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#136674 - 07/23/10 03:16 PM TarpTent Moment question
wandering_daisy Online   content
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Registered: 01/11/06
Posts: 2752
Loc: California
I cannot figure out how to keep the top vents open. Are the clips on the inside to be used for this? I tried clipping them together but they are not tight enough to keep the vent open. The vent support bar stays open, but the velcro closure is several inches up towards the top and that area has very minimal space. The velcro is SO sticky that the vents unintentionally close a lot when the wind blows.

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#136681 - 07/23/10 09:41 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: wandering_daisy]
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 997
Loc: Australia
Hi WD
Because I am stuck at home (long story) my experience with the Moment so far has been fiddling with it in my backyard and my bedroom.
Right now my Moment is in Vancouver ready to go on a sea kayaking trip with my mate Yair and Toui (Remy the rat...)



I found out that if you angle the ends a bit more downwards as per this drawing


rather than as they appear on many pics, it works better.
Failing that , since there is a Velcro strip there, I would make a little stick about 2-3" long with Velcro cups and put that in there to keep it open.

This one is a piece of cardboard wrapped in clear tape (waterproofing...) and with a strip of gaffa tape reversed at each end.
Made that for another tent.

Franco

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#136683 - 07/23/10 11:04 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: wandering_daisy]
CWF Offline
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 266
I've been really disappointed with my Moment. I too can't keep the vents open naturally without fitting in a stint (why should I have to do this? It is a design flaw) and when I do fit in the stint, the vents are not large enough to help manage condensation effectively.

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#136694 - 07/24/10 11:51 AM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: CWF]
hshires Offline
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Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 169
Loc: Nevada City, CA
Sounds like maybe the interior elastic with clips is too long and/or not in use? The two vent openings need to forced inward and down using the clips. Try shortening the elastic--tie a knot in the elastic--and see if that doesn't help. Call/email me if you're still having trouble.

-H



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#136701 - 07/24/10 07:47 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: hshires]
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6400
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
I would like to echo Henry's comment--if you're having trouble with one of his tents, contact him! I've done this several times and have always gotten a prompt and excellent response!
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#136707 - 07/24/10 10:35 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: wandering_daisy]
Canyonero Offline
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Registered: 07/18/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Four Corners, Colorado, USA
Nice to see this thread along with the response and photo from Henry, as I'm waiting for delivery of my Moment. Given everything I've read about the TarpTents, I expect if something doesn't work right, it's because I'm doing something wrong.

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#136817 - 07/27/10 01:13 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: Franco]
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Registered: 09/24/07
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Loc: Utah
Franco, watch out for the orcas. They like to tip people over.
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#136846 - 07/27/10 08:28 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: finallyME]
Franco Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 997
Loc: Australia
Hi
No I am not there, my mate Yair is (I can't swim...)
the "Me" in the picture is Toui, the Rat.He goes with Yair in his adventures.
He (Toui) now has a custom made eVent jacket...


Yair practiced falling into the water and getting back on his kayak here in the bay before he left.
Neither him nor myself take life or ourselves all that seriously. we are both 55...
Franco
He has just landed here :
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=52.74612,-131.70914&ll=52.74612,-131.70914&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1
(Spot message)

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#136849 - 07/27/10 08:33 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: Franco]
GDeadphans Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 382
Loc: Maine/New Jersey
Yair is a mighty good lookin' mouse.

I went to that link, and wow. I want to be there now. Are you really there right now? Do you have a lap top with satellite internet card or something?


Edited by GDeadphans (07/27/10 08:35 PM)
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#136868 - 07/28/10 12:28 AM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: OregonMouse]
CWF Offline
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 266
Not sure that there isn't a bit of a design flaw in the vents.

backpackinglight.com just did a review and while I have some issue as to how it was done, the #1 complaint was managing condensation.


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#136870 - 07/28/10 01:29 AM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: CWF]
OregonMouse Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6400
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
I would question that review. It was based on 5 nights in the tent, part of them in deep river valleys where condensation in any tent would be horrendous. I can't agree or disagree with the review because I'm not familiar with the Moment, but IMHO the article was an unorganized compendium of hastily formed personal opinions (such as that it wouldn't work in high winds when the reviewer hadn't even tried it under those conditions) that was definitely not up to BPL review standards. At least I hope it wasn't, because I would never make a decision one way or another about a purchase based on such a poorly written review.


Edited by OregonMouse (07/28/10 01:29 AM)
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#136876 - 07/28/10 10:33 AM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: OregonMouse]
CWF Offline
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 266
Well, I have had over 20 nights and would concur with the most of the findings. But I agree - poorly written and organized.

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#136883 - 07/28/10 12:47 PM Re: TarpTent Moment question [Re: Franco]
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Registered: 02/28/06
Posts: 1342
Loc: Nevada, USA
I've cut some Velcro strips to fit the canopy side of the top vent closure. The strips preclude he inevetable sticking together of the vent Velcro when the Moment is packed.

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