Tarptent Stratospire 2

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Re: Tarptent Stratospire 2

Postby onward » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 9:56 pm

I have SS1 and SS2...had the SS1 in 50-60 kph winds on an open saddle on the Main Range last week and other than the noise and the inner flapping I felt very comfortable in it. If I had known the winds were coming I would found a more sheltered spot. The extra tie outs would have been worth using. The only times I have used them the wind hasn't become as strong as predicted.
Had the SS2 in gusts of up to 80kph as reported at Mt Bulla when we were on Mt Howitt, much the same noisy but stable, a peg did pull out of the ground in the middle of the night but that was operator error.
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Re: Tarptent Stratospire 2

Postby Drew » Tue 04 Apr, 2017 10:54 am

Good to hear that it handles both wind and animals using it as a bridge! I haven't quite decided if I'll take the SS2 to Peru later this year or my heavier, much less spacious Moondance 2. I think I'll be right with the SS2, but I'm wishing I'd bought the solid inner as well as the mesh for the cold nights...
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