First Looks: REI Flash Air 1 Tent
Apr 12, 2020 at 8:04 am #3641024Apr 12, 2020 at 8:09 am #3641025matthew kModerator
Do we know the hydraulic head of the fabric? I’m suspect it’s not at TT/MLD levels.Apr 12, 2020 at 10:26 am #3641043David USpectator
@the-family-guyApr 15, 2020 at 8:08 pm #3641539Luke RBPL Member
Ryan, thanks for doing the initial look and answering questions. An unrelated question: what model of Arc’Teryx pants are you wearing in the video? Just curious, as I’ve had a hard time finding better fitting hiking pants, and they seem more fitted. Thanks!Apr 16, 2020 at 9:43 am #3641598tom cBPL Member
this looks nearly identical in size & functionality to Dan Durston’s 1p “X-mid” tent, which is financed & sold by Drop (Massdrop): https://durstongear.com/product/x-mid-1p
except Dan’s has more usable room due to the offset pole design, and is made from polyester (meaning it doesn’t stag noticeably overnight light nylon that gets damp, and it’s more UV resistant. Dan’s is larger, weights a few more ounces.
No affiliation other than I purchased the DD xmid, and love it.Apr 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm #3641959David USpectator
Actually, it looks nothing like Dan’s creation. Quite frankly, not even kind of.Apr 18, 2020 at 4:29 pm #3641980Franco DarioliSpectator
@francoLocale: Gauche, CU.
I don’t see any similarity either, never mind the ‘nearly identical’ description.Apr 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm #3642163Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Thanks Ryan. A good review that explains all the pros and cons of the tent. This tent offers unique solutions to several features backpackers want. And I like the subdued color. Good for stealth camping too.
Another well designed REI FLASH product. I’ve had two FLASH backpacks and liked both.
Now I own two REI FLASH insulated air mattresses (Insulated and All Season) and like them both. I shopped a lot for this type air mattress and feel I got quality mattresses that are light in comparison to similar ones on the market.
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