Jul 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm #1237813Jul 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm #1514475
So what is it? A Scarp mated with a Squall?
Further inspection…….so it's kind of a single wall Scarp, correct? And here I was just wanting a Sublite, but with a vestibule.Jul 16, 2009 at 11:20 pm #1514477
@rezniemLocale: San Francisco
Think that coupling's still illegal in Texas, Joe. Might wanna check with the authorities before sending off for one…Jul 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm #1514478
@mikefaedundeeLocale: Under a bush in Scotland
I don't need a new shelter. I don't need a new shelter. I don't need a new shelter……..Jul 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm #1514480
@markmclauchlinLocale: Western Australia
Don't need one either but…….Jul 16, 2009 at 11:42 pm #1514484
@carazLocale: bay area
Is that a single side bugnet?Jul 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm #1514485
All of the details are on the Moment page at TT, but here are most of them..
Solo shelter, 28 oz including pole and two stakes.
Can be freestanding with optional longitudinal pole, 7oz.
18' sq, 6.6' vestibule, 84" long ,40" high.
5' high bathtub floor , can be raised or lowered depending on preference an weather conditions.
There is a mesh guard at the end so that your bag will not touch the wall.
Two top vents. Should be really easy to set up, only two pegs required.
Yes, it borrows from the Scarp as well as the usual TT trade mark floating floor.
Lots of ventilation options, including the closeable "ends" , a floor that you can raise above the mesh level and increased side ventilation by sliding the fly up the pole.
Should please the ones that find the Contrail/Lunar Solo fiddly, the Rainbow hard to seam seal and those similar EU tents hard to set up taut.
(read this last sentence with a smile)
Like the Rainbow the door side is mesh , the other side has some mesh "foot guards" so that you don't push against the fabric.
http://www.tarptent.com/new.htmlJul 16, 2009 at 11:56 pm #1514487
lol @ Nate
Cool looking tent.Jul 17, 2009 at 12:05 am #1514491
Just have to keep the curtains drawn, Nate….Jul 17, 2009 at 1:06 am #1514498
Oh great just what I need – another option to choose from! :) I'd only just narrowed it down to the Contrail or the Lunar Solo and now this turns up.
Seriously, this looks to have real potential. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one.
"Henry Shires" must be a pseudonym for a collection of tent-designing artificial intelligences. Either that or he never sleeps. Keep 'em coming Henry!Jul 17, 2009 at 3:43 am #1514503
@kamperdaveLocale: VA, DC, MD
Stuart – I was looking at the exact same shelters when I heard there was a new TT coming out so I waited… Blast, now the decision just got harder.
-DaveJul 17, 2009 at 8:03 am #1514531
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
Three radical new shelters again within one year. The Shires Skunkworks is running in overdrive. That Henry is evil, I tell you. EVIL.
We need a few interior photos, especially of the ends.
Can sliding the canopy be done from inside the tent or must one venture out into the storm?
Looks like it got to market before SMD's new VAMP – the promised larger version of the Lunar Sole E.Jul 17, 2009 at 8:24 am #1514538
"Oh great just what I need – another option to choose from! :) I'd only just narrowed it down to the Contrail or the Lunar Solo and now this turns up."
Pretty much, however I was trying to decide between the Rainbow and Contrail. I even called Henry yesterday to make sure the Contrail was still in stock (not right now, but next week they get another batch). Drat! What is a poor boy to do?Jul 17, 2009 at 8:54 am #1514543
I really like how it only requires 2 stakes…I guess you would add more for wind/weather, but still a neat idea.Jul 17, 2009 at 9:10 am #1514546
So with the optional pole this ends up being a more weather stable Rainbow correct? Something that could have a larger range of seasons? And I wouldn't have to use any stakes? For 2 pounds roughly. The question is now, will someone that is 6'5" fit? That is what I need to know.Jul 17, 2009 at 10:27 am #1514565
@beepLocale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
While I like what Henry has done, I'm thinking it isn't quite the thing for a tall person (I'm 6'5"). The floor may be just long enough for me, but only 20 inches wide at the ends. I have a tough enough time fitting onto a 20" sleeping pad, so the lack of width at the ends is a concern for me.
On the other hand, it seems somewhat streamlined in design and thereby likely to be able to cope with some wind. Using only 2 stakes is clever. Even if he doesn't always design with me in mind, I'm a fan of Henry's work.Jul 17, 2009 at 11:21 am #1514576
I think the floor plan is a triangle – think Akto or Lunar Solo. Because of the cross pole with part covering the vestibule, the other end of the pole covers the footprint. So in fact, Unless you are 84" long, you're head will not be squeezed into 20". I bet even for the tall it will be 30 plus inches. The width is probably something like 36" in the middle.Jul 17, 2009 at 11:43 am #1514584
@beepLocale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
Looking at Henry's website, the photographs and the dimensions for the floor seem to show a symmetrical floor plan (20" wide at the ends and 40" at the mid-point. Assuming I could stay evenly spaced (77" tall, that would leave 3.5" at either end…and most likely not much more than 23" wide.
While I'd love to get inside one to try it out, that's unlikely to happen. I'll stick with my Contrail…at least until I see a Vamp (from SMD).Jul 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm #1514591
'Not sure about the height question. We have an employee who is 6'2" and he can sit up and lie down comfortably. Same floor length as most of our other models and it will certainly fit a "long" sleeping bag. Optional pole is/will be $15.'Jul 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm #1514595
@rayestrellaLocale: Northern Minnesota
It looks like a Scarp-trail to me. (Or maybe a Cont-arp…)
I just bought a Rainbow after heavily contemplating the Contrail for my somewhat UL trips. And now this! Henry just wants to keep me coming back for more. I like the free-standing option for camping on rock.Jul 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm #1514606
If the Scarp is similar to the Akto then this is similar to the Terra Nova Photon….except better in every way.Jul 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm #1514609
I have just updated the webpage with a link to show some cutaway views and dimensions. They should help answer some questions about space.
-HJul 17, 2009 at 1:21 pm #1514610
And I had just convinced myself to get a Sublite. Oh well, the Tyvek would probably still work better in our heat, for shade. But it is tempting.
Nice cutaway. I'm kind of surprised that it wasn't made more asymetrical, where the widest part of the floor was closer to your shoulders. Seeing as how I'm fat in the middle, I guess I shouldn't complain.
That's a lot of tent models for a small company. Anyone want to bet which tent/tents gets dropped?Jul 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm #1514613
Thanks Henry for the Cutaway pics. As I guessed – triangular shape. Nice.Jul 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm #1514676
@rcarverLocale: Southeast TN
Great. I haven't even seam sealed my Scarp and now Henry has a new design. Mmmm, do I really "need" a 5th Tarp Tent?
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