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WILDWALKINGUK

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Dyneema and tents
« on: 16:51:43, 24/09/19 »
I have purchased a new 'Dyneema' Tarptent StratSpire Li from America. It was a good price until I had to pay all the costs for importing it. But I love it, 807g for a 2 person tent this spacious is pretty dam good.
I've written an initial review here https://wildwalkinguk.com/2019/09/24/tarptent-stratosphire-li-review/
I'm asking for any advice on how to look after it, from people with experience with Dyneema, please..
I want to make it last as long as possible. I need it to see me out, as if I suggest paying this amount for a tent again, my wife is likely to shorten my life[/size][size=78%]...[/size]
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gunwharfman

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #1 on: 18:01:08, 24/09/19 »
Wow, I could never spend so much on a tent, my wife would also do me in! I've looked at the Tarptent site, their range of tents looks good. Good luck with it.

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #2 on: 19:59:57, 24/09/19 »
It looks like a smashing tent. We have looked at this one before with the solid inner, not the Dyneema version, the normal material one but even then the price put us off, especially with it being an unknown amount added on when the tent gets to the UK.

I have no advice about Dyneema, sorry. It is very expensive to buy anything made from it so I've never bought any.

Thanks for all the photos of the tent, very thorough  O0 I hope you have some great camps in it.  :)
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richardh1905

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #3 on: 20:21:42, 24/09/19 »
A very nice lightweight tent - but I think that my wife would have something to say if I spent even half that much on what is essentially a high tech bit of cloth!


Have you tried it out in strong winds yet?

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #4 on: 20:24:08, 24/09/19 »
I have the Tarptent Notch in silnylon not dyneema which is more or less the one man version of this tent. Tarptent do make some very good tents and the workmanship is very good. I found the Notch inner a bit narrow and would have preferred to have had an all solid fabric inner rather than a half solid half mess. Other than that a great little tent.


Dyneema tents, I'm not sure, I've read that they wear quite quickly but don't know anyone with one to confirm this. 

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #5 on: 20:33:37, 24/09/19 »
Dyneema is a clever form of polythene which means you are camping in a high tech plastic bag  ;) .  It is used in a variety industrial applications - should not need any specialist care beyond common sense - wipe clean, store dry to prevent mould.
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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #6 on: 21:17:58, 24/09/19 »
I've never used a dyneema tent, but I've heard although very strong, the fabric can puncture quite easily with sharp objects, a nice looking tent it's a shame about the taxes etc.
Hope you post some pics of your adventures in it O0
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ninthace

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #7 on: 23:05:29, 24/09/19 »
I've never used a dyneema tent, but I've heard although very strong, the fabric can puncture quite easily with sharp objects, a nice looking tent it's a shame about the taxes etc.
Hope you post some pics of your adventures in it O0
  Bizarrely while that may be true, they make stab vests out of it. https://www.dsm.com/products/dyneema/en_GB/applications/personal-armor/ballistic-anti-stab-vests.html
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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #8 on: 07:01:24, 25/09/19 »
I've heard although very strong, the fabric can puncture quite easily with sharp objects

Bizarrely while that may be true, they make stab vests out of it.

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #9 on: 10:49:55, 25/09/19 »
A stab vest or flak jacket filling will be made up of multiple layers of material , a tent only one.

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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #10 on: 11:44:04, 25/09/19 »
A stab vest or flak jacket filling will be made up of multiple layers of material , a tent only one.
Just so.  Odd to think though, that a material that allegedly punctures easily would be used for such a purpose.  You would think they would want to use the minimum number of layers to reduce bulk.  But we digress, back to tents.
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Re: Dyneema and tents
« Reply #11 on: 12:22:03, 25/09/19 »
Good write up on Dyneema on Wikipedia, for those interested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecular-weight_polyethylene


Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF) is a laminated material consisting of a grid of Dyneema threads sandwiched between two thin transparent polyester membranes. This material is very strong for its weight, and was originally developed for use in racing yacht sails under the name 'Cuben Fiber'. More recently it has found new applications, most notably in the manufacture of lightweight and ultralight camping and backpacking equipment such as tents and backpacks.
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