Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Aug 14, 2015.
It's certainly quite a lump. Waiting on a dcf Strat 1
Had an email from Zpacks confirming they are no longer making the Altaplex. The
Plexamid replaces it .
That’s a shame, as that’s a large lump to pack for a Cuben shelter
There's a camo one on eBay at the moment.
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.
^ I concur. The flat top has to be quicker to construct too as the tape is applied to straight edges .
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.
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.
Seems perfect https://molyesstore.com/products/50-off-today-automatic-hydraulic-tent-for-2-3-person?
ULOG are going to start stocking TFS tents soon.
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.
I do like the Black Stealth Bomber look of the YMG Cirriform
Nice pitch. Apart from the shape, it does look like a metal skin in that shot.
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