/ PRODUCT NEWS: Quadratic Tent System - New 2 Person Mountain Tent by The Theory Works
This is precisely the sort of product that appeals to my nerdy tent fetish. Hence I will refuse even to go to the website in case I buy something.
All manufacturers should be falling over themselves to replace bits of tents rather than have to buy a new one.
Just had a play with this and like the idea - I have the cross-pole addition for my Henry Shires Scarp which turns a single hoop tent into something really beefy. I could easily have gone for one of these modular tents were I starting out buying tents now, but the website needs to give a total weight for the thing as you add bits to it!
> the website needs to give a total weight for the thing as you add bits to it!
If you go to the customisation page there is a download that shows all the specs and weights for all variants.
I'd like to have that recalculated automatically as I go so I can play easily with combinations.
Fair enough. I like having it all on one sheet for easy reference, but each to their own.
It's a bit like some people preferring the Romans, whilst others prefer the medieval
Either way it looks a very nice tent...
Nice looking tents & idea; but charging extra for guy lines and only giving 4 pegs as standard seems a bit tight.
Terra Nova have been selling bits of tent for as long as I can remember. If you feel the need to make them even more bombproof, , buy an extra set of poles and double them up - plenty of space in the pole sleeves.
> It's a bit like some people preferring the Romans, whilst others prefer the medieval
It's literally nothing like that. Both the Romans and the Medievals went for heavy duty kit and there would be nothing to split the two. If we were talking the romans vs red indians...
Same goes for Hilleberg. I do like the modular concept though, every user has different requirements and this will help people get the tent they need. If their needs change they can just change the necessary part.
With most tents I'd agree with you but that seems consistent with the whole modular philosophy. Paying extra for the bits you want is just the glass half empty way of looking at only paying for the parts you need.
Plenty of people considering a tent like this might already have a preferred set of pegs, or different sets for different needs, and not require any bundled in. Also trivial enough to make your own guy lines if you want and again people might have their own preferences.
If it could be reconfigured so that you lie parallel to the door (as in any tent worth buying), I'd be seriously interested in one of these. The principle seems excellent. Maybe I need to wait for The Cubic.
If you're tall lying parallel to the door can result in your head and/or feet pushing the inner against the outer and water getting in.
> If you're tall lying parallel to the door can result in your head and/or feet pushing the inner against the outer and water getting in.
I'm curious. What's the big advantage of lying parallel to the door?
> I'm curious. What's the big advantage of lying parallel to the door?
Makes sense. Thanks for indulging my curiosity.
I find they are ideal for one but feel claustrophobic for two. We've swapped the laser for an Easton 1 kilo (tradition end entrance) for mountain marathons as it's a lot nicer to be in.
> I find they are ideal for one but feel claustrophobic for two.
If there is only one porch, but I always get tents with two porches, so each person lies parallel to a door and has their own entrance - not claustrophobic at all.
Lightwave (who I work for) have a new tent out next year called the s22 sigma. It has two porches, which both campers sleep parallel with.
Its also single skin (and actually breathable thank to the carbon activated x tex fabric used in the outer) and only weights 1.75kg.
> Its also single skin (and actually breathable thank to the carbon activated x tex fabric used in the outer) and only weights 1.75kg.
Single skin but has an outer? How does that work?! And what exactly does "carbon activated" mean?
I'm guessing it'll be along these lines Robert: https://www.ukhillwalking.com/gear/camping/tents+bivvys/lightwave_s10_sigma_1-person_tent-9073
Really good tent, that
> Really good tent, that
But is single skin really the thing for general use in all weathers?
It depends on the skin, and x-tex works brilliantly. I have a Crux Assault made with that material.
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