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is this good for a longshanks ?

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this keeps catching my eye. and i need a much lighter more packable shelter.

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... ter-p10301

any good for a tall wide bloke ?
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I'd say it was. Has the addition of the skirt which I never knew existed. I reckon it'll fit and you'll love it
I believe it has some extra guy lines to raise some of the edges.

Good find (sean has the standard deschutes and I believe loves/likes it alot...
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Depends, by your own admission your a big fella, I’ve had a deschutes and now a Luna solo. I’m 5’8” in my heels, for me it’s not too much trouble to keep the feet from the wet single skin but much beyond that and I reckon you’ll be trying hard to avoid damp foot end scenario. The side guys are key in avoiding that situation, plenty of room but constrained by the angle of the sides.
I’ve often thought that a single pole shelter with some head and foot end 12” poles would be ideal.
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that is the kind of reply i wanted. i am 6ft 4'' so i will give it a miss.
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I think the plus is the same size as the normal but with the addition of the mesh.

I'm just under 6ft and it's big enough for me but at your height I think it would be a bit small, there's not much free space at my head/feet.
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I had a brief play with the Alpkit Polestar yesterday and my initial thought was 'ooh that's long' inside.
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Don't they do a plus size of the Lanshan 1? Or is it just bigger for 2021? I think the Pro version, which is the Lunar Solo knock off with a sewn in groundsheet and skirts is the longer length as well. But don't quote me.

Quick google.

Indeed they do. 20cm longer than the earlier versions. Still not sure it'd fit you big fella, especially with a comfy sleeping pad.

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Alpkit soloist XL?
It's 220mm long inside
https://alpkit.com/products/soloist

Edit: out of stock :sad:
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https://lightheartgear.com/products/lig ... oly-fabric

Not sure if you can get these in UK
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Dave Barter wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:21 pm https://lightheartgear.com/products/lig ... oly-fabric

Not sure if you can get these in UK
Some very nice tents in that range :-bd
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I had a brief play with the Alpkit Polestar yesterday and my initial thought was 'ooh that's long' inside.

Stu, would you be able to provide 2 x packable poles for one of these ?
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Stu, would you be able to provide 2 x packable poles for one of these ?
Shouldn't be a problem Tony. I put it up yesterday with trekking poles so I could take some measurements and have a weigh up ... a pair of carbon poles is now curing. Hopefully I'll get chance to try them tomorrow.
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:-bd :-bd
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BigdummySteve wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:39 pm I’ve had a deschutes and now a Luna solo. I’m 5’8” in my heels, for me it’s not too much trouble to keep the feet from the wet single skin but much beyond that and I reckon you’ll be trying hard to avoid damp foot end scenario. The side guys are key in avoiding that situation, plenty of room but constrained by the angle of the sides.
I use both a Deschutes and Lunar Solo with no problems, I'm 6'1".
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:24 pm
Stu, would you be able to provide 2 x packable poles for one of these ?
Shouldn't be a problem Tony. I put it up yesterday with trekking poles so I could take some measurements and have a weigh up ... a pair of carbon poles is now curing. Hopefully I'll get chance to try them tomorrow.
I saw someone post a picture on STW of their Polestar and stated they were using BB carbon poles
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I have the new Alpkit Aerobeam one man version, and i reckon you'd fit in their no issues. i am only 5'11" but have 48" chest, but there was a good foot of space above my head, i had all my bags from the bike above my head easily and there was still plenty of room either side of me also, really large internal space for a 1.2kg tent
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