If you do pitch it together you should loosen the connections so that the fly can re-pitch to the contours of the new campsite, which may not be like the last. ground sheet or bivy sack. Thanks for subscribing! In particular, the High Route offered massive interior volume, double doors and double door awnings, #5 double zippers, durable 20d and 30d fabrics, taped seams, and line-locks and ample cordage. Like a conventional mid, such as the Black Diamond Mega Light, the HR1âs footprint should be tensioned as a perfect rectangle and with equal force, i.e., 90-degree corners and ~45-degree tension lines. So long as the pole is extended “fully,” the grip should not pop out of its cone — there will be too much tension for that to happen. Overall it is a nice tent, but I am not sure yet if I will keep it. Also tighten these strings accordingly for a taut pitch. I would think that the concern would be the opposite: Can you find enough flat and non-brushy areas to lay down a tent? Sierra Designs High Route Tarp Tent - 2 Person ON SALE 40154220. The seams and the tape job is immaculate. Notice. A circumnavigation of the remote upper headwaters of the Tuolumne…, The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide (Second Edition): Tools & Techniques to Hit the Trail, Imperfections: A self-critique of the Sierra Designs High Route Tent, Free download: My 12 go-to breakfasts & dinners, https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxMbtrAZYEMocXp5ZlpLMHdqdkU, https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxMbtrAZYEMoT2RLSzNIWDJUMFE, https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxMbtrAZYEMoTzY3T2ZEMlNSTEk, https://andrewskurka.com/2016/two-snug-high-route-tent-as-two-person-shelter/, https://andrewskurka.com/2016/sierra-designs-high-route-tent-imperfections/#comment-22232, https://andrewskurka.com/2018/preview-sierra-designs-high-route-tent-updated/. Vestibule: 7.3 square feet An impression that was both negative but hopeful, I mean, how could I not be hopeful, it was designed with Andrew Skurka. Thanks for your support! The area enclosed by the fly measures 9 feet by 4 feet, which is â¦ take a closer look at the sierra designs high route 1 fl tent. Either SD is not following your spec or the spec was set incorrectly. Min. 4) I am finding that pulling the guylines slightly towards the center of the doors seems to improve the resistance of the tent to side pushes. I found a SD Mirage 2 for a fantastic price for my car camper and can attest to both the quality and functionality of the inner tent design. Looking at the dimensions of the inner, it looks like if you have the inner nest in, you don’t have a ton of room on under the fly, about 9 inches on either side? Kudos! It falls into the âultralight/ultra-smallâ category: it weighs just 1 lb 15 oz for the fly, body, and pole set; but it offers only 24.9 square feet of protected space (17.2-sq ft interior, 7.7-sq ft vestibule) and a 32-inch peak height. I have been a party to three patent disputes in my life. Mesh: 15D nylon ripstop and no-see-um mesh. Pitched with trekking poles (not included), the tent saves weight and minimizes packed size. I appreciate the honesty! Other geometries make for better 2-person shelters. Set your trekking poles to 119 cm, and insert them tip up through the yellow loophole at the top of the tent corner facing you. If you want to send me more photos of your setup, I’d be happy to critique. When the bugs are bad, they’ll be at least 12 inches from your ears, which is way better than the 1-2 inches in the bivy. It would have been great to provide additional nylon loops for optional shock cord to keep the sides more vertical The older version is $15 less. Attach guylines to the loops and guy out. All I was suggesting is adding some nylon loops along the outside ridges of the tent and corresponding loops on the inside ridges of the fly to allow those like me, who like the space, to pull up the first 10-15 inches to keep the mesh out of their face. Wrap the gray Velcro straps, located in the corner of the inner tarp, around each pole. Renowned adventurer Andrew Skurka teamed up with Sierra Designs on a lightweight tent for hikers. Price Price Range Filtering. I was perfectly happy to carry an extra measly pound for that comfort and feel that mk. HYOH. I struggle to believe that, simply because of the advancements in fabrics since that time. Along the long side the design seem to imply that the pole should not be vertical, since if you want it strapped to the sidewall the pole needs to be slightly tilted – or maybe this is user error But it shouldn’t be saggy. In the absence of strong wind the tent will stand up without any guylines. I did not find it troublesome, but if you do just leave the bottom attached to the fly, it pitches well that way. Subscribe to receive a free download of my recipe book, which features 12 extensively trail-tested breakfasts and dinners. They are the same. I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know how this kind of thing works. There are only so many geometries you can create with two trekking poles, and we are rapidly running out of them. Among conventional manufacturers (i.e. If you decide to support another brand besides Sierra Designs, MLD would be a good choice.) It would be interesting to see a back of the envelope (or fag packet if your a pom) estimate on the weight and cost of a dyneema fly and bug floor. Before parting ways with the company, he developed a plan to overhaul this tent. The grommet at the bottom of the tent doesnât allow your trekking pole to really stab into the ground, which doesnât allow the poles to stand up perfectly. Did your feet have good clearance from the outer? Current Stock: Out of Stock. A lot of non-freestanding tents at this weight cost an arm and a leg, I think Sierra Designs asks a reasonable $299 for a tent that would do its job, and wonât make you pull your hair out while setting it up. I think this shelter will take a step in putting Sierra Designs back on the map for long-distance hikers. 2. Sorry, I see this was addressed in an earlier question last year. 5) No fuss cording – Andrew recommends that you cut it off ð but if you do decide to keep it I found it pleasantly solid and simple. 