FS-Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL tarp & Light Year 1 tent
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Michael Trettel
(pto892)

Locale: Western MD
FS-Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL tarp & Light Year 1 tent on 02/05/2013 07:25:43 MST Print View

I've got a little used SD Origami 2 UL with the pole set, stakes, ropes, stuff sac, and the bathtub floor, all in excellent condition. I did seam seal it once a fit of caution, so take that into account if it's important to you. I've used it around a half dozen times, and have decided that this just isn't for me-prefer a regular old tarp. I'd like $100 for the entire kit.

I also have a SD Light Year 1, 2007 model, with the footprint, stakes, and sacs all for $80. It's been used a bit but is clean and in good order with no rips tears, or damage.

Pictures available upon request, and would prefer paypal. Buyers local to me (NoVa/DC/MD area) can pick up if they like. Thanks.

Jenna Cangialosi
(jennacangialosi2) - F - M
Weight on 02/05/2013 19:23:29 MST Print View

How much doe the tents weigh?

Michael Trettel
(pto892)

Locale: Western MD
tent weights... on 02/05/2013 19:38:05 MST Print View

Light Year comes in at 3 lbs 5 oz, with stuff sac, stakes and pole set. The foot print weighs another 7 oz.

The Origami is a bit more complicated. The tarp alone weighs a bare 2 pounds. With stuff sac, pole, and stakes it weighs 3 lbs 4 oz, and the floor weighs 1 lb 4 oz. One can use it with a trekking pole and a bare minumum of 6 stakes. The SD pole and stuff sac are way overweight and can be left behind. Using the tarp with a trekking pole is the best way to go, and leaving the floor behind saves even more weight. I was using it as a one man shelter with a tyvek ground sheet for my sleeping bag.

Edited by pto892 on 02/05/2013 19:41:22 MST.

Michael Trettel
(pto892)

Locale: Western MD
price drop on 02/08/2013 08:24:31 MST Print View

bump and price drop-$80 for the Origami and $60 for the Light Year.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: FS-Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL tarp & Light Year 1 tent on 02/08/2013 10:11:04 MST Print View

Michael,

What type of sealant did you use to seam seal the Origami?

Party On,

Newton

Michael Trettel
(pto892)

Locale: Western MD
Re: Re: FS-Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL tarp & Light Year 1 tent on 02/08/2013 10:14:10 MST Print View

McNett Seam Sure water based sealer.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: FS-Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL tarp & Light Year 1 tent on 02/08/2013 10:22:46 MST Print View

Michael,

If a trekking pole is used instead of the SD pole, what is there in the manner of hardware in the peak of the tarp to accept the point (tip) of the trekking pole?

Party On,

Newton

Michael Trettel
(pto892)

Locale: Western MD
Re: Re: FS-Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL tarp & Light Year 1 tent on 02/08/2013 11:08:23 MST Print View

Nothing special-just heavily reinforced fabric created by overlapping panels and seam tape, plus a loop for hanging stuff. It is very strong-I was using a rubber foot for a pole tip to support the tarp with no issues. That's if I was using the floor, if not I would just support the tarp on the pole handle directly with the tip stuck into the ground. Here's a picture of the peak on the inside of the tarp:Inside peak of Origami

A decent description of the shelter is here:
http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Designs-Origami-Ultralight-Shelter/dp/B0017TDKW8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Edited by pto892 on 02/08/2013 11:09:41 MST.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: tent weights... on 02/08/2013 11:34:11 MST Print View

Thanks Michael

Party On,

Newton

Michael Trettel
(pto892)

Locale: Western MD
sold on 02/10/2013 13:47:26 MST Print View

Both shelters have been sold.