Mar 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm #1300980
@jephotoLocale: New Zealand
Not sure if these have been seen before?
From Nordisk Telemark 1 and Telemark 2.
Packs from Exped.Mar 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm #1970374
Those tents look similar to scarps, to me.. although lighter and perhaps not so weather resistantMar 28, 2013 at 1:14 am #1970396
@stingray4540Locale: South Bay
Yeah they do look like scarps, but how do you mean they look less weather resistant? At the very least they are wind tunnel tested, so you know exactly what to expect from them.
I actually really like that wind tunnel test, it would be nice if that was an industry standard. Or if there was a 3rd parting testing standard.Mar 28, 2013 at 4:14 am #1970406
They look nice, but to me, the door is on the wrong side of the hoop, given that I tend to sleep on my right side (as heart is on the left), with back to closure and front to openness… so head would be on the left side of the photos when sleeping… so when I sit up, and swing my feet around to exit, damn it, have to pivot past 90°…
My thesis would be that most solo users of the DuoMid would sleep with head at their left as they enter (looking at the mid from outside from the front), and would tend to use the right-hand door (from the front view), which would be the left-hand door when sitting inside the mid looking out.
A similar argument applies for right-hand zips on sleeping bags.
Unless they are perhaps looking out the vent, or maybe sleeping in a vertical though highly shrunk position… where is Alice when you really need her?Mar 28, 2013 at 7:09 am #1970423
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@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
A plus, for me, is that the inner tent has solid fabric throughout plus a zippered netting door. This used to be the way tents came but it is difficult to find one these days.
To keep the peace my wife and I would require two doors if we shared the two person.Mar 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm #1970565
As far as I know Robert Saunders (he died last year) was the first to sell a single traverse hoop tent.(early 70s)
Jack Stephenson might have done that earlier but I never seen the single hoop version only the double from the late 60's.
Eventually the design was improved (shorter footprint) by adding a corner strut on one or both sides.
Many European brands but also some American ones have adopted that design.
The TT Scarps are the only ones to have the two strut combination (PitchLock corner) giving tension to a wider area.
I can lean with all my weight on one, don't do that with any other tent…Mar 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm #1970656
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
Nice looking solo, but under 34" inside head height won't do it for many Amis.
The two person, though, with a meter's head height for well under a kilo, would be a real palace for one+.
Wonder what they will cost?Apr 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm #1979822
Has anybody any experience with these two Nordisk tents? They seem great, and I'm eager to buy one, but I haven't seen a single review of either one of them yet, so don't want to commit until then.Apr 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm #1979854
They're using a 10d ripstop fly with a 2000mm HH waterproof rating. That could be a potential failure point considering how poor silnylon QC has been for the more common 30d fabrics.
Also 17.5 m/s is not that bad of a wind. Only 40mph. Even they called it "fresh gale". You can get that kind of wind anywhere, often that's typical conditions in treeless regions like the desert or alpine (or Oklahoma). Even though it didn't fly away at those moderate wind speeds the entire structure was nearly laid out flat. That's a great way to make a night miserable or to snap a pole if it becomes gusty. It was low enough that it didn't look much better than sleeping in a bivy sack…from the inside it'd be frightening at best.Apr 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm #1979893
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Spotted some info a few days ago hereApr 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm #1979894
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@hereApr 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm #1979961
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
It's light, no doubt but (when compared to a Scarp 2) lacking the following:
1. no ridge vents
2. no bottom venting at each end
3. only one door & vestibule
4. no optional crossing poles
5. no optional netting body
6. no side (main pole) venting option
I'll take my Scarp 2, even in an un-modded state.Apr 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm #1979979
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> At the very least they are wind tunnel tested
True, but the results were not what I would call encouraging. A bit shaky!
CheersJun 23, 2013 at 10:27 am #1999091
cat in grassMember
> True, but the results were not what I would call encouraging. A bit shaky!
excellent video to kill the brand …
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