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Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F
Suggestions on a floor material for a tent on 04/05/2009 19:41:02 MDT Print View

Working on an ultralight tent and I am debating on the floor. 1.1 silnylon is what I am thinking right now, but I know it wont be as durable as a heavier cloth.

Any comments welcome.

Nathan Baker
(Slvravn) - MLife

Locale: East Coast - Mid Atlantic
Re: Suggestions on a floor material for a tent on 04/05/2009 19:53:09 MDT Print View

1.1(or 1.4) is what Tarptent and SMD use for their floors. I have not had any durability problems with any of my TTs and I think that most other users will say the same

Dan Cunningham
(mn-backpacker)

Locale: Land of 12,000 Loons
Re: Re: Suggestions on a floor material for a tent on 04/05/2009 21:31:40 MDT Print View

I had no issues with the 30D silnylon in my TarpTents, but I do prefer the 70D in my Lunar Duo, and feel it's worth the minimal weight to me. YMMV.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Suggestions on a floor material for a tent on 04/06/2009 05:25:55 MDT Print View

My blue 3-pole summer tunnel tent has a 1.1 oz silnylon floor. It has seen a 'bit of use' over the last few years. OK, I have a few little patches on the bottom where thin pointy sticks have intruded. But I reckon some of those sticks would have had a go at 210 denier nylon too.

Cheers