Nah, wouldn't think a Phreeranger offers any major advantages over my Scarp 1 for 2 people? (apart from it's being green)
I just saw this comment on Johns/Over the Hills blog from Alan Rayner: 'Email sent and replied to. Drift 2 should be available early next year. In Cuben and Silnylon.'
I can wait. Though I like the design, I'm not entirely sure that I'd want a shelter where the trek poles need to be inverted - too much scope for damage IME. I saw 2 people put their pole tips through their shelters within half an hour of each other a few years ago! (at Northwaterbridge campsite 2011 TGO - one a cuben duomid the other a Sil Golite SL2). This was in good calm weather, so on a wet n windy hilltop...
I see the point of cuben for fast n light shelters or tarps, but personally don't want cuben for a tent I'll use for backpacking in varied countryside with my other half. - From what I've seen, it's noisy when it rains, too hot in the sun (greenhouse effect) means getting up very early in summer. looks incongruous, and ages (visually at least) quickly ....
And to be honest, paying a serious premium to save 200g on a shelter for use at times when I could easily be carrying several kilos of food just seems a little odd to me. YMMV
Main thing for me here is that if the current models are an example of what we could expect from Trekkertent in the future, then it's very promising. The trick is going to be not loosing the customer connection while they look to scale up. Best of luck to Marc I say, we need more small outdoors manufacturers like this.
Indeed . Some good stuff going on. Hope he keeps it up.
Not really in the market for another solo tent. But am thinking of a UL 3 season 2 man for next year. Don't like 'end on' entries for 2 people much prefer side entrances - easier to get in an out of, and can sit side by side and have a door each, so hoping for a Drift 2(in green or maybe a sand colour like Hilleberg have started doing )