Interesting read. I wonder how well the fabric spec will wear over time after its been exposed to UV and weather. The Carbon impregnated material is all well and good but I wonder if it could end up like DWR, where after a short period of time it stops working and you have to recoat. Thanks for the review.
Fascinating! I don't think I've ever read a positive review of a single skin tent for UK use before, previously I had just dismissed them out of hand, but this sounds very different. Love the "cold" photo!
Hi- I'm the owner/designer at crux & Lightwave. The activated carbon is in a PU lamination - much more resilient than a conventional liquid PU-coating - and on the inside, so is not exposed to the elements (or UV) at all. There is no similarity at all to a DWR treatment in that respect. We introduced the fabric on the crux X1 tents 4 years ago, had several years trials prior to that, and is also currently undergoing some serious military testing - to date we haven't witnessed even the slightest degradation in the performance of the fabric. Basically, this should work as long as the flysheet lasts.
In reply to Tom Ripley:
Well worth a look. Although Im rather tall, 187, and sport somewhat of a beer gut. Thoughts? (Besides dropping a stone...)
Will I find it terribly cramped with a equally sized friend?