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Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 05:31:25 MDT Print View

Hello

Just pondering...

Any tent made like this:

Dual trekking pole setup, sleep between the poles, and entry/exit tent lengthwise?

Kind of a Shangri la 1 or 2 but with side opening.

/Peter

Edited by prse on 03/22/2013 05:32:03 MDT.

Brett Ayer
(bfayer)

Locale: Virginia
Lightheat Gear on 03/22/2013 06:07:42 MDT Print View

How about LightHeart Gear?
http://www.lightheartgear.com

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Lightheat Gear on 03/22/2013 06:13:16 MDT Print View

Thanks Brett, i should have made myself clearer. By sleeping between 2 trekking poles, i meant actually exactly like the shangri la 1 or 2. The advantage here is great height at head and foot end

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Missing tent on 03/22/2013 06:14:26 MDT Print View

Tarptent Stratospire

Offerings from Six Moon Design

Edited by kthompson on 03/22/2013 06:17:05 MDT.

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: Missing tent on 03/22/2013 06:20:35 MDT Print View

Thanks Ken. You probably posted as i wrote the above...

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Missing tent on 03/22/2013 06:23:46 MDT Print View

I did. I agree that what you are looking for is missing.

Edited by kthompson on 03/22/2013 06:25:21 MDT.

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: Re: Missing tent on 03/22/2013 06:26:50 MDT Print View

To be very clear... ;-)

I'm talking about a design like

-BD Beta Light
-Shangri La 1/2
-Yama Mountain Gear Terraform 1P/2P

but with door placed on the long side

Sorry, i should have mad myself more clear

/Peter

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: Missing tent on 03/22/2013 06:30:14 MDT Print View

-Ken Wrote: "I did. I agree that what you are looking for is missing"


I don't get why nobody makes this, this would be a great design IMO

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 06:32:13 MDT Print View

MSR Missing Link is as close as I have seen


nsr

Marc Shea
(FlytePacker) - F

Locale: Cascades
Re: Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 08:54:25 MDT Print View

The MSR Trekker/Walrus Trekker did this

Trekker

Also, the Darche Hybrid from Australia fits the bill

Darche

Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Re: Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 09:24:27 MDT Print View

I really like this idea, but other than the MSR missing link, I think it would be difficult to get in and out without getting water inside when it's raining.

I wonder if you had something like the trekker with the insert, but the entry side of the insert is solid material, and the rain fly is short like the MSR missing link?

Edited by stingray4540 on 03/22/2013 09:25:30 MDT.

Ian Destroyer of Forums
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Duo mid meet SL2.... SL2 this is Duo Mid... now go have children. on 03/22/2013 09:54:26 MDT Print View

Up front I'll admit that I don't own either of these two shelters (yet) so my opinion is just based on reading BPL and other reviews.

I've pondered this concept as well. I'm 6'3" so a normal single pole Hexamid/Duo mid is a little short for me. It seems that I'm stuck with a variety of two pole designs unless I commit to the Megalight, Supermid, Trailstar, or Hexamid Long.

Even if there was a two pole Duomid offering, I would still have to deal with precipitation entering my shelter whenever the door is opened.

The SL2, Betalight, etc seem to accommodate my height better but when sharing the shelter, getting in and out seems to be more cumbersome.

I've pondered making a mock one out of cotton just to see if the design would work before trying it with silnylon. Figure I could disassemble it and use the cotton pieces as a template.

If someone would just offer a 5 oz double wall tent with an integrated hair jell dispenser it would really make my life so much easier.

Steve Meier
(smeier) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Trekker on 03/22/2013 09:56:11 MDT Print View

I had the MSR Trekker and sold it without ever using it other than in my backyard. When battened down it is a small pup tent and when opened up on the side to create some space, it is vulnerable to the weather without some of the advantages of a tarp. I supposed that's why it was on the market very little and then didn't sell well. But like you, I was looking for a side-opening tent/tarp.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 10:03:59 MDT Print View

Yeah, was thinking Missing Link, though it is not made any more. I have one, and like it pretty well. I don't think anyone ever copied it to my knowledge. Bet it might be a reasonable DIY.

Edited by millonas on 03/22/2013 10:06:46 MDT.

Marc Shea
(FlytePacker) - F

Locale: Cascades
Re: Re: Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 10:12:51 MDT Print View

Cabelas and Sportsman's Guide make a Bivouac Tent that is side entry

Cabelas

Sportsman's Guide used to make a smaller version as well -

Guide 1
Guide 2

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Missing Link on 03/22/2013 10:21:23 MDT Print View

The Missing Link awning is larger than appears in those photos. Google "msr missing link" images and you'll find all sorts of photos. MSR likes tougher materials--- this design could be much lighter I think. I like the door design for ventilation; you can leave just the top open and there is a big mesh vent at the rear.

Brandon =Þ
(Beeen) - MLife

Locale: California
Re: Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 10:24:43 MDT Print View

No side opening, but the Big Agnes Scout UL2 is crazy looking...



Trail Weight 1lb 9oz
Packed Weight 2lb
Footprint Weight 5oz

Edited by Beeen on 03/22/2013 10:27:35 MDT.

Keith F
(hamerica) - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Nemo Meta 2 on 03/22/2013 14:00:54 MDT Print View

Nemo meta 2

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 15:56:50 MDT Print View

Dual trekking pole setup, sleep between the poles, and entry/exit tent lengthwise?

Tarptent StratoSpire2
Tarptent SS2

Ken
Yes a saw that but I know from experience that a lot of folk don't click on links or search particularly when not familiar with a brand.

BTW, I understand that Peter is after one with the poles at head and foot end not on the sides but having the poles there and the door/s on the long side I think results in a much less weather-worthy shelter and or a rain exposed floor when the door is open.
( to be a bit more specific, a 6-7' long unsupported panel into the wind puts a lot of stress onto the zip)

Edited by Franco on 03/23/2013 00:18:12 MDT.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Missing tent? on 03/22/2013 17:55:32 MDT Print View

Tried that Franco.