- Alpkit lightweight Tent
I’m not a fan of inner-first pitching in UK conditions – it’s too easy to get the inner soaked when pitching or striking.
I’m not a fan of orange tents – I hate seeing them in the landscape and prefer darker colours so I can pitch more “stealthily” when near civilisation.
Other views are possiblePosted 5 years agort60Subscriber
I went to the pub last night, got home and saw the e-mail and immediately ordered one.
I have no idea why as I have a very nice North Face tent, which is also orange, so maybe I thought I could have a matching set.
I wait to see what it’s like whn it turns up, but looking at it again this morning, it looks a reasonable bit of kit for the money.Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I’m very tempted to order one for my cycle back from Cyprus later on in the year but I currently have a six moon designs lunar solo, the lunar solo is only a single skin and rather lightweight so I dunno if it will stand up to a 3month+ camping/bike trip……I might hang on to see folks reports regarding the alpkit tent.
On another note I succumbed to the kelvin insulated mug, for some reason I felt I needed itPosted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I guess the lunar solo could best be described as the perfect crossover between a tarp and a tent, venting is certainly not an issue I have ever experienced but as it made of sil-nylon and thus very lightweight I am slightly wary of using it for 90+ days on the trot, perhaps I’m worrying needlessly though.Posted 5 years agoahsatSubscriber
Nice weights, but not a fan of inner pitch first tents
I’m with you, but having been taken in by a Lightwave Trek T30 last year at a very good price, and pitched it in the pouring rain, I have realised they aren’t that bad as long as you have practice pitched first.
Agree the orange isn’t ideal for a stealthy tent!Posted 5 years ago
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