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

  1. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    It's certainly quite a lump. Waiting on a dcf Strat 1 :)
  2. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    Had an email from Zpacks confirming they are no longer making the Altaplex. The
    Plexamid replaces it .
  3. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    That’s a shame, as that’s a large lump to pack for a Cuben shelter
  4. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    There's a camo one on eBay at the moment.
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  5. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Ditto. I was thinking about why a flat top is useful and can only think that it allows them to use the cuben at standard roll width rather than having to add the small infill panels we see on many mids at the peak as well as shave a little weight. I dont think the extra headroom claim amounts to much given a 122cm pole height. Yes other mids narrow at the top but are generally taller anyway and if using a dpte its no different. So in summary i think the design is economics led rather than consumer benefit led.
  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    ^ I concur. The flat top has to be quicker to construct too as the tape is applied to straight edges .
  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I assumed it was to give some of the advantage of the two pole designs? Its one pole right? I think zpacks have always been efficient in their cuben use, makes sense! Making a duplex copy made me realise how optimised it was re biggest shelter for min amount of fabric and work. I guess same for hexamid, not a criticism.
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  8. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I dont see it changing the geometry enough to give any benefit. Guess we need a lot more vids and reviews etc to get a handle on why its a benefit.
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  9. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    ULOG are going to start stocking TFS tents soon.
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  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Some of you may know Dan Durston from BPL or his blog Into Cascadia. He's now got a tent being produced via Massdrop. It looks like an interesting variant on the offset pole design.
    Massdrop link for those who are signed up.
    BPL forum discussion link for the others.
  11. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    I do like the Black Stealth Bomber look of the YMG Cirriform

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  12. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    Nice pitch. Apart from the shape, it does look like a metal skin in that shot.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  13. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

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