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Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Update on Cuben Double wall tent on 07/08/2007 00:20:54 MDT Print View

Finally I have some progress worth showing. I have two of four panels finished. The screen is bonded to the cuben and overlayed with a one inch strip in the interior. The bond I am using is Aquaseal Urethane. The zipper is sewn on both the cuben side and the screen side. I am estimating that I will end of using about 1.5 oz of glue for the tent body.src="/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1183875444_02556.jpg" alt="Partially completed side" width="550" height="413">

Edited by vandoe on 07/08/2007 00:22:12 MDT.

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Re: Update on Cuben Double wall tent on 07/08/2007 00:24:29 MDT Print View

Anyone know why the photos are not showing?

Edited by vandoe on 07/08/2007 00:25:20 MDT.

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
second try with Photos on 07/08/2007 00:31:07 MDT Print View

Partially completed side

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Second Photo on 07/08/2007 00:32:26 MDT Print View

Door side still laying flat

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Second Photo on 07/08/2007 00:53:25 MDT Print View

Nice!!! Definitely look forward to its completion -- and more pics! :)

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Tent Body is Finished on 07/13/2007 07:56:26 MDT Print View

I have completed the tent body. Here are pictures of it. Final weight of body and all the attach points is 9.1 oz. slightly better than my estimate. So I am on track for total weight under 24 oz. Here is the rough breakdown of the weights:

tieout parts 1.3 oz
Bonding 2.5 oz
cuben 2.0 oz
mesh 2.1
Zipper 1.2

Front view

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Tent Body is Finished on 07/13/2007 08:01:45 MDT Print View

Here is the view from the back. Three stakes are required to stake it out. the little straight poles on the rear are built into the body.Rear view

Edited by vandoe on 07/13/2007 08:06:02 MDT.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
. on 07/13/2007 12:28:58 MDT Print View

Beautiful!!!! Kudos to you.

Mireille Halley
(tinyscrafts) - F - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: . on 07/13/2007 23:42:44 MDT Print View

wow wow wow :)

Mike Barney
(eaglemb) - F

Locale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
Any $'s or BoM on 09/03/2007 14:11:44 MDT Print View

Great tent. Any Bill of Materials or Cost estimates?

Thanks,
Mike

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Rain? on 09/03/2007 17:30:17 MDT Print View

What keeps the rain out?

Michael Fogarty
(mfog1) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Double wall? on 10/21/2007 10:30:17 MDT Print View

Very cool shelter, but whats the difference btwn. your shelter and using a solo tarp, with a floored bug bivy? This type of set-up could also qualify as a double wall of sorts?

I think my MLD Grace Solo spinntex tarp and bug bivy weigh in at approx. 18-19oz including cordage and (8-12) stakes.

Edited by mfog1 on 10/21/2007 10:31:28 MDT.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Double wall? on 10/21/2007 12:12:12 MDT Print View

Michael,

I believe Scott's design has more headroom than most bug bivies. Also, Scott's door he made should be easier to enter/exit.

Todd

Ross Bleakney
(rossbleakney) - MLife

Locale: Cascades
Any Update? on 01/11/2008 18:29:23 MST Print View

I think this tent looks really cool and was hoping to see a finished version sometime. Did you build a top for it?
Thanks,
Ross

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Re: Any Update? on 01/16/2008 00:27:32 MST Print View

It seems that I missed several posts over several months. Here is the update on this project. The only thing I have left is the rain fly, which will be all cuben bonded together. I have been sidetracked while making down sleeping bags for my kids. I have used the tent once without the fly and it worked pretty well. I hope to finish the rain fly before this summer.

I can easily sit up in this tent with good head room and I am 6' 1"

Bill of materials:

I think I used about 7-8 yards of cuben at about $16/yard
2 yards of nanoseem from Thru-hiker
Two zippers
Graphite pole from Fibrplex ~ $100

Overall I have about $300 of materials in this tent. If you consider labor well... that's a different story!

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Rain Fly progress on 04/26/2008 15:50:34 MDT Print View

I am making some progress on the rain fly. I should be done in a week or so. Here is a picture of the progress.Rain fly picture

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Tent is complete on 05/02/2008 17:52:00 MDT Print View

Rain fly is complete and it came in at 6.5 oz. So here is the final weight breakdown.

Main body 9.1
Rain fly 6.5
Carbon pole 3.1 don't have this yet
Stakes 1.7
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Total 20.4 oz

I love cuben fiber!

Here are the pictures:Tent with Rain fly closedTent with rain fly open

Joshua Knapp
(Joshjknapp) - F

Locale: Northern Mn, Superior Hiking Trail
Tent is complete! on 05/02/2008 17:56:21 MDT Print View

Nice job on the tent! It looks pretty sick!

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Tent is complete! on 05/02/2008 18:01:13 MDT Print View

20.4 oz for a ful double wall tent - not frickin' bad!

That looks great too...tons of headroom. So, when is it going into production?

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Re: Re: Tent is complete! on 05/02/2008 18:19:25 MDT Print View

"So, when is it going into production?"

You saw the dates on some of the early photos didn't you? I have thought about it but from a production stand point this tent design has a huge amount of hand labor. To make others at even a modest profit this would be one expensive tent. I think after tackling this one there are simpler methods/designs to get double wall tents in the less than 20 oz range using cuben.

So we'll see I want to get some test days under my belt with it. Is there much interest out there for double wall tents?