I'm sure someone have asked this question before but I cant find a the answer.
I've just upgraded my tent to a Laser so I've not had a chance to use it yet in good or bad
I had a TN Solar 1 which I found to be a great tent, but I wanted a lighter tent.
By swapping over to the laser I've shaved over 700grs from my pack weight.
I had a lot of use out of my Solar in all weather conditions, and what it could take before
you had to get worried.
But I've not used the Laser yet, so I'm after some words of wisdom.
How dose the tent handle in high winds?
How many people use the extra guying points on the fly sheet?
What mods, if any have you come up with?
Who bothers with a extra ground sheet?
Any pics of your Laser in wild camp mode.
Just sold mine on here and replaced it with a scarp 1 as it was too flappy in any sort of wind, and being a light sleeper there wasn't much sleep to be had in it.
Bar that it's a fantastic tent, if a little difficult to pitch.
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Thanks for the info, just wondered if you used the extra guying points.
Wild camp pics.
Gary McPhee 2 wrote (see)
Hi mate, Thanks for the info, just wondered if you used the extra guying points.Cheers Mac
Mine was the older version without the extra guy points so can't help there i'm afraid.
One thing i will say though, if the extra guys help get a tighter pitch i'd definitely use them if any wind was expected.
I'm love'n it
I might be wrong, is that an early model?
Just wondered as I cant see any extra guying points.
Mine only has one guying point at each end, but it's been modded so that there are actually 2 guy lines coming from the guying points at each end. I bought this 2nd hand and already modded by Backpackinglight Bob. Once you've got the pole cover on, leave it on, don't faff around taking it on and off.
Not me. I got one from the now defunct Team Io when I first got the tent, but quickly decided I couldn't be bothered and now just take care to ensure there's nothing sharp where I pitch.
I find it pretty straightforward to pitch, helped by those extra guys at each end.
Can't be asked with groundsheets.
I got one in the F&T Sale but have only used it the once in calm conditions. My intention is to use it more in the summer and the akto in the winter, although I've seen a few out during the winter as well.
I got a new one a few weeks back and here are my thoughts after 5 days in the lakes and p1ssing rain recently.
Mine comes with the extra guy points that mean even as a complete novice I have no issue with getting a tight pitch. No really tent flappy noises over what I've experienced from other tents. I use some 1.5mm dyneeema and mini line locks on them.
Don't know about how well it will do in severe weather as not experienced any really strong winds, just loads of rain strong breezes and gusty winds.
Apart from the extra guy ropes I have added dyneema zip pulls to the zips to make them easier to find.
I bought the footprint as after discovering when using a sheet of cheap plastic that having the extra area of dry floor in the porch was v usefull and seemed to significantly reduce condensation (reduces watervapor from the grass). I really appreciated it in the rain as well as I could pack the wet groundsheet outside the pack to dry, and the bottom of the tent was completly dry, helping to avoid a damp inner.
I learnt to always have the end vents lifted and the top of the main zip open a bit if you can to combat condensation, and now have no issues with it.
Pic isn't exactly in the wild, its at Caldbeck, but you can see the extra guy lines and footprint.
Where'd you get the footprint and how much ???
Hi there mate,
I dont have a footprint for my Laser, I got a very lightweight groundsheet from my local army surplus store http://www.anchorsupplies.com/ . It was a lot cheaper and lighter.
Sorry but I cant remember how much it cost as I've been useing it for about 5 years with my Solar 1.
Just googled them and there about the £45 mark
I must say a big thanks for all the feed back and interest.
Well I think I may be looking for some cheap and light guy ropes for the Laser, as it's better to be safe than sorry.
If I can get a weekend pass I might be heading into the Peak district, some where of the Snake Pass.
Mayed down, Doctor's Gate, and up round into Yellow Slacks then up on to Bleaklow.
So I 'll be trying to the new tent and putting it thourgh it paces.
Scott Mackay wrote (see)
Where'd you get the footprint and how much ???Mac
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