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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Ruta Locura Cuben Lone Peak on 06/14/2013 16:52:56 MDT Print View

So I bought an RL cuben Lone Peak to test for winter backpacking. Unfortunately, by the time I ordered and received it, it was pretty much past winter, so I'll be using it next winter.

It's a nice shelter, setup is fairly easy, spread out the 'bottom' into a circle, start with closed doors and just stake around the bottom then insert the center pole. Very little restaking once it's up.

It accommodates a TiGoat or RL stove. Lots of room for one person, could easily fit two. Double zipper on the door. Taped seams.

On my cheapo kitchen scale:

Shelter: 20.5 oz with cuben stuff sack
13 Stakes in bag (it takes 12 to pitch, stakes include 4 groundhog-type stakes and 9 CF): 4.25 oz
CF Pole: 6.5 oz (can use trekking poles to save this weight)

Some pics:

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With both doors open fully

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lots of room at both ends of pad

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lying on pad with one foot on top of the other, still not touching the inside of the shelter. Same room at head end.

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with just one door open. See how much space is still in front of the pole. You can get in with the door fully open when it's raining and not get your stuff in back wet, unless it's coming down hard at an angle. Then just open the door half way and crouch in.

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nice attention to detail

James Cahill
(DMATB) - M

Locale: SOCAL
Re: Ruta Locura Cuben Lone Peak on 06/14/2013 17:20:43 MDT Print View

Thats a good looking shelter, too bad you have to wait until next winter! What are those 3 loops on each side for?

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Ruta Locura Cuben Lone Peak on 06/14/2013 17:51:54 MDT Print View

Looks great, look forward to reading a winter TR with it in use!

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
tie out on 06/14/2013 18:22:35 MDT Print View

The 3 loops could perhaps be tie out loops; run your cord through all three to spread the weight load across a greater area.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: lone peak on 06/15/2013 04:59:13 MDT Print View

This could just be the year you get someone to share that two person shelter with you. A romantic fire crackling away in the ti hearth...

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Ruta Locura Cuben Lone Peak on 06/15/2013 21:11:08 MDT Print View

"What are those 3 loops on each side for?"

With a long, continuous loop, you use the three points to create a self-equalizing, multidirectional guy out to distribute the load.