X-Mid Pro coming: in DCF, 2-person tent
Jun 9, 2021 at 2:45 pm #3717954Doug CoeBPL Member
@sierradougLocale: Bay Area, CA, USAJun 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm #3717986Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
Great weight for a spacious tent.
I’m still jonesin’ for the 1P in DCF…!Jun 10, 2021 at 10:38 am #3718011
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.Jun 10, 2021 at 11:19 am #3718013Jun 10, 2021 at 1:03 pm #3718041Jun 10, 2021 at 1:29 pm #3718045
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.Jun 10, 2021 at 5:16 pm #3718066Doug CoeBPL Member
@sierradougLocale: 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?Jun 10, 2021 at 7:59 pm #3718081
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.Jun 10, 2021 at 8:24 pm #3718083StumphgesBPL Member
Color?Jun 10, 2021 at 9:17 pm #3718087jscottBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
I agree with Ryan about the one person dcf—with net inner please! (Actually with half solid half net inner…).Jun 11, 2021 at 6:50 pm #3718142Bill in RoswellBPL Member
@roadscrape88-2Locale: 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.Jun 11, 2021 at 9:41 pm #3718149StumphgesBPL Member
Agree 100% with Bill. Weight is going down regardless, so why reduce inner width?Jun 13, 2021 at 11:43 pm #3718471
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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