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Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

A 3 lb Tent Withstands 136 mph Winds

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by Alan Dixon | 2006-08-11 03:00:00-06

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The new Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 is a classic diamond with crossing poles. With a low mountaineering profile and ultra strong 12mm diameter Scandium PF poles it is reported to withstand 136 mph winds in testing. Maybe we should establish a weight to wind resistance performance measurement.

The new Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 is the smallest and strongest tent in MH’s EV series. It is solo shelter loosely based on a tent that survived a night on the summit of Everest. According to MH’s designer Sean McDevitt, recent testing has the tent withstanding 136 mph winds. The Bunker 1’s strength comes from its low wind-shedding profile and ultra strong 12mm diameter Scandium PF poles which are thicker than the middle section on most trekking poles! Fabrics and construction are similar with other EV series tents (see Mountain Hardwear EV2 Tent REVIEW http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mountain_hardwear_ev2_tent_review.html) with a Conduit FR waterproof/breathable canopy fabric of pre-stretched polyester body fabric and Superlight 2000 PE Nylon pseudo-bathtub floor.

The tent is a classic diamond with crossing poles and single walled waterproof/breathable construction. While low and compact the tent is still has enough room to accommodate a 6 ft climber and gear, albeit snugly. The external poles and clips allow for fast pitching and almost infinite flexibly to guy out the tent.

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The ultra strong 12mm diameter Scandium PF poles.

Specifications:

  • 1 person (fits up to 6’ 1” BPL tested)
  • 2 Poles - 12mm Scandium
  • 16.7 ft2 floor area
  • 34 in peak height
  • Tent body (single wall) Conduit FR waterproof/breathable pre-stretched polyester
  • 2000 PE Nylon pseudo-bathtub floor

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While low and compact the tent is still has enough room to accommodate a 6 ft climber and gear, albeit snugly. There is significantly more room for the 5’ 8” author.


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"Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mountain_hardware_bunker_1_orsm06.html, 2006-08-11 03:00:00-06.

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Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006) on 08/12/2006 21:22:44 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

Edited by cmcrooker on 08/19/2006 10:56:39 MDT.

Alfred Lemire
(atkeys91) - F
Spelling of name on 08/15/2006 13:38:37 MDT Print View

Please wipe this comment out after you act. I wrote ASAP--perhaps yesterday--to the eligible customer contact "other" area, asking that you change the spelling. That hasn't happened. In the headline here and in the summary of topics, you refer to "Mountain Hardware." As I recall, as their mountainhardwear.com Web site shows, and as the picture you've included shows, it is "Mountain Hardwear." Nothing personal: Few graduates of government schools spell well or have good command of basic English grammar.

Eric Noble
(ericnoble) - MLife

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Spelling of name on 08/15/2006 14:09:32 MDT Print View

Alfred, I just have to laugh! You's flamebaitin us aint ya :). You did your good deed for the day and then you found it necessary to insult everyone with a public education. Dude, try not to negate your next good deed.

Edited by ericnoble on 08/15/2006 14:21:57 MDT.

Peter McDonough
(crazypete) - F

Locale: Above the Divided Line
Re: Spelling of name on 08/15/2006 14:42:43 MDT Print View

"Nothing personal: Few graduates"

It should be "few," not "Few" you pompous privately educated scalawag.

:D

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Spelling of name on 08/15/2006 18:06:49 MDT Print View

Sounds more like a carpetbagger statement than a scalawag.

General Lee

Carol Crooker
(cmcrooker) - MLife

Locale: Desert Southwest, USA
Hardwear on 08/19/2006 11:06:23 MDT Print View

Thanks for pointing out the spelling error, Alfred.
I've fixed what I could find (except the thread title, which would delete the thread). Let me know if you come across any other misspellings of Mountain Hardwear.

A M Acklen
(amacklen) - F
MH Bunker 1 on 10/02/2006 13:26:57 MDT Print View

It appears that this tent is not yet available. Does anyone know when to expect it?

Donald Browning
(docdb) - M

Locale: SE USA
Re: MH Bunker 1 on 05/17/2007 11:21:02 MDT Print View

Has anyone tried this tent yet? I recieved one in the mail and sent it back. This was my first experience with claustrophobia. I'm six feet tall, and usually even in smaller shelters can lay diagonally. Not so in this diamond shaped structure, with very acute wall/floor angles. It makes the Rab summit extreme look spacious.
The pole were amazingly thick.
Don