Outdoor Retailer: "Lightest Double-Wall Shelter in the World"

9:02 a.m. on August 5, 2010 (EDT)
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Terra Nova's double-walled tent tips the scales at just over a pound, but you'll want to check the sticker price before jumping for joy.

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2010/08/05/outdoor-retailer-terra-nova.html

7:23 p.m. on August 5, 2010 (EDT)
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Pretty cool but makes me wonder how many people would spend what, $450.00 or so on losing two pounds of body weight? It's all gotta be carried no matter where.

7:53 p.m. on August 5, 2010 (EDT)
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Terra Nova has been on the market for some time, and I know they are popular among the utra-lighters with their tents here in Norway. We have much of the same weather as England, maybe a notch or to even worse. Up till now it has been the Laser Photon and Laser Photon Elite that has been used. I guess the weather here resembles Alaska in many ways.

8:54 p.m. on August 5, 2010 (EDT)
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Let me get this straight: It's too short to sit up in, it's too snug for a full size sleeping pad . . . and the most important stat is left out: The interior square footage. I guess I'll keep my 8 lb tent.

9:10 p.m. on August 5, 2010 (EDT)
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I like the ability of older folks with reason............

10:32 p.m. on August 5, 2010 (EDT)
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Let me get this straight: It's too short to sit up in, it's too snug for a full size sleeping pad . . . and the most important stat is left out: The interior square footage. I guess I'll keep my 8 lb tent.

With a first name of "Tipi", I would be very astonished if you had plans to buy one of these. Nor would I, we both perhaps are getting too soft and comfort demanding. I am at least.

But some sacrifice gladly the roomy normal size tents for a few pounds less to carry. It is almost become a religion to many, and when religion enters reason exits.

10:59 p.m. on August 5, 2010 (EDT)
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No thanks about 400 dollars over my tent budget...

12:33 a.m. on August 7, 2010 (EDT)
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Beautiful Tent!

Designed for the extra ultra light and the extreme racers.

The Laser(s) are a series..a 2.6lb spacious two person for example made of the better grade siliconized nylon.. and I believe <$400.

By the way I'm not tall, but the Laser Ultra 1 is plenty long and I can sit up.

and it is so Cool!

Elder

No, I do not work for them...yet 8)

5:52 p.m. on August 7, 2010 (EDT)
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For $700.00 it could weigh 12lbs for all I care. If I pay $700 I expect it to come with someone to carry it for me.

7:26 p.m. on August 7, 2010 (EDT)
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If the footprint of this tent is a non tapering rectangle, it has a "spacious" 17.3 sq. ft.

I have a Walrus Microswift with 20 + 4(vestibule) sq. ft. that weighs 2.85 lbs. and 1/6 the price.

3:02 p.m. on September 27, 2010 (EDT)
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I finally got the stats for square footage on the Ultra Laser.

20.61 interior/5.6 vestible.

The Laser Competition..2.02lbs, 22.03 sq.feet/10.23 vestibule.

Retail $350. The interior height is 37.4. The Ultra is not available until March 2011, but the Laser Competition and Photons are available now.

Thanks

3:36 p.m. on September 27, 2010 (EDT)
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What Otto leaves out is that he has that great hut system he told us about last winter. So, who needs a tiny tent when you have a hut to stay in? I've stayed in huts in New Zealand and even the simple ones beat a tent anytime, especially in bad weather.

9:16 p.m. on September 28, 2010 (EDT)
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What Otto leaves out is that he has that great hut system he told us about last winter. So, who needs a tiny tent when you have a hut to stay in? I've stayed in huts in New Zealand and even the simple ones beat a tent anytime, especially in bad weather.

I agree. But...

Have you ever tried to carry a hut?

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