Apr 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm #1301238
Anyone have/use one of these from Ruta Locura? Seems very impressive – 9'x10.5' floor, 5'5" high, 18 oz., 60 sq ft of coverage. You can even use a stove in it if you want.
Interested in hearing your thoughts about this as a winter shelter.Apr 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm #1977548
Peter SBPL Member
like to hear user experience too.
Reminds me of the Laufbursche Lavvu.
Edit: SpellingApr 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm #1977554
Reminds me of the Titanium Goat Vertex 5.5…Apr 16, 2013 at 11:32 pm #1977556
Peter SBPL Member
like father like son…Apr 17, 2013 at 8:46 am #1977615
Colin KrusorBPL Member
@ckrusorLocale: Northwest US
In the photos on the Ruta Locura site it seems to be pitched right to the ground. I assume it can be pitched higher for ventilation?Apr 17, 2013 at 10:59 am #1977669
"I assume it can be pitched higher for ventilation?"
Yes, according to Josh. It takes a bit of practice, he says, but once you have it down it's not that difficult.Apr 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm #1977719
just Justin WhitsonMember
I have a silynylon version from Titanium Goat (or Seek Outside, i don't remember anymore and they all look so similar). It's a bit of a pain. Best way i've tried so far, is to attach a half foot of cord or so to each tie out, stake it a bit loose, and raise the pole up higher than you normally do.
These kinds of tents do have condensation issues for sure, even with the peak vent open and the lower part of the door open. Raising it up a bit helps, but then bugs are a potential issue then.
But i do really like the option of burning a stove in it.Apr 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm #1977731
What kind of winter??
I have an eight man tipi from kifaru. This is essentially the same thing made out of cuben. I love my tipi for Snow camping in the Sierras. Espically with the stove. yes condensation is an issue in the winter but with a stove it is not. I can get the inside of our tipi to 70 degrees pretty easy when outside is 15-20 with the stove going. Condensation can be an issue in any sleep system in that weather though. Ive seen condensation form on the inside of a tarp. You cant get much more ventalated than that.
As for setting up the tent so that the bottom is not connected to the ground- I wouldn't do it. If a gust of wind shoots up under the bottom you could lose your shelter. Especially in the mountains in the winter. Other wise ours has stood up to 40-50 mph gusts. The only thing that tent doesnt do well is take a snow load. you should pay attention to the walls of the ten at night if it is snowing hard. You will need to go out periodically to clear snow off the sides. I have woken up to an aluminum pole bent over like a cresent moon because of this.Apr 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm #1977766
"I have a silynylon version from Titanium Goat (or Seek Outside, i don't remember anymore and they all look so similar). "
Titanium Goat make conical shelters with a slightly oval floor and the pole towards the entry point (so that side is more vertical )
The Ruta Locura looks of that,TiGoat, design to me.
Seek Outside and Kifaru (that I know of) have a circular floor with the pole in the center.Apr 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm #1977808
"Titanium Goat make conical shelters with a slightly oval floor and the pole towards the entry point"
The Lone Peak is a pole forward design.Apr 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm #1977835
"The Lone Peak is a pole forward design."
Yes, I was looking at the design , Peter was looking at the fabric…
BTW, there is no Vertex 5.5 but Josh would have understood what I meant by that.Apr 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm #1977894
Ross LBPL Member
@rossLocale: Beautiful BC
I have the Tigoat Vertex 5 with their cylinder stove. Its a great hot tent for one or cold tent for two. I stake mine close to the ground as it was designed. Condensation is similar to other single wall tents except when the stove is going. (it dries things out nicely). I prefer it over my Duomid when sleeping two people.
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