Aeon Li

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At last from Henry Shires a pyramid tent which you can have open when it rains but the inside doesn’t get wet – and also an acceptable weight at 496 grams including stakes – for the single model.

 It looks a little like my Deer Hunter’s Tent. Parallel evolution is fascinating. Like my tent it also doesn’t need a guy line at the front, so you could have a fire in that spot if you wanted to. Risking a fire with such an expensive and meltable fabric as Dyneema would be an option only for the well- heeled I suspect which is why I generally prefer my DIY Tyvek efforts none of which has ever let me down anyway.

Nonetheless I think the Aeon Li would be an excellent ultralight summer tent for folks in a hurry. Price is yet to be announced but likely to be much more than a roll of Tyvek.

Features

  • Dyneema® fabrics for the ultimate in strength and weight savings
  • Fully taped and waterproof: 8,000mm+ hydrostatic head pressure rating
  • Single trekking pole support; no pole in your living space
  • Front vestibule can be completely rolled back with no apex guyline required
  • Fits people up to 7 ft / 213 cm tall
  • Generous vestibule for excellent gear storage space
  • Excellent ventilation, views, and moisture management
  • Taut pitch with PitchLoc™ foldable corners and integrated line tighteners
  • Pole handle side up or down
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines
  • Fast setup — about 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Catenary ridgelines for shape and performance

Specs:

  • Sleeps: 1
  • Seasons: 3+
  • Weight: 15.8 oz / 448 g tent body +  1.7 oz / 48 g stakes (included)
  • Interior Height: 47 in / 119 cm
  • Floor Width: 30 in / 76 cm
  • Floor Length: 88 in / 224 cm
  • Stakes: 6 x 6 in / 15 cm Easton Nanos (included)
  • Packed size: 14 in x 4 in / 36 cm x 10 cm

Note: Tent body weight includes guylines, struts, and stuffsacks.

http://www.tarptent.com/product/aeon-li/

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