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Stratospire 1 vs Slong 6
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Robert Connor
(bplnole) - F

Locale: N E Fl
Stratospire 1 vs Slong 6 on 12/15/2011 21:00:25 MST Print View

I am looking for a good solo tent that will accommodate my 6-4" frame while using a 2.5" pad (I would also like the ability to occasionally share it with my 11 yo son if I wanted to). After a lot of research, I have narrowed it to the Statospire and the Solong. There are some pretty good user reviews on the Solong, but not a lot on the newer Stratospire (of course Franco's thread is the exception). I was wondering if any of the users of the Stratospire could weigh in. Of course I'd love to hear about any experience with the Solong as well.

Edited by bplnole on 12/15/2011 21:04:59 MST.

Rutherford Platt
(tunaboy999) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Solong vs stratospire on 12/17/2011 06:32:40 MST Print View

From the Specs it looks like these are the main trade offs:

Solong has greater floor area and length.
Stratospire has more headroom at the sides and more vestibule space.
Solong is a little lighter.
Stratospire is double wall.

I have the Solong and really like it -- I'd recommend the awning/wedge if you go that route.

Robert Connor
(bplnole) - F

Locale: N E Fl
Thanks on 12/20/2011 18:15:04 MST Print View

Thanks for the Solong recommendation, it sounds like a great tent. Has anyone received their SS1 yet?