The catenary cut, surely it's a negative point in the UK where a straight cut could see it less open to horrible winter weather, after all there's no need for ventilation with that massive gaping "door". ?
Is there a UK version. ? (or is that a sl3? i'd be needing )
Being a dedicated tent man largely due to being a cold arse could i cope with that door for 4 season use. ?
Any die hard true tent people that have gone the trailstar route that can comment?, i would deffo go for a solo solid inner btw.
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Thanks for that.
Can you pitch it limpit like tight to the ground. ?
Being a cold sleeper used to a "proper" tent this is my main worry, add a solid inner to that though.
Also if you do pitch it so, what's the headroom like?, i never use walking poles, i hate them so have no reference.
Shewie wrote (see)
you can change the door to another side in the matter of minutes or close it right off.
Thanks again Shewie.
That's the crux of it for me, given you can pitch it tight to the ground.
Does closing the door off completely leave that area at all flappy, and is it a simple operation. ?
I've never used a tarp before btw.
twiglegs wrote (see)
Being a dedicated tent man largely due to being a cold arse could i cope with that door for 4 season use. ?Any die hard true tent people that have gone the trailstar route that can comment?, i would deffo go for a solo solid inner btw.
Tried using your tent with the flydoor wideopen in winter? That will give you an idea
I might consider a (sil) TS if I could test drive one first
I know you are considering an inner, but for any others who haven't tried it:
In winter, I've used (without bivis) Saunders spacepacker (fly only occcasionally -all seasons) for years, the Golite Hex with and without inners, and an Oware pyramid (single skin) . The warmth/draught free experience from a solid inner is very significant!
Single skin in winter is quite a different experience from a 2-skin tent. Much colder/draughtier IME.(though often less condensation, can get frost on your sleeping bag!)
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