Shelter News - a thread for new shelter talk

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Not for £600 I'm not

    I'll be interested to hear from those who do though, especially on the condensation
  2. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Honestly think it looks rubbish.
    Their answer to Nordisk's very light not very nice tent.
    Just there for the record breaking kudos if you ask me.
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  3. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Agree with @Mole, it's just a hooped bivy
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  4. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Ultralighter

    that'll be a no then? :biggrin:
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  5. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    The cuben version at just under a grand looks like an even worse buy!

    I'm obviously not Terra Nova's target audience, the only one of their tents I vaguely fancy is the Helm, and that's nearly 2Kg, why so heavy?
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  6. dovidola

    dovidola Ultralighter

    I think TN have kind of lost their way in recent years. A few decent good-value tents in their 'budget' Wild Country range, and some of their 'classics' can still hold their own, but imo several other brands now have them beaten on weight, price and innovation. At a trade fair last year I was able to have a conversation with one of TN's marketing representatives who was also involved in product development. I got the feeling that he wasn't that interested in looking at, and responding to, what others in the industry were doing. Maybe I'm wrong, I hope so anyway.
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  7. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Looks a doddle to pitch



    :arghh:
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  8. dovidola

    dovidola Ultralighter

    Palatial hooped bivvy for wealthy damp-loving claustrophiles?
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  9. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    God there is a lot of fiddly stuff going on there and allot of it will not last long either. At this weekends little get together, I had my trailstar, duomid and ASTA up in less time.
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  10. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Ultralighter

    still a no then :pompus:
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  11. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    Hah too small for me
  12. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Ultralighter

    well I quite like it (he says brightly) :geek:

    wibble :whistling:
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  13. Scottk

    Scottk Summit Camper

    I like the way the main pole folds into the fly. They should really show it being erected after all the faff of the inner being attached etc has been done. Any subsequent pitches will be much faster.
    I have a Nordisk Telemark 1 and it goes up in less than 5 mins.
  14. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    I liked that aspect too, but I don't get why they used velcro loops to attach the fly to the pole, seems clumsy, heavy, and prone to failure. A loop of light cord or fabric would have been simpler.

    Plus, in real life you'd need earplugs, it was flapping in the almost still conditions of the video, gok what it's like in real wind. An extra peg point on those long sides or some better shaping (cat cuts?) might help.
  15. Taz38

    Taz38 Section Hiker

    Velcro, cold fingers and tired eyes...so much fun.
    £600!!

    I've got some fancy little buckle clips on my F10...can't see the flaming things without my readers on.
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  16. Scottk

    Scottk Summit Camper

    Not at that price! Would much prefer the Locus Gear Khufu DCF-B if I was spending that much.
  17. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    The Gatewood Cape is now claimed to be 15% lighter, not sure how as the website is still claiming its made of 30D silnylon. Also saying 40% smaller pack size.
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  18. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Has anyone ever worn one of these in anger in the UK? ( In public:o o:?:p)

    The new green colour is quite pleasing. If they brought out the Deschutes in that fabric, I'd find it hard to resist.
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  19. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Ultralighter

    I emailed last year asking if they'd make me a Deschutes in green. They didnt reply..:mooning:
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  20. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I like the innovation and would imagine it has some SUL uses, but not many uses in the UK.

    It would be the first thing in my bag when the zombie apocalypse kicks off....
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  21. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Yes but not again, I really like the GC as a shelter but it is a right faff as rain gear. And you do look utterly daft so luckily there are no pics of my escapade. :D
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  22. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    The idea of having no rain gear once your shelter is setup doesn't appeal to me
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  23. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    Ive used my Gatewood for shorter weekend trips in woodland areas. Matched with a wind jacket for lighter rain protection it actually works out pretty good. Small shelter tho
  24. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    Quite like the Gatewood as a one person shelter but where can you buy a sold inner for it?
  25. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    I’ve never seen a solid inner for it just the net inner. One of the ali inners may fit it with some jugggling, anyone tried?

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