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#95185 - 04/26/08 12:03 AM Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER!
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Here is a link to the page i made for the new Sublites. I hope everyone will enjoy it. I have had a great time working with Henry, fielding everyone's ideas and suggestions and playing amatuer tent designer. Enjoy!

http://www.freewebs.com/bigfoot2pictures/index.htm

BIGFOOT

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Edited by bigfoot2 (04/26/08 12:03 AM)
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#95186 - 04/26/08 06:28 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
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I'm a little suspicious now. Your link also shows I have a couple messages from a buddy in Graeagle, a small community near me. What is up?

As for the new shelter looks like it would work like the rest, does it have netting in the door opening for ventilation on warmer nights? Henry should have taken Paige along to take photos though. If condensation happens at the top, seems to me the majority of the netting is in the wrong place, it should be at the top, as the netting at the bottom makes the shelter cooler. Too bad it can't be designed with a little bit of a ridge cap, with a band of netting just under that, like my garage roof was designed to allow vapor to escape. Comprende?

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#95187 - 04/26/08 08:25 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
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Lookin' for the spinnaker version to really get the weight down . . .
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#95188 - 04/26/08 01:39 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
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It doesn't seem to have any netting at the door, so it's completely open or closed completely, no enjoying the stars from your warm sleeping bag or quilt. And now for a spinn version <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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#95189 - 04/26/08 03:16 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: jorgoz]
CWF Offline
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Of course it has bug netting for the door - see the silnylon version. Henry's models all have bug netting.

The comments about it needing to be lighter always makes me laugh......

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#95190 - 04/26/08 03:25 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: CWF]
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I'm working on a way to vacume out all excess air inside the stuff sack in order to further lighten the total pack weight. Any ideas?

BF <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#95191 - 04/26/08 05:56 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
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I think if you vacuum up all the b*****it that will work. The other option is to fess up, this was a hoax, right?
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#95192 - 04/26/08 06:25 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
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Quote:
I'm working on a way to vacume out all excess air inside the stuff sack in order to further lighten the total pack weight. Any ideas?

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


Why not displace the air with helium. This would had a negative effect on the weight. Even better would be hydrogen which could then be used as fuel... multipurpose uses and all. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#95193 - 04/26/08 06:47 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: DTape]
bigfoot2 Offline
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If only i could harness the natural gases given off by all chili eating back packers ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#95194 - 04/26/08 06:55 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: wildthing]
bigfoot2 Offline
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Wildthing:

I do not work for Henry Shires nor have i received any money for posting these pictures or working with him designing these tents. These are real tents and are no "hoax". I did all this for and with the members of TLB forums.
BF


Edited by bigfoot2 (04/27/08 12:17 AM)
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#95195 - 04/26/08 08:07 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: Keith]
Franco Offline
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At a guess a spinnaker version would cost twice as much and be 2 to 3 oz lighter. Is it worth it ?
Franco

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#95196 - 04/26/08 08:11 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: wildthing]
Franco Offline
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Wildthing
The comment about vacuuming up air to make it lighter was a joke ( do I need to explain it ?) However I don't get the hoax bit from you (?)
Franco

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#95197 - 04/26/08 10:56 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
Jimshaw Offline
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Ummmmm
thats not a very good picture.
And the rear tie outs appear too thin for mtn use.
Did I miss the important stuff? like how much does it weigh and does it have a floor and how is it vented? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />


Edited by Jimshaw (04/26/08 11:01 PM)
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#95198 - 04/26/08 11:04 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: Jimshaw]
bigfoot2 Offline
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You missed some, Jim. 17.5 ounces tyvek, 18.5 ounces silnylon. Vents at roof and rear. Check out the page again, man. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#95199 - 04/26/08 11:39 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: Franco]
jorgoz Offline
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Registered: 04/25/06
Posts: 151
Loc: Belgium
Quote:
At a guess a spinnaker version would cost twice as much and be 2 to 3 oz lighter. Is it worth it ?
Franco


Spinn versions seems to be between 40 to 50 % more expensive. So depends what the sil version's price is and it might be worth it. Also it's not anly about weight. Spinn stays taut.

On another note, the vestibule seems very small, not very usable as a vestibule.

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#95200 - 04/26/08 11:59 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: jorgoz]
Franco Offline
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What do you mean by "small vestibule " ?
It's the same size as the one in my BD Lighthouse.
Franco

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#95201 - 04/27/08 04:18 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
leadfoot Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 954
Loc: Virginia
So...how long will the tyvek tent last? Will debris cling to it?

I like the silnylon version. I would like to see how well it stands up to strong winds.

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#95202 - 04/27/08 06:42 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
chaz Offline
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Posts: 1149
Loc: Tennessee
The sublite tent looks great. If I were to use a tent this would be the one. I currently use a hammock that I made myself. Will a camo version of the sil-nylon be offered?

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#95203 - 04/27/08 06:46 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: leadfoot]
bigfoot2 Offline
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I am hoping to get one to try on my trip to the Oregon Coast with Jimshaw/Dull Knife, May 9. Super-strong winds on the coast have actually taken more of my stuff sacks away than i can count. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

BF


Edited by bigfoot2 (04/27/08 06:49 AM)
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#95204 - 04/27/08 06:49 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: chaz]
bigfoot2 Offline
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I would like color choices, also, but keep in mind that may make production more complicated on Henry's part.

BF
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#95205 - 04/27/08 07:15 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 127
Loc: Memphis, TN
I'm interested in hearing more about the "clothing grade" tyvek. Is the stuff hazmat suits are made of?

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#95206 - 04/27/08 11:29 AM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: totempole99]
bigfoot2 Offline
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Honestly, i do not know. I'll ask Henry. Great question! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#95207 - 04/27/08 03:45 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites tyvek tent [Re: bigfoot2]
Jimshaw Offline
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Matt
35 years ago I had a 8x10 tyvek ground cloth with a "hood" sewed into a hole in the middle to wear as a poncho. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />On rainy days I put a stick up in the poncho to make a tent, <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> and staked down the corners. total weight 6 oz, total cost $1.99. In nice weather I slept on top of it.

Thats what tarping means to me. Add a 6oz mosquito net tent and yer at 12 ounces. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#95208 - 04/27/08 06:16 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites tyvek tent [Re: Jimshaw]
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So, Dull Knife, did your tyvek hold up ok?

BF <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#95209 - 04/27/08 07:09 PM Re: Tarptent Sublites---THE WAIT IS OVER! [Re: bigfoot2]
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Nice little tent. Your images could be lower resolution tho - they'd load faster instead of making me think they're just broken. Good thing I'm patient. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
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