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X-Mid Pro coming: in DCF, 2-person tent


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    Doug Coe
    BPL Member

    @sierradoug

    Locale: Bay Area, CA, USA

    Just saw a notice of an upcoming DCF version of the X-Mid 2-person tent in a single wall design. Called the X-Mid Pro.

    About 17.5 ounces. Thoughts?

    #3717986
    Ryan Jordan
    Admin

    @ryan

    Locale: Central Rockies

    Great weight for a spacious tent.

    I’m still jonesin’ for the 1P in DCF…!

    #3718011
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    Unfortunately the Pro isn’t 17.5oz – that’s lighter than the Duplex (19.5oz) and the Duplex has already stripped everything (e.g. no vents, no door zippers, high cut fly). Our current guidance is “sub 1.5 lbs” which is quite safe as it’s likely to be ~21oz. It’ll always be a little heavier than the Duplex because it has vents, real door zippers, full coverage fly (to block drafts/rain splatter), and a woven floor (packs way smaller – that thick DCF is what really adds the bulk).

    It is a sweet tent. It’s a next gen design with a ton of improvements to the shape including more catenary cuts and side panel guyouts to make it pitch tighter and more stormworthy. We’re building a 4th generation prototype now and should have the design finished in a few months and then production done next spring. There will be a pre-sale this fall. We have a notification sign up for that on the X-Mid Pro page.

    If the 2P does well in DCF we’ll add a 1P version.

    #3718013
    Brett A
    BPL Member

    @bulldogd

    Interior dims same as X-Mid 2P?

    #3718041
    Todd T
    BPL Member

    @texasbb

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    Footprint the same as the X-Mid 2P?

    #3718045
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    It’ll be a bit smaller in interior dims and footprint, but feel about as spacious because it’s a singlewall so you have the space to the fly.

    #3718066
    Doug Coe
    BPL Member

    @sierradoug

    Locale: Bay Area, CA, USA

    Dan, I found the notice of the Pro at https://durstongear.com/product/x-mid-pro-2p. I just converted the 0.5 kg weight from there and got 17.6 oz.

    Maybe edit that page? Or did I miss something?

    #3718081
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    Ahh..you’re right. That does say “a little over 1 lbs/0.5kg”.  That’s not the best guidance, so I’ll change it from over 1 lbs to under 1.5 lbs. We’ll have the actual specs when it launches in the fall.

    #3718083
    Stumphges
    BPL Member

    @stumphges

    Color?

    #3718087
    jscott
    BPL Member

    @book

    Locale: Northern California

    I agree with Ryan about the one person dcf—with net inner please! (Actually with half solid half net inner…).

    #3718142
    Bill in Roswell
    BPL Member

    @roadscrape88-2

    Locale: Roswell, GA, USA

    Dan, hope the DCF version isnt miniturized like the GG The Two DCF. I know that was a mfg mistake, but it shrank the interior volume. The Mid 2 is ideal interior. To fit 2 pads of 25″ is the sweetspot. I like a lot of room for those all-day rain days. The Mid 2 is ideal for that.

    #3718149
    Stumphges
    BPL Member

    @stumphges

    Agree 100% with Bill. Weight is going down regardless, so why reduce inner width?

    #3718471
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    We’re still working though some details like that. The X-Mid 2P feels quite wide for how wide the floor is because the sidewalls of the inner don’t slope inward like most tents. Then for the same floor width a singlewall feels even larger yet because you have space too the fly instead of the inner. I’m not quite sure exactly where it’ll land but I’m leaning towards a tiny bit smaller but still able to hold 2 wide pads (the regular 2P is more like 52-53″ wide and we just spec it at 50″).

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