Interesting New One Person Tent - Review Video Added

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This just came up on Massdrop. Looks interesting, nice price...

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Here's the URL https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdr...leCampaignId=338495&iterableTemplateId=486226
 

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It looked really good (price, features, weight, designer cred) until the announcement this morning of the 8 month lead time.
 

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I would be so very tempted but not getting it till April of NEXT year? Err... not so sure now.
 

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Looks like a knock off of Sierra Designs High Route 1 / Tarptent StratoSpire 1 / Yama Mountain Gear Swiftline 1.
It's price range is closer to the High Route 1 which is a bit bigger at 90" x 30" for the inner tent at 18.8 sq/ft weights 37oz which is kind of heavy IMO.
versus 86.5" length x 28.6" for the inner tent at 16.2 sq/ft. weights 27.9oz for this one.
 

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Looks like a knock off of Sierra Designs High Route 1 / Tarptent StratoSpire 1 / Yama Mountain Gear Swiftline 1.
It's price range is closer to the High Route 1 which is a bit bigger at 90" x 30" for the inner tent at 18.8 sq/ft weights 37oz which is kind of heavy IMO.
versus 86.5" length x 28.6" for the inner tent at 16.2 sq/ft. weights 27.9oz for this one.


Though this one seems to have better vestibule space for my backpack versus the HR1
 

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Well hmm... that makes it tougher not to get in on this I think. I did see the drop is open till the end of July so I can think on it a bit more. It is definitely tempting to get a much lighter weight option. I am not U/L by any means but that tent does not look like i would be sacrificing too much to gain the weight loss in the pack.
 

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Man! I’m still seriously considering joining the drop on this. The more I research, the more impressed I am with the design.

On a side note the discussion on Massdrop got quite interesting when a third party cried foul for it being a rip off of the Tarptent SS. Henry Shires jumped in. Interesting read.


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Well I just joined the drop. Now to wait until April :(
 

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The lack of guylines would be a deal-breaker for me. There are more times than I can count where I've set my tent up in a perfect place (flat, sheltered etc) only to find that my stakes won't go in the ground all the way because of a rock or tree root. Thankfully guylines mean you can adjust where you put your stakes.
 

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The lack of guylines would be a deal-breaker for me. There are more times than I can count where I've set my tent up in a perfect place (flat, sheltered etc) only to find that my stakes won't go in the ground all the way because of a rock or tree root. Thankfully guylines mean you can adjust where you put your stakes.
You can get very nice guyline for like $12-$15/50ft from zpacks or Lawson equipment (among many others...theirs are the nicest I’ve used).

And agreed on the necessity...I don’t even carry stakes anymore for most trips (almost all canyon/desert stuff). Nice long guys and trucker hitch to natural anchors.
 

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You can get very nice guyline for like $12-$15/50ft from zpacks or Lawson equipment (among many others...theirs are the nicest I’ve used).

And agreed on the necessity...I don’t even carry stakes anymore for most trips (almost all canyon/desert stuff). Nice long guys and trucker hitch to natural anchors.

True, IF guylines would work for a tent like this. I would need to see it first before I invested.
 

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There are very detailed discussions on Massdrop about the construction and use of this tent. The designer has been very active there.


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I hate joining sites that make you do all kinds of crap just to get in. Jeezum. Guess I won't be supporting massdrop. All I wanted to say is please don't set up your tent on the heather, jeezum!
 
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Just a note that they re-opened this drop. Guess they had another 300 of these made. I missed the first drop (not commenting but the website did hear from me) but joined it this time. Will post some notes once I get mine at the end of May.
 

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Last I heard is they are expecting to ship on time. Can’t wait to see mine. It’s been a looooong wait.


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Last I heard is they are expecting to ship on time. Can’t wait to see mine. It’s been a looooong wait.


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Yeah, your wait from the original drop was alot longer.
 

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Just go email from Massdrop... tents are in house, shipping next week!


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I just got mine in the mail yesterday. Hoping to set it up in the backyard tonight and test it out in the back country ASAP
 
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