Sub 1kg AliExpress mid

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Stuart, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

    I just spotted this, maybe it's one that people already know about it. I'm tempted so if anyone knows anything about these, I'm all ears.

    I posted it on the Cheapskate backpacking thread but maybe some people haven't seen that.

    It's a 1 person mid in grey or red but what has me interested are the dimensions. It's a 500g fly and 409g mesh inner, around £85 plus postage all in. The fly is 270cm long, longer than a lot of the Chinese tents. Strangely there are no dimensions quoted for the inner but I imagine it's going to be around 230-240cm going from the photos.

    There is some contradictory information on the ad, at some points it is described as 20D and at others 15D. And when you click the "inner tent" button a photo of the red fly comes up.

    Any thoughts?

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/327...chweb0_0,searchweb201602_1,searchweb201603_53
  2. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

  3. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

    But that seems to be a different one.
  4. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

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  8. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

  9. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

  10. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Yeah. I was thinking more of the 3.2m length down the centre of the flysheet. I don't use inners generally.
  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    A redesign of the knot mids, looks good
  12. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Yeah, reasonably light flysheet at 490g. A shame they did away with the handles-up twin-peaks design of the small mid though. I'd prefer to have handles up and separate pole extensions at the bottom.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
  13. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I like the look of this (yes, I know rain will come in when the doors are opened ;)) but I suspect China Post wouldn't broker it through customs in Turkey and I'd have to do it all in person. If anyone is ordering one for themselves, I'd be interested in adding one to their order. I could pay upfront and could cover any RM commission fees plus of course onward postage in the UK.
  14. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    William, I've ordered flysheet only for £45. Do you want the same or the inner and outer at £95?
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020 at 8:28 AM
  15. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I'd be looking to get the inner and the outer - we're bug averse :)
  16. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    You have a DM
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    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Replied.
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    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

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