Jan 10, 2006 at 3:05 am #1217503
In the great land of Oz (Australia)
I have one set up in my backyard and will sleep in it in about half an hour.
Since it has created a lot of interest on the various forums, I can tell you that it is just magnificent. Very roomy, two people under six foot can play cards in it facing each other, with some sagging a 6’8″ person can sleep in the middle without touching the walls, not as wide but longer than a Hubba Hubba.
On my scales, correct within 10gm,it weights 940 gm (2 Lb and 1 0z) including everything, not plus,plus.( fly, six Easton pegs, two stuff sacs)
Packed is about the size of two 1 L Nalgene end to end.
I have just lost another 700 gm (24oz) from my Lighthouse !!!
The next weight loss will come from my mid section.
FrancoJan 10, 2006 at 3:49 pm #1348257
Michael FreymanBPL Member
Congrats … but we need pics! :)Jan 11, 2006 at 1:42 am #1348313
This is my first attempt at posting pictures so I have no idea if it is going to work. Please keep in mind that I changed the set up from pegged down to freestanding in about 3 min ( first time) and took a few quick close ups ( for another fourum request) before dinner. If this works out feel free to ask for any other picture.
I did try to post the pictures here but failed.
Note from the “back picture” that I slept out in the rain before seam sealing the tent and I did get a few drops in but nothing to upset my WM Highlite, I could not see any difference in the shape of the Rainbow after a full night of rain, but only about a 5 c drop in temperature.Jan 11, 2006 at 7:06 am #1348323Jan 11, 2006 at 7:21 am #1348325
you post pictures like this, except without the exclaimation points
<!img src=”your website”!> <!/img!>
nice pics, but you might think about changing the size, first of all it will eat up your bandwith, and second, we cant see the whole pictureJan 11, 2006 at 1:27 pm #1348367
Thanks Ryan, I did compress them from about 2mb to 200k, however I did not reduce the size, they are easy to see in Photobucket but obviously not here. At work I have others doing this for me so at home I am a bit handicapped.
BTW the camera was a Pentax WPiJan 11, 2006 at 2:43 pm #1348375
Mark W HeningerMember
@heningerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Just go here:
And you should probably trim that post with all the full-size photos.Jan 11, 2006 at 3:53 pm #1348381
Roger BBPL Member
I can’t wait for my Rainbow to arrive on Monday. However, as a fellow antipodean isn’t it summer in Australia? If so, why is it raining : ) ?
I hope to use my rainbow ASAP.Jan 12, 2006 at 12:00 pm #1348431
This was the first rainy night for a long time, I was rather hoping for some stronger winds as well….
I will post some more pictures, tonight or Saturday of the vestibule, this proved to be quiet a surprise.
FrancoJan 13, 2006 at 2:12 am #1348468
More vestibule pictures, reduced size this time………
Ryan I have reduced the size of the other ones if you want to re-post themJan 13, 2006 at 2:20 am #1348469
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> However, as a fellow antipodean isn’t it summer in Australia? If so, why is it raining : ) ?
You might well ask! Sydney has been wet for weeks now. Mumble.Jan 13, 2006 at 11:58 am #1348490
Franco, to post the pictures, just copy the Tag under the picture in photo bucketJan 14, 2006 at 2:34 pm #1348593
I have reduced the size of those pics, maybe you can delete the ones above and re post the new size.
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