Apr 15, 2019 at 9:36 pm #3588920Alex HBPL Member
My only major hesitation on this is the thinner fabric. I am certainly not an expert but it seems like the manufacturers I trust more than Zpacks (MLD, HMG and YMG) all use the higher thread count.
I am going to buy one based on the design as it seems to fit all my needs and be very careful with it and see how it holds up.Apr 15, 2019 at 10:48 pm #3588932rubmybelly!BPL Member
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
“I am going to buy one based on the design as it seems to fit all my needs and be very careful with it and see how it holds up.”
I’ve had my Duplex for at least a couple of years now, (I think more), and have never really babied it (other than using a polycryo ground sheet) and it’s held up very well.Apr 16, 2019 at 6:03 am #3589012Rex SandersBPL Member
Aeon Li orders open April 17 at 11 am Pacific time.
Ordering is limited to the first 100 people and “in stock” means that your order can be accepted and shipped within 4 weeks. First orders will ship starting the week of April 22.
Next, larger order window in mid-May.
According to Tarptent email notice.
— RexApr 16, 2019 at 4:52 pm #3589076rubmybelly!BPL Member
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
You know Rex, you could have posted that at, like, 11:30 tomorrow….
:-)Apr 18, 2019 at 4:42 am #3589368Rex SandersBPL Member
11:00 am Orders start
12:30 pm Four tents left
Should see more first looks after they start shipping next week.
— RexApr 18, 2019 at 7:12 am #3589373Franco DarioliSpectator
@francoLocale: Gauche, CU.
This is the third batch. However the second was only for 20 .May 15, 2019 at 4:20 pm #3593107
thanks for the review!
I bit the bullet and ordered one yesterday; this shelter appears to check the boxes I’m wanting in a solo shelter
look forward to putting it through its pacesMay 21, 2019 at 2:37 pm #3593944Buddy BBPL Member
Fantastic review and it did sway my decision to purchase an Aeon over the Plexamid. I just wanted to share a couple of photos of possible door configurations opposed to either fully open or closed.May 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm #3593950
I can see that first configuration being very useful :)May 28, 2019 at 11:07 pm #3595186
well as luck would have it, my Aeon showed up at my door literally 10 minutes before I was out the door Friday heading for Birch Ck for the Bob Marshall Open; looked at the instructions & set it up, pulled my other shelter out and threw the Aeon in
night one it rained the entire night, the shelter was sagged slightly in the morning (possible the pitch could have been better???), but I was very snug and dry; no condensation issues
not much in the way of wind, so will reserve judgment on that, but it’s quick to setup/take down, very roomy (including the vestibule) and very light- mine weighed 16.3 oz w/ stakes
thus far a two thumbs up :)May 29, 2019 at 1:56 am #3595211Todd TBPL Member
@texasbbLocale: Pacific Northwest
Useless commentary unless we know how tall you are. :-)May 29, 2019 at 2:02 am #3595213
whoops- 6′, slightly wide :)Nov 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm #3686344Craig PBPL Member
I received the 2020 version and used it on a number of trips this season. Updates in 2020 (from the TT website):
- Two way #3 YKK waterproof vestibule zippers for enhanced strength and ventilation
- Adjustable PitchLoc™ end staking points
I’ve used it in the Uintas (UT), on the Ruby Crest Trail (NV), the Eagle Cap Wilderness (OR) and trips in the Grand Canyon from the North and South rims and am quite happy with it. It has worked well in moderate rain and wind. I’m 69 inches tall (175 cm) and find it roomy with enough length to keep my boots at the foot of my sleeping bag. I find it easy to roll it tight enough such that it fits in the factory stuff sack with my double-layer polycryo ground cloth. My only minor complaint is that the door and the fly unroll easily when held by their magnetic ties. But I have the same problem with the ties on my Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL1 so maybe it’s just me.
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