Wild Country Tent
I've got me a Zephyros 2 Colonel (sorry for the Americanism). You can still get those from F & T or Sports Direct.
See now, I'm sorely tempted to get a 2 man, as well as my 1 man and 3 other tents!
Resistance is futile!!!
I sold my Spectre 200 on Ebay for £68.00 + £3.99 p & p. P & P actually cost me £12.00 but that tent owed me nothing and I hope the buyer enjoys it as much as I did.
It cost me £64.95 inc P & P when I bought it in March 2009. That was the best available online deal at the time.
Someone has got a bargain yes, I did too & I just hope they enjoy it.
Back to the Zephyros.
I think the lenght of the two end poles is too long making the packed tent (when kept as one) too long.
Does anyone know of any specialists that could knock up a folding version?
I've just removed mine and put them in the pole bag with the main pole, that's no problem. One thing to look out for though, one of the rubber ends was loose on one of mine I had to glue it on. If you're going to be removing the end poles I'd check them incase you lose one of the rubber doofers on the end.
I've just bought myself a pack of 6 Vanguard basha cheap plastic pegs, they seem pretty good actually and they're only 6g each! Anyone else used them? I'll definitely take at least 4 of them with me for my next trip and try them out in anger. They should be alright for the guylines at least.
On another note - who's the dumbass webdesigner responsible for the OTT background image on this forum amongst other scripts/ads/junk I end up having to block? It's completely unnecessary all it does is make everything sluggish. It's much quicker now I've blocked it and have a white background. Thank Christ for Seamonkey/Firefox add-ons!
I know I can take them out and I was warned about the rubber doofers being loose. I would still prefer to leave them attached and just get them folded. The length of the main tent poe is not an issue, it's just those end ones (pack size is a good 6 to 7 inches longer than the TN Comp.)
TN Laser comp. is 40cm, Zephyros 2 is 57cm.
Definitely worth considering modifying.
Lester: stand by for news (and photos) of amodified end poles.
Should be here & ready early next week.
Just for info, I notice the Zephyros 1 and 2 are back on the Field & Trek web site for £90 and
£120. I managed to buy the Zephyros 1 a few weeks ago, and will post a review when I get
the chance to use it.
TENT POLE MODIFICATION
The end poles are too long, unless you take them out the pack length is 57cm (Zephyros 2). With some 7mm diameter x 50mm brass tube (wall thickness 0,45mm) a hacksaw and some epoxy resin a simple modification to the carbon fibre rods enables the tent to achieve a new packed lenght of just 45cm.
I'll add the photos later.
Sorry for being facetious but has anyone actually given a proper test to that tent...? I'd be curious to know how it performs.
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