Post by cheaptentguy on Mar 25, 2020 17:50:34 GMT -8
[tap, tap] This thing still on?
Over the last few months I've put together a hammock setup that I like, including a nice custom tarp I had made by a local fabricator.
I'd also like to have a ULish tent set up for when I don't want to mess with a hammock. I've been eyeballing many of the standard 2p tents, but now I'm wondering if I just want to get some kind of inner to pair with my tarp. I kind of like the idea of having a few modular pieces that all work together.
Any suggestions for something with a bathtub flooring and mesh that might pair well with a two pole setup tarp? Something along the lines of this MSR Mesh House tent?
Post by High Sierra Fan on Mar 25, 2020 19:01:51 GMT -8
Bunch of the mid manufacturers offer innernets, I’d expect two peak floorless makes to do the same. Mountain Laurel Designs, ZPacks, could be places to look. Hilleberg’s are probably too specialized to their tents.
For me anyway a less satisfying option (too confining) would be a Bug Bivy.
ETA: turns out alongside MSR, Black Diamond offer two pole mesh inners. Run a cord to the tarp poles and the pole placement wouldn’t be restricted to inside the mesh.
I use a Golite Shangri-la 1 Nest with my tarp. Weighs a pound. I sewed webbing loops on the underside of the front and back of the tarp's ridge. I use my hiking poles to hold up the tarp and then use the webbing loops to support the Nest. Golite isn't made anymore, of course, but there are lots of options out there.
A cheap option is this mesh tent advertised by lots of sellers on AliExpress. It also has both a front and side entry. But it's comparatively heavy -- about two pounds I think.
Post by rangewalker on Mar 26, 2020 19:26:14 GMT -8
I have used an Atwater Carey Sleep Screen. It is a Crossed dome held up by two sets of nylon poles. It has foot piece that slopes to foot of the bag, past the hip. There is also cross piece of webbing like a pad strap. I used for that. Shelter in picture Sierra Designs Origami UL2 with Tyvek floorcut to fit the sloped pentagon. The pole was a Cascade Designs two piece pole.
[Custer-Gallatin NF - really bad digital copy of film print]
one time ago "blue_sage" in previous forums. Bighorn Mountains, Powder River, and Big Horn River to the Yellowstone.
Post by swmtnbackpacker on Mar 27, 2020 14:31:46 GMT -8
Depends on whether you have a rectangular or pyramid style tarp. With just skeeters, one can probably get away with a floorless net like S2S, etc.. Also can just sew a perimeter netting. Adding arachnid protection, you’ll want a floored one. MLD is having a sale so they’ve got options for a complete set up.