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    David Ure
    Member

    @familyguy

    One and two person double walled shelters. They look like they will have excellent floor space and the trekking poles stay out of the shelter where they belong (some recent designs from other manufacturers ignore this feature).

    Henry has been busy!

    http://tarptent.com/sneakpeek.html

    #1765506
    Mike W
    BPL Member

    @skopeo

    Locale: British Columbia

    #1765514
    David Ure
    Member

    @familyguy

    No – Franco is the de-facto expert on Tarptent.

    But he is still sleeping…..

    #1765534
    Clive Ockenden
    Member

    @cliveockenden

    Locale: Tas, Australia

    Its time we changed the name to TarpTent StratoShire

    #1765572
    Franco Darioli
    Spectator

    @franco

    Locale: Gauche, CU.

    I am awake now…
    Here is a pic of each shelter:
    TT SS1
    TT SS2
    After fiddling with the concept for four or five years, Henry finally nailed a design for the double that he was happy with a few months ago ant then within a few weeks period came up with the solo version.
    If you look at the Bug Net only set up you can see that they are a rather large solo as well as a large double.
    Having the pole offset as well as taking advantage of our Pitch Lock corner, results in plenty of headroom sitting up as well as laying down.
    A modular system allowing fly or inner only or both together.
    Franco

    #1765589
    Miguel Arboleda
    BPL Member

    @butuki

    Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan

    Finally! I've been looking forward to Henry coming up with something new and it is exactly what I'm interested in. BUt they look huge! Wonder how storm worthy they are? Or maybe they're not designed for that? Do you know how tall the shelter is at the apex of the trekking poles?

    #1765608
    Franco Darioli
    Spectator

    @franco

    Locale: Gauche, CU.

    All of the specs are posted .
    The solo is 48" high, the duo 50".
    To understand the shelters it is a lot easier if you look at the animated 3D clip (in the video page) as well as the Show Dimensions drawings in the specs page.
    The are large shelters but the total footprint (including internal and external guylines) is smaller than many of the other pole supported shelters.
    For the ones that do not use trekking poles , dedicated poles will be available soon.
    TT SS2 floor plan
    TT SS1 floor plan
    Franco

    #1765641
    Karen Kennedy
    BPL Member

    @karenk

    Locale: NE NSW - Australian subtropics

    This looks great, the net tent alone option is great for a warm weather setup – perfect for our climate 75% of the time.

    Well done Henry!

    KK

    #1765662
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    My caption says it all.

    Question: How will it do in a windstorm?

    #1765711
    Michael Fogarty
    BPL Member

    @mfog1

    Locale: Midwest

    Very nice design, but I still like the freestanding option with my Rainbow.

    #1765729
    Trevor Wilson
    BPL Member

    @trevor83

    Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area

    They look really good to me. Tons of internal space.

    Maybe I am looking at the website wrong, but does it post weights for the tarp and net-tent portions separately?

    #1765739
    Daniel Smith
    Member

    @scissor

    What is the height of the tent on the opposite side (parallel) of the trekking pole?
    My concern is that if 2 people used it they would have to sleep opposite directions.

    #1765751
    Bob Bankhead
    BPL Member

    @wandering_bob

    Locale: Oregon, USA

    +1 on the question of sleeping head to toe.

    The 2 sets of short corner support poles are diagonally opposed to each other (i.e. LF and RR). That would imply that overhead clearance is not equal across the ends of the shelter. To wit, when viewed end-on, clearance decreases from the supported corner (LF) to the adjacent one (RF).

    Maybe I'm looking at this wrong, but that's the impression I get, even though Henry's diagram shows both sleeping bags head to head.

    #1765760
    Henry S
    BPL Member

    @07100

    Here is a diagram which I hope helps answer your question. The short answer is you can sleep either end. The interior door will open to the larger triangle side of the support pole. Due to the steepened walls and expanded/diagonal ridgeline there is noticeably more headroom and footroom in this design vs a standard A-frame with equivalent footprint.

    Tarptent StratoSpire Design

    #1765781
    David Ure
    Member

    @familyguy

    Is it me or does this design border or sheer brilliance?

    #1765789
    Eric Swab
    Member

    @ericswab

    Locale: Rockies

    It sure is a unique and creative design, kind of a Mid with full use of space, looks like it will shed wind and light snow well, good shelter for people with dogs.

    Really interested in weight without the inner and the pricing.

    #1765792
    Bob Bankhead
    BPL Member

    @wandering_bob

    Locale: Oregon, USA

    It also appears that the vestibules will come almost to the ground if desired.

    #1765813
    R S
    Member

    @rps76

    Anyone know the price? Can I preorder now?

    #1765830
    Say Raow
    Member

    @lordrasov

    "kind of a Mid with full use of space"

    That's what I thought when I saw the first picture. It looks like everything I wanted my Duomid + inner to be after using it with another person for two weeks.

    #1765836
    Thomas Burns
    BPL Member

    @nerdboy52

    Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."

    Nice tent! Wish it came in Cuben, though.

    #1765839
    Mike W
    BPL Member

    @skopeo

    Locale: British Columbia

    #1765857
    Daniel Smith
    Member

    @scissor

    "The short answer is you can sleep either end."

    Without crawling around on the entry/exit?

    #1765862
    Henry S
    BPL Member

    @07100

    I don't understand. You enter/exit adjacent to either support pole (at the highest point). I would encourage you to look at the photos and rotation animation.

    #1765866
    Daniel Smith
    Member

    @scissor

    "You enter/exit adjacent to either support pole (at the highest point)."

    That is my concern. It seems that in order for 2 to sleep adjacent, one would have to enter with their feet pointed to the smaller end, and then do a turn around crawl to be pointed the same direction as the other person? In other words both people can't sit up in the same direction. Entry/exit for one person of the two seems troublesome.

    #1765880
    Paul Hatfield
    BPL Member

    @clear_blue_skies

    I have no actual tent-making experience, but this is similar to some of the offset pole tent designs I have been drawing up in Google SketchUp.

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