maybe no owners yet but I expect they will be
I emailed to Henry Shires of Tarptent yesterday and asked him when solid inners would be available for the new Stratospire models. He replied quickly that probably they would be in production later this month for delivery in April.
He said that the ventilation in the Stratospire inner would be a large triangle of mesh in the top of both doors, like the Scarp 1.
I think he is missing a better design here. I know he does not want the solid inners to be difficult to make but he is only providing ventilation at the top of the inner. If there is no wind I think it is better to have open mesh at the bottom at both ends too, where peoples heads are, to let in cool dry air and then the chimney effect should carry the damp air out the top even when it is still. To me the important bit to be solid is the roof of the inner. The side panels could be more mesh for good views as well as ventilation
My thought is a mesh panel at the bottom end corner of both doors too. Or perhaps even better but a bit more work, completely mesh doors with roll up covers to cover the main part of the door to control ventilation, with hook and loop patches for different amounts of cover.
Derek Goffin wrote (see)
Easy to add a mesh window/solid cover yourself later - to your own specs?
I'd also prefer full T doors on TT inners than just the L zip. I know it addsa little weight, but makes them more 'liveable' in.
Think Stephen has ordered a Stratospire!
Hi Derek and Mole,
Just posted this in a reply to Duncan Do in another tread.
I hear what your saying Derek about the mesh just at the top, one posisble way would be to have a full mesh backed door with a fabric outer door panel, would add weight and cost though.
My SS1 arrived yesterday and had a quick nose at it in the Garden.
Pitching is very straight forward.
Its not as beefy as my Scarp 1 with Cross poles but in saying that the two walking poles add immense strenght to the pitch once its pegged out properly, I did ask Henry to add extra tie off points.
I have had an MLD Duomid in the past and the SS1 looks like it has more useable space and a stronger pitch.
I will be using it on my first US backpacking trip this weekend (Pictured Rocks Trail, Upper Michigan) and will report back on how it goes
where did you add the extra tie off points? around the edge for pegging to the ground or more seam lift points?
I think it is clear that the Scarp with crossed poles is much more snow and wind resistant, but also heavier.
After your trip, if you get wind in the sunny mild climate of the USA, your thoughts on a comparison of wind resistance compared to the Scarp without crossed poles, the Duomid and the Laser/comp if you know it.
I got the extra points added at the ground, Henry did mention that the Scarp with Cross poles will be much btter on the snow but when it comes to wind restiance it will be quiet close if using strong trekking poles.
Will report back on Monday.
It will look like this :
out in June
Don't go too high bud,
Knowing you and how you sleep, might freeze your ass off. LMHO!!!
I really like the Stratospire 2, but I'm 6' tall, I know the lenth is 86" but that can start to feel very small and can get eaten up quickly with tent slopes and sleeping bag hood and foot box.
I've looked at so many tents and considering I'm going to be living out of it for 4+ months, its got to be comfortable, I like this one due to the head room when sitting up too, very nice!
Anyone of similar heigh using this thing.
Stephen, How did it fair in the wind?
I've been eyeing off the stratospire for months, but am waiting for the solid inner...still don't see it up on the website though...is it still coming out this month?
Just an FYI it looks like the solid inner is up and avalible. I am interested in ordering these did you guys have to seal the seams or are they good as is?
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