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Old 06-19-2013, 07:34 PM
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Re: Recommendations on bivy tent

SHTF, good to see a fellow rokslider over here. Hey, what does that weigh?? And have you had it in any substantial winds??

Randy

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I use a Mountainsmith Mountain LT. (photo below) Works wonderfully and is a palace for a solo hunter and roomy for 2. 109$ at Campmor you cant beat it. Holds up well in any weather. Im in Colorado if that tells you anything =-).

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:43 PM
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Re: Recommendations on bivy tent

Hey Randy Thanks mate. Just found this place. Looked cool so thought Id try it out. =-).

Ive had it in 45 mph winds out at Lake Wellington and it held up great. it weights in with stakes included at 2.3 lbs.
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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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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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