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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Stephenson Tent on 08/10/2013 14:16:34 MDT Print View

Does not look all that windy. The guy's jacket is not flapping around. Nor is whatever is hanging in his mouth. Sounds windy, yes.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Stephenson Tent on 08/10/2013 17:00:21 MDT Print View

Well since no body mentions their estimates of wind speed and no instruments are being used to measure it...

I've seen blowing ice crystals do that at >20mph wind. Which I don't consider windy. But if you say so, OK.

And thanks for the insight to your personality.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Ah YESSSSS! on 08/10/2013 21:34:23 MDT Print View

Now that is the kind of wind I modded my Scarp 2 to handle.

We'll see if it is still as good as I think it is this winter at 9,000 ft. on a mountain plateau. It's almost always quite windy up there on Mt. Charleston's North Loop trail.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Stephenson Tent on 08/11/2013 00:31:52 MDT Print View

> I've seen blowing ice crystals do that at >20mph wind. Which I don't consider windy.
I was willing to give it 30 mph. Windy, but not all that bad.

Cheers

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Stephenson Tent on 08/11/2013 00:39:33 MDT Print View

"Windy, but not all that bad."

What does the Caffin Wind Scale look like?

--B.G.--

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
Hilleberg on 08/11/2013 11:06:43 MDT Print View

Due to the last few years worth of concerns over declining quality of the Stephenson tents, I'd take a Hilleberg if I were expecting full on exposed stormy madness. I really want an Unna. My wife does not share my enthusiasm.

This video does give some measurements, plus it is just kind of fun to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eFAyKMz314