Light tent, freestanding, stealth colour?

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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Low Gear Guy

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

Cycleops

Guru
Location
Accra, Ghana
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
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!
 
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Tin Pot

Guru
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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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?
 

Crankarm

Guru
Location
Nr Cambridge
You should have got the bullet proof version.
 
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