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Old 07-03-2013, 08:19 AM
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Re: Recommendations on bivy tent

We'll compare it to my SL5 for weight and room this weekend ;)
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: bivy tent-> Tarptent Moment DW

In about a month Tarptent will release their Moment DW one man tent with a ripstop nylon inner tent. (Only mesh inner tents are out now in the Moment DW.)

The DW has 2 doors and one larger vestibule for pack storage and cooking (at the same time). A "crossing pole" is optional to make it freestanding &/or support a snow load.

I have the original Moment single wall tent and it is THE best solo tent I can find. Had it 3 seasons now. Getting the Moment DW next month for 4 season use. I modified a TT SCARP 2 for winter as well. Lots of room for two.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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Re: bivy tent-> Tarptent Moment DW

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In about a month Tarptent will release their Moment DW one man tent with a ripstop nylon inner tent. (Only mesh inner tents are out now in the Moment DW.)

The DW has 2 doors and one larger vestibule for pack storage and cooking (at the same time). A "crossing pole" is optional to make it freestanding &/or support a snow load.

I have the original Moment single wall tent and it is THE best solo tent I can find. Had it 3 seasons now. Getting the Moment DW next month for 4 season use. I modified a TT SCARP 2 for winter as well. Lots of room for two.
Just watched the video for this. Pretty cool and very versatile for it's weight. A little small in terms of floor space compared to the Rainbow, for instance, but would seem like a very good choice and with the new interchangeable inner walls between noseeum netting and breathable nylon (now where have I seen that before...), even more versatile... Bears a close look, no doubt.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:39 PM
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Re: Recommendations on bivy tent

True, the Tarptent Rainbow is a bit larger than the Moment and has a large vestibule but it is not nearly as wind resistant, or as light.

I'm a geezer so weight becomes more important to me each year.
This year I'll be solo hunting/backpackingg in northern Nevada's Ruby Mountains with my new Moment DW. Here's hoping I won't need to carry snowshoes.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:56 PM
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Re: Recommendations on bivy tent

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True, the Tarptent Rainbow is a bit larger than the Moment and has a large vestibule but it is not nearly as wind resistant, or as light.

I'm a geezer so weight becomes more important to me each year.
This year I'll be solo hunting/backpackingg in northern Nevada's Ruby Mountains with my new Moment DW. Here's hoping I won't need to carry snowshoes.
Rainbow is 34 oz. with a floor of 23 ft. square. It is quite wind resistant if guyed out properly and pitched with an end into the wind.

Moment is also 34 oz. with a floor of 18.1 ft. square. With optional 7oz. additonal weight pole, it is freestanding and 'snow load' capable.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:20 AM
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Re: bivy tent-> Tarptent Moment DW

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In about a month Tarptent will release their Moment DW one man tent with a ripstop nylon inner tent. (Only mesh inner tents are out now in the Moment DW.)

The DW has 2 doors and one larger vestibule for pack storage and cooking (at the same time). A "crossing pole" is optional to make it freestanding &/or support a snow load.

I have the original Moment single wall tent and it is THE best solo tent I can find. Had it 3 seasons now. Getting the Moment DW next month for 4 season use. I modified a TT SCARP 2 for winter as well. Lots of room for two.
Litehiker, I have been considering the Moment for awhile. Where did you get the info that it would be coming out with a nylon interior? Would you by chance know about the new weight?? I was about ready to pull the plug on it but maybe I'll wait now. I guess I can call Henry and inquire. I currently have the contrail but I need to have a freestanding setup and the contrail is just a wee bit small and I like the side entrances better. It is easier for an old guy to get out......

Randy
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:57 PM
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Moment DW and Rainbow

The Moment DW presently is available with only the net inner tent. While talking to Henry Shires, the designer and owner of Tarptent two weeks ago he said they are finalizing the production of the new ripstop inner tent for the Moment DW and it should be availabel in late August.

The Moment DW is a true double wall tent while the Rainbow is a single wall tent, Even with the liner the Rainbow is not a double wall entirely B/C the liner does not cover the door netting, just like my single wall Moment liner.

Therfore to even come close to a Moment DW (with ripstop inner tent) for winter weather the Rainbow will be heavier, albeit with a larger floor than the Moment DW.

I presently have the original single wall Moment but it apppears it will no longer be manufactured now that the Moment DW is on the market.
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