Thankfully I have relocated your message and great advice. I so love the pictures of your Phortress and Phreak. Classic, stylish and absolutely bombproof.
Hampton Works make a very similar A piece, but needs some adjustments as it is difficult to fit the A piece at the top, with the bottom end of the poles in the ring next to the spacer tape.
How do you asemble the A poles? Perhaps I am doing something wrong?
I bought my Phortress in 1983, from a fellow student at University. His mother worked in the Phoenix Mountaineering factory. So wish I had bought more of this fantastic kit at the time, but making up for lost time.
How recent are your photographs and where were they taken?
I am still the proud owner of a Phoenix Phortress tent and Phoenix Phreak tent.
After 24 years use, I am looking for replacement A pieces. These were plastic, circular and with the Phoenix logo.
Does anyone know
who made these plastic A pieces and if they are still available
if Phoenix replaced these with metal versions
of or have any spares which I could buy?
I would love to hear from folks who are able to help with the above, or want to share their memories of these great tents. I still love using my Phortress, but dread the day when the flysheet has degenerated.
Thanks for this excellent appraisal. Weight is 3.6kg and condition of fly looks to be very good, other than tapes seams now showing signs of deterioration, poles, inner, zips and guys all sound. I really like the shape of this tent, but given your comments it will be too big for me. Just had visions of enjoying additional space for longer trips, but with a weight penalty.
As luck would have it I have a Phreeranger too, so will test this out.
To the contrary your post has been both interesting and informative, for which I thank you. Much appreciated. Thanks
I would welcome members views on the Phoenix Phunnel Tent, produced in the early 1990's by Phoenix Mountaineering
Comments and advice on the following would be most welcome: * performance in extreme conditions * pitching tent for optimal performance * repairs to tent - fly and seams * members experiences of using this tent for long distance trail walking