Apr 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm #1288212Chris WBPL Member
This didn't come up in a quick search so..
No weight specs yet.Apr 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm #1862761Dustin ShortBPL Member
Strange, but it looks like the vestibule does not have any doorway access. Since it's a "double d" door it seems the doors are on the side and based off their diagrams this puts the small vestibule between doors. So in a storm you would have to exit the shelter, take down the vestibule, access your gear, then again erect the vestibule.
I must be reading things wrong. Maybe the diagrams of the bodies is oriented 90 degrees from what I would expect.Apr 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm #1862766David UreMember
Actually, if you scroll over the pic on the home page for tents, it lists the weight. 10lbs, 15oz.Apr 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm #1862779Franco DarioliSpectator
@francoLocale: Gauche, CU.
Strange, but it looks like the vestibule does not have any doorway access.
This is the tent fully sealed up :
This is the inner :
just like any other tent of that design, to access the vestibule you open the door of the inner .
But maybe I did not understand your point…
FrancoApr 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm #1862831Dustin ShortBPL Member
Thanks, I figured it out too.
For some reason it seemed like the fly was rotated 90 degrees from the inner. If you look at slide 7 on the link in the OP the way the diagram is drawn is a bit weird. They market the benefits of a "Double-D door design for easy entry/exit/access to vestibule storage areas." So I got confused. Your pictures side by side clears up my confusion.
Must be a brain fog day for me =)Apr 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm #1862896Brad WalkerMember
Yea, this stuff has been pictured in their catalogs but is just going up for sale I guess.
Also check out their "expedition" line of sleeping bags. Pertex endurance shell ans 850 fill: http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Bags–Gear/Camping/Sleeping-Bags/index.cat
Looks like they have synthetic bags with Apex as well.Apr 3, 2012 at 12:00 am #1862910Roger CaffinModerator
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
A 2-man pop-up with a throw-over fly, weighing 11 lb. Oh great.
CheersApr 3, 2012 at 4:24 am #1862931Jeff McWilliamsBPL Member
To be fair, this is an expedition rated tent. Still, that's heavy.
I bought the Black Diamond StormTrack 2 for mountaineering trips. It was really roomy, and at 7lb, felt more storm resistant than a UL alpine tent would be. It would be hard to justify an 11lb tent to me.
I think the First Ascent tent is trying to compete with the North Face VE-25, which appears to be "the" standard expedition tent by which most others are compared.Apr 3, 2012 at 8:56 am #1863020John NausiedaBPL Member
Your backpacking tent
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