Ebay - Outdoor Gear worth a look

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Dr Zarkov

    Dr Zarkov Summit Camper

    I have the earlier version. Its not a total condensation box. It does let in very fine droplets eventually in biblical rain (mostly on the seams) but if there is a breeze its not so much of an issue. In icy or snow conditions you can get some water forming as the fabric gets blocked. This always takes a while and a quick wipe on the roof and seams works well. As its so tall I rarely bash my head on the roof but on the odd occassion I have done it was small / odd droplets rather than a small shower. It does get a little damp around the top of the bathtub in the mornings but easy to manage. I do get fine droplets of condensation on my sleeping bag from my breath build up probably. I was initially dissapointed in the fabric but have learned to deal with its querks. I have kept the tent as It pitches tight (proper tight with LL3's and MLD cord), its very stable and easy to pitch, tons of room, dries pretty quickly, proper dark inside if you ever want to sleep in, almost free-standing and I love the colours (green and black). For me its performed better for condensation than Akto, Soulo and Laser Comps I have had so it has a place in the arsenal for (non ultralight) trips of 2 or 3 days . For peace of mind now (dont we all get irked by having to deal with condensation when spending good money?) I use synthetic bag or over quilt when using it.
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  2. Dr Zarkov

    Dr Zarkov Summit Camper

    It has mesh above the inside door and the front panel has a 2/3 inch gap so air circulates a bit. No dedicated vents though. The mesh is quite high up and the door fairly small so I leave the door open quite often.
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  3. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    Mine is the S15, slightly larger fares much better and very minimal condensation. Camped in heavy rain, bogs, snow and mountain tops. Copes brilliantly with strong winds and gusts, by far the quietest tent I have. The fabric does breathe and any wind will dry it quickly. Others have had different experiences tho.
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  4. William.K

    William.K Trail Blazer



    I can't comment on the current model s10 Sigma. But i do own the old model s10 Sigma (now the s15 Sigma) and my experiences of it are the same as @RobH & @Dr Zarkov . I've had a bit it of condensation on the bathtub walls of the groundsheet on wet nights (always worse on the none door side wall) but never enough for the water to run or pool. And one single beed of water half way down the foot end panel come morning on one very wet night camped near the summit of Blencathra. I have read about condensation forming at the apex were the poles cross, but have never had that happen. But i've never used mine on the CWT or anything like that. And it's always been wet & windy when i've been out in mine. I've often also been glad to be camped in it rather than some of double walled tents that i've owned in the past.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
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  5. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  7. William.K

    William.K Trail Blazer


    I managed to resist it too (trying to save up for a new sleeping bag) would like to give one a go sometime. I was expecting it to fetch more £.
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  8. William.K

    William.K Trail Blazer

  9. William.K

    William.K Trail Blazer

  10. William.K

    William.K Trail Blazer

  11. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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