Pulled the trigger on a new shelter today.

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Pulled the trigger on a new shelter today.

Postby threshold » Thu 25 Apr, 2019 8:08 pm

https://antigravitygear.com/shop/produc ... p-shelter/

- It allegedly weighs 227grams on SMD's website, according to AGG (who also weigh it on their own scales) it is 7oz (198g).
- Add carbon pole, I don't really use trekking poles +51g.
- Looking at getting a MLD solomid innernet DCF to pair with it at 227grams.
- + 6 mini ground hogs 60 grams (I think.)
- A nice double wall shelter at 536 grams if everyone involved scales work and my math skills are correct!

At the low low price of WAYYYYY too much....
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Re: Pulled the trigger on a new shelter today.

Postby Zapruda » Thu 25 Apr, 2019 8:15 pm

threshold wrote:https://antigravitygear.com/shop/product-category/six-moon-designs-deschutes-zero-g-tarp-shelter/

- It allegedly weighs 227grams on SMD's website, according to AGG (who also weigh it on their own scales) it is 7oz (198g).
- Add carbon pole, I don't really use trekking poles +51g.
- Looking at getting a MLD solomid innernet DCF to pair with it at 227grams.
- + 6 mini ground hogs 60 grams (I think.)
- A nice double wall shelter at 536 grams if everyone involved scales work and my math skills are correct!

At the low low price of WAYYYYY too much....


Nice one. Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Pulled the trigger on a new shelter today.

Postby Lamont » Thu 25 Apr, 2019 8:24 pm

Hmm, sweet as. Looking forward to some pictures when it floats across.
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Re: Pulled the trigger on a new shelter today.

Postby threshold » Thu 25 Apr, 2019 8:32 pm

I have had SMD lunar solo + gatewood cape before, I liked them both, but hated the sagging obviously being from being a silnylon tent. I sold them because of the sagging really, readjusting a tent EVERYTIME after you set it up is a PITA. The lunar solo was a bit of a condesation trap however that may have been from me being inexperienced in setting up in proper areas.

I have had a little play with DCF on a HMG tarp I bought off of this forum and I am pretty confident this should work out very well, I like DCF these qualities, lighter than silnylon, doesn't absorb water and stays taught. I dislike it for its price and the loud noise it makes when rain hits it! (probably because it is taught!!)
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