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    pesticidefree
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    Who is using a z-Packs Duplex as their main shelter?

    #3671552
    Alex F
    Spectator

    @alejandro

    What would you like to know about it?

    #3671553
    David Thomas
    BPL Member

    @davidinkenai

    Locale: North Woods. Far North.

    “Dixie” a.k.a. Homemade Wanderlust on YouTube has used one for most of her Triple Crown.  And she’s got videos reviewing it and comparing it to low-budget choices (Lashan 1, etc).

    Short version: plenty of room for one, kind of tight (but VERY weight efficient) for two.  Needs two trekking poles (or a 1.5-ounce pull saw and two dead branches).  Lasts about one 3,000-mile thru hike.  Costs $600 (20 cents per mile).

    #3671555
    William Chilton
    BPL Member

    @williamc3

    Locale: Antakya

    We have been until recently. We now hike out of two locations separated by a thousand kilometres or so and the Duplex is our main shelter for one of them.

    #3671571
    pesticidefree
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    “What would you like to know about it?”

    Nothing really, it was my main shelter for a few years so I’m very familiar with it. Just curious who uses it.

    #3671582
    Gumbo
    Spectator

    @redgum

    Locale: Aussie in exile in the PNW

    I do, and love it. My wife and I find it cosy, but not too small. Haven’t had any extreme weather, but it seems very solid.

    #3671587
    Manfred
    BPL Member

    @orienteering

    Doug,

    We use the zPacks Duplex as our main shelter. You can see photos of it in our recent trip report of the Sierra High Route

    We have used it in many different regions as you can see in photos in these trip reports

    Traversing Iceland – photos with extra guy lines for better wind resistance

    Traversing the Brooks Range in Alaska

    GR-10 across Corsica

    Best Regards,

    Manfred

     

    #3671623
    John “Jay” Menna
    BPL Member

    @jaymenna78734

    Locale: 30.3668397,-97.7399123

    We were using the Triplex for the two of us, but we have switched over to the Tarptent Stratosphire Li

    #3671628
    Brad W
    BPL Member

    @rocko99

    I am. I love it.

    #3671652
    Alex F
    Spectator

    @alejandro

    @doug-i gotcha…

    I used it all last year in the UK, Nevada and Oregon. It’s a great all around shelter, that being said when the weather does turn you have to pitch it correctly so it doesn’t flap around in the wind. I made a short video on that I posted on YT (“how to pitch your zpacks duplex for strong winds”).

    Like most people that choose to go with it, I bought it due to it’s weight and how little room it takes up in my pack. That being said, I did pick up an Altaplex and am using it more this year since it’s large enough for me and my gear (I find that it’s more like a 1+ person tent).

    Hope that helps, there are lots of good videos on YT that you can check out to help get a sense…

    ATB

    #3671680
    Ian
    BPL Member

    @10-7

    I’ve never owned one but I can say from personal experience after helping some guy named Doug move his, that they do well when set up in a bowl later turned pond during a rain storm.

    Gotta love that bathtub floor.

    #3671682
    Ian
    BPL Member

    @10-7

    I will say I’ve never wanted to leave my comfortable hammock and run into the rain, less, than I did at that exact moment.

    #3671741
    Paul Leavitt
    BPL Member

    @paleavitt1

    Locale: Midwest

    I have a Solplex in olive drab and a Duplex camo. I live in Minnesota so the state bird is mosquito and weather is always a factor.  Depending on the trip and I choose what will work best.  In areas with a lot of bugs and rainy environments (or with my dog) the Duplex is preferred as I will spend more time in the tent.  Duplex is a palace for one and I find I can’t feel the difference in weight or bulk unless making big miles and elevation change.

    I just got back from a 6 day trip in the beartooths with 2 new backpackers.  I helped each of them outfit using my gear closet to save money.   It was fun to  start them in the sport with base weights under 12 pounds as a 1st backpacking trip.   We took a tarp bivy combo the solplex and duplex to show how each system worked.  They are jazzed about going out again.

    #3672314
    Steven Paris
    BPL Member

    @saparisor

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    What are you using now, Doug?

    Btw, I was there when Ian had to help Doug move his Duplex, but I didn’t help!

    #3672316
    pesticidefree
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    A Double Rainbow Li. An exceptionally well designed shelter (not that the Duplex wasn’t, not trying to say that) with some unique characteristics that I appreciate and enjoy.

    #3672482
    Diane Pinkers
    BPL Member

    @dipink

    Locale: Western Washington

    Still using mine, Doug. Found a video recently from a guy in Australia that shows how to combine it with the Zpacks rainskirt for a rain porch that i intend to try for my next rainy hike. Hopefully will be good for cooking in the rain, with minimal extra weight.

    #3672507
    John K
    BPL Member

    @kaptainkriz

    Still enjoying mine after 3 years of use.

    #3672562
    Nick Gatel
    BPL Member

    @ngatel

    Locale: Southern California

    Over the past several years, I have seen significantly more Duplexes than any other shelter.

    I don’t have one. Maybe I’ve been hanging out with rich people?

    #3672608
    Yair
    BPL Member

    @stuckindoors

    If you have a camo duplex, how do you even see it? What happens if you come back to camp and you can’t find your tent? Do you have to save the gps coordinates?

    after countless miles on trail, I have learned that camouflage makes things completely invisible.

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