Jul 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm #1276268
I've read much of the postings about eVENT tents — FYI eVENT tents were discontinued (except for small bivy's) because the fabric does not pass fire retardancy law.
I'm just interested in which tent models were ever produced in eVENT fabric — I may want to buy one secondhand if at all possible.Jul 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm #1755734
@rcowmanLocale: Canadian Rockies
integral designs tentsJul 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm #1755742
FYI: You may also want to go back to iterations using Goretex. I have 2,both Sierra Designs.JohnJul 4, 2011 at 1:28 am #1755797
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@pitagorinLocale: Galicia -Spain
There is almost one full size event tent already in production.
The rab summit mountain biby …
Check the product details ;-)Jul 4, 2011 at 1:39 am #1755798
I slept in a friend's Nemo Tenshi over a 5 day camp, and at certain windless conditions there was still a very large amount of condensation with 2 people and open vents, so they are still not perfect.
As you know,the newer Tenshi dont use eVent anymore though.Jul 4, 2011 at 3:41 am #1755802
i have one of the Rab bivy tents & yes in certain conditions they still experience condensation
however, this is not a major issue as I simply (carefully) fire up my gas stove for a short while & within a few minutes all condensation is driven out due to the fanstastic breathability of the eVentJul 4, 2011 at 4:20 am #1755803
The Exped Polaris, which is still in production.Jul 4, 2011 at 10:13 am #1755852
@edhyattLocale: The North
I've got a Rab Summit and was using it this weekend – on a summit.
Headroom is actually fine, I can sit up in it easily (I'm about 5'7"). Rab's 'published' measured height is to the top of the door, not the top of the tent.Jul 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm #1755914
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
I have a since discontinued Big Agnes Sarvis 1+ tent made of eVent. Luxury winter digs.Jul 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm #1755936
FYI eVENT tents were discontinued (except for small bivy's) because the fabric does not pass fire retardancy law.
In 2004 GE acquired BHA Technologies,( the makers of eVent), and promptly put a 70cm /27.5" height limit to shelters made with that fabric.
In the meantime , RAB,Exped and Integral Design already had made and marketed shelters made with that material.
RAB and Exped still do, albeit using a different name for the same fabric, Integral Design I believe still does (trilaminate ePTFE) for the the military/government market.
(I had typed this yesterday, than changed my mind but following some of the other comments decided to post it)
There are several types of fabric that are not fire retardant and therefore cannot be sold in some states however they are sold retail where restrictions do not apply.
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