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I"m intereested in Exped tents and have been for a long time. Do aany of you have any experiances with them or know of anyone wh does or has. They are another Euro tent that is not popular in this country but seem to be very quality. The two tents I'm most interested in are the:
Exped Polaris 2-person Expedition
- Single wall fabric of highly breathable and ultra-waterproof VentAir 3 layer PTFE laminate specific for tents. Vestiblule of lightweight and tear resistant ripstop nylon with a slicone coating.
- Fully freestanding: Full length ridge pole supports the structure and forms the vestibule. Of course, such easy setup also means simple teardown! And, for situations in which it is hard to stake out guylines, the poles can be braced together from the inside using the guylines.
- New for 2011: Center pole now runs outside in a sleeve. Previous models placed the center pole inside the tent and secured it with velcro straps.
- Fast setup: just slide 4 color-coded poles into their sleeves and tension the pockets; secure and plant 2-4 stakes. That’s it!
- Covered vestibule for gear and cooking.
- Ventilation and views on all 4 sides through door, rear window, and two offset tunnel vents.
- Easy handling, day or night: zippers have color coded, reflective, and glow-in-the-dark pulls that operate easily with just one hand.
- Reinforced guyline loops attach directly to the pole sleeves. Triple guyline flaps on the sides connect to the floor loop.
- Guylines of ultralight and static Dyneema with a tear force of 300lbs/ 140kg
- Taffeta nylon floor with fully taped seams and a water column rating of 14+ PSI (10,000mm).
- Adjustable guylines made of super strong, lightweight and reflective Dyneema cord are premounted in a stormproof V-configuration.
- Designed by experience: World class expeditionists like Erhard Lorétan, Jean Troillet, Stephan Siegrist, Sebastien Gay, plus numerous “regular” adventurers are godfathers to the Polaris
Capacity: 2 adults
Weight: Minimum*: 5.4 # / 2.45 kg
Packaged: 6.5 # / 2.95 kg
Canopy: 30 sq-f / 2.8 sq-m
Vestibule: 7.5 sq-f / 0.7 sq-m
Canopy: 3 layer VentAir mini ripstop / PTFE / polyester tricot fabric with fully taped seams;
Vestibule: Silicone coated ripstop nylon;
Floor: PU-coated, taffeta nylon with 10,000 mm water column:
Poles: DAC Featherlite NSL 9 mm TH72M aircraft grade aluminium
Packed size: 18x6’’ / 42x16 cm
Setup time: 3 Minute
And the Pegasus:
- Exterior, continuous and color-coded pole sleeves that come sealed at on end and with easy to use adjustable pole tensioners, make setup and teardown quick and easy. One person alone can set up Pegasus.
- Loads of space: Pegasus has the capacity for 3-4 adults to sleep. With it's steep walls that increase interior space, it can take in many more to sit around during the day. With its tall access, entry and exit are easy, but there is plenty of space to dress or to sort out gear. Numerous pockets and a gear loft help with added organization.
- Two high doors in the front and one at the back for easy entry and exit. Two vestibules offer space for packs, wet boots and other gear you don’t want in your tent.
- Four poles of identical length slide into flat pole sleeves in the rain fly. The canopy is pre-installed, and the pole sleeves are numbered to make setup simple and easy. In fact, just one person can easily set up Pegasus.
- Only 3 stakes are required for a basic setup. Ample pre-mounted Dyneema cord guylines secure the tent in stormy conditions. Stake placement is made easy with large and adjustable Dyneema cord loops.
- Seven individually adjustable vents (1 front, 2 rear and 4 on sides) placed on all sides of the tent insure excellent ventilation. Vents are supported by pole repair segments.
- Snow flaps, weighed down by rocks, sand or snow, keep Pegasus steady in storms. They also keep wind, snowdrift and bugs outside, where they belong. They can be rolled up when not required.
- Pegasus has the capacity to sleep 4 adults, but with its steep walls that maximize interior space it can accommodate visitors during the day. With its high doors, entry and exit is easy without having to crawl. Numerous pockets along the walls and entrace keep personal items organised. A gear loft in the canopy roof for additional storage space.
- Another Exped innovation are the detachable mesh pockets, that can be cliped onto the outside of the tent. These are ideal for drying gear or storing small items during the day that should be within reach.
- The vestibule can be rolled up for unobstructed views. The doors have a hanging design so they don't get stepped on when open. They can be operated one handed and are stowed in a roof pocket when open.
- Versatitly: Canopy and rainfly can be setup separately. In good weather the canopy can be used on it's own and keeps bug and dust out. For a very large, but very lightweight, complete shelter, use the rain fly coupled with the optional footprint.
Weight: Minimum*: 13.44 # / 6.1 kg;
LightPackers: 10.4# / 4.72 kg; fly, poles and footprint(sold separately)
UltraLight Packers: 9.1# / 4.16 kg; fly, poles
Packaged: 14.55 # / 6.6 kg;
Area:Floor: 43 ft2 / 4 m2; Vestibule: 19 ft2 / 1.8 m2
Rainfly: PU-coated, UV-resistant, flame retardant ripstop polyester with double taped seams
Canopy: UV-resistant, flame retardant ripstop polyester and No-See-Um netting
Floor: PU-coated, taffeta nylon
Poles: DAC Featherlight NSL 9.6 mm TH72M aircraft graade aluminium
Packed size: 24x10’’ / 60x26 cm
Setup time: 6 minutes