Mon v2 Katmandu

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Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Dino rover » Fri 01 Jan, 2016 9:05 am

I would appreciate your advice re this tent.

http://www.kathmandu.com.au/mono-tent-v2-sand.html

I understand that Katmandu isnt highly regarded by some - I have no experience of their product.

It suits me for weight, price ($149.99) and functionality (3 season weekend hiking).

I would love to get something in cuben fibre but hell who can afford it?

Presumably 50d is 50 denier and 50 is better for protection than 40 right - except it weighs more?

I have looked at options including tarp plus bivvy sack or tarp plus nano net particularly for summer hikes in Victoria but when you add it all up in weight, functionality and cost terms you might as well get a tent like this.

Thanks for your guidance.

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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby johnrs » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 12:48 pm

Dino
Certainly a low price
And it might work for a little while???
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby wayno » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 12:53 pm

don't expect it to stand up to high winds if you're going to be pitching it anywhere exposed.
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Franco » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 8:08 pm

Dino,
A couple of points
1) denier has to do with weight.
Heavier dos not mean better or stronger , it just means heavier.
2) the maximum internal height is 65cm.
That means you cannot sit up inside so it is closer to a bivy than a tent.
Anyway, every tent is a compromise, even those $700 Cuben tents or the Swedish silnylon versions, so you have to figure out where you are happy to compromise.
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Dino rover » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 11:12 am

Thanks for advice

its all a trade off and I think its the right start for me as im not assaulting k2
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Strider » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 12:11 pm

There is a difference between a trade off and a tent that's just a PITA. Have a look at the Ferrino Lightent series.

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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 12:35 pm

You won't be happy with it unless all you want to do is sleep in it. You can't get dressed in it; you can't cook in it and for the amount of shelter it gives it's heavy

You would be better off with this tent from Rays

http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/Product/ ... om=5041106

Or this one which is quite a good design and construction and QC look very good

http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/Product/ ... om=5041106
For less money and a few hundred grams extra you get a real tent not a glorified bivvy
I've used similar to the small bivvy tent and wasn't ever happy
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Dino rover » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 8:17 pm

Postscript

on the last day of the sale I wentt to kathmandu to see the tent set up

the sales guy was very knowledgeable and basically talked me out

looking at a bora tarp

cant understand why the terra rosa equiv. Is so much more even with weak aud / usd and freight
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 8:23 pm

Sales person did the right thing
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Dino rover » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 8:39 pm

Postscript #2

Moondog thanks for the rays suggestions and they arent too far off the value mark but my preference I s lighter weight

I want a good value tarp with tyvek ground sheet and a bug net for what I now want

Thanks for your great thoughts
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Re: Mon v2 Katmandu

Postby Franco » Sun 17 Jan, 2016 12:26 pm

Add up first the cost and weight of tarp/pegs/bivvy (and or mesh inner*)/Tyvek sheet before you pull the trigger because something like a Tarptent ProTrail could be close to it but lighter and faster to set up...
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https://www.tarptent.com/protrail.html

( personal opinion but to try to rest and then sleep inside a non mesh enclosed tarp with all the bugs we have here is not my idea of fun...)

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