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Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
double wall alternative to six moon designs duo on 07/10/2012 12:43:24 MDT Print View

Hi,

I'm in the market for a roomy two person lightweight tent. I like the looks of the SMD Duo. I'm wondering if there's a double wall alternative of similar weight, size, and price. Anything come to mind?

Thanks,

rhz

Erik Hagen
(EWH100) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area
Tarptent StratoSpire 2 on 07/10/2012 14:15:26 MDT Print View

I love my Lunar Duo but if I were in the market right now i would take a hard look at the TT Stratospire 2.

http://www.tarptent.com/stratospire2.html

Herbert Sitz
(hes)

Locale: Pacific NW
SMD Haven on 07/10/2012 15:20:10 MDT Print View

Have you not seen the SMD Haven? It's pretty close to what you describe. You buy the Haven tarp and combine it with the Haven innner nettent. Combo comes in at around 34oz, $350:
SMD Haven Tarp
SMD Haven NetTent

Or go cuben on the Haven tarp and go even lighter, but it costs more.

Edited by hes on 07/10/2012 15:21:52 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
double wall alternative to six moon designs duo on 07/10/2012 16:47:41 MDT Print View

There will be a "solid" (fabric) inner avaliable for the SS2 soon.
looks like this :
SS2 solid inner
Franco

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
HMG Echo II is an option on 07/10/2012 20:20:11 MDT Print View

But for my money, I'd probably stick with SMD. Have a Scout. Waiting on a cuben skyscape X as we speak. That said, the HMG Echo tarp and net really raises my G.A.S. meter something serious.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
SS2 solid inner on 07/11/2012 11:35:42 MDT Print View

Franco.....any info on the expected weight of the mostly solid SS2 inner?

Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: SMD Haven on 07/11/2012 15:28:34 MDT Print View

Hi,

I thought about going this route, but it looks like two large neo airs (25X77) would be a tight fit in the net-tent.

Thanks.

rhz

Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: double wall alternative to six moon designs duo on 07/11/2012 15:29:24 MDT Print View

What would be the advantage to a "solid" fabric inner?

Dan Cherry
(risingsun) - F

Locale: Northern Arizona
SS2 and 2 Large Neoairs on 07/11/2012 15:41:12 MDT Print View

Two 25" wide NeoAirs fit fine in the StratoSpire2. I speak from experience, as this is what my wife and I use.

Can't say much about the Haven.

Edited by risingsun on 07/11/2012 15:42:16 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
double wall alternative to six moon designs duo on 07/11/2012 17:10:26 MDT Print View

Weight of the solid inner ?
I would expect about 2 oz more (Henry probably told me but can't remember...)
The advantage would be if you camp in windy areas and particularly where sand comes into play (or comes into the tent...)
To some it could mean still having privacy with the fly open .
You can still look out of the top third .
Franco

Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: SS2 and 2 Large Neoairs on 07/12/2012 01:31:35 MDT Print View

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the info about the pads fitting. How tall are you? Do you head/feet hit the netting? Is there room inside for storing your pack or do you leave it in the vestibule?

Thanks again.

rhz

Dan Cherry
(risingsun) - F

Locale: Northern Arizona
SS2 on 07/12/2012 07:15:11 MDT Print View

Rafi, I'm about 6' to 6'1" no problems touching the netting when lying down unless the tent is pitched on a slope and I slump one way or the other in the night. But there is still good clearance between the netting and the outer tarp/fly, so brushing up against the netting is reall a non-issue. I would say that there is room to put the pack inside at my feet with a tight fit, which might cause my head to be against the netting, depending on the size of the pack, but with the huge vestibules on the SS2, there is no need to do this, and I usually just bring the necessities into the tent with me, leaving the pack in the vestibule or outside if weather is cooperating.