UL Tent for tall people
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braden forrey
(Bforrey)

Locale: Stuck in NYC for now
UL Tent for tall people on 08/14/2012 10:42:19 MDT Print View

I am 6'7 and have been using the MLD trailstar and loving it. But I am looking for a fully enclosed UL tent. I looked at the SMD skyscape but they told me I probably wouldnt fit. Any suggestions on a Tent for tall people?

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: UL Tent for tall people on 08/14/2012 11:10:41 MDT Print View

http://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13

braden forrey
(Bforrey)

Locale: Stuck in NYC for now
UL tent for Tall people on 08/14/2012 11:40:17 MDT Print View

That looks like a great option plenty long for me. Thanks for the info. Have you or anyone eles ever use "light hearted gear" before?

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: UL tent for Tall people on 08/14/2012 12:02:56 MDT Print View

if you do a forum search there is huge amount of info and peoples reviews,when you do the search it is light heart not hearted and you could look at this also.

Edited by annapurna on 08/14/2012 12:08:03 MDT.

Andrew Clark
(datsclark)

Locale: San Francisco
Also tall on 08/14/2012 12:06:23 MDT Print View

I'm just about 6'7" as well. After trying a few options, i ended up with the Shangri-la 1 for my trekking pole option, and a fly creek UL2 for a free standing tent. Both work for me. Most of the 1 person tents are just too short / cramped. The sloping walls eat into the useful space often.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Also tall on 08/14/2012 12:21:43 MDT Print View

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

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Re: Also tall on 08/14/2012 12:26:13 MDT Print View

or click here for Jolly Green Giants review

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: UL Tent for tall people on 08/14/2012 13:22:20 MDT Print View

The Tarptent Rainbow and Stratosphire will fit you without issue.

Bruce Tolley
(btolley) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
UL Tent for Tall People on 08/14/2012 13:55:40 MDT Print View

+1 to the TT Rainbow.

I am 6' 2" and there is at least 18 inches extra room in terms of length.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
SL2 on 08/14/2012 14:00:18 MDT Print View

The Golite Shangri La 2 would be plenty long. Both with and without the inner nest.

I am 6'3" and have about a foot extra length

Edited by bwortman on 08/14/2012 14:00:54 MDT.

David Adair
(DavidAdair) - M

Locale: West Dakota
Re: UL tent for Tall people on 08/14/2012 23:21:56 MDT Print View

I have been using a basic silylon Lightheart Solong for about a year. The more I use it the more I am liking it. At 30 sf of floor space it has plenty of space to spread out in. There's usually me, my pack and a smallish dog or two in there. The end struts make the space at the ends usable. At 6' I really don't need all the head room, length or space but I certainly enjoy having it. It is a comfortable tent that doesn't require much in the way of sacrifice for the light weight. In fact it is so civilized it kinda makes me feel like....well uh...like a...like a princess. There I said it, a 200 lb sweaty princess.

Ole Saether
(osaether) - MLife

Locale: Norway
Helsport Superlight on 08/14/2012 23:43:52 MDT Print View

Helsport Ringstind Superlight 1-2: http://www.helsport.no/en/product/TENTS/PRO/Ringstind_Superlight_12

The total weight of the tent with everything (but without the rep kit) is 33 oz (940 g). I have this tent and I am very pleased with it.

Edited by osaether on 08/14/2012 23:46:28 MDT.

eric lansford
(PapaSherpa)

Locale: PNW
UL Tent for tall people on 08/16/2012 20:32:49 MDT Print View

I have a LightHeart SoLong with the awning and love it.

braden forrey
(Bforrey)

Locale: Stuck in NYC for now
UL tent for tall people on 08/17/2012 00:34:21 MDT Print View

Thanks everyone for the great ideas and info it was a big help. Looks like I will probably go with a light heart Solong 6. Those look like a great product. So glad someone out there is taking care of us tall freaks