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betalight vs. twin peaks
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Jeremy McDaniel
(jerm409) - F

Locale: highest privy in the lower 48
betalight vs. twin peaks on 01/10/2006 08:58:40 MST Print View

betalight vs. twin peaks
Fellow gearheads,
I'm trying to decide between Black Diamond's betalight and MSR's Twin Peaks.

Are the extra features worth the extra weight of the Twin Peaks (peak vent, curved double zipper on door, adjustable stake out loops) Is condensation really reduced by the vents? I would imagine it'd help if you're cooking inside. How does it hold up in wind and snowloads?

At this point, I might even consider the Megalite, but I'd be using it mostly with myself and the pooch. Besides, I like the lower profile of the betalight.

Any constructive comments are appreciated. Thanks!

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: betalight vs. twin peaks on 01/10/2006 15:18:31 MST Print View

Have you seen the Oware Alphamid? if I was in the market for a winter floorless tent, this is what I would buy

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Beta light on 01/10/2006 17:45:15 MST Print View

I own a Betalight and have used it in the NE of USA as well as in Scandinavia, in a word it is great. It has withstood strong winds above the tree line as well as torrential downpours. With the possibility of mixing and matching with the bug canopy and the floor, or no floor it is a great piece of gear. I have never used a Twin Peaks so I cannot compare.

There is ample space inside and though the poles are in the middle of the tent this has never been a problem when 2 persons are in the tent.

I hope that this helps

Re: betalight vs. twin peaks on 01/11/2006 01:02:24 MST Print View

Andrew Skurka used the 19 ounce Oware Alphamid for most of his 7700 mile Coast-to-Coast TTTHHHRRRUUU-hike. It might be worth your while to take a look at it. Oware is a great company to do business with - very trustworthy and ships very fast, in my experience (3 different orders).