The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
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Mar 2, 2007 at 10:57 am #1380770EndoftheTrailBPL Member
You're welcome. Hey, your Chinese ain't bad either. You are a good multi-linguist yourself. :)Mar 2, 2007 at 11:36 am #1380777paul johnsonMember
@pjLocale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Ben, you're too kind. I do remember that you've had to correct my Chinese – for which I sincerely thank you.Mar 2, 2007 at 1:58 pm #1380795Tim HeckelSpectator
@thinairLocale: 6237' - Manitou Springs
Ok, I read the article and discussion to this point with some interest.
I had a first-generation gore-tex tent that was my only tent for 20 some years. It was light, for the time, expensive, durable, and performed well for me from Hawaii to New England to the American Southwest to the Rocky Mountains. I have never been able to find a replacement that works as well for me.
The BD and Montbell tents I've read about and/or looked at are too short.
I haven't been able to find, in the US market, a light tent of breathable fabric. I see in the article the reasoning for eVent dropping out; but surely there is a market here.
The article title to paraphrase is “what's next in single wall breathable fabric tents”, but comes up short in actually stating what is next. It focuses a lot on the technical details of the fabrics and less, in my interpretation, on the practical matter of available tents.
Does anyone expect to see more single wall breathable tents for the American market anytime soon? I would “kill for”, an American expression meaning “pay a lot”, an identical or similar tent made of modern materials to replace my worn out old tent. Where is it?Mar 2, 2007 at 3:24 pm #1380801Woubeir (from Europe)BPL Member
Thanks Ben for the link.
PJ, you're just to kind. My English is OK (it helps that have to use it a lot in my professional live).Mar 6, 2007 at 9:26 am #1381271Bob ChilsonBPL Member
@bob-chilsonLocale: eastern high sierra
In 1975 I bought a somewhat expensive, breathable car cover that I now recall looks very similar to the Bibler tent material. The same cover is still available as an Evolution Car Cover. I'm just wondering if this was perhaps the start of the breathable tent material, and perhaps some smart individual picked up on the use of this fabric?Mar 6, 2007 at 10:14 am #1381276Mar 17, 2007 at 1:13 pm #1382662eric levineMember
@ericlLocale: Northern Colorado
Great info and discussions, but unlike other subjects, this one just has me depressed.
I've been looking forward to ultra-lite, cheap, very breathable and very waterproof fabrics for so long, and now we seem to have taken a real step backwards…..Oct 1, 2008 at 6:29 pm #1452932David UreMember
NmJul 13, 2010 at 8:56 am #1628565Willem JongmanMember
Is there any recent news on eVENT or similar fabric for tents?
WillemJul 13, 2010 at 9:26 am #1628577David UreMember
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