Light tent, freestanding, stealth colour?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by jay clock, 15 Nov 2017.

  1. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    Due to me doing this trip www.usacycle2018.com I have decided on a tent upgrade. Many of the US sites have gravel or even semi-indoor under shelters and free standing tent is vastly better.

    Other requirements are green for stealth, light weight and decent quality.

    This little beauty has just arrived. 1732g for the tent (all in) plus 193g for the footprint (sheet of plastic usually suits me, but this clips neatly into the frame system. And on offer for only a fiver more. Total £336. Sodding pricey but ticks all my boxes. replaces my Wild Country Zephyros 2UL which I have been very happy with apart from the free standing bit.

    May well sleep out tonight, primarily to test my sleeping bag!

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  2. Low Gear Guy

    Low Gear Guy Senior Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Does the stealth colour mean you are wild camping? Is this a good idea in places where the locals are armed with automatic weapons?
     
  3. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Yes, I think you might find it preferable to carry a side arm rather than worry about whether your tent is freestanding or not.
     
  4. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    I love all this positivity. In BLM locations (Bureau of Land Management) you can camp legally. I just don't want to stand out. And in 10 years of consuming CGOAB journals I have yet to find anyone in a situation where a gun would have helped
     
  5. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    Does the phrase"not updated for 300days" ring any bells ^_^
     
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  6. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Sorry, I think most of us are just indulging in a spot of plonker pulling:smile:.
    I really do wish you all the best for the trip, lm very jealous!
     
    Last edited: 15 Nov 2017
  7. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Looks cool. Heat up a tin of beans before you kip for extra realism :smile:

    What's your plan for mounting it on the bike?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
  9. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    You should have got the bullet proof version.
     
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  10. flake99please

    flake99please Make mine a '99'

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I have one of those as my summer tent. MSR have some great (if a little pricey) equipment.
     
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  11. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

  12. OP
    OP
    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    mmmm, tend to agree.. that's why it would be on the back of the bike not on me
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  13. OP
    OP
    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    @flake99please any useful feedback on yours?
     
  14. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    Have heard the odd story that some of their tents can be a little delicate. Any truth in this?
     
  15. flake99please

    flake99please Make mine a '99'

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    It’s handled everything thrown at it by the Scottish weather gods with aplomb. My only recommendation is that if you plan to use on very soft ground or sand, you buy some msr tent pegs designed for such conditions.
     
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