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    Has anyone got one?

    I'd like something for overnighters in Kent/Sussex and thought this might fit the bill.

    Any thoughts?

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    Making a comeback already, Mick

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    Local trips are no problem Mrs it's the all day to get to the Lakes or Scotland that were doing me in .

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    is the orange colour required so you don't get shot at by the hunters?

    I've got a tiger paws you can have for a hundred poonds

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    Yep

    I can get the Nighthaven for 100.

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    http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/nighthaven.html

    reviews, though american.

    I've got a nice little Lightwave you can have...

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    Yes, thankyou Stewart

    I've been reading a lot of those reviews and they don't look very promising

    Shangri-la 3 with a half floor perhaps

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    I really likr the idea of this 'suntent'

    http://www.rei.com/product/808943/kelty-cabana-large

    and in a similar ray mears lean to style:

    http://www.rei.com/product/810199/msr-fast-stash-shelter

    I don't think either would be overly practical here, though

    Howabout a Hex? bit more headroom, less condensation(?) due to the height, easy to get into. Don't think they're 100, mind you...

    I'm off to try the Ultimate Equipment red & brown 1980-ish shelter this week...a 9 foot tube, zip and lace-up front door, open foot end you can roll up tight...sleeps 1-5! Alloiy poles that slide into each other...retro-tastic!

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    seriously Mick, if you need something for the next couple of weeks you can borrow the lightwave, i'll be camping out of a car.

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    ...or you can have a go with the Ultimate Equipment bivy!

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    Thanks for the offer Stewart but it's for the summer school holidays, the family are off to India so i've got time on my hands

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    Saw an SL2 in the flesh on the TGO. I was quite impressed with the outer, not so much the inner. Solid shelter. CAVERNOUS. The newer 'bamboo' colour not as nasty as the old. More golden.

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    did it have any tie out points on the mid points of the fly Mole?

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    Don't think so. Not sure it needs them. V.similar to msr twin. Sisters. Deeply curved ridge.

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    I suppose if its pitched taut it should be ok but a long unsupported side panel is not always great in a strong buffeting wind

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    The latest version of the SL2 does have mid-point tie outs on the fly (but you have to add your own guylines; they aren't supplied with the tent).

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    that's good. though it seemed fine in last weeks winds without side guys... The owner was a much more experienced Scottish Hill Backpacker than me, and seemed quite confident in it's abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Chilton View Post
    The latest version of the SL2 does have mid-point tie outs on the fly (but you have to add your own guylines; they aren't supplied with the tent).
    good to know, makes it a very interesting proposition if the SL3 isnt your thing

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    MSR Zoid 1.5 on fleabay. 40 so far...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MSR-Zoid-1-5-T...item3cb88a0073

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