Locus Gear Djedi Cuben eVent Dome

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Dave5791, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Dave5791

    Dave5791 Trail Blazer

    I wonder how much this badboy will retail at?

    Prototype had these specs: Locus Gear Djedi Dome CTB (Breathable Cubenfiber) Length : 230cm (7.5ft)Width : 130cm (4.3ft)Height : 105cm (3.4ft) Weight : 850g (1.9lbs) (w/ Easton Carbon FX poles)
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    The fabric is like 50e/m at extremtex
  3. ColinHawke

    ColinHawke Trail Blazer

    This looks like a standard single skin "bibler style" tent, really designed as a high altitude mountaineering shelter; so self-supporting with a small footprint that can be pitched on small snow ledges, steep sided to shed snow loads etc.
    I've had a few over the years and still have one (Black Diamond Firstlight). They make great high mountain shelters but don't make very good tents for general camping - poor airflow, no porches and often not particularly waterproof (as they don't need to be).
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  4. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    Breathable cuben fiber. That won’t be cheap.
  5. Marco

    Marco Trail Blazer

    I also know first hand that this tent has more than 3 years in research, design and test. Add it to the costs of raw material. But is the same history as any great product. Copycats shortcut this process.
  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker's just over half the weight of my Event Rab summit bibler.

    What Colin says, they are a specialist shelter.....not that great for general camping without a vestibule, and a condensation pit without the doors open. .
  7. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    will be interesting to seeing field reports and where it would be used.
  8. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    I've a similar free-standing tent (bought from Millets 30 odd years ago), it wasn't expensive and nor is it ultralight (flysheet alone is 840g, and the glass fibre poles are currently in Spain) but it's been bloody handy over the years, other than the missing poles...

    I can see the Djedi being really useful (especially if it's got generous venting and/or big cat cuts) when you need a free-standing shelter, how about Corsica, Spain?
  9. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I have had a longing for a while for a crux x1 raid (eVent-ish..). Purely for pitch-ability, you can pick it up and move it around (it even has a handle on top) so I can imagine simply errecting it and tossing it over a wall somewhere and crashing out on a calm night without even guying it down.
    The Locus one looks nice, Perhaps now I shall have a new object to desire.... I can't imagine it will be cheap though.

    With the weight savings a small cuben tarp could be carried which would put those now superfluous walking poles to work. When weather permits a little porch could be rigged.
  10. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    I would not use Easton FX poles on a mountaineering tent but yes they are lighter than aluminium.
    As mentioned, it is a well known design , the lightest way you can do a fully freestanding tent.
    The downside is that they don't work well in rainy weather if you don't like getting rain onto the tent floor.
    A similar tent by MSR, the Advance Pro, is 1.3 kg and the Bibler version (Firstlight in Epic) is about 1.5 kg so yes the Locus version is light.
    The MSR use Easton Syclone poles described by them as :
    "Unlike aluminum and carbon poles than bend or snap under enough pressure, Syclone poles are built with composite materials wound from multiple directions into a tube—allowing them to flex under force and return to shape".
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  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    @JKM , using a little tarp over works quite well, actually transforms them into something liveable and enjoyable when the wind is blowing rain. It's low enough to fit under a standard micro tarp pitched on 2 poles as a lean-to, and the door can be left open for venting if needed.

    This style is less of a tent IMO, more of a very capable hooped bivvy.
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  12. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

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