just been to outdoor shop in malmö (naturkompaniet) and they had and aktuo set up. i see what folk mean as the way the inner is held up at both ends means there is more space. the aktuo also has a much more useable vesituble, but its heavier and i havent found one for less than 100quid. i reckon the rgular ringstind 1 might have more room, but well i have got what i have got and leave in less than two days time. whoop!
the ringstind has enough space for me to sleep ona touch of a diagonal, but having size 12s does mean its tight at the toe end, the amount of slope at the other end is a touch irritating but its space for laying out stuff. Pitty there is no where in sweden to see firstvhnd the tarp tents. its a bit of gamble,buying somethig you cant test for fit when you know pritty much everything is going to be a bit tight.
i'll see if i can get some before i head north. catching an overnight train to Narvik from Malmö on tuesday, spending a week in lofoten with the missus, then jumping off the train in abisko on the way back. cant wait!
Well i finally got around to pitching the ringstind superlight. It claims to be slightly longer than the aktuo and the tarptents. If this is the case then im glad i got this as it doesnt leave much room for me at 6ft 4 unless my face is pressed against the inner. You can squeeze two inside, but youd be crammed in and no space for gear. The vestibule is a bot too small for me to put my 75ltr pack inside but room for boots and bad weather cooking if you are very careful.
Its my first tent in years and i do find it claustorphobic when i compare to my hammock or tarp. I set up my 3x3m tarp next to it and have so much more space. The tarp setup though remains untested in really foul weather, and i guess having the bathtub floor will be a god send if its been raining solid for days and the ground is mud.
It took a while to get every thing pegged in the right place but given its the first time i put it up it wasnt too difiicult. The Clip that holds the door open is rubbish. The material just slips out of it. Going to use a clothes peg to hold it up. The extra clingon used in the tamarack outdoors video is good idea. Its hard to keep the outer and inner from touching as there isnt much space between them.
The pegs are light but bend easily but thats to be expected.
The weight of everything including the stuff sack and full repair kit ive got down as 1.09kg
My tarp with its pegs and the additional sleeping bag cover (snug pack special forces bivvy) that i would use and my new shiny midge netting weighs in at 1.6kg with 5 extra pegs.