Right-handed zoid? Am I dumb...??

8:11 p.m. on January 27, 2003 (EST)
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I posted this question to MSR, and I enclosed the reply. Enjoy :>))

My question: If I assume that most people are right handed and use sleeping bags with the zippers on the right side, then why are the doors of the Zoid (micro-1.5) open on
the left side? Will I see right-handed Zoids in the future?

MSR reply: Thanks for contacting us with your question. Many people are
right-handed, including me. If you're laying in the tent and want to open
the door, lean onto your left elbow and reach up with your right hand. The
tent's too short to sit up, but the zipper's a little too high to reach from
on your back. I hope this helps.

8:18 p.m. on January 27, 2003 (EST)
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Wrong!

Actually, you are supposed to make a dyno semi-situp, grab the zipper pull in your teeth, then do that yoga thing - you know, the one where you put your right heel in your left ear. If you do that, the door opens easily.

Aren't tech reps wonderful?

6:42 p.m. on January 28, 2003 (EST)
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Do the yoga thing?

I have a friend who is right handed and claims he cannot use the hood on his sleeping bag or get all the way into his bag cause its left handed and he can't get back out and he's claustrophobic. Hes always cold cause he sleeps with his arms, shoulders and head out of his bag and wears a down jacket instead. Duh...........
Question: Don't other people roll over in their bags at night? Does everyone sleep on the right or left side as the zipper dictates? Do others turn over inside their bags?
Jim S

5:26 p.m. on January 30, 2003 (EST)
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a.k.a. bladerunner

I was under the impression that the Zoid 1.5 had doors on both sides. AM I wrong ?

bladerunner


Quote:

I posted this question to MSR, and I enclosed the reply. Enjoy :>))

My question: If I assume that most people are right handed and use sleeping bags with the zippers on the right side, then why are the doors of the Zoid (micro-1.5) open on
the left side? Will I see right-handed Zoids in the future?

MSR reply: Thanks for contacting us with your question. Many people are
right-handed, including me. If you're laying in the tent and want to open
the door, lean onto your left elbow and reach up with your right hand. The
tent's too short to sit up, but the zipper's a little too high to reach from
on your back. I hope this helps.

10:38 a.m. on February 3, 2003 (EST)
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You are right. :-)

Zoid 1.5 has 2 doors. Again, my fingers wiggled faster than my brain signal.

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