We had an opportunity to visit with Bob Molen of Big Sky International to get an update on his supply issues as well as see new products coming up. A while back he decided to consolidate production with one manufacturer to increase quality, as well as incorporate new upgrades. Both resulted in unexpected delays. He's now confident that production will meet demand and quality will be better than ever.
Earlier in the Show we reported on a new bivy-weight one person tent from Black Diamond; today we found an even lighter one. Big Sky International will be introducing a new minimalist Revolution one-person tent that will weigh only 28 ounces! That's right - 28 ounces, and its a tent, not a bivy.
The new Big Sky Revolution 1P 1D0V tent weighs only 28 ounces with Epic fabric, carbon fiber poles, and titanium stakes. It has one door and no vestibule. The floor area is 17.5 square feet and height is 39 inches. The floor dimensions are 84 inches long x 36 inches wide at the head and 24 inches wide at the foot. There is a vent on each side for cross ventilation.
Other developments at Big Sky include a move to a custom configuration approach on their tents. Now you can specify the fabric you want (silnylon or spinnaker fly, or Epic or Znorkel for single wall), pole material (aluminum or carbon fiber), pole attachment system (clips or sleeves), stakes (number and type), and guylines. Purchasing a tent from Big Sky will be like ordering a Dell computer.