Has anyone used the notch with the large (78x25 inch) versions of the neoair xlite or xtherm that are tapered at the ends? I think I saw pictures once of the notch with the large version of the original neoairs that were rectangular. It looked rather tight at the ends. I'm wondering if the new tapered shape would fit better for us taller folks that need the longer/wider mat?
I use a L All Season in my Notch and it is a tight fit. The pad corners push the inner's corners. I think an L X-Lite or X-Therm would be a much better fit.-Mark in St. Louis
Edited by skopeo on 09/08/2015 16:57:32 MDT.
Do you find the interior confining at all?
I guess it depends on what your expectations are...For sleeping, which is all I've done so far in my Notch, it is just fine for me. I have the std net interior.Mike W...How do you like the "solid" interior???-Mark in St. Louis
Edited by buldogge on 01/21/2013 07:00:07 MST.
Edited by skopeo on 09/08/2015 16:56:47 MDT.
Anyone have a picture of a large XLite or XTherm inside the Notch?
One more try....
It appears the floors of the Notch and Moment DW are virtually the same in dimensions.I'm getting a Moment DW as soon as the semi-solid ineriors are available.As a "CYA" move I'll try using my hiking poles with the Moment DW ala the Notch setup just to see if they might work in an emergency. If they do I'll probably sew in some kind of Velcro wrap to hold them in place.
Chris S,In the TT Notch "slide show" (photos under the main one) there is a photo from Tristan Stewart of his Notch with a Nemo 25" pad inside.(the other end will look the same)That is another rectangular pad, like the one posted by Mike W and as Mike points out a tapered mat will fit easier still.
"It appears the floors of the Notch and Moment DW are virtually the same in dimensions."That's not what I'd say at all. They do both measure 20" wide at the head and foot ends of the interior. But the Moment DW widens to 42" in the middle while the Notch widens to 32". That seems like a significant difference, at least to me. Total sq feet is 18.1 (Moment) to 15.1 (Notch).Because the widths at head and foot are identical, however, I doubt whether the larger size of Moment interior provides much advantage over Notch with regard to use of wide sleeping pads.
When I was looking to purchase my Notch I kept comparing the sq footage of floor space to my Scarp I and figured I would be cramped in the notch. What I really figured out is that I use my Scarp I in the winter when I am carrying a lot of gear and like to have it ready in case I need it in the tent. With the Notch, I use it in warmer weather and don't have as much gear that I want in the tent. I have been pleased with the Notch. I can get my pad and the gear I want to have in the tent, in the tent and dont feel like I am lacking for room. Happy Notch Owner.
Same here, none of my comments were intended to disparage the Notch. I like to think of it as my Goldilocks tent: not too small, not too big, just right. I sometimes bring all my gear inside, pack and shoes fit below my feet or above my head.
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