Dec 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm #1282870
Back in August Will Rietveld reported on a new floorless twin peak shelter made of cuben fiber to come out this fall from Hyperlite Mountain Gear called the "Traverse Shelter". I have yet to see it on their website. Anyone know what the delay is all about? Are they still planning on bringing it to market? Anyone know what's up? I'm chomping at the bit to get a new winter shelter.Dec 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm #1810532
Do you think this would this be like the shelter that Bender is selling on Gear Swap or the one like Lawson (Mountainfitter) had prototyped about a year ago?Dec 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm #1810536
I haven't heard anything either since these posts
It says due fall 2011.
If it comes out before Dec.31st you can use coupon code HMGHOLIDAY at take 25% off your entire order.Dec 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm #1810546
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
This sounds like the more exciting part for me:
"A smaller two-person version is planned."Dec 10, 2011 at 10:04 am #1810720
I would honestly buy one of each right now.Dec 11, 2011 at 3:36 am #1810864
the two person version is also interesting for me. HMG told me that this tent is planned for 2012. they have lots of things to do at the momentDec 11, 2011 at 11:01 am #1810932
@ Eugene, I tried looking for the two shelters you mentioned and couldn't find them. I'm also not the best when it comes to BPL searches.
@anna, I didn't know about the coupon code. Good to know. That might come in handy. Thanks.
@Bradford, the 2 person version is what I'm REALLY curious about. I figured if they were making the Traverse Shelter that they would also make the 2 person version as well.
@steve, Me too.
@benjamin, Thanks for bringing the inside scoop. I'll keep an eye out for new things to come from HMG in 2012. Do you know of any other new products HMG has in store for next year?
From Will's article it sounded like the 2 person version of the Traverse would be like a Cuben Fiber version of a Golite Shangri-la 2, MSR Twin Sister, or something similar. No one seems to be making a twin peak floorless 2 person cuben mid. I see a hole in the market here. I wonder if we can convince any of our favorite cottage manufactures to make one.Dec 11, 2011 at 11:20 am #1810937
Here's the tent that Lawson made:
It wasn't Bender selling it, it was Ben Smith. Here it is:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/54956/index.html?skip_to_post=479005#479005Dec 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm #1811079
Did Lawson ever bring that into production? Last I checked on his website he wasn't selling the tarps anymore. I don't visit BPL as much as I used to so I may have missed out, but I offered to buy his prototype in the thread you posted the link to. Great looking shelter…I love my Duomid, but I have made 2 shelters (one is in my avatar) with the double pole configuration and man do I love having that extra head room and space.Dec 12, 2011 at 6:29 am #1811144
Mike St.Pierre (HMG)Participant
We've been working on finalizing our first generation of the Traverse Shelter. It's a great shelter and we're excited to start sharing it with the world! We're looking at doing a special production run, so for all of you interested in getting in on it and for more details, contact us at Info@hyperlitemountaingear.com.
Thanks for your interest.
Dec 12, 2011 at 6:56 am #1811150
Awesome, you'll be hearing from me for sure. THANKS!Dec 12, 2011 at 7:11 am #1811158
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
Mike, thanks for the update. I'm look forward to seeing the two man version of this shelter become available in the future.Dec 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm #1811468
Mike, thanks for popping in. Check your e-mails…I want that shelter! :)Dec 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm #1811473
Steven, in another thread Lawson said that there was little to no interest in that shelter, so he decided against putting it into production.Dec 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm #1812919
Mike St.Pierre (HMG)Participant
We've had a great flurry of interest in the Traverse Shelter! Looking forward to getting our special production run started. Once we have enough pre-orders to fill it, we'll get to work. Call us at 800-464-9208 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information.
Thanks and happy trails form HMG!Dec 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm #1812950
"Did Lawson ever bring that into production? Last I checked on his website he wasn't selling the tarps anymore."
Recently I inquired with Lawson twice via email about a tarp. The first time I got no response. After a reminder/followup from me, he asked about what I wanted in a tarp. I replied, and he never responded again.
I guess he really, really doesn't want to sell tarps.Dec 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm #1813004
I checked in on this a couple of times and never saw an order form or price. It is hard to imagine no interest in the prototype considering the weight and apparent east of pitch and simplicity. I wonder if it was a capitalization issue? That is a tad easier to understand. It would be quite a leap to invest in the material and other production costs without sufficient capital and other bills to pay. If you had to put your house up for this kind of venture it would certainly give pause. Easy to understand.Dec 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm #1813064
@xpatrickxadLocale: Upper East TN
Lawson once explained on here a while back that the initial announcement of the shelter didn't get enough attention to act on it (if I remember correctly). Its been brought up a few times since, but I'm guessing that just not enough people have shared interest in it for it to be worth the effort of making.Apr 15, 2012 at 7:12 am #1867413
Anybody have insider info with what's going on with the Traverse Shelter? I reserved one back when I posted in this thread and sent a follow up last week but never heard back. Just want to make sure I am not the only one waiting :)Apr 15, 2012 at 10:11 am #1867448
Steve, you are not the only one to hear nothing. At this point I'm not holding my breath.Apr 15, 2012 at 10:25 am #1867454
Based on my contact with HMG, they're in a growth phase and haven't had time to work on new stuff recently. They just moved shops and have been working on growing the entire operation. Assuming that all goes smoothly I'd expect some of the newer stuff to be coming out in the next few months.
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