Author Topic: Anyone in Old Blighty using Dyneema (Cuben) fabric tents?  (Read 1424 times)

richardh1905

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Re: Anyone in Old Blighty using Dyneema (Cuben) fabric tents?
« Reply #15 on: 20:57:35, 12/04/19 »

I always have a preference for a drab green tent - If I am out in the wilds it is much better to blend in with the environment rather than stick out like a sore thumb and spoil someone else's enjoyment.


..although I did once nearly 'lose' my boulder shaped olive green 'Trisar' in the Torridon mists after nipping out amongst the tent sized boulders for a 'comfort break'  :o

fernman

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Re: Anyone in Old Blighty using Dyneema (Cuben) fabric tents?
« Reply #16 on: 22:41:23, 12/04/19 »
I always have a preference for a drab green tent - If I am out in the wilds it is much better to blend in with the environment rather than stick out like a sore thumb and spoil someone else's enjoyment.

Or to avoid being spotted by an irate farmer or landowner.
But my previous and present green tents still stand out, they're too dark and nothing like the green hues of the uplands.

..although I did once nearly 'lose' my boulder shaped olive green 'Trisar' in the Torridon mists after nipping out amongst the tent sized boulders for a 'comfort break'  :o

LOL! I can just visualise you starting to panic!

Litehiker

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Re: Anyone in Old Blighty using Dyneema (Cuben) fabric tents?
« Reply #17 on: 23:20:24, 12/04/19 »
Richard,
Have "stealth camped" off the Appalachian Trail in the Shannondoah National Park. Camping was permitted only at the wooden shelters but they were always overrun with rodents and backpackers. (Often hard to tell the difference.)  ;) 


Eric B.

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Re: Anyone in Old Blighty using Dyneema (Cuben) fabric tents?
« Reply #18 on: 21:10:11, 14/04/19 »
Z packs offer them in green and camo.  https://zpacks.com/collections/shelters  I toyed with buying a Solplex (I'd get the Duplex now) in camo.  But the cost and sinking pound put me off.  As much as I like my Notch I think I'd rather still get the camo Duplex instead of the Notch Li. But then our needs and priorities are probably different.

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Re: Anyone in Old Blighty using Dyneema (Cuben) fabric tents?
« Reply #19 on: 21:46:20, 14/04/19 »
Wurz,
I'm so sold on Tarptent's AEON and Notch LI designs that I'll wait a bit until Henry Shires decides to offer a colored fly. Hopefully it will be green.

The AEON has very cleverly solved many of the solo 'mid design problems and I may opt for it. I have the TT Moment DW solo tent for 4 season use and I like it for winter camping in my "winterized" mode with the longitudinal Crossing Pole and, when needed, guy lines. IMO the Notch is basically a Moment with 2 hiking poles for support instead of a pole hoop.

The AEON is a "floored & doored" single wall tent that comes in at 1 pound (0.6 kilo?). I just wish it had a silnylon floor. It would only add another ounce but be more durable than the Dyneema floor. Alas it is not an option as it is with the Notch Li. Anyway that light 1 lb. weight is welcome when steaming up a grade at 11,000 ft. where the air ia a bit thin (and I'm a bit old).

I saw the AEON in a video on Backpacking Light where the site owner took it into Montana's high country at over 11,000 ft. on a ski trip. He ran into a "ground blizzard"that night with gusts to 65 mph. (so about 100 kph.). The spindrift snow came right in through the lower perimeter netting and door netting proving it was absolutely only meant for 3 season use. He decided to pack up around 12:30 Am and retreat some miles back to his pickup. As Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry said, "A man's gotta know his limitations." ;o)

Eric B.
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