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    In the wee small hours I was wondering about how it would be nice if the Scarp 1 had a zip either side of the pole, so that you could roll up the whole side if you wanted (just thinking niceties rather than issues of extra weight, etc).

    Anyone else have thoughts about additions / removals / improvements etc they would want if they could pimp a Scarp? Inverted T zip on the inner? An inner that could extend into one of the porches for more internal room? The obligatory cuben fibre version?

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    I think the Scarp is the best designed solo tent I've ever used. But it could be improved just a little.

    It's all in the Scarp owners thread several times over, but my choices would be:

    Available in Forest Green

    Hilleberg build quality

    cross pole patches optional. (for non snowy mountain campers- i.e. most users in UK)

    No vent on the non-doored windward end = no drips in heavy driving rain.(Keep outer doors both at one end (unlike Notch etc where they are diagonally opposite))

    T zip inner definitely - so much more useful.

    Stiffer Zip covers on fly that refrain from getting snarled up.

    Guylines fit for purpose (as in long enough tails and correctly sized as to not slip in linelocs in certain conditions)

    Don't think an extended inner/losing a porch would improve it.

    Cuben ? Nah . No thanks. It's not a tarp or mid. (or mini greenhouse)



    but really it's academic, as barring theft or accident, or me winning the lottery and wearing it out in a couple seasons, my current Scarp is likely to last me for years!

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    I'd be very tempted if it were available in a more discrete colour.

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    I was wondering about how it would be nice if the Scarp 1 had a zip either side of the pole, so that you could roll up the whole side if you wanted

    That's one of the things I've always really liked about the Spacepacker.

    I want a red one!

    While noting this is a paper exercise as I've not touched a Real, Live Scarp, on paper I'd notionally like a slightly heftier groundsheet, even at the expense of grammes. Though experience of the Real Thing might change that opinion.

    Pete.

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    Only thing I can think of, that I'd really liked adjusted.

    The struts at ends, an easy option to remove and replace, so could be packed smaller, if needed. If away for an overnighter in summer, the small rucksacks I have, (20-30lt, claimed), the Scarp in some will 'stick' out top, if packed inside.

    Packing everythinginside is my much preferred way.

    Well, apart from snacks, some water, map/s, compass, the like.

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    I thought you'd sold your Scarp Jinch ?
    A lot of what Mole said...
    But I've a great deal of time in the Scarp over the last five years... and it works as is...

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    there're 10 (ten!)endstruts in aScarp . sHowevereasytotakeout,Iwouldn't everbother. Oneofit'smain advantages to me is its speed of pitching...

    Itfitsfineinsidemy 33lpack...

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    Me too...
    But they are 'reasonably' easy (like a true pain) to take out if you soak the fabric..
    So an UL bucket and you are good to go

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    I never carry my tents inside the pack. Problem solved.

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    Yep I did sell the Scarp, and now wish I hadn't

    I'm in the States in the summer so thought I might order another one then, and might see if Henry could do me a double zip version as mentioned.

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    You seem to be the new Stephen given your propensity to gear whoring

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    You don't know the half of it. Luckily neither does my wife.

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    Jinch I sympathise. Only it's the other way round in this house. Maybe one gear horder per household is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyjc View Post

    Jinch I sympathise. Only it's the other way round in this house. Maybe one gear horder per household is enough.
    There's no danger in my house. The missus wanted to know why I spent £30 on an as new Mountain Hardwear waterproof for her, when she had a "perfectly good M&S waterproof". The fact it was a bin bag with flowers printed on seemed to be neither here nor there to her.

    Needless to say, her outdoor wardrobe could fit in my 14L daysack.

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    My hubby has gone all 'Paramo' - fits his cubbiness. He declares he doesn't need anymore outdoors kit. Which means he has no sympathy when I do (want not need).



    The last 3 nighter we did he 3/4 filled a 90lt pack with personal stuff !! - which meant I had to carry a hugely disproportionate load of food/tent/etc. There have been words . 14lts sounds very reasonable of your wife.

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    Needless to say, her outdoor wardrobe could fit in my 14L daysack.

    So it's lighter and packs down smaller than yours then...

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    Thread drift

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    I am with Mole and Ed.

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    Had a word with Henry tonight, and he doesn't do modifications such as the extra zip I was thinking of. A shame, but I guess it keeps his business simple and straightforward.

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    So no green either?

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