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#89792 - 02/28/08 06:47 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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that's me, always with the 'novel' ideas <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> They're my reason for living....that and trying to make Paddy wonder if I'm kidding or not <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89793 - 02/28/08 06:50 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Earthling]
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As long as it isn't "navel" ideas...unless you like citrus fruits <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#89794 - 02/28/08 09:50 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Bigfoot,
Your tent is a domesticated version of a himalyan expedition tent designed for base camps on glaciers. They used to be 4 season, and they weighed a lot more and had real floors.
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#89795 - 02/29/08 09:13 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Jimshaw]
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Thanks, Jim. It has been confirmed that it is a "Dandelion" from the early 70's. Would you buy a new version of this if "someone" updated it ?
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#89796 - 03/01/08 09:59 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Bigfoot
I always liked those tents. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> I thought they were an idea that should have been domesticated. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />They were around for a long time as expedition tents. The basic pyramid design has a flaw <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> and thats that they collapse under snow load and can't handle wind. This design is more like a Tee Pee and is far more sound. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> My wife would love it because she could stand up in to dress.
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
Its like certain other pieces of my 25 year old gear that simply cannot be replaced for love or money and nothing made currently comes close. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> If I wasn't satisfied with my collection of tents, I'd buy one. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />However I mostly use my 16 ounce siltent, or my Bibler El Dorado, or my Sierra Designs Flashmagic. The single walled flash magic with a trail weight of 51 ounces with stakes weighed the same as my 1988 Kelty White Cloud 5500 inch spectra backpack - 51 ouinces. There has always been good specialised gear around. I can go UL camping with my OLD gear - nothing new required. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
Jim - nice tent - you were lucky <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#89797 - 03/03/08 08:50 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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O.K, guys, here's the latest :
Henry said he will be checking the post and seeing "what sticks out". He will be improving the snow shedding abilities,"Tarptentizing" it and will be responding to ideas for improvements. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89798 - 03/19/08 08:10 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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For all you guys following this thread:

On March 19, Henry contacted me and said he would be building a "mock-up" of a "Tarptentized" Dandelion. I have seen some of his early designs and they ROCK! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89799 - 03/21/08 04:44 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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So when do we see a photo? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />I may actually consider adding another tent to my collection. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#89800 - 03/21/08 04:58 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Ask henry if he can put a stove boot in it.
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#89801 - 03/21/08 08:45 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Jimshaw]
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Jim,
I would suggest e-mailing Henry and asking him. The more questions and interest, the better chance he will produce this version. You will be very pleased when you see what we have come up with, though.Give him a want list, also <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89802 - 03/21/08 08:46 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: phat]
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Phat,
I already asked for a snow door....that would be like getting my cake and eating it, too!
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#89803 - 03/23/08 10:03 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Roof ventilation. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> One of the major problems with the pyramid concept is rising warm damp air condensing on the ceiling. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> One of the things I love about my Bibler is the roof vents. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Also I wouldn't buy a tent without a sealed floor for complete bug proofness. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Oh and pole weight/stiffness. It would be a good idea for 2 weights of poles - one for above the tree line and one for below.
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#89804 - 03/23/08 07:18 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Jimshaw]
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Jim,
The tent will be what you are looking for...trust me <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> It will be, if Henry incorporates some of my ideas as well as some from this site, quite cutting edge with very unique features. Short of blowing the whistle (which i WILL NOT do ), i can say that you are very close ...... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
I will say that as soon as production starts, Henry has said he will release photos to us. As of 3/22/08, he was just starting to build a "mock-up". As i have said before, the more e-mails he gets, the better chance we will get it sooner!

BF
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#89805 - 04/16/08 10:03 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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For all those interested:

Henry Shires will be formally introducing his newest Tarptent, at the PCT opening on April 26. Simultaniously, i will be "spilling the beans" here on TLB forums. This new tent is a direct result of everyones' input on this thread over the last several months. To everyone who contributed input by e-mailing me with ideas,suggestions, likes and dislikes: THANK YOU VERY MUCH! We could not have done it without you. I hope you will be as pleased as i was to see this new tent. I promise you, you will not believe the weight savings, space to weight ratio, low price or even the color! It is like nothing else. Keep in mind that the actual trail weight will include stakes, stuff sacks, lines, tent, the whole enchilada! The new Tarptent will make the Gossamer Gear "One" look over weight <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Bigfoot <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


Edited by bigfoot2 (04/17/08 08:07 PM)
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#89806 - 04/19/08 09:26 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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To all those asking....yes, i will be posting specs AND pictures on 4/26/08.

BF <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#89807 - 04/21/08 04:34 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Eight Lbs Ouch <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> thats a little to heavy for me big foot but thats just me. I use a regular tarp from a hardware store but yours looks comfy and cheap.
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#89808 - 04/21/08 05:35 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: Stevenfolly]
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weight until Friday, my friend! That's when i get to spill the beans on the Sublite!
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#89809 - 04/21/08 06:04 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Well I too have made many suggestions to Mr. Shires, but I bet that he has ignored them once again.
For example, there is a great lack of diversity with colour choices, hence my suggestion for a floral finish. I even sent in a piece of my shower curtain as a sample. (incidentally that material is at least as rain proof as Epic)
Another suggestion was to build a frame so that a double bunk sleeping arrangement could be made. After all space at times is at a premium.
A good one was the idea of a double layer floor designed in such a way that once you slide the mat and sleeping bag in you seal it around your neck and suck the air out (think of the vacuum sealed 'space savers") . This of course would keep you warm and avoid some condensation on the fly. I called that the Subtight ("Even smaller than the Hubba " was going to be my advertising slogan) . Looks like Henry has somehow borrowed that name if nothing else.
Franco

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#89810 - 04/21/08 06:50 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: Franco]
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Bunks and floral patterns?!? I might even be able to convince my girlfriend to come if I could get a hold of one of those!

If you could somehow incorporate an air conditioner for the warmer months I know I could get her out. Henry are you listening? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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#89811 - 04/21/08 06:51 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Wow one of those deletions that ya can't explain cause it didn;t happen and I wasn't here
Nobody I know <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Francly [pun] <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
I think a floral tent would be nice. It would be easier to identify from a mile away. In crowded European campgrounds it would be easier to find "Party at the floral tent tonight". <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Why does everything have be so drab or the same color? I still have a bright red down jacket... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


Edited by Jimshaw (04/22/08 02:46 PM)
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#89812 - 04/21/08 07:34 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: Jimshaw]
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Thanks, Dull Knife! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#89813 - 04/22/08 11:53 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: aroth87]
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Adam,

My wife said she would come camping if I had a tent with an air freshioner. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />
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#89814 - 04/22/08 02:44 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: aroth87]
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The air conditioner might be do-able, but the extension cord would probably be a killer. (A generator might save some weight, though.) <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#89815 - 04/23/08 05:40 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Only about 31 hours to go..... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89816 - 04/23/08 07:27 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Aaarrrggghh!!! The wait. I have been wondering what my next summer shelter might be. We will have to see, but then, my original Squall is still going strong and I don't replace stuff if it is still good.

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