- May 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm #1328956
I have been playing about with making a tent.
I opted for a 2 pole tunnel design with a slight variation as rather than lie head-feet to the doors, it's aligned so you lie side on to the doors.
Door detail- multiple options for opening. one on each end.
May 16, 2015 at 1:35 am #2199919
That is totally awesome, love it
What poles are you using and what is the rough length where you sleep ?
Oh and weightMay 16, 2015 at 1:39 am #2199920
James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Nice tent! Details please…May 16, 2015 at 11:05 am #2199981
Poles:- 8.5mm alloy, brand unknown. weight 304 grams.
groundsheet:- 90gsm PU coated nylon (plain weave) LXWXD approx 215X100X10 centimeters. weight. 294 grams
flysheet. 55gsm silmylon. weight 774 grams. approx 110cm peak height.
inner:- 30gsm unocoted nylon- weight TBA as I've not made that bit yet.
Total weight at this stage. 1.4kg I can shave a few grams off as I need to shorten the ends of the roof- they are a bit long- As can be seen in the photos . and as a result of that take a little of the poles too.May 18, 2015 at 9:48 am #2200438
I made a data entry error poles are more than 304 grams, they are just under 500 grams. These will be replaced with lighter poles in due course of course.
Have trimmed down the edges- so all hems are roughly aligned, although not quite as my sewing skills are not brilliant. This has of course reduced overall height by a small degree.
At this stage I need to do the following with the fly:
Re position some of the guy points, they are misaligned.
attach guy lines.
Attach the attachment points for the inner.
Attach door tie back cords.
Add clips or similar to the bottom of the doors to reduce the strain on the zips.
Seam seal.May 19, 2015 at 9:10 pm #2200892
Morgan RucksBPL Member
looks greatMay 20, 2015 at 2:14 am #2200942
The incomplete interior, exped downmat 7 medium for scale purposes.
Set up with all guylines attached.
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