Black Diamond Guiding Light Tent REVIEW
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Benjamin Smith
(bugbomb) - F - M

Locale: South Texas
Black Diamond Guiding Light Tent REVIEW on 08/23/2007 10:48:16 MDT Print View

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Black Diamond Guiding Light Tent REVIEW

Robert Mohid
(mohid) - F
Reducing poles on 09/17/2007 17:35:24 MDT Print View

Wouldn't reducing the number of poles defeat the purpose of using this tent in the mountain conditions for which it was designed?

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
Reducing poles on 09/18/2007 00:06:48 MDT Print View

My Hilight has three poles, but for the mildest three seasons I leave the third pole behind. In winter when I'm carrying 15kg+ anyway I would not mind the weight.

Forrest G McCarthy
(forrestmccarthy) - MLife

Locale: Planet Earth
reducing poles on 11/14/2007 06:31:51 MST Print View

My trick for reducing pole weight with my BD Bibler Fitzroy is too reduce the number of poles. You do not always need all five poles. If on Denali or in Antarctica I will use all five. For a winter trip in the Rockies, where I will be primarily camping below treeline (limited wind) I use only two poles (the X). If there will be three people in the tent I will bring the third pole to create more room. This makes a very versatile tent that can be used in a variety of conditions and situations. The design of the Fitzroy is comparable to that of the Guiding Light and the same methodology would work.

Forrest G McCarthy
(forrestmccarthy) - MLife

Locale: Planet Earth
reducing poles on 11/14/2007 06:31:51 MST Print View

My trick for reducing pole weight with my BD Bibler Fitzroy is too reduce the number of poles. You do not always need all five poles. If on Denali or in Antarctica I will use all five. For a winter trip in the Rockies, where I will be primarily camping below treeline (limited wind) I use only two poles (the X). If there will be three people in the tent I will bring the third pole to create more room. This makes a very versatile tent that can be used in a variety of conditions and situations. The design of the Fitzroy is comparable to that of the Guiding Light and the same methodology would work.