Carbon poles and a new ultra-lightweight mountain geodesic are on the 2012 menu from Force Ten.
Interesting Innovations For Force Ten In 2012
An interesting sneak preview of the new stuff from Vango's upmarket big brother, Force Ten in Kendal last week with two stand-out new models, first a lighter version of the Helium Superlight called the Helium Carbon, which uses carbon fibre poles - above - to pare grammes off the current tent's weight.
The other prominent new-comer is a new, lightweight version of the Vortex, all-mountain geodesic, the Vortex Lite, which weighs about the same as many tunnel-type tents, but uses a geodesic structure for arguably greater strength.
All a bit different from those classic old orange canvas ridge tents, which incidentally Force Ten still produces... blimey, would you believe 7100g for a two person Mk 3 with canvas inner and fly and a mere 6300g for the version with the Polyester fly-sheet. Hmmm...
All these tents in the shops early in 2012 - current range at www.vango.co.uk
Posted: 16/08/2011 at 14:06
ive experienced force tens dodgy weighing scales in the past. have they really got the kilo's down now the pounds have gone up?
carbon poles...............no thanks.
Posted: 16/08/2011 at 22:45
Posted: 17/08/2011 at 09:23
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