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ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Cuben Rocket tent again available? on 09/07/2011 22:42:11 MDT Print View

The 1 lb, 6 oz Cuben fiber Rocket tent disappeared for awhile from the Brooks Range web site, and now the pix is back, and they mention it again, but it is not shown in the area where you can order it. It has now shown up on mountaingear.com, but is sold out? Maybe they signed an exclusive marketing agreement, but the supplier has none for either selling site?
The Rocket has a functional, integrated, non-removable vestibule, unlike the BD Firstlight, the ID Wedge, or either of the Rab eVent tents. It is designed for the high mountains, not the Georgia pines, but it does have 3 vents. Use poles you would bring anyway for the 1 ½ pounds, or use some or all of the poles they send along for a bit more weight. (I have no affiliation) $655.00

Edited by RobertM2S on 09/07/2011 23:02:47 MDT.

Ceph Lotus
(Cephalotus) - MLife

Locale: California
Rocket Tent on 09/07/2011 22:58:50 MDT Print View

It's on the Mountain Gear website, but "sold out".

Is it really worth $655?



http://www.mountaingear.com/pages/product/product.asp/imanf/Brooks+Range/idesc/Rocket+Tent+-+2+Person/Store/MG/item/223216/N/0

Edited by Cephalotus on 09/07/2011 22:59:50 MDT.

Ken Nguyen
(ninjapuppet) - F - MLife

Locale: B-Town
Re: Cuben Rocket tent again available? on 09/20/2011 07:55:03 MDT Print View

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Edited by ninjapuppet on 09/20/2011 16:32:37 MDT.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Re: Cuben Rocket tent again available? on 09/20/2011 14:43:30 MDT Print View

Just buy the better American-made option...

http://jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-cuben-shelter.html

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Cuben Rocket tent again available? on 09/20/2011 15:15:38 MDT Print View

Just buy the better American-made option...

Those two shelters have absolutely nothing in common so I cannot see how one would substitute for the other.
Franco

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Cuben Rocket tent again available? on 09/20/2011 15:30:38 MDT Print View

I would agree with Franco. The shape and guyout points of the Rocket would definitely mean better wind performance, not to mention the focus on 4 season performance. Not sure the Lightheart is designed for that.