Hexpeak with inner.

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  1. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    It’s my first attemt on a pyramid shelter with a zip. I did a trailstar copy last year and a quilt, that was all my sewing experience … But i’m pretty pleased with this result.

    It’s a 6 sided tent. Made from triangles with a base of 175cm and a height of 220cm wich give an pitched height of 170-175 cm.

    It’s not an ultralight tent but my wife is joining me backpacking for the first time to france (when corona is finally gone..) And she wanted a bigger shelter wich could close up ;) Next up is an inner.
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    I used 40D silnylen 55gr/m from extex. 20mm Webbing is used for the tie outs.
    I have added some mittenhooks for an inner or bivvy.
    A YKK 5C zipper was added with 2 sliders so i can open up the top for ventilation. The zip runs all the way to the top and is finished with some ribbon and the top reinforcement.

    I stil need to add 5 linelocs and a buckle for the zipper. I used normal PE cord as guylines, i may switch to dyneema to save some weight.
    The weight as it is now is 764 grams or 26.95 oz

    The proces and result:

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    To finish the zipper i folded the zipper over itself and sewed over the tape. I forgot to take a picture before I sewn a buckle over it ;)

    On 2 other locations on the zipper on the inside I sewed small loops. On one end I tied a small cord with mini cord lock wich I can insert in to the second loop and fasten it to relief the zipper.

    The mid panel tie outs I bonded with Wacker Elastosil, and sewn over the edge of the patch. Elastosil makes a very strong elastic bond on silnylon. I’ve read somewhere that Vaude is testing the first no-sew tent made with Elastosil.

    The inner:
    It was a long journey.. It was more difficult then I thought but the result is OK. I made some stupid mistakes in the zipper etc. But they al function.

    The peak is open and has 5 loops and I made a pole cup with 5 small loops. With this I can adjust the height of the tent. In case I need to pitch the tarp lower.

    The bathtub floor has a 4 inch height and is reinforced with carbon rods.

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    The height is about 160cm and the floor is 170*260cm

    It has an inverted t zipper and mesh on the peak, the rest is made of 45gr/m2 ripstop. And the floor is a 10.000mm HH fabric. It’s not ultralight… It’s about 930gr and the tarp is 775.



    Here are a few pictures.

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    the pole cup with adjustable height.
    Now just some practice setting it up.. The inner is a bit too large for the the outer. Maybe setting the outer first and higher off the ground and then the inner. This may create more room for the inner.

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    I ordered a 12mm round carbon Fibre tube. It fits perfectly in my hiking pole. I just remove the last (thinnest) section and insert the carbon tube. I do this also with a secend pole and attach both poles together.

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    Perfect fit
  2. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

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  3. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Very impressive! :thumbsup:
  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That looks great,
    getting shelters right is just about beyond me!
    Well done!
  5. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, that's seriously impressive :)
  6. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Thanks all!
    I didn't include any close up pictures of the seams for a reason.. ;)
    This is my second shelter. At first I made trailstar copy. It's amazing how much you learn in a short time. This one is much cleaner!
  7. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Sweet. That looks as if it will be able to handle some serious weather.
  8. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Nice! Looks a beauty :)
  9. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

    Good stuff!. Your next job - a winter inner for a XMid1P. ;)
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  10. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    Incredibly impressive!
  11. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    This year my wife I coming for the first time. I've wild camped before in Scotland with 2 mates. I'm hoping to do that again this year. So it's quite possible that I'm going to make a 1p shelter too.
  12. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Looks very good, nice tidy pitch :thumbsup:
  13. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I had that in mind. Last year i was caught in a storm and my trailstar clone failed because a line lock broke in half. I patched it by just inserting the peg in the webbing loop, but still. It taught me to expect the worst. :)
  14. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

    What material did you use for the inner? (yellow part)
  15. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

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  16. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Very good - impressive :thumbsup:.
  17. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    As someone whose talent extends to pushing the Buy button, seriously impressed with anyone who can do this kind of thing themselves.
  18. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Fantastic, well done
  19. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

  20. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Haha who knows ;)
  21. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Actually I've been toying with an idea...
    I want to practice more behind the sewing machine but how many quilts, packs and shelters can a man have... Especially as I'm based in the Netherlands and I can't wild camp here.

    I'm not a professional by any means! But if someone is up for it I might be able to do a pack/quilt/shelter(simple one) for material costs and a couple of beers :). Corona has me inside a lot and this gives me something to do what a like.
    Send me a message if you interested.
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  22. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Excellent job, it looks great. The inner details look quite similar to the Oookworks style too. :thumbsup:
  23. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Thanks, I think there's a bit neater and have even seems haha :D
  24. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    There is a difference between a stock sale & an asset sale, & you'd want to find out which doesn't leave you liable for money owed before buying that business imo.
    No harm to the guy, but best to keep yourself covered.

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