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AFTT (Another F**king Tent Thread)

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by uncle buck, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Dave Martin

    Dave Martin First Runs

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    It is worth noting that it looks like they've discontinued this model of tent. I'm not sure why as besides the leaks it is a nice design. I would assume the flysheet waterproofing system would be generic to all TNF tents.
     
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  2. Dave Martin

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    The final seam sealer on the outside seems to have improved things a bit. The only challenge now is that a few of the velcro strips that were glued to the inside of flysheet have come off. Any suggestions on what glue to use to re-attach them?
     
  3. Dave Martin

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    If anyone is interested, it seems that Pratley WondaFix epoxy glue is the best in this situation. It appears to adhere strongly (and flexibly) to a nylon flysheet coated with seam sealer and Nikwax.
    Thanks everyone for the advice. Ready to leave. If the tent still leaks while I'm in the Congo, I'll just buy a square of plastic and insert that between the top of the inner tent and the flysheet.
     
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  4. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Enjoy the trip - we’d love a trip report with photos!
     
  5. Dave Martin

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    We blog here (once every month or two):

    www.travelwallahs.blogspot.com
     
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  6. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have come to the realisation that I need (another) 2 x tents:
    • A lightweight 3 seasons tent for sub alpine adventures and
    • A bomber 4 seasons tent
    Being 187cm tall finding a tent long enough is challenging.

    At the moment I'm thinking an Altaplex tent for the lightweight 3 season tent and a One Planet Goondie 1 Nylon inner and 30 D fly for the bomber 4 season.

    However, I'm holding off on any new purchases until I check out this season's Mont tents. I'm hoping to corner @telecrag for a shopping trip to Fyshwick pretty soon.
     
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  7. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I doubt we will see much new very soon from Mont, possibly the new 2 person.
     
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  8. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    You don't save much weight going solo in the white season and at that height perhaps you need the extra width of a 2P shelter, even at a paltry 184 [ and starting to shrink] I find most tents too short for comfort.
    If you get hit with tax on arrival you don't get much change from $1k- AUD on the Altaplex but the weight saving is huge.
     
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  9. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd just do the lightweight Goondie for Summer/3 season (mesh inner & 7D fly) and the solid inner & 30D fly Goondie for Winter.

    Tho I think the solid inner 30D Goondie is more a 3 & 3/4 season tent rather than a true 4. But if you are able to pick and choose your trip dates then this is manageable.
     
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  10. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hilleberg and Exped options too.

    https://hilleberg.com/eng/videos/tents-tall-people/

    Exxy, but maybe second hand...

    Some(2011) discussion here
    https://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=6771

    Considering the combined factors of weight, quality, price it’s a tall order :whistle:
     
  11. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    There is that 700g weight penalty going to the Goondie SNOW version but in the white season perhaps it's worth carrying.
    Still a couple of kilos lighter than either of my stronger tents, I may bitch about the weight on my back but never moan about the strength when the weather turns nasty
     
  12. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    That 700g is to avoid waking up with a snow drift inside the tent ;)
     
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  13. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Thinking about this small Helsport for my own use in warmer weather
    https://www.tomsoutdoors.com.au/products/ringstind-superlight-1-blue-47563
    This is my current winter tent two up.
    https://www.tomsoutdoors.com.au/collections/tents/products/helsport-lofoten-xtrem
    Wonderfully engineered and better than Hilleberg by a big margin but solo I am still using my old Fairydown Plateau because of the reliability under snow load. Same weight as the Helsport because the old tent uses old technology fabrics and has a PVC floor
     
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    Agreed and well worth the extra weight, see my previous post
     
  15. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Having crossing poles (dome) rather than the Mont's hub thingie means it is slightly stronger for snow loading IMO, other than that they are pretty close.
     
  16. skifree

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  17. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Covid has sparked a worldwide demand, while at the same time slowing production and distribution.
     
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  18. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    W E Second Arrow X for you imo. New model is higher and the tubs are tough.
     
  19. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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  20. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmm, Monts new one coming is their first tunnel, same weight as above, but with Hilleberg style massive annexe. IMO if you are going to go over 2kg, there are a butt load of choices!
     
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  21. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's why you and me need to go shopping ;)
     
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  22. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    My tent bag alone weighs about 2kg on my Hillerberg Kaitum 3GT.

    I absolutely love the big vestibule for Tassie style conditions. Much more room to fight the leaches of yourself before retreating to the inner sanctum.
     
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  23. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Always found the Second Arrow significantly too small at 186cm.

    Had lady friends with them, they tended to cramp style.
     
  24. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    New model is stated as 2.20 m length.