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  • #3598467
    Winston W
    BPL Member

    @winstwi-2

    Anyone know when the cuben fiber gatewood cape is coming out?

    I think it would be awesome. Saw that zpacks just came out with storm door version of the hexamid tarp.

    #3598483
    Monte Masterson
    BPL Member

    @septimius

    Locale: Changes Often

     

    In Ron’s last post on BPL more than 4 years ago, he says he’ll have a cuben Gatewood available soon. lol. Maybe you’ve heard something about it recently. but I’m not aware of anything. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/101069/#post-2190160

    #3598499
    Franco Darioli
    Spectator

    @franco

    Locale: Gauche, CU.

    The current version of the Cape, in silnylon,  is 10 oz, $135.

    not sure that a DCF version would be more than 1-2 oz lighter.

    #3598505
    Winston W
    BPL Member

    @winstwi-2

    I think the hardware is about 1oz, prob 0.9 silnylon vs 0.51 Cuben, so that would put it at about 6.0 to 6.5oz is my guess.

    #3598543
    Monte Masterson
    BPL Member

    @septimius

    Locale: Changes Often

    I’ve never known Ron at SMD to ever use .51 DCF on anything, always .74. Also, the average weight of 15d silnylons is about 1.05. In the link I posted, Ron says that a DCF Gatewood Cape would come in at around 7 oz.

    #3598624
    Paul S.
    BPL Member

    @pschontz

    Locale: PNW

    I would prefer a 0.74 or even a 1.0 ounce DCF cape just for improve performance, not for any weight savings.  I have a Zpacks poncho and the stiffness of the material is great, keeps the fabric from clinging to your skin, doesn’t absorb any water, less likely to snag.  As a shelter it wouldn’t sag when pitched.

    #3598626
    Franco Darioli
    Spectator

    @franco

    Locale: Gauche, CU.

    The somewhat similar, but I think somewhat smaller,  Deshutes Zero G (DCF) is 8 oz.

    #3598638
    Steve
    BPL Member

    @steve-2

    Locale: Eastern Washington

    I like Paul’s logic on this–improved performance and less water absorption.

    I’ve been thinking about trying to make one (slightly larger than my 2007 Gatewood)….using the 0.74 DCF, and taping rather than sewing.    This would be a  pricey mistake though if it didn’t work out.

    #3598642
    Daniel B
    BPL Member

    @zauric

    @ Franco, the Deshutes zero – g is larger than the gatewood cape.

    #3598647
    Franco Darioli
    Spectator

    @franco

    Locale: Gauche, CU.

    Ah, I see. I had based my guess on that wrong assumption  (that the Gatewood used more fabric) .

    #3722367
    Joshua E
    BPL Member

    @drjosh

    Well, I waited a while hoping to see a DCF gatewood happen, but finally gave up and ordered a silnylon one this week. So that means it’ll probably come out next week. lol

    #3722372
    dirtbag
    BPL Member

    @dirtbaghiker

    You will love it!!  I prefer the silnylon over DCF. It packs much smaller and think of all the money you saved.. For other needed gear!! 

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