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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Doug on 01/16/2011 18:23:18 MST Print View

"Cuben floor as in a sewn-in floor or a cuben tarp put down atop the netting?"

sewn in floor. Had it out last weekend, finally, for the first time. Did not use a groundsheet. Worked great (except for the below freezing wind, lots of netting on the Hex!).

I don't remember what it cost, I bought it quite a while ago. But pretty much the cost of the Hex Twin, plus the cost of the twin floor, a some minor amount for sewing it in.

Take care,

Doug

John Roan
(JRoan) - MLife

Locale: Vegas
Netting floor on 01/16/2011 19:11:48 MST Print View

I absolutely love the netting floor. Totally makes sense. Condensation runs out the netting instead of puddling up on the solid floor. I just did a complete review the other day on my blog.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Netting floor on 01/16/2011 19:33:20 MST Print View

"Condensation runs out the netting instead of puddling up on the solid floor."

That's why the netting is sewn about an inch below the top of the floor, so any water running down the netting will run outside the floor, not inside.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
weight on 01/20/2011 22:58:56 MST Print View

doug, so what does your twin with cuben floor weigh in at?

John Roan
(JRoan) - MLife

Locale: Vegas
Re: weight on 01/21/2011 07:34:30 MST Print View

I would estimate 12.7oz inc seam sealing, guy lines, and stuff sack. Doug am I close?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: weight on 01/21/2011 07:42:39 MST Print View

"Doug am I close?"

Very close. I have the optional door in the kit as well, and didn't want to unstuff and unroll the shelter to get it out, so with seam sealing (which I'm probably a little heavier on than most), guy lines and stuff sack, plus door with mini carabiners, it weighs 14.75 oz on my cheapo kitchen scale.

James Neal
(Laien) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Hexamid Twin on 04/20/2011 19:55:24 MDT Print View

I would like to know what each of you think now after using this shelter for a while. I'm considering one for myself. Thanks.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Hexamid Twin on 04/20/2011 20:02:40 MDT Print View

I only used it twice before selling it. Really liked it though, just didn't fit into my backpacking style, really (3-season hammocker, Duomid in winter). Easy to set up, had it in a very light snowfall and no snow came anywhere near me, plenty of room for me and my gear inside. Used to have the single Hexamid, and took that out once in the winter and got freezing rain falling on me most of the night, but I stayed warm and dry.

I would, without reservation, recommend them.

James Neal
(Laien) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Re: Re: Hexamid Twin on 04/20/2011 20:11:35 MDT Print View

I usually hang too. Even in the winter down here. However, I'm looking for something light and sturdy for 3 season trips above treeline. Thanks again.

John Roan
(JRoan) - MLife

Locale: Vegas
Re: Hexamid Twin on 04/24/2011 07:52:43 MDT Print View

I've had mine for quite a while now and still love it. You can see my complete review here.