Dream set up...

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Autumn Flower, May 15, 2019.

  1. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    So, I decided my dream set up would be the zpacks new pocket tarp (just over 100g) and a borah gear cuben Fibre bivy, also just over 100g... A girl can dream as the purse / budget / reasoning would not justify this right now as I already have a Hexamid tent (500g).

    Is anyone selling a Hexamid pocket tarp??

    Any other Ueber light tarps which could be recommended or for sale ? ;) hahaha

    I posted in here already two years ago how I struggle with my Hexamid... I do like it and pitching has bevome easy... However rain still comes in from the bottom.

    So I thought rather than buying a new tent a bivy might be nice. Especially as half of the time I just cowboy camp on a Polycro sheet. I like the stars, I like the ease and I am lazy

    However amongst hearing wild boar what sounded 10 m away from me the other night I also woke up with a squashed snail on my sleeping bag... I was not impressed!

    I was told there are small scorpions too and suddenly my lazy set up felt too exposed but I carried on sleeping on the floor...

    For me and the way I sleep (cowboy) I can really justify the weight penalty of a bivy. I bought the borah gear superlight bivy off here today for 180g.

    But it seems overkill if I have a tent thst should REALLY be offering rain protection.

    But for £50 it is a temporary solution and I am excited to cowboy camp in a protected manner. Also I have a quilt so that should help with keeping Wind out and keeping the precious expensive quilt clean

    I want a tarp now. Anyone selling anything Ueber light or happy to share their set - up, thoughts, ideas around bivys etc
  2. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    You could make your own very light tarp and bivi combo.
    See HERE for MYOG 110 g bivi and 90g tarp.
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  3. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Is Zpacks still using 0.34 oz cuben for the pocket tarp? I couldn't find the details on their website. If so, that's really pushing it.
  4. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    Also the coverage on the pocket tarp is smaller (no storm doors) from memory, so if you’re struggling with splash on your hexamid... yes you’re planning to supplement with a bivvy, but I still can’t imagine the extra moisture being fun to deal with.
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  5. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    :laugh:
    Beautiful set up, impressive and soooo light!! Outside my skill or strength set right now... Could ask someone to do it and pay them instead. How long did it take you to make each item? ... They look lovely!
  6. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    It doesn't specify strangely enough

    They say it's strong enough to handle strong winds and it has two good reviews... One using it as primary shelter for a thru hike.

    Of course these are just words and words can be meaningless
  7. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    Yes that's very true... I still want one :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    It's 0.51. Under materials.
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  9. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    An alternative. The Tipik pioulou is very comparable weight to the hexamid tent, but offers proper complete coverage. You wouldn’t need a bivvy (i use one sometimes when I think I might cowboy camp or if I’m worried the weather might be a bit cold for my sleeping gear).

    Or just cut the netting out of the hex you have already. Better coverage than the pocket tarp (not as good as the pioulou), and free - instead of spending significant money for rather minimal weight savings. I bet if you learn to dial in your food needs better you’d save more weight.
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  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Ah, I didn't realise there was information on the right to scroll to (on the phone).
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  11. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    Tipik pioulou
    Thank you for the heads up... Its a gorgeous little shelter... Decently priced as well. I guess it's normal that when you look at a new candidate of a tent and you never heard of it before that your heart beats faster?? :laugh::laugh:

    Do you know what it crossed my mind too to cut the netting out but it feels so wrong... I rather sell it on once I have a new replacement of some sort.... Yes food is def where I need to learn how to cut down more. And I have a mariposa and was made aware recently of how much extra unneeded weight I carry with this big backpack. But I love it and can't right now addord to replace it, but something to keep in mind.

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