Tarptent Moment DW 2P
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Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Comparisons on 05/08/2014 15:27:20 MDT Print View

I think Henry had this in the works for at least 4 years, so I'm sure it's well thought out.

Personally I don't find it nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the Moment 1P or the Scarp 2P, but it's a victim of geometry. If I owned one, perhaps I would name it "Big Bertha".

> BTW, the second vestibule is something I would sacrifice
> for a significant weight savings

Well the Force Ten Helium Carbon 200 Tent has one vestibule:
http://www.forcetentents.com/helium-carbon-200.html

It's probably more like a 1.5 person tent.

Going larger, the Vaude Power Lizard SUL 2-3P has a wider floor than the TarpTent and weighs a claimed 44 oz:
http://www.vaude.com/en-GB/Products/Tents/Power-Lizard-SUL-2-3P-green.html

In addition to comparing tents with similar pole structures, it's interesting to compare tents of similar weights. The GoLite Imogene UL 3P comes to mind, which gives a lot more floor area, but less ventilation options. The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 is just about the same weight too.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Re: X-pole for DW 2P on 05/08/2014 16:59:11 MDT Print View

@Peter:

Is the process for shelters anything like headnets?

Bob

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Tarptent Moment DW 2P on 05/08/2014 18:18:49 MDT Print View

Always horses for courses.
If you try to squeeze in two person inside the lightest design the DM is not it..
But if you do you may just end up having something that looks like this :

Small double

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/vango_helium_superlite200_review.html

On the other hand, the larger Vaude Power Lizard SUL 2-3P is listed at 505 euro, about $700USD, having one entry point only will not work for some anyway.
DM : Double Moment
(one of the tents discussed in this thread)

Edited by Franco on 05/08/2014 21:10:31 MDT.

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Similar designs on 05/08/2014 19:59:07 MDT Print View

What is DM?

Yeah, the inner of the Force Ten Helium Carbon 200 Tent is probably the same width at the ends as the Vango Helium Superlite 200: 80 cm (31.5 inches)

I see the Vaude Power Lizard SUL 2-3P from a retailer for $405. I can't find any reviews of it though.

There's also the Robens' Buzzard:
http://www.robens.de/en/Products/Tents/Lite/Buzzard.aspx

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Tarptent Moment DW 2P on 05/13/2014 11:30:24 MDT Print View

Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. I'm not trying to say that the Double Moment should have been designed differently. It's just that I can't have what I want and I'm whining!
And thanks Henry and Franco for the tent design lesson. I now have a better understanding of why it was made the way it was. The tent fabric at the ends being “in your face” comment made the design make sense to me.