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Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
Vestibule for pyramid tent? on 08/21/2011 14:27:00 MDT Print View

Has anyone seen or heard about a vestibule for a pyramid tent? Seems like it might be useful, but I've never seen one. Any MYOG designs out there?

When car or kayak camping I always bring a cheap blue poly tarp and poles to set up over a picnic bench or whatever so we can stay outside when it rains (umbrellas help a lot, too!).

It is more difficult when backpacking if you want to keep the weight down: one can cook under a tarp if you are careful, and maybe even in a pyramid tent if you are more careful. I wonder if some sort of vestibule might help?

Your thoughts...?

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Vestibule for half pyramid. on 08/21/2011 15:19:42 MDT Print View

Look at the Royce tent in Horace Kephart's book 'Camping and Woodcraft'.
It's basically a half pyramid with a vestibule that can be configured in several ways. The weight difference to a half pyramid with a vertical front is negligible.
http://bookdome.com/outdoors/Camping-Woodcraft/Types-Of-Light-Tents-Part-3.html
(bottom of the above page).

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Half pyramid with vestibule (Royce tent). on 08/21/2011 15:20:39 MDT Print View

Look at the Royce tent in Horace Kephart's book 'Camping and Woodcraft'.
It's basically a half pyramid with a vestibule that can be configured in several ways. The weight difference to a half pyramid with a vertical front is negligible.
http://bookdome.com/outdoors/Camping-Woodcraft/Types-Of-Light-Tents-Part-3.html
(bottom of the above page).

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Vestibule for pyramid tent on 08/21/2011 16:40:26 MDT Print View

Interesting design. But I already built the pyramid tent so I'm looking for a design for an add-on vestibule.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Vestibule for pyramid tent? on 08/21/2011 19:04:32 MDT Print View

NT

Edited by Franco on 08/24/2011 02:40:52 MDT.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
simple porch on 08/21/2011 19:07:10 MDT Print View

I used a simple flat tarp porch to use with my shangra-la 3 to cook under in the winter.
I'm sure you could make a zip-in door panel with a roof to block wind from one side and rain or snow from the top.

Dave

porch

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Vestibule for pyramid tent? on 08/21/2011 19:52:33 MDT Print View

If you just leave the door open, roll it up, and attach with velcro (or whatever) you have an area like a vestibule inside the tent. Of course, that uses up tent area. I've cooked with canister stove. There's an area to take off wet clothes. etc.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
had a thought on 08/22/2011 16:15:58 MDT Print View

After looking at Franco's pictures- I had an idea. Since your door zips are in the middle of the panel, and this is a MYOG, then you can easily buy the corresponding zippers and zip in a triangular panel to the door opening- prop it up with trekking poles and you have a porch.

If you don’t want a porch, but a vestibule, you could zip in a panel like the nemo vestibules.

Enjoy,

Dave



http://www.tahoemountainsports.com/product/nemo-espri-2p-vestibule

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Vestibule for pyramid tent? on 08/30/2011 17:11:03 MDT Print View

NT

Edited by Franco on 08/30/2011 17:26:58 MDT.