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    Ultralight tents

    Hey, just after you recommendations on a 3 season, 1-2 person ultra light tent. For mainly overnighter use in the NI. Just wanting something s bit bigger than a divvy but with less bulk and weight. I'm keen to keep my pack size down as well as save a bit on weight.
    Looked at the MSR Carbon Reflex and its all bait pricey. Anyone tried Big Agnes gear? They rate well in the US and make a 2 man, double wall tent @ at 1b, 13oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Hey, just after you recommendations on a 3 season, 1-2 person ultra light tent. For mainly overnighter use in the NI. Just wanting something s bit bigger than a divvy but with less bulk and weight. I'm keen to keep my pack size down as well as save a bit on weight.
    Looked at the MSR Carbon Reflex and its all bait pricey. Anyone tried Big Agnes gear? They rate well in the US and make a 2 man, double wall tent @ at 1b, 13oz.
    Maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Yeah, saw that one BC. Reviews are suggesting its a bit too small for a taller fella like me and they are not freestanding.

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    I've got a big agnes ul2. Pretty sweet wee tent really. Haven't given it a long enough test yet or in rough weather though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr-Bound View Post
    I've got a big agnes ul2. Pretty sweet wee tent really. Haven't given it a long enough test yet or in rough weather though.
    Yeah, The Fly Creek UL2, thats the one I was looking at. There is a Platinum version which is lighter again.
    Where did you get yours? ex US?

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    Heard good things about the Mont Bell tents from here: i climb .co.nz :: Mountaineering gear at wholesale prices

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    Got mine off Ebay. The platinum is lighter again as you say but a bit more $.

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    Just got a tarptent moment DW Tarptent Ultralight Shelters

    Got carbon poles & a solid interior as upgrades. Weighs 1200g as I have it. I haven't given it a work out yet (that's 2 weeks away yet...) but it seems bloody solid in the wind, much more so than my hubba hubba, and is also a chunk longer and has plenty of space in it. Easy to setup, 2 pegs and about a minute if using one pole, bout another 30 seconds to throw up the crossing pole if needed. this also makea it freestanding. Cost about $450 landed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    Just got a tarptent moment DW Tarptent Ultralight Shelters

    Got carbon poles & a solid interior as upgrades. Weighs 1200g as I have it. I haven't given it a work out yet (that's 2 weeks away yet...) but it seems bloody solid in the wind, much more so than my hubba hubba, and is also a chunk longer and has plenty of space in it. Easy to setup, 2 pegs and about a minute if using one pole, bout another 30 seconds to throw up the crossing pole if needed. this also makea it freestanding. Cost about $450 landed...
    Yeah was trying to find your last thread but got lost. Looks the bizzo and not bad price. Did anyone pitch in with the freight?
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    Na I ended up just coughing up & getting one in myself...
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    I have a Tarp Tent double rainbow. Great tent. 1.3kg I think. Very long so would be good for a tall fulla. Got it landed for just over $400.

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    I once raised the length issue with Macpac and was told it was because of production costs i.e. all NZer's are the same length as the Chinese. Weetbix are one length so are our tents.I then said well you have different harness sizes on your packs which are the world's best so why do you have dwarf thinking with your tents. No reply.

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    Ultralight tents

    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    I use a great outdoors, cycle 2l

    2 kgs

    3 teenagers have hammered it and it's still going strong
    I have a 2kg Macpac. Was after something a bit lighter.
    It's almost more a volume issue than weight.
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