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#177080 - 05/14/13 05:58 PM Turns out this thing actually exists
Rick_D Offline
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I thought it was just a trade show design concept, but the Sierra Designs Mojo UFO lives. In your dreams, but lives nevertheless.

SD Mojo UFO

27 ounces.

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#177081 - 05/14/13 06:19 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
rockchucker22 Offline
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$1800.00 yikes!
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#177082 - 05/14/13 06:42 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: rockchucker22]
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Wow, $1200 to save about 2 ounces over my Fly Creek 2 Platinum (1 lb, 13 ounces) - of course, for the extra dough, you also get a single wall tent. Well, mostly single wall (per the "features" list.)

There are no reviews yet; I think you need to be #1. smile

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#177083 - 05/14/13 06:53 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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I'd be #1 to test its further use as a funeral shroud, once my spousal unit got wind of what it cost. eek

How do you like the Fly Creek? Enough room for two adult-sized hiker dudes eluding the rain?

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#177084 - 05/14/13 07:30 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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It replaced a Fly Creek UL1 - same weight, more room. I bought it for use as a solo tent, and have used it once so far. I'm really impressed with the 2-person version so far - the slight bit of extra headroom is nice, and the extra room inside is a real treat.

I haven't used it with another person. Based on my first impression, I think it would be awfully crowded with two people my size (5'11", 195 pounds) in it. Two slender people, or a very romantic couple, might find it OK. I'd really call it a 1.5 person tent. For me and my honorary 3-year-old granddaughter (next door neighbor), it would work fine.

I've never really found any tent to be a delightful place to sit out prolonged rain.

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#177086 - 05/14/13 08:36 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Here's a whole list of solo shelters under 20 oz., and none are anywhere near that expensive! Solo shelter comparisons.

Similar list for 2-person tents, including some that are double-wall tents: 2 person shelter comparisons.

My 2 person Z-Packs Hexamid Twin, with beak and bathtub floor, ran about $550 (although I got some deals on it) and weighs 17 oz. with stakes.

While cuben fiber ain't cheap, this SD tent is highway robbery!






Edited by OregonMouse (05/14/13 09:02 PM)
Edit Reason: Correct brand name!
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#177087 - 05/14/13 08:41 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: OregonMouse]
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"Trailway" robbery seems more like it. smile

(And this from a guy who doesn't get sticker shock easily.)

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#177088 - 05/15/13 12:04 AM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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Yeah, I'll be taking a pass on that one... looks like they are trying to make a Lexus tent, whereas most of us are looking for Toyotas...
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#177089 - 05/15/13 12:32 AM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Thanks Glenn, good feedback. I'm kinda interested, as I've found single-wall tents while light have their limitations too. How many shelters can....

I know better than to complete that thought.

And now...competition for Sierra Designs. It's a thing, folks, this Uber-tent marketplace. Trust fund backpackers? I've seen weirder things, just not recently.

Terra Nova Voyager 2

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#177090 - 05/15/13 02:23 AM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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It looks like the people responsible for ridiculously overpriced cycling gear have set their course for backpackers now, too.
This must add a new ranking on the backpacking hierarchy:
- Expedition Weight
- Lightweight
- Ultralight
- Sub-ultralight
- Wealthy lunatic fringe

I will never hold a person's gear choices against them, "run what ya brung" as they say in Toyota 4X4 circles. As long as it works for you and you can actually put it to good use, go for it; but this make me wonder if something like this can become "status symbol gear" among hobbyists with their priorities in the wrong direction.
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#177091 - 05/15/13 10:28 AM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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I forgot one minor point. The Fly Creek 1-person versions have a design feature that always bothered me: the slope of the door and vestibule meant that, if you opened the vestibule when it was wet, any heavy moisture tended to drip inside the tent; that is, the drip point was positioned "behind" the tent door.

On the two-person versions, there's enough extra headroom and vestibule space that the drip point has moved outside the tent door, so the odd drips fall onto the ground instead of through the mesh onto the floor. It doesn't miss the floor much, and there still might be the occasional drip that hits inside instead of outside the tent, but the problem seems to be almost non-existent in the 2-person versions.

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#177094 - 05/15/13 02:56 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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This would be one way to REALLY make use of that 20 percent discount at REI this weekend.

"But hon, I saved us over $350!"

Pete

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#177096 - 05/15/13 03:46 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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$1800.....or, you could hire a porter to carry your entire load.
By an alpaca for $200. $1600 for a trailer and feed. grin
Then you can claim zero pack weight.
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#177101 - 05/15/13 05:49 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Dryer]
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Originally Posted By Dryer
$1800.....or, you could hire a porter to carry your entire load.
By an alpaca for $200. $1600 for a trailer and feed. grin
Then you can claim zero pack weight.


This is what I was thinking. For that price, just pay someone to carry your stuff, or have a heli drop it in.
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#177103 - 05/15/13 06:30 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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Do they sell these through Nieman-Marcus? I think this sort of object is what Thorstein Veblen had in mind when he coined the term "conspicuous consumption". At a certain point of having mountains of money, you run out of sensible uses to put it to and must embark on a career of senseless ostentation.

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#177169 - 05/19/13 09:19 AM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: ClarkPeters]
Glenn Roberts Online   content
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Attention, shoppers!

There's a blue light special on the Sierra Designs Mojo UFO at Backcountry Gear: originally $1,800 - now $1,400 for a limited time!

I hope I don't get crushed in the stampede. smile

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#177170 - 05/19/13 09:29 AM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Originally Posted By Glenn Roberts
Attention, shoppers!

There's a blue light special on the Sierra Designs Mojo UFO at Backcountry Gear: originally $1,800 - now $1,400 for a limited time!

I hope I don't get crushed in the stampede. smile
Get out of my way!
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#177172 - 05/19/13 12:12 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: aimless]
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Originally Posted By aimless
At a certain point of having mountains of money, you run out of sensible uses to put it to and must embark on a career of senseless ostentation.


That is so true. When I was a car builder we catered to that market. After watching someone pick up a particularly ugly car I asked the designer, George Barris, why anyone would want such a car and he responded without any hesitation saying, "Bill, there's an ass for every seat."

George is darn good at finding them too. laugh
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#177183 - 05/19/13 11:52 PM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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Uhh,
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#177186 - 05/20/13 12:27 AM Re: Turns out this thing actually exists [Re: Rick_D]
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Makes my Z-packs cuben tent look cheap . . .
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