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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!! on 07/17/2009 00:13:07 MDT Print View


Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!! on 07/17/2009 00:15:07 MDT Print View

So what is it? A Scarp mated with a Squall?

Further it's kind of a single wall Scarp, correct? And here I was just wanting a Sublite, but with a vestibule.

Edited by skinewmexico on 07/17/2009 00:22:16 MDT.

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Unholy Union on 07/17/2009 00:20:51 MDT Print View

Think that coupling's still illegal in Texas, Joe. Might wanna check with the authorities before sending off for one...

Diplomatic Mike

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
New tarptent on 07/17/2009 00:22:53 MDT Print View

I don't need a new shelter. I don't need a new shelter. I don't need a new shelter........

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: New tarptent on 07/17/2009 00:32:46 MDT Print View

Don't need one either but.......

Sean Walashek
(caraz) - F

Locale: bay area
Look at all that ROOM on 07/17/2009 00:42:57 MDT Print View

Is that a single side bugnet?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
The Moment on 07/17/2009 00:44:44 MDT Print View

All of the details are on the Moment page at TT, but here are most of them..

Solo shelter, 28 oz including pole and two stakes.
Can be freestanding with optional longitudinal pole, 7oz.
18' sq, 6.6' vestibule, 84" long ,40" high.
5' high bathtub floor , can be raised or lowered depending on preference an weather conditions.
There is a mesh guard at the end so that your bag will not touch the wall.
Two top vents. Should be really easy to set up, only two pegs required.

Yes, it borrows from the Scarp as well as the usual TT trade mark floating floor.
Lots of ventilation options, including the closeable "ends" , a floor that you can raise above the mesh level and increased side ventilation by sliding the fly up the pole.
Should please the ones that find the Contrail/Lunar Solo fiddly, the Rainbow hard to seam seal and those similar EU tents hard to set up taut.
(read this last sentence with a smile)
Like the Rainbow the door side is mesh , the other side has some mesh "foot guards" so that you don't push against the fabric.

Edited by Franco on 07/17/2009 00:47:20 MDT.

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Re: Unholy Union on 07/17/2009 00:56:43 MDT Print View

lol @ Nate

Cool looking tent.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!! on 07/17/2009 01:05:38 MDT Print View

Just have to keep the curtains drawn, Nate....

Stuart Allie

Locale: Australia
re: New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!! on 07/17/2009 02:06:23 MDT Print View

Oh great just what I need - another option to choose from! :) I'd only just narrowed it down to the Contrail or the Lunar Solo and now this turns up.

Seriously, this looks to have real potential. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one.

"Henry Shires" must be a pseudonym for a collection of tent-designing artificial intelligences. Either that or he never sleeps. Keep 'em coming Henry!

David Stapleton
(KamperDave) - F

Locale: VA, DC, MD
Re: re: New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!! on 07/17/2009 04:43:44 MDT Print View

Stuart - I was looking at the exact same shelters when I heard there was a new TT coming out so I waited... Blast, now the decision just got harder.


Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
New Tarptent on 07/17/2009 09:03:30 MDT Print View

Three radical new shelters again within one year. The Shires Skunkworks is running in overdrive. That Henry is evil, I tell you. EVIL.

We need a few interior photos, especially of the ends.

Can sliding the canopy be done from inside the tent or must one venture out into the storm?

Looks like it got to market before SMD's new VAMP - the promised larger version of the Lunar Sole E.

Edited by wandering_bob on 07/17/2009 09:06:33 MDT.

John Lovell
(ursushorribilis) - F
Shelters... on 07/17/2009 09:24:14 MDT Print View

"Oh great just what I need - another option to choose from! :) I'd only just narrowed it down to the Contrail or the Lunar Solo and now this turns up."

Pretty much, however I was trying to decide between the Rainbow and Contrail. I even called Henry yesterday to make sure the Contrail was still in stock (not right now, but next week they get another batch). Drat! What is a poor boy to do?

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: New Tarptent on 07/17/2009 09:54:14 MDT Print View

I really like how it only requires 2 stakes...I guess you would add more for wind/weather, but still a neat idea.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Maybe on 07/17/2009 10:10:29 MDT Print View

So with the optional pole this ends up being a more weather stable Rainbow correct? Something that could have a larger range of seasons? And I wouldn't have to use any stakes? For 2 pounds roughly. The question is now, will someone that is 6'5" fit? That is what I need to know.

William Puckett
(Beep) - F

Locale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
RE: New Tarptent Moment on 07/17/2009 11:27:08 MDT Print View

While I like what Henry has done, I'm thinking it isn't quite the thing for a tall person (I'm 6'5"). The floor may be just long enough for me, but only 20 inches wide at the ends. I have a tough enough time fitting onto a 20" sleeping pad, so the lack of width at the ends is a concern for me.

On the other hand, it seems somewhat streamlined in design and thereby likely to be able to cope with some wind. Using only 2 stakes is clever. Even if he doesn't always design with me in mind, I'm a fan of Henry's work.

Edited by Beep on 07/17/2009 11:28:38 MDT.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
New Tarptent ;this is the Moment on 07/17/2009 12:21:27 MDT Print View

I think the floor plan is a triangle - think Akto or Lunar Solo. Because of the cross pole with part covering the vestibule, the other end of the pole covers the footprint. So in fact, Unless you are 84" long, you're head will not be squeezed into 20". I bet even for the tall it will be 30 plus inches. The width is probably something like 36" in the middle.

William Puckett
(Beep) - F

Locale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
Re: New Tarptent ;this is the Moment on 07/17/2009 12:43:24 MDT Print View

Looking at Henry's website, the photographs and the dimensions for the floor seem to show a symmetrical floor plan (20" wide at the ends and 40" at the mid-point. Assuming I could stay evenly spaced (77" tall, that would leave 3.5" at either end...and most likely not much more than 23" wide.

While I'd love to get inside one to try it out, that's unlikely to happen. I'll stick with my least until I see a Vamp (from SMD).

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Height on 07/17/2009 13:28:42 MDT Print View

From Henry,

'Not sure about the height question. We have an employee who is 6'2" and he can sit up and lie down comfortably. Same floor length as most of our other models and it will certainly fit a "long" sleeping bag. Optional pole is/will be $15.'

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
New Tarptent on 07/17/2009 13:45:55 MDT Print View

It looks like a Scarp-trail to me. (Or maybe a Cont-arp...)

I just bought a Rainbow after heavily contemplating the Contrail for my somewhat UL trips. And now this! Henry just wants to keep me coming back for more. I like the free-standing option for camping on rock.