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#89817 - 04/23/08 07:39 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: ringtail]
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Registered: 04/05/04
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Loc: Australia
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I have given up trying to understand women but that "tent with air freshener" could be a coded message for "if you sleep outside the tent"
Franco

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#89818 - 04/24/08 07:45 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: hikerduane]
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Registered: 03/04/04
Posts: 1574
Loc: Eastern Idaho
I just hope it has been through some rigorous field testing.
-Barry

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#89819 - 04/24/08 11:11 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: BarryP]
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It's being tested now in the Sierras as i type. More to come...i will be posting a link to pictures on Midnight Saturday.
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#89820 - 04/24/08 11:12 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: hikerduane]
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I think you might want to SERIOUSLY consider the new one for summer. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89821 - 04/24/08 07:09 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Registered: 02/23/03
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Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
Well, I do have to offset some more of the weight of the 20 oz.Slinglight chair I bought last Spring.:) Will we be able to get one though? I have a concrete project to finish and a new roof on the woodshed to do this Spring too. Ah, the thrill of owning property.

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#89822 - 04/24/08 09:20 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Just to let everyone know, i will be introducing not one, but TWO NEW TARPTENTS! That's right, folks...TWO. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> One will be available in JUNE of this year. The other is still to be determined (but i would bet it's going to be soon). Hang in there, one day to go....

BF <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89823 - 04/25/08 06:17 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Loc: North Texas
BPL already let the cat out of the bag that Gossamer Gear will have a 10 oz floorless shelter based on THE ONE shelter.
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#89824 - 04/25/08 06:36 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: jshannon]
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Registered: 09/20/02
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Loc: Clemson South Carolina
Will the Sublite be big enough for someone 6'5" 245 lbs.

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#89825 - 04/25/08 08:28 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Loc: Virginia
This is getting too funny with the sub-subs. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> I think maybe sleeping under a golfing umbrella would be just as good, and make the pole out of carbon fiber-what-not. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#89826 - 04/25/08 08:52 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: jshannon]
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The Sublite is a fully floored shelter.I'd much rather pay less and have a floor for a few extra ounces. To each his own, though.....
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#89827 - 04/25/08 08:53 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigred01]
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I can't say, yet...stay tuned <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89828 - 04/25/08 08:59 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Henry Shires will be setting up and showing off BOTH of the new Tarptents at the Lake Morena PCT kickoff on Saturday. Just an FYI <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

BF
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#89829 - 04/25/08 11:30 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Registered: 02/23/03
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Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
Good point, to each his own. Where did that frog come from? At least I think it is a frog? My first night in my floorless Squall.

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#89830 - 04/25/08 11:50 AM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: hikerduane]
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Loc: Eugene , Oregon
With me it was a mouse! Scary stuff, mice! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89831 - 04/25/08 01:35 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6401
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
One of these days the stakes will weigh more than the tent! Pretty soon they'll come out with the lightest tent of all, akin to "The Emperor's New Clothes"!

Of course, like everyone else here, I will be checking this forum tomorrow. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89832 - 04/25/08 02:28 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Is Bigfoot really Henry Shires?

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#89833 - 04/25/08 02:38 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: Bert]
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Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 3938
Loc: Bend, Oregon
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NO <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />
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#89834 - 04/25/08 06:22 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: Jimshaw]
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Henry posts here from time to time, but no, he doesn't hide behind a screenname. He is also a longtime sponsor of the site, so Henry is someone whose support helps keep the site free.
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#89835 - 04/25/08 08:15 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: TomD]
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Loc: Australia
I understood Bert's comment as having a bit of fun with BigFoot2 enthusiasm. The ones that know Henry are aware that he never gets that carried away with his own products...
But than again we know that BigFoot is just someone going around with a gorilla suit, or was that BigFoot1 ?

Here is a tantalizing detail of the new Sublites : they will have a double function door, useable for ingress as well as egress, so there...
Franco

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#89836 - 04/25/08 09:04 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: Franco]
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Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 1664
Loc: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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Here is a tantalizing detail of the new Sublites : they will have a double function door, useable for ingress as well as egress, so there...


I'm boggled! How can that be done??
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#89837 - 04/25/08 09:14 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: bigfoot2]
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 2123
Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
Well? Where is it?

I have had a mouse in my Squall last summer while doing the Rae Lakes Loop at the junction of Woods Creek where folks camp. I couldn't catch it the first time, the second time was the last, but it chewed a small hole in my small fanny pack where I had a bar I discovered the next morning.

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#89838 - 04/25/08 10:46 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: Keith]
Franco Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 998
Loc: Australia
Keith you man of little faith.To fully embrace Lightweight you need to think of "multitasking" and that is part of the secret.
For example the new floor is designed in such a way that can be used for sitting as well as laying down. Can't say too much more otherwise I will be excommunicated.

Franco

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#89839 - 04/25/08 11:52 PM Re: New Tarptent---the Sublite [Re: hikerduane]
bigfoot2 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/06
Posts: 1432
Loc: Eugene , Oregon
Want to see it, huh?
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#89840 - 04/25/08 11:56 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent--Thanks, guys! [Re: bigfoot2]
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Posts: 1432
Loc: Eugene , Oregon
Thanks for hanging in there. See the NEW TARPTENTS at the post "Tarptent Sublites--the wait is over!"

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