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I'm Joe
(imjoe)
tent on 08/06/2013 06:07:05 MDT Print View

While the SMD tents look nice, the cost and weight savings aren't as good when you consider you need trekking poles and stakes still. Since I don't use trekking poles it doesn't make as much sense. With that said they do make a carbon fiber pole that you can buy separately. They're on my list to consider. Thanks for the suggestion.

Edited by imjoe on 08/06/2013 06:49:56 MDT.

Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Proposed Gear List for Ultralight Newbie on 08/06/2013 08:07:03 MDT Print View

The Terra Nova Laser Competition 1 Tent is on sale.
http://www.campsaver.com/laser-competition-1-tent-1-person-3-season#ReviewHeader

Drew Jay
(drewjh) - F

Locale: Central Coast
Pole on 08/06/2013 08:22:34 MDT Print View

The carbon poles are pricey and only save about half an ounce. I have a new 2.5 ounce 48" aluminum front pole from Tarptent that I could sell you for $10 shipped if you end up going with the Lunar Solo.

Drew Jay
(drewjh) - F

Locale: Central Coast
Stoic Somnus on 08/06/2013 08:26:52 MDT Print View

The Stoic Somnus 30 just went on sale for $179. It's a hell of a bag for the money:

http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-somnus-sz-30-sleeping-bag-30-degree-down?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6c29tbnVzOjA6MA

Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Proposed Gear List for Ultralight Newbie on 08/06/2013 09:06:39 MDT Print View

Edit, My Contrail weighed 27oz sealed.
A single CF pole 2oz will cost about $20 depending.

I think the Tarptent Stratospire is interesting. 1 or a tight 2, big, 2 vestibules, 2 entries, double wall, full mesh interior, removable mesh interior tent so in the winter just use a bath tub GC and save some weight, 33oz +4oz for poles. More expensive though.

If they made a cuben fly this would be a great super light and expensive tent.

That said unfortunately none of these are long enough for me.

I'm Joe
(imjoe)
Proposed Gear List for Ultralight Newbie on 08/06/2013 09:46:21 MDT Print View

Wow! That Tera Nova Laser Comp 1 on sale looks very tempting. I'm not quite ready to start making purchases but if I was that might have been an impulse buy.

Edited by imjoe on 08/06/2013 09:47:05 MDT.

Thomas Rayl
(trayl) - MLife

Locale: SE Tx
Trimming weight / double usage on 08/06/2013 10:21:51 MDT Print View

If you consider going the Zpacks Hexamid route, look at their cuben poncho as well... It is sized to also use as the ground cloth in the tent, so you get 2-for-1 in weight, usage. Since their design has the ground cloth inside the tent, you don't have a set-up-in-the-rain issue: set up the tent wearing the poncho then move inside & convert it to groundcloth mode.

Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Proposed Gear List for Ultralight Newbie on 08/06/2013 10:25:26 MDT Print View

Its supposed to be a good tent and way mark down.
I have not used one.

or if you want to spend your entire budget on 1# 1oz
http://www.campsaver.com/laser-ultra-1-tent-1-person-3-season

For a totally bomb proof one man tent one of the gotos is the Hilleberg Akto which is in a totally different class. IE Terra Nova more SUL fast pace gear, Hilleberg bombproof.

http://www.campsaver.com/hilleberg-akto1-tent

Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Proposed Gear List for Ultralight Newbie on 08/06/2013 13:39:39 MDT Print View

Here you go....
19 oz and $190

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=80513