it takes 18 pegs in total for a 'full' pitch which is time consuming.
While it is indeed 18 pegs for a "full pitch" we very rarely bother. Most common is 6 or 8 (4 porch ends + vent hoods for 6, add in mid poles for 8) and it's quite unusual for us to bother pegging out the fly at the bases of the poles.
I have a footprint for it which I've used everytime, but I've not found the optimum way to pack & pitch it yet - as mentioned in the Kaitum 3 review, you don't really want to pack it with the outer damp from condensation
If we're using ours with a footprint we just leave it in place, hooked on to the rings there for the purpose, and only unhook the inner to pack if we're doing a planned retreat on a horrible day and want everything possible packed up before we go out in to the rain. The "don't pack when damp" is really about long term storage, it's not really an issue IME for moving on to the next camp and the best way for things to dry is just get it pitched again. Always make sure it's properly aired and dried before packing it for storage, but don't worry too much during a trip.
Posted: 23/08/2012 at 11:38
I never used a footprint-I want a light tent, and i never separate inner and outer tent- the inner dries very quickly when erected again.The number of pegs for "correct" pitch really doesn't matter.I can erect this tunnel tents even with thick mittens on, I guess I could even pitch the tent with eyes closed; and to pull out the 8 guylines for getting a stormproof tent...it's worth investing the few minutes.On several trips in scottish and norwegian winter conditions I was glad to have a tent with so many stormlines.
Posted: 01/09/2012 at 09:33
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