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    Sam Farrington
    BPL Member

    @scfhome

    Locale: Chocorua NH, USA

    Alex W,

    No argument there.  26 oz for a 2-3 person shelter is amazing.  Wow!

    #3760595
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    I think he’s just referring to the fly/outer portion. PreTents lists that complete shelter as having a minimum weight of 1450g (51 oz).
    https://valleyandpeak.co.uk/products/pretents-mega

    #3760613
    Alexander L
    BPL Member

    @ludwigk

    What ‘mid’ is that with the 4 peaks around the center pole?

    #3760616
    Alex Wallace
    BPL Member

    @feetfirst

    Locale: Sierra Nevada North

    Alexander, that’s a “PreTents Mega.” I bought it a few years ago from tarapoky.com, but it doesn’t look like it’s available now.

    Dan is correct; the 26 ounces only accounts for the outer silnylon fly, which is how I like to use it. However, on trips with my boys and especially when mosquitoes are likely present, I’ll bring the inner.

    #3760627
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    It’s an interesting way to increase headroom. Kinda similar to the old Mountain Hardwear Hoopla 4 but with the poles in an X instead of a circle:
    https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/103406/mountain-hardwear-hoopla-4-tent

    #3760656
    Sam Farrington
    BPL Member

    @scfhome

    Locale: Chocorua NH, USA

    Thank you Dan D. for spotting that.

    #3760664
    Jason McGrath
    BPL Member

    @pnwruddyman

    That describes most of the places I pitch my Xmid 1p. The way I see it, the Xmid has several advantages that have made it my tent of choice but footprint size is not one of them. Sometimes you just have to spend some extra time to find a spot or get creative to make it fit. That said, I’ll probably add a 1p freestanding to the mix at some point for fair weather trips since I’d like another 1p anyway for bringing friends. Footprint size will be the priority for that tent and I’ll compromise roominess. That experiment may or may not last 😁.  The Xmid 1p has plenty of room for 1 person and is much easier to manage up high than the 2p; I have and use both!

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