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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction on 04/08/2012 15:12:05 MDT Print View

Ready for part 2

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction on 04/08/2012 16:22:07 MDT Print View

Same here

kevin timm
(ktimm) - M

Locale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
Colors on 04/08/2012 20:04:30 MDT Print View

There is a big difference in uv exposure vs colors from the testing I have done

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Colors on 04/08/2012 23:14:05 MDT Print View

Kevin,
+1

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=58954&skip_to_post=512288#512288

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Good design important on 06/19/2012 23:29:29 MDT Print View

I have a TT Moment "tunnel/cone" tent. It's design makes it VERY wind-worthy and it can handle a snow load better than most solo tents.

Although its perimeter floor and inner door venting nets make it totally unsuitable for winter (or dust storms. it still is an inherently strong and stable design. And with its optional light ripstop liner it can handle high condensation situations very well. I'm even considering extending the lining to cover the net inner door with a sanp-on panel.

I just wish this great design came in Cuben fabric. but then it would be a bit noisy in the wind, and very 'spensive.

As for "wet sag" of its silnylon I've painted the top 1/2 of the canopy with a 5:1 ratio of odorless mineral spirits to GE silicon caulk. Seems to keep it taughter when wet than before I did the coating. For sure some hard rains I've endured in the Moment resulted in no "mist-thru" so I think the light canopy coating did its job very well.

To further reduce sag I've found some light elasticized cord (about 3/16 " diameter) and made loops at each end tie-out. These cords are new so I only know it keeps the tent fairly taught all night in non-rainy conditions.

Stuart Murphy
(stu_m) - MLife
Re: Re: Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction on 09/08/2012 03:39:45 MDT Print View

Ready for part 2 too

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction on 09/08/2012 09:08:31 MDT Print View

It's been nine months. When should we expect to see part two?

Been so long that even Roger's tents will be available.

Edited by kthompson on 09/08/2012 09:27:36 MDT.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction on 01/08/2013 15:11:21 MST Print View

Almost a year out, at this point I think we should be asking will there be a Part 2?

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction on 01/08/2013 15:17:38 MST Print View

I'm still waiting for the updates to the HMG pack and MLD Trailstar, both of which were published before this article.

Hmmm... I wonder if this constitutes a trend?

Stuart Murphy
(stu_m) - MLife
Update on Part 2 Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters on 02/22/2013 05:03:32 MST Print View

Ryan, will there be a part 2 or not? And if so, when?

Edited by stu_m on 07/16/2013 23:14:20 MDT.

Stuart Murphy
(stu_m) - MLife
Part 2 Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters on 07/16/2013 23:16:31 MDT Print View

... Is not here. Just trying to get Ryan's attention to ask whether this is still planned or still born.