- Sep 24, 2017 at 9:47 am #3492924
See next post.Sep 24, 2017 at 9:50 am #3492926
Robert nBPL Member
Any pics?Sep 24, 2017 at 9:58 am #3492931
This is a Tarptent Saddle 2. I’ve set it up 3 times. The first time to seam seal it and then 2 trips camping with my son’s Boy Scout troop. It did not rain on these trips, so I have not tested the seam sealing.
There is no damage to the tent. It comes with the 6 original stakes, stake bag and the 2 short poles for the ends from Tarptent. I used my trekking poles for the the poles needed at the front and back doors. You can use trekking poles or buy the right size poles from Tarptent or another source. Here is the info page from Tarptent. I did not weigh it, but the weights before seam sealing are on the Tarptent site.
This was my first backpacking tent. I think I want something smaller and maybe in Dyneema.
I’m asking $299. I paid $339 plus $8 for the seam sealing kit plus my labor to do it. PM me for Paypal info. Friends and family.Sep 25, 2017 at 4:31 am #3493051
Price Drop to $285.Sep 25, 2017 at 6:24 pm #3493175
Drop to $275.Sep 26, 2017 at 8:36 am #3493262
Rachel PBPL Member
I’m sending a message with an offer.Sep 26, 2017 at 10:25 am #3493289
Nov 17, 2017 at 9:18 pm #3502680
- This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Brad P.
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Brad, now that you’ve sold it, why did you sell it? Did it perform to your expectations in the Rain? If not, what was the problem? What did you end up deciding on?Nov 18, 2017 at 12:05 am #3502698
I only used it twice and there was no rain, so I can’t answer that.
I wanted, nay, lusted for a Zpacks Duplex and decided to get something less expensive. As usual, I later regretted not getting what I wanted in the first place.
The Saddle 2 is a bit finicky to set up, plus it takes 4 poles, including my trekking poles. The footprint was a little big, but not horrible.
Mostly, I realized I should have bought what I really wanted, so I did and sold the Saddle. Search the gear forum and you’ll find a very extensive, long-term review of the Saddle 2.
I think Tarptent is a good company and would strongly consider getting my son a Motrail for Philmont. It’s a very quick setup, light and a good price.Nov 18, 2017 at 12:56 am #3502709
Rachel PBPL Member
I set up the Saddle 2 after I bought it from Brad and then it proceeded to rain for a day or two on it. It did very well and the sagging wasn’t any worse than my Rainshadow 2, in fact I think maybe it did better. I haven’t gotten to camp out in it yet, but I prefer the set up of the Saddle 2 to the Stratospire 2 (I bought them both off Gear swap around the same time) and my plan is to keep the Saddle 2 and sell the SS2.
I find the SS2 much more finicky to set up and I found the Saddle 2 to be pretty straightforward. I’ll try to test the Saddle 2 this winter if we ever get snow here in New Mexico. If I still have the SS2 I’ll try to do a side by side comparison of the two shelters and post it here.
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