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Kronos Master of Fate
(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.

Kronos Master of Fate
(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