Mar 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm #1287592
I can't resist posting this, I just googled zpacks dome tent and I got a link this page. I guess it is still a work in progress since I don't see any links to it anywhere on his live site.
http://www.zpacks.com/shelter/hexadome_prototype.shtmlMar 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm #1857218
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Are the poles only held in place at the peak and ends?Mar 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm #1857226
Interesting that's just up on the site.Mar 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm #1857239
@tylerdLocale: SE US
That is awesome!Mar 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm #1857241
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@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Fantastic!!! But what are you trying to do to us? We all have shelters galore already… Now I want another one! Sigh…Mar 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm #1857246
@clbowdenLocale: Berkeley Hills
It says the two poles are 4 oz each. Anyone know if these weights are for Al or CF?Mar 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm #1857249
I believe that is the weight of the carbon fiber poles.Mar 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm #1857410
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
Thanks for posting that! Was wondering what it would be since someone posted Zpacks had a dome in the works. Looks good. The cinch down awning seems like such an obvious solution – yet nobody else has done it.
Will just have to be patient until the details come out on the site – wondering about the extent of bug protection.
To dredge up over $500 or spend another month in the workshop. Decisions, decisions.
Does it come in a stealthy green?
Feel like Charlie the Tuna.Mar 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm #1857489
for this a week or two ago. But went to the website, didn't Google it. Glad somebody found it. Tent is pretty awesome. Hopefully they will make a two-person shelter as well. But very nice solo shelter for those looking for a freestanding option. I like it.Mar 22, 2012 at 8:04 am #1857639
That's a sweet looking tent with what appears to be plenty of room. Congrats Joe you did it again.Mar 22, 2012 at 8:49 am #1857664
The dome tent is a work in progress. The project has been back-burnered for now as I try to keep up with spring orders.
It will likely get some changes if it does ever become a "listed" item.
Glad some of you like the prototype!Mar 22, 2012 at 9:01 am #1857674
@richardcullipLocale: San Diego County
That's a great looking prototype. I'd encourage you to get it off the backburner and into production. It looks like a great option for a very light-weight 2 person dome. I'm ready to buy!Mar 22, 2012 at 9:49 am #1857693
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
I have worked on a similar project, but uniquely different, for the past year or more. My project, the "Alpine Tarp", is more similar in shape/design to a mid then a dome and support is provided by the use of trekking poles.Mar 22, 2012 at 9:56 am #1857699
@stingray4540Locale: South Bay
Seriously Joe?! More options?!
I too would like to see this in production. Seems like this would be the lightest freestanding option out there?
Would be interesting to get some user reports comparing it to the hexamids.
P.S. Sounds like you need another seamstress/seamster so you can spend more time on R&D.Mar 22, 2012 at 10:35 am #1857717
Sorry for letting the cat out of the bag. I hope you were not upset by me posting.Mar 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm #1857950
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
"The project has been back-burnered …"
Thanks, Joe. Back to the workshop.Mar 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm #1858040
joe never stops redesigning and playing around w/ his equipment. always out on the front of the cutting edge. <3Mar 29, 2012 at 8:51 am #1860935
Wow Joe! Inspirational.
I too would like to see this one (or some refined version of this) come to market (albeit in a slightly wider true 2 person version).Mar 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm #1861266
2 P. Please!
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