- Aug 23, 2017 at 5:16 pm #3486695
I’ll be asking this question on many different forums to see if there is any real consensus.
It may take be another couple of years to get my bucket list trip organised but I am starting now.
Parameters are that the total weight and bulk need to be man-haulable on a small sled and be able to withstand a full on winter storm
There is also a budget but it is reasonable in total and not relevant to anybodies suggestions
The only proviso is being big enough to fit a large bloke and a big sleeping system but ease of erection would be a bonus
There is a definite preference for an integral pitch however
Proven modifications to an existing design are also goodAug 24, 2017 at 11:39 am #3486844
Stephen MBPL Member
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Have you looked at the Hilleberg Soulo?Aug 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm #3486899
Yes I have Steven
Never used one tho
I should say that I have a Macpac Minaret and an older external frame hybrid from Fairydown
The Fd Plateau is bomber but 4+ kilos and a little long in the tooth and the Minaret is my normal winter solo tent
I’m interested in a new tent if I need oneAug 31, 2017 at 9:36 pm #3488237
I wouldn’t normally look at Cabelas for LW gear but they have a new small tent on the website that has some interesting features not normally seen on American tents
It is externally sleeve framed and integral pitch and while large and relatively heavy it looks like it could be worthy of small modifications to make it suitable if I can’t afford to buy a Hilleberg or use my MinaretSep 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm #3493464
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Have a “winterized” Tarptent Moment DW with the ripstop inner tent. (Photos on “The Tarptent Thread”)
I’ve shortened the optional Crossing Pole about 5″ and run it under the fly for more support in winds and snow load. To keep the X-ing pole in place I sewed on double sided Velcro computer cable wraps (shortened) at the location of the circular reinforcements for the X-ing pole exterior attachment straps. Works great.
Regardless of what tent you buy be sure to make up your guy lines ahead of time with small nylon snap hooks for the tent end and Line Loc sliding tensioners for the stake end. And be sure your fly hem has stake loops so you can nail it down B/C it will flap during a storm and the noise can keep you awake, plus it’s hard on the fly to be constantly flapping.
- This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by Eric Blumensaadt.
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