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Offline SchalkL

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Which Tent? AGAIN - :(
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:59:41 pm »
Ok i know this has been discussed many time but tech stuff change  :patch:
My new 2m Atg Stretcher does not really fit into my old 2m 360deg tent AND i am planning a fairly extensive trip to do the TAT next year so: I WANT A NEW TENT  :lol8:
Needs to be 3kg or less, good quality, 2 person to cater for stuff, 3 season should be ok.
Currently i am leaning towards the underneath First Ascent Starlight II going for R1600 but any recommendations will be appreciated.

Flysheet: 210T PU Polyester - Waterhead: 1500mm
Inner: 210T Breathable Polyester
Mesh: Fine no see mesh on doors
Floor: 150D PU Oxford Polyester - Waterhead: 2000mm
Poles: 8.5mm Aluminium
Pegs: 16mm Aluminium
Guy ropes: Reflective ropes
Weight (Kg): 2.3 Kg
Dimensions: (60+220) X 140 X 120cm
Packed Size: 46.5 X 14.5cm
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 03:03:20 pm by SchalkL »
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Offline adrekruger

Re: Which Tent? AGAIN - :(
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 03:02:47 pm »
The Starlight 3 is big enough for you and your gear. I picked one up at CUM on special for 1399 a year ago. Its easy to set up and not too heavy.

Offline Mr D

Re: Which Tent? AGAIN - :(
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 03:08:00 pm »
I know weight is important however should you be tempted, I have one of these (https://www.capeunionmart.co.za/k-way-panorama-3-person-tent) in great condition for sale for R850.

Loaned one to a friend who lost it and as I bought another randomly found it.
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Re: Which Tent? AGAIN - :(
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 03:09:43 pm »
My problem with these type of dome tents is the fact that the poles are made out of fiberglass. This is all good and well but on a bike (especially offroad and lots of gravel) they rattle like crazy, this causes the poles to become brittle and they shatter when they are put under stress (wind etc).

Maybe putting something between them and cable tying them together might help.

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Offline adrekruger

Re: Which Tent? AGAIN - :(
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 03:12:42 pm »
The first accent comes with aluminium poles and pegs....
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