Sep 25, 2010 at 11:22 am #1263654
Hi all –
just back from a week long trip in Corsica using the Scarp 2. Overall, the tent was great (I'll review more in detail) BUT! one thing that was extremely annoying were the clips for the external cross-poles (which we did not use) constantly banging against the tent in high winds. Sounds familiar to anybody? Solutions?
SvenSep 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm #1648744
Ken RossBPL Member
The clips are removable; just pull the straps through the buckles. A bit of a pain if you had to do it frequently, but I generally don't use the cross poles so usually keep the straps off. If you're taking the poles "just in case," you can roll up the straps and secure them with a rubber band. However, if you're carrying the poles and the wind is strong enough to bang the clips around, might as well just attach the poles and keep both clips and tent quieter.Nov 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm #1667644
Roleigh MartinBPL Member
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I'm wondering if velcro spots (the size of a silver dollar) glued next to where the flaps are for the cross poles could hold down the flaps during summer use when poles are not used. What do you think?
You mention the use of rubber bands, can you visualize how that works to stop the flapping sound?
PS, any Scarp 2 owners — how do you like the tent for winter camping after having used it? Do you have the 2010 model or an earlier model? Indicate if you used the solid fabric liner and cross poles in the wintertime? How is the use of the solid fabric liner in the summer or spring/fall too?Nov 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm #1667660
Franco DarioliBPL Member
Or you can do this :
BTW, do install and use pole guylines .
FrancoJan 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm #1682387
Bart KempnyBPL Member
Hello Sven, I will be taking the Scarp on a 10 day hike to Crete. I don't know how Corsica's terrain compares to that of Crete, but still I am curious did you use an additional floor? I got the tyvek one and I am wandering if it will be necessary. For now I plan to take the mesh interior with crossing poles (I got the solid int too). Here again I am wandering if taking the crossing poles will not be overkill. We will hike at the beginning of March, snow should not be an issue and also apparently there are no strong sustained winds in March. I used the Scarp for just 2 days in november (in Poland).
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