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Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 02/20/2010 03:44:01 MST Print View

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Edited by butuki on 02/20/2010 04:42:53 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting on 02/20/2010 03:52:54 MST Print View

Travis was asking (I think) about the LightHeart Gear Solo, you cannot get the Nomad anymore..
Franco
http://lightheartgear.com/solospecs.html

Edited by Franco on 02/20/2010 04:29:15 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 02/20/2010 04:43:55 MST Print View

Posted my last comment again with photos fixed... please look at the earlier post...

Chad Lorenz
(ChadL) - MLife

Locale: Teton Valley, Wydaho
Looks like "rocket" on 02/20/2010 06:01:06 MST Print View

Anyone remember Moonbow Gear out of New Hampshire? Gained some fame for their pack/tent/bivy combo many years ago. This Lightheart Solo looks like their "Rocket" tent...

Chad

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Looks like "rocket" on 02/20/2010 09:34:13 MST Print View

Would love to 'fondle' one of those Moonbow packs! Never actually seen anyone using them though... I think like the LuxuryLite packs, they require a big leap away from the conventional (which can be a good thing sometimes).

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Looks like "rocket" on 02/20/2010 12:53:27 MST Print View

Thanks for the pictures Miguel, and the pros/cons, Franco.

Joe Figura
(GrinchMT) - F

Locale: Big Sky Country
Re: Moonbow on 02/20/2010 14:26:38 MST Print View

Moonbow is still in operation. I own one of their tarps. Being from New Hampshire I saw a couple people up in the whites with their gearskins packs. Interesting concept but not for me...

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 02/20/2010 18:13:34 MST Print View

This is my mock up of the LHG Solo tent.
As expected there is room to spare around my 72'x20' mat, a 77'x25' will fit in.
The vestibule seems a bit larger than I imagined, so a pair of shoes and a pack (sandwiched between the two walls) should fit.
So definitely one to look at for the 6'3" plus brigade.
Still at nearly 38'sq total ,it does have a pretty large footprint for a solo tent.
As Miguel has pointed out, however, there are no guylines , so that is a consideration when looking at the footprint.
Franco
BTW, this is the LightHeart version, not the Nomad
LHG Solo mock up
Sorry about the terrible shot...

Edited by Franco on 02/20/2010 18:14:46 MST.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 02/20/2010 18:21:39 MST Print View

Thanks for that 3D real life diagram, Franco.

Now about your grass there. Too many tents set up in the yard over the years blocking the sunlight? ; )

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 02/20/2010 19:16:17 MST Print View

Now about your grass there. Too many tents set up in the yard over the years blocking the sunlight?

LOL -- I think I see the pattern of a Moment on that lawn!

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
Nomad tent on 02/20/2010 19:59:45 MST Print View

For a true test of the Nomad tent, you can read Meredith J. Eberhardt's (Niblewill Nomad's)book, "Where Less the Path is Worn," about his hike from the Gaspe coast to Key West (plus Newfoundland).
He was over 60 when he did that hike in 2000, and is still going strong. He now has a 12.6 oz cuben version of the nomad tent made in Germany. More info on nimblewillnomad.com.

I also wondered why wind blown rain didn't come in the front door, but Miguel's pic of the tent with the front awning lowered seems the answer.

Edited by scfhome on 02/20/2010 20:03:29 MST.

Hendrik Morkel
(skullmonkey) - MLife

Locale: Finland
Hexamid on 02/21/2010 05:39:09 MST Print View

The ZPacks Hexamid does come to my mind, if I see the photos of the Nomad/ LHG tents.

Shawn Johnson
(Shawn) - F
Re: Nomad tent on 03/06/2010 22:52:03 MST Print View

Samuel - Thanks for the links to Meredith Eberhart's site and his info on long distance trails.

I would love to know where he purchased the "12.6 oz cuben version of the nomad tent made in Germany". I didn't find it at his site. It sounds very interesting as well.

David Wills
(willspower3) - F
Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 03/07/2010 00:57:05 MST Print View

Looks kind of like the Vamp tarp and nettent SMD just brought out. Any thoughts on if its better to have the flexibility of a tarp + net nent vs 1 piece like what lighthearts looks to have?

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 03/07/2010 07:21:08 MST Print View

Gossamer Gear is testing a new prototype tent that looks really, really similar:

(Twitter page) http://twitter.com/GossamerGear/status/7610364166
(Photo) http://img162.yfrog.com/i/ritx.jpg/

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 03/07/2010 11:36:00 MST Print View

Huh. Interesting. Will have to wait and see what comes out from both companies.

jeffrey bennett
(jollygreen)

Locale: Near the bottom
Gossamer Gear new prototype tent on 03/07/2010 15:55:59 MST Print View

Dang! I had just figured out the solo tent I was going to buy. Then you go and show me a new one. Now I have to start over.
Moment, Lightheart, contrail, The One, Lunar Solo, New prototype, Etc....

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
Nomad tent on 03/07/2010 22:41:43 MST Print View

Shawn,
If you go to Nimblewill's site, go to Odyssey 2009, and go to sponsors, there is a picture of the cuben nomad, with the name of the craftsman in Berlin, Germany. But yes, I don't imagine one can just go on line and order one.
Noticed that the original maker of the sil version has a note on his site that he may be going back into business.

Christopher Wilke
(wilke7000)

Locale: Colorado
Re: LightHeart Gear? New Maker? Looks interesting. on 03/08/2010 00:08:02 MST Print View

I did a quick CAD model of the tent. I'm 6'3" and the model represents me in a 30deg sleeping bag, no pad, on my back. Appears this tent might be a little tight at the head and foot for us tall backsleepers. Side sleepers might make it.

Lighthear Solo

Chris

Edited by wilke7000 on 03/08/2010 00:08:40 MST.

DONALD DYRLAND
(BOWSINGER) - F
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LightHeart Wanderlust BS on 03/08/2010 14:15:49 MST Print View

Funny thing about formats.
I have always liked Whiteblaze forums because of being easy to use. Posted there a lot.
My buddy has had nothing but trouble with Whiteblaze and finding my posts.