Fly: 40D/230T Siliconized nylon ripstop fabric
Fly: HH 2000mm
Inner Tent: High density nylon mesh
Floor: PU Coated nylon with HH 4000mm
Guys: 11 supplied with glow in dark line locks
Weights: Tarp 710g, Nest 418g, Pegs 116g = Total 1244g
A lightweight shelter that can be erected with the use of a walking pole or an adjustable tarp/tent pole. It even has a loop so it can be pitched from the branch off a tree!! Basically an outer and an inner, the inner taking up half the floor space giving plenty of room for storage or cooking in the remainder.
The inner has a ‘bathtub floor’ with netting to keep the bugs out. This is attached to the outer pegging points and to a hook at the peak of the shelter……simple.
The outer is made from siliconised nylon ripstop fabric, light and strong. The corners have a stiffening band giving a box like construction ensuring the outer is kept low to the ground, minimising draughts.
Attach a light here
Best thing about this is the weigh….1224kgms ( excluding pole).
I’ll update as I put this to use, hopefully soon.
See a video by the stockist ‘Bob’ for further details. Or visit his site HERE
Took the Sil out for a walk today. An ideal haven for a coffee stop away from the elements.
Carried out a wee modification, seen it on the Internet. The 4 main pegging points are loops at the end of the adjustable webbing. However with these being flat they need to be twisted when pegging down. Simple fix, some triangular loops threaded onto the webbing allowing a straight even pull.
With my urge to try and cut down on my kit weight, in addition to my newly acquired bivi I’ve now added a tarp. A versatile and simple bit of kit that can be set up in a variety of configurations.
It’s from Alpkit and is the Rig 3.5 Solo version.
Spec as follows……
Open dimensions 2.4 m x 1.4 m
stuff sac): 270 g
Stuffed size: 8 x 10 x 14 cm
33d sil PU Cordura – Lightweight and strong
16 Re-inforced attachment points – 4 lifters, 12 edge tie downs
Stuff sack included
This brings my sleeping arrangements to 1kg or there about’s, shaving almost 1kg off my original tent weight.
Whether a shelter from wind or rain,to cook under or protect your gear from the elements the Tarp is a great addition.
With the setting up of the Tarp there’s a few basic knots that are worth learning ( I had to), these make setting up, adjusting and dismantling easy.
The Prusik knot and the Bowline knot.
The Prusik allowing adjustment to line tension by sliding and the Bowline as a fixing loop.
A few quick examples I tried, with use of walking poles as support.
That’s me all set for another wee adventure. 😃
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Trying to shave some weight of my camping gear….easier than shedding it off myself!!
Just bought a Rab Ridge Raider bivi coming in it at 800gms it’s a kilo lighter than my Vango Banshee tent. Not that the Banshee is a tonne weight, but if carrying over any great distance the Raider would be the choice.
The thought of a bivi that basically rests on your face put me off spending the night in one. But with the Raider and it’s support pole, this is negated and gives a less claustrophobic feel. The built in mozzy net even keeps the midgies out, which means you can still enjoy the views.
Was also looking for a lighter sleeping bag than the 4 season one I’ve got, so as a cheap lighter alternative I found a Snugpak Travelpak2. Weighing in at 1100gms with a comfort of 2 degrees, for £35 thats not to bad. This also has a mozzy net built in!!!!
So far that’s almost 2 kilos off what I’m carrying. Plan to add a tarp for a more versatile set up,giving a changing/cooking area. Hopefully that’ll only be 500gms at most.