Used it for the CDT this past year. Worked like a champ. If you overload it, which I did many times, with long food carries then the top metal bar will jut into your back. Full review
This tent suffers from a severe design flaw: IT INVITES RAIN IN. The biggest design flaw with the Zpacks Duplex tent is the unanchored bathtub floor. Specifically, the bathtub floor needs to be anchored to the tarp at all four corners. Without it being anchored, the floor is free to slide according to the incline of the site it is pitched on. Specifically, on a slight incline you will find that the floor very easily slides downhill independent of the tarp, allowing the insect netting to migrate… Full review
Very light weight makes this a good addition to one's kit, but it cannot replace conventional cord/rope in certain applications. The UL qualities of Dyneema cord and similar tech fiber cords are amazing. I like Dyneema cord for its weight/strength ratio, but it has certain limitations and considerations worth noting. As Vladimir commented, the cord is rather stiff, which is why it is easy to untangle—good—and untie—not so good. In fact knots in dyneema cord may have the tendency to untie… Full review
Strong (over 200 lbs / 90 kg reported) and extremely brightly-colored 1.2-mm cord, perfect for making ultralight guylines and similar applications. Immediately after purchasing my Hilleberg Kaitum 3 tent I saw that it contains around 25 meters of strong and overly thick 3-mm cord divided into 8 dual guylines. Normally I use the guylines on my tents very rarely, so after some time I decided to reduce the bulkiness and weight of my tent by replacing the guylines to more lightweight ones, preferably… Full review
A Zpacks Rain Kilt is a great way to shave weight and still protect your lower half from getting drenched. It is a very simple, compact, ultralight garment with multi-use functions. Specifications: Regular Waist: 1.9 oz (54 g) / Fits up to 38" (97 cm) Large Waist: 2.1 oz (60 g) / Fits up to 50" (127 cm) Length: 27" (68 cm) Width when opened flat: 52" (132 cm) About rain skirts/wraps/kilts: This idea probably took hold when someone figured out that wearing a trash bag was far cheaper and more comfortable… Full review
Zpacks manufactures custom ultralight gear, including shelters, backpacks and accessories.