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13 oz Scout 1 Platinum tent now available on BA website


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    bradmacmt
    BPL Member

    @bradmacmt

    Locale: montana

    While I don’t object to the fabrics of the BA Scout per se (definitely going to need a footprint – I always use one anyway so I can cowboy camp too), I think the design is poor. For a few more ounces one can have a TT Aeon Li and have a real shelter. Roomy, simple, storm worthy. For me the Aeon should be as light too, as it needs only one pole. I don’t do Trekking poles.

     

    #3633277
    Monte Masterson
    BPL Member

    @septimius

    Locale: Southern Indiana

    So okay, I just called Big Agnes and they said that in fact the Scout Platinum 1 floor is a 7d silnylon. I hate it when I’m wrong.

    #3633501
    Brad W
    BPL Member

    @rocko99

    Looks like they took the Tarptent Protrail design with the single wall attached to mesh near the bathtub floor.

    #3633545
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    “While I don’t object to the fabrics of the BA Scout per se … I think the design is poor.”

    Honestly, and this is just my opinion, I have yet to see a BA tent that I would purchase.  Most of their designs simply do not make sense to me, this one included.  For those few models that do, the design is not unique to BA and there are other examples I prefer either in terms of materials, colors, warrantee or simply brand loyalty.

     

    #3633546
    bradmacmt
    BPL Member

    @bradmacmt

    Locale: montana

    Honestly, and this is just my opinion, I have yet to see a BA tent that I would purchase. Most of their designs simply do not make sense to me, this one included. For those few models that do, the design is not unique to BA and there are other examples I prefer either in terms of materials, colors, warrantee or simply brand loyalty.

    I completely agree, except for their Copper Spur line. I think that design is one that works and has stood the test of time, and for good reason.

    #3633568
    jscott
    BPL Member

    @book

    Locale: Northern California

    I’ve used the Fly Creek ul1 for decades,sometimes in very bad storms, and it’s always held up. It’s good in winds too. The door zipper (#3) is way too fragile however. And it’s cramped compared to my Hexamid solo plus. I wake up in it dry. That’s my number 1.

    #3633734
    Luke Schmidt
    BPL Member

    @cameron

    Locale: Alaska

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I hate to be negative but why? For a few oz more I could have a tarp/bivy combo that would be more durable and more comfortable.</p>
    HYOH but I hate the idea that some poor beginner will buy this thing and be miserable.

    #3633750
    jscott
    BPL Member

    @book

    Locale: Northern California

    More comfy in a bivy??? Interesting. Plus, I hate insects so a tarp ain’t for me.

    #3633754
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    I’d still take the TT Notch or the revamped 2020 Notch Li. Much more durable in either fabric.

    #3633820
    Luke Schmidt
    BPL Member

    @cameron

    Locale: Alaska

    jscott I normally don’t zip up the bivy unless bugs are bad. So its really no different then a mummy bag. But I hike late and don’t laze around camp. All I do in my shelter is sleep.

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