- Nov 9, 2019 at 4:46 am #3617865Boyan BBPL Member
@groovygeekLocale: San Diego, CA
Hey Dan, I stumbled on your durstongear website today and noticed that the recommended pitch is to stake out the short side and then pull out the long side to 90 degrees. I find it much easier to judge that critical 90 degree angle if I stake out the long side first. Is there a downside to doing so?Nov 9, 2019 at 7:39 pm #3617947
It works just as well to stake out a long side first. I recommend the short side only because I find it easier to throw out the shelter from the short side (since it is within my “wingspan”) and then I’m at that side anyways so I start there. Either way, judging that 90 degree angle is crucial and be a bit tricky. I find that I do my best estimating after I step back to get a better perspective, so I stake something out quickly while putting the stakes half in, and then step back, and fine tune the stakes.
I finished a new video on pitching the X-Mid yesterday and I’m working on getting it uploaded this weekend, so that should be live soon but it doesn’t contain anything revolutionary.Nov 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm #3618330
Here’s that video I was referring to:
Nov 12, 2019 at 5:31 pm #3618349JoelBPL Member
Very nice! The one thing I wish had been different is the packing-up at the end — I wish it had been at regular speed, but slowing down the playback helped. I think I’ll go practice right now.Nov 12, 2019 at 5:39 pm #3618353Bob .BPL Member
@bcbobLocale: Vancouver Island
The 1P is a great tent. I used it several times this summer on island trips. I appreciate the easy setup, roomy vestibules, and the fly/inner options for setup and take down. Good quality on the materials and sewing. Pardon my sloppy pitches. Helpful video (gotta like that backdrop). I’ll pay more attention to the 90 degree corners and tight sides.Mar 9, 2020 at 12:15 pm #3635020Chris RBPL Member
Summer is coming and we, along with quite a few other folk, are waiting patiently for or X Mid 2Ps. Not wanting to trivialize the issue but is the Covid-19 outbreak going to affect shipping date?Mar 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm #3635180
Just received an email from Drop announcing that my X Mid 2P had shipped. Oddly, the FedEx tracking number supplied returns “not found”. Hopefully this is simply a timing issue :)Mar 10, 2020 at 6:46 pm #3635191
Thats usually a too early symptom. So its packaged and either hasnt been dropped off picked up yet. Ill be looking early for my own email now.Mar 10, 2020 at 7:14 pm #3635201Chris RBPL Member
Yup. Got an email too. I wonder if they read my post ;-)Mar 10, 2020 at 10:01 pm #3635223Tucker HBPL Member
Ugh!! My Drop account still shows an estimated ship date of 4/28….Mar 11, 2020 at 7:43 am #3635250Gary DunckelBPL Member
Don’t worry about the FedEx tracking just yet. I’ve done several transactions with Drop.com, and each time it took several days (up to a week) for the FedEx tracking info to show up. I’m just thrilled that the 2P will arrive before the end of April, as they first estimated. Woo-hoo!Mar 11, 2020 at 9:32 am #3635266
FedEx says delivery on Saturday (giggles like a small child).Mar 11, 2020 at 11:39 am #3635288
Got my email today. Perhaps i will get it in the next few days since it is shipping from a few hours away.Mar 12, 2020 at 11:29 am #3635451Roger MunseyBPL Member
@8100ltLocale: Cincinnati, Ohio
The 2P tent is in stock and selling now. They probably won’t last very longMar 12, 2020 at 1:53 pm #3635494Todd TBPL Member
@texasbbLocale: Pacific Northwest
Mine’s ordered. If it ain’t long enough I might scalp it here at a modest 200% premium. :-)Mar 13, 2020 at 10:28 am #3635641
Mine arrived today. Will get some shots and thoughts out this afternoon likely.
Mar 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm #3635722
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Great Job Dan! This thing is palatial! It was a little windy but i got it up quickly and decent but could definitely use some practice. (50lb dog for reference). Everything is so simple and intuitive. Two long and wide pads fit perfectly with room to spare side by side. The vestibule space is considerable. This is truly a bargain for such a well designed tent. I cant wait for my next trip.
Mar 13, 2020 at 4:10 pm #3635725
As we say down south…DAYUM!!!
FedEx just changed my delivery date from Saturday to Tuesday. #*%$*@#&. I had a great weekend planned.Mar 13, 2020 at 5:10 pm #3635746
Thats a bummer! Im sure its all the online orders for emergency items causing backup.
more good news though. Mine came in at 1090g for inner and fly. Without the stakes.Mar 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm #3635747idesterBPL Member
@doug-iLocale: The Cascades
“FedEx just changed my delivery date from Saturday to Tuesday. #*%$*@#&. I had a great weekend planned.”
I had a chat with Fedex. They’re none too happy with you, and they’re hoping this delay teaches you a lesson….Mar 13, 2020 at 5:15 pm #3635750
Awesome! I’m cautiously optimistic these are going to come in lighter than spec.
Is that 1090g including the stuff sack(s)?
Spec is 1100g for the fly + inner, with the main stuff sack and stack stuff sack at 11 and 5g respectively (1116g total). If so, the tent itself could be almost 1oz lighter than spec at 1074g vs 1100g.Mar 13, 2020 at 5:39 pm #3635754
My 1090 is fly +inner + main stuff sack.
The stakes and stake bag were not included.Mar 13, 2020 at 6:04 pm #3635756
Thanks! Glad to hear it’s lighter than spec. There was one other weight reported so far which is similar, so hopefully that’s the norm.Mar 13, 2020 at 6:08 pm #3635758
If anyone is interested what an Xmid 2p looks like in 10-15 mph winds without the peak guy lines and just one additional stakeout. i added the peak lines after the video and it was a drastic change. So with all the lines and additional points used it should be quite robust.Mar 13, 2020 at 6:16 pm #3635761Gerard MulfordBPL Member
@gdm2Locale: Montgomery County, MD
1154g here. Fly, inner, stakes, stake bag, and main bag.
Looking forward to setting it up tomorrow..
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