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    Casey Bowden
    BPL Member

    @clbowden

    Locale: Berkeley Hills

    Henry, Franco, Miguel or others;

    On the Tarptent website the width of the Rainbow is stated to be:

    38″ (46″ with floor walls relaxed).

    I’m having trouble visualizing this. Any help would be appreciated.

    Casey

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    Henry S
    BPL Member

    @07100

    Like the other Tarptent models, the Rainbow has an inset hybrid bathtub floor–the floor is inset from all the driplines and the floor walls clip up when needed in bad weather or unclip/relax/lie down in good weather for more space and views. So..worst case (all four floor walls clipped up) the flat floor measures 38″ x 88″ and best case (all walls unclipped and lying down) the floor expands to 46″ x 96″. Because one entire long floor side is well-protected by the front beak, the practical floor size in storm conditions (except severe water-flowing-under-your-shelter weather) is 42″ x 88″. We officially list the shelter as a “1-2” sleeper because the Rainbow will accomodate 2 side-by-side sleeping pads and the walls are so steep that two bags will fit without wall contact.

    -H

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    Franco Darioli
    Spectator

    @franco

    Locale: Gauche, CU.

    This is not the best shot since the floor is up but imagine a few extra inches on each side and you will get the idea, If nothing else you can see that two people comfortable with each other can sleep side by side with the floor up as well.
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    Franco

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    Jeffrey Swallows
    Member

    @bung

    Well folks, I’m getting ready to give my RB a good workout starting Thursday. I’ll be taking a trip to a Coastal Island off the Georgia coast for 5 days/4 nights and there is some rain predicted. I finished the seamsealing over the weekend, hopefully I did a good job.

    To comment on the width of the RB, it’s like WOW. I had a Sierra Designs Lightyear and it was like being in a coffin compared to the RB. I really love how spacious it is.

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    Mark
    BPL Member

    @mlarson

    Locale: SoCal

    Jeffrey. I’ve spent some time on Cumberland, Jekyll, and St. Simons before–which island are you heading to? My Cumberland trip was a grey, rainy mess. Distance in time makes the memories fonder, though. I had a great few days there.

    Let us know how the Rainbow holds up.
    -Mark

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    Jeffrey Swallows
    Member

    @bung

    Hey Mark,

    Heading to Cumberland. I’ve spent a couple of nights there, it’s a great place. The noseeum’s ate us alive last time though. I’m taking protection this time!

    #1350980
    Mark
    BPL Member

    @mlarson

    Locale: SoCal

    I did the same thing. Even though it was the middle of March, the gnats were out in full force. I was using a flat tarp without my headnet, so I had to bury myself in the sleeping bag. Some mistakes are only made once!
    -Mark

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