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Anyone? Hexamid Solo-Plus Tent w/ Screen, Extended Beak, and a Groundsheet.....do you love it?

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I love looking at it and wishing I could afford it.  Seriously though, I think it looks like a great shelter.  I'm not so sure about the mesh floor though.  Seems like it could absorb water and pick up a lot of crap.  Plus being in the desert, I can see getting a lot of dust and dirt inside.  But, if I'm  that worried about dirt, guess I should just stay home.  
If I was going to buy one, I'd ask Joe if he could sew in a floor for me.  

Probably a lot of opinions on BPL about it.
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Considered that one and the twin but got a Trailstar (MLD) instead, mostly because it fit the gap I was trying to fill among the tents I already own. I traded in bug protection for more coverage and simplicity.

I broke my ankle on the mainden voyage, so have very little experience with it, but I admit to not being completely sold on the cuben fiber thing so far. It wasn't obvious to me until I got it, how much bulkier cuben is than silnylon. My DIY silnylon 2-person tarp easily packs down to the size of a Nalgene bottle; the Trailstar is twice as big and the material costs 5 times as much.  I think it's worth it in harsh conditions, as it's significantly stronger and more waterproof but, for me, my preferred harsh conditions are heat and dryness (i.e. deserts), not rain and wind, so whether I stand to really take advantage of its better performance factors to warrant the high cost, I'm not sure.

I'll say this though. Cuben tarps have a reputation for being more difficult to set than silnylon but I haven't found this to be the case.  I think its relative stiffness makes it easier in some ways.


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Also, Bearpaw Wilderness offers basically the exact same shelter as the Hexamid Plus, it's called the Lair.  Owners name is John and he offers a few more options than zpacks.  You can even get it in all silnylon to save some cash.
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Hmmmm. Bearpaw wilderness is interesting also. I like the canopy tarp with the 1.5 inner net. There is some potential there also. I actually got an email from zpacks about their inner bug net for the hexamid solo plus tarp..he is currently working on a new set up to prevent sagging of the inner net.  I really like the idea of the options with either one of these. I like that you can just use the tarp for none buggy season and u can can use the bug screen net for buggy season with the tarp...or just use the netting alone without the tarp. I also like the idea of a "solid" floor rather then netting. I am curious though, how the set up is useing a hiking pole to pitch it?  Anyone use anything like this? Is it sturdy?

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I should have an inner shipping out tomorrow, so I am crossing my fingers that it will be here by Saturday. And of course once it gets here I will do a video on it...

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Very cool Stick. Can't wait. I think I like the idea of that setup better then the 1 piece with mesh floor...looking forward to your opinions. Thanks again for all your help

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I've worn out two of the regular solos.  I like the low weight but I prefer my TT Notch.
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