Dec 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm #1296811
@skomaeLocale: northeastern US
I've been looking at trying something new, probably a shaped tarp or a tarp-tent and I'm wondering if I'm missing any awesome options. I have a lot of experience using a flat tarp, hammock and traditional tents but I'm looking to try something new for next year. I'm also looking for a new flat tarp, because mine is heavy.
I don't want to spend a whole lot of money but I'm willing to if something really cool comes up. Bonus points if the shelter can hold more than one.
So far I've looked at (but haven't necessarily ruled out):
Mountain Laurel Designs
Six Moon Designs
ZpacksDec 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm #1933733
@m-lLocale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
I'd just like to throw this out there, Zpacks has been a pleasure to deal with.
If you are looking for coverage for two people, the solo-plus with taped seams and guylines weigh in at 5.1 ounces. Cost is comparable to some silnylon at $215. Best of all it sets up with one trekking pole.
I am currently looking for something along these lines, however i'd like a seperate innernet. I have been looking into BearPawWD for this, I like the options for sizing (1, 1.5 and 2 person) What is also intresting is the ability to add side walls (cuben or 10D) to help block wind and weather.Dec 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm #1933742
@davecLocale: Crown of the Continent
Yama Mountain Gear deserves more play on this forum.Dec 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm #1933745
@creachenLocale: East Bay
+1 on Yama Mountain Gear. There tarps and bug shelters are high quality stuff and at a reasonable cost.
Yama (2.0) Bug Shelter 15.5oz Lake Vernon, Yosemite
Dec 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm #1933746
My Trekker weighs 23.5 oz in the stuff sack after seam sealing. It does not get the nods the Zpacks and MLD shelters get, but it is an excellent solo shelter. The Cuben X model has excellent reviews from John Abela, but for the money to weight the Trekker and Scout can really not be beat.Dec 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm #1933753
I have dealt with Gen on a couple of things. Great guy and great products.
I suspect when his cuben hybrid single wall shelter becomes available in early 2013 we may hear more buzz. 1 plus for 17 oz.Dec 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm #1933754
locus gearDec 7, 2012 at 4:10 am #1933774
@mtnbob123Locale: Upstate South Carolina
I have owned a couple of tents that Judy made at Lightheart Gear, and I couldn't be happier with her quality and service. Solong6 is an amazing tent for the weight and money.Dec 7, 2012 at 5:13 am #1933778
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OwareDec 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm #1933877
Borah gear. I have one of their bivys and I love it, they have well priced tarps too.Dec 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm #1933949
@skomaeLocale: northeastern US
The Trailstar has gotten me intrigued, even though it is a pretty well-known model. I like the flexibility but the ease of pitch of the shaped tarp…Dec 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm #1933956
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Just ordered my 3rd Tarptent moments ago. A great company.
I first had a Contrail for 3 years.
Sold the Contrail for a Moment, wich I modded and still have. Love it.
Ordered a Scarp 2 W/"solid" interior and crossing poles. It's mainly for winter and car camping. Can't wait for the modding to begin!Dec 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm #1933975
Sweet Lord – read the original post.
Tarptent products are hardly "often-overlooked."
But I understand your excitement.
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