Pictures on 01/11/2006 14:27:13 MST Print View

Thanks Ryan, I did compress them from about 2mb to 200k, however I did not reduce the size, they are easy to see in Photobucket but obviously not here. At work I have others doing this for me so at home I am a bit handicapped.
BTW the camera was a Pentax WPi

Mark W Heninger
(heninger) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Pictures on 01/11/2006 15:43:51 MST Print View

Just go here:

PhotoBucket TarpTent Rainbow Gallery

And you should probably trim that post with all the full-size photos.

Edited by heninger on 01/11/2006 15:45:48 MST.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
great but big photos on 01/11/2006 16:53:03 MST Print View

I can't wait for my Rainbow to arrive on Monday. However, as a fellow antipodean isn't it summer in Australia? If so, why is it raining : ) ?

I hope to use my rainbow ASAP.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
More pictures(soon) on 01/12/2006 13:00:46 MST Print View

Hi Roger
This was the first rainy night for a long time, I was rather hoping for some stronger winds as well....
I will post some more pictures, tonight or Saturday of the vestibule, this proved to be quiet a surprise.
Franco

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: More pictures on 01/13/2006 03:12:48 MST Print View

More vestibule pictures, reduced size this time.........
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/Storm-mode.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/vest-closed.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Francophoto/Tarptent%20Rainbow/vestibule-1.jpg
Franco
Ryan I have reduced the size of the other ones if you want to re-post them

Edited by Franco on 01/13/2006 03:14:16 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: great but big photos on 01/13/2006 03:20:52 MST Print View

> However, as a fellow antipodean isn't it summer in Australia? If so, why is it raining : ) ?
You might well ask! Sydney has been wet for weeks now. Mumble.

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: great but big photos on 01/13/2006 12:58:31 MST Print View

Franco, to post the pictures, just copy the Tag under the picture in photo bucket

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

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Edited by ryanf on 01/13/2006 13:00:10 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: Reduced size on 01/14/2006 15:34:57 MST Print View

Hi Ryan,
I have reduced the size of those pics, maybe you can delete the ones above and re post the new size.
Franco