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Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:13 pm
by kevin_t
Dirtydan wrote:Looking good Kevin. I like the guy out options for us tall guys. Not that I'm looking to get rid of my LBO anytime soon, what benefits if any would someone get with the Silvertip over say an LBO with vestibule?


Quicker setup and less noise in the wind, maybe a slight smaller footprint advantage, able to use a trekking pole only if it is 145cm. The downside would be flexibility using a nest, add ons, or just parts like the base. Usability ... LBO +3 really allows two sleeping configs, silvertip only one.

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:01 am
by sveltri
I get my Silvertip today, can't wait! Hopefully I'll have a chance to try it out this year, if not its gonna be a long wait.

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:23 am
by tombaisley
I just ordered a 4 man w/ stove combo, worse than a kid a Christmas waiting for it to arrive.

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:28 pm
by MontanaMarine
Silvertip arrived today, so had to pitch it and check it out.

Overall impression, another home-run from Seek Outside. I had a BT2, and the Silvertip definitely feels roomier inside for me, at 6'3".

I added some 550-cord extensions to the loops, maybe 7" extension or so. For a pole I took the CF pole from the 6-man, and left the center two pieces out. Worked fine. Extending the pole to about 66", and tilting off center really opened up the middle of the tent.

I'll try the SXL stove in there, but need a shorter pipe. I have a 9' pipe for the 6-man, I'm thinking a 6' pipe should be about right for this tent.

Here are some dimensions as I pitched it, off the ground a bit:

Pole height: 64"
Distance across the flats/zipper to zipper: 9 ft
Distance tip to tip: 10 ft
Flats on perimeter: 5ft
"center" rectangle of interior, 5'x9'

Here are a few pics,

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Shane

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:32 pm
by MontanaMarine
Another thought,

I put this up in 20-25 mph breeze. Very easy. Six stakes at the tips held it very well. I put in all 12 stakes mainly to get the extensions sorted out.


Shane

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:43 am
by reaper
Thanks for sharing Shane
Looks really nice...not sure here but i think you like the green color from SO :lol:

I am small but a picture with you(inside) and your stove will give me(us) a good size reference.

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:24 am
by MontanaMarine
I like the brown just as much.

My decision to go with the green was that green is not the color of any hunted game animals. I think green might be a bit safer during hunting season.

I'll get some more pics up before too long.


Shane

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:27 pm
by MontanaMarine
One thing I recently noticed with the Silvertip, that is a change from the BT-2, is the perimeter stake loops are only on the outboard side, none on the inboard side.

I generally use the outboard loops anyway, but the inboard loops might have some advantage if one intends to cover the sodcloth with snow or dirt/duff.

This isn't a complaint, I just hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere else in the differences from the BT-2.

Shane

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:04 am
by njc89
Would you guys think there would be enough vertical space in one of these to sit upright near the center in one of the helinox backpack chairs?

Re: Silvertip new shelter.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:36 pm
by MontanaMarine
njc89 wrote:Would you guys think there would be enough vertical space in one of these to sit upright near the center in one of the helinox backpack chairs?



I've got a couple of the Helinox Ground Chairs. I can check that out and see how it fits. I'll post a pic.

Shane