4) Spacious – I am 6’1″ and found the inner of sufficient height and length. Do you think this is true? My coverage of Outdoor Retailer starts at the Sierra Designs booth (naturally, since theyâre paying for me to be here). They create a dry entry and exit, i.e., when you open a door, nothing gets wet. I thought with the steeper walls the functional length would be better than the stratospire but I hit the ends and condensation is annoying if battened down. Some may wish it filled the fly, for more living area and perhaps even room for two. When I did the comparison I looked for something 1) just as big/long as the Clip 3 CD (I push out the ends head and foot of many tents lying down) to preserve why I like the Clip 3 so much 2) Set up in the rain friendly (which would be an improvement on the Clip 3) and why I was looking for a different tent. The design is fantastic in wet-weather conditions and the set up is easy; what more can you really ask for? During the month of May I went on a monthlong road trip from Oregon to Colorado, venturing through Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Arches National Park. But it no longer is. The SD Light Year and Clip Flashlight are both returning to SD’s line for Spring 2017, with an updated design and materials. I’m guessing ‘halved’ and ‘doubled’ or more. Why not just throw in a second pair of guylines. Clip flashlight 3 CD: It does not seem like you can go very far without encountering trees. Only three current models are being carried forward â the Summer Moon, Clip Flashlight, and my High Route. Hi Ana! The inner tent is purposely not a palace. Lay the tent out with the larger door side facing upward, making sure the zippers are closed on both doors. I’m not as familiar with the bug season here. 5) I am probably not pitching this quite right yet, but I find the fabric to be somewhat floppy, even with everything fully staked out, poles at ~49 inches, tenstion straps pulled, guylines taut. MSRP: $299.95 Current Stock: 54. Review of the updated Sierra Designs High Route FL 1 Tent https://sectionhiker.com/sierra-designs-high-route-fl-review/ The timing of this review is serendipitous!! That said, maybe we’ll look at increasing the cat cut on the ridgeline to make it even more pronounced, or trying to create some type of inner pocket for the pole rather than using the Velcro strap. If you only a short pad, it offers some foot insulation, too. There is a limited release (110 units) later this month, and full production and distribution will hit in Spring 2017. I Am open to the idea of a hammock but concerned about places on the MST where there are no trees or other structures to hang a hammock. (BTW, I have been a longtime user of MLD shelters. 2 made it just another pole supported tent, with no great reason to choose it over the competition. Sierra Designs. My High Route arrived today, pitched in on the grass in the park, here are a few impressions, 1) Easy to pitch: if you can eyeball 45 and 90 degrees you can pitch this on ground that holds stakes well. I must say however to this day I’ve never seen a shelter perform better than a Light Year in heavy Appalachian rains, so hopefully with your input Andrew SD can reintroduce it with a smarter design and lighter weight. SD should really offer a semi solid inner for those of us who are not hard core masochists and want some creature comforts ð. Without doing that you can easily compromise breathability, wind performance, etc. Hereâs the full reviewâ¦ Personally, I often use my backpack as part of my pillow, or as a knee rest (to prevent my knees from feeling hyperextended; I’m a back sleeper). The design inherently cannot put much tension on the mesh to keep it taught, and for someone 6ft and over the fabric starts to hang a bit too close to the face, at least for my liking. If you prefer to have this discussion over email just let me know. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on â¦ 1. What are you willing to sacrifice to save weight? The vertical walls of the main entrances of the tent do not allow moisture in when it is raining. Its nice to see a comparison to the Tarptent and Yama too as initially they look very similar but there are more differences than meets the eye. Frankly, if I were doing a long-distance trip with relatively benign conditions like those encountered on the Pacific Crest or Continental Divide Trails (i.e., few storms, low humidity, bug-free nights, and dry campsites), I would find the potential weight-savings very attractive. Packed weight: 1 pound 15 ounces the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 3/4 beats it. Can you send me a photo of the guyline lengths for the inner, ideally next to a ruler? Its poles do not block the entryways or dissect the sleeping area. I find 1ft vestibules of fairly limited utility and prefer to place the inner almost flush with one of the doors, with just enough room for shoes, with most gear going in on the other side. Since 1965, Sierra Designs has been creating high performance camping, high alpine and backcountry gear from ultralight tents & sleeping bags to down jackets. After thabexoeti4nce and a couple of jury duty stints I am absolutely terrified that some day I may need to put my faith in the hands of 12 morons who make no effort to understand the arguments presented to them, or even to follow the judge’s instructions ð. Overall, there is much greater variation among these tents than among, say, A-frame tarps or freestanding dome tents. Current Stock: 69. Reviews; Related Gear; 40154220. Sierra Designs Camping Gear, Tents. If your pole is as little as 1″ off vertical along the short side, the pole has a tendency to slip out of the pocket, even when secured with the velcro. Simply start by staking out all four corners of the tent body. The ventilation was AWESOME on rainy nights. While the fly is generously sized, the inner tent is more modest, at 30″ x 90″ x 43″ (W x L x H). I really liked how large the floor of the tarp is. I’ve only been on trails like it in the western part of the state. Space, storm resistance, condensation management, modularity, price? I know the official height is 120 cm, but really you need to lengthen the poles to whatever length necessarily until you can’t extend them any more. But (you know thereâd be a âbut,â right?) Versus all of these shelters, the HR1 is also more storm-worthy and more modular, in the sense that its fly and inner tent are designed to be used together or independently, perhaps in conjunction with other components, e.g. This one-person, non-freestanding tent is lightweight, compact and intuitive to set up. These days people are relying on blog posts and YouTube. If you want to save weight by using twoÂ trekking poles to support the shelter, the diagonal positioning isÂ pretty obvious. (BTW, with all this room, who cares about vestibules? The moment you open the doors things tend to get floppy. Connect loops on tent body to loops on tarp. Overall it is closer to perfect than not how to pitch, dry entry/exit, and.! 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