Nov 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm #1310310
No affiliation but too funny…Nov 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm #2048717
Bob BankheadBPL Member
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
For $1,799 it had better be!
No, thanks.Nov 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm #2048721
Hiking MaltoBPL Member
Just ordered one.Nov 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm #2048906
Tim MarshallBPL Member
Cuben fiber is Indestructible?
-TimNov 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm #2048911
Best to order at least two. One and, you know, a backup spare.Nov 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm #2048928
wiiawiwb wiiawiwbBPL Member
…I'm not getting it. I must confess I do like the general design but the peak height is only 38".
This tent has to be for the Manhattan type, with oodles of cash to burn, that has never set foot into the wilderness farther than the shadows of skyscrapers. Wall Street accommodations.
"Ok, now where's the sherpa who sets this thingy up? And Lovie, where can we get a bottle of Balthazar of Château Margaux, preferably 2009? "Nov 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm #2048957
Probably be more appropriate in a joke forum and not the gear deals forum.Nov 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm #2048958
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Just wait until the wind gets under the edges of that fly. Indestructible????
Chortle.Nov 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm #2048968
wiiawiwb wiiawiwbBPL Member
Oh c'mon Santiago, we all need to get a little more fun out of life.Nov 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm #2049452
stephen korpiBPL Member
@skmountainshop-netLocale: Portland Oregon
Surprisingly, we sold one of these sight unseen to a customer as soon as he heard SD was going to make it. Personally, I'd rather buy three Skyscape X's and still have money left over.
Regardless, Sierra Designs is not making this tent for next year.Dec 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm #2049832
Marko BotsarisBPL Member
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
I have a taste for expensive high tech gear, but this makes me want to say "there's a sucker born every minute". For that price you'd think they would at least have a video on the web site. With a super model demoing the tent. Naked.
On principle I refuse to even consider anything from a company that advertises cuben as "indestructible". OK, they actually lost me a $2k, but … :-0
Seems like they are marketing specifically to people who (a) don't mind paying that much for gear like that, while (b) don't already know what cuben is. Basically rich DBs. Or as a Christmas present for rich DBs from their trophy wives – using the DBs credit cards.
Kind of a niche demographic. More power to them I guess. LOLDec 2, 2013 at 2:14 am #2049874
Franco DarioliBPL Member
My guess is that it was designed as a "hero product"
That is something that comes to life with the sole purpose of grabbing attention , to highlight the technical achievement of the brand.
In this case, I think, the point was " have a look at the $2k Mojo but BTW you can get for a few ounces extra the silnylon version for less than $400".
I think that I came across that term first when I was allowed to play with a pre-release Sony Ruvi, a very sexy and ultracompact (at the time) camcorder.
It was eventually sold only in Japan and in very small quantities.
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