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Re: On sale

Postby ConnieD » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:39 pm

Here you can see the color changes considerably in different lighting.

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However, it does not look like the online photo.

However it does look like the MSS Modular sleep System sleeping bag.

That information should make many buyers pleased.

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Re: On sale

Postby ConnieD » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:42 pm

The Shangri La 3 isn't anything like a camoflage outfit however.

It has a grey section sewn along the door opening, not pictured at GoLite online, as well as, three grey Logo emblazoned vents for ventilation near the peak that are pictured online.

In this photo, you can see the plastic inserts to make the vents stand out.

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Re: On sale

Postby ConnieD » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:50 pm

I only received 6-GoLite DAC 6-5/16 inch tent stakes, the minimum for pitching this tent "as is".

There is a DuoMid pitch "option", discussed online, however that involves additional tie-outs.

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I purchased additional 8-GoLite DAC tent stakes in anticipation, because I want to use 11-GoLite DAC stakes for every tie-out around the perimeter, plus check out one or two stake out points from the attachment points higher up the sides, or, keep the panels at the door pulled back.

I expect to purchase other stakes to see if I like those stakes better, and check out different pitching options.
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Re: On sale

Postby ConnieD » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:53 pm

The floorplan dimensions are not online. Here it is.

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Re: On sale

Postby ConnieD » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:58 pm

My initial impressions: 2 1/2 lbs. does feel like a "loaf of bread.

The material feels heavier than my Oware AsymTarp 1, of course.

The material feels "sticky" in contrast to the Oware AsymTarp 1, but not too "sticky". It must be the fire retardant.

The door zippers double-zipper is heavy duty. I thought the door zipper might be more lightweight like my Sierra Designs or North Face tents.

The tie-outs are webbing, that are adjustable for length.
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Re: On sale

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:23 pm

Nice belated Christmas present! Congrats on an excellent piece of gear, Connie ;)
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Re: On sale

Postby realityguy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:44 pm

Shangrila 3!Now round up a moose and a bear to test it out to see if it fits the "three".. :lol:
Looks like you got a good one there!I like the looks of those tents!
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Re: On sale

Postby ConnieD » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:12 am

The GoLite photo online and their online description do not do the Shangri La 3 justice.

1. The features are better features than I expected.

2. I think lots of military and ex-military would like that color because it compliments their military gear.

More military-types and ex-military are carrying a more lightweight pack these days.

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Re: On sale

Postby zelph » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:57 am

I am really excited about it. I think I will get the 2 3/8" diameter stovepipe and all the stovepipe fittings from Ti-Goat. He has 2 3/8" now. It is more suited for the small stove I like. The small stove I like is this one: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4788 In spite of the fact, I think bending the sheet metal is more than I can do without a "brake" I really like this design.



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Re: On sale

Postby cadyak » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:29 am

I love these tarps. I have the SL5,the Hex3( older version of the SL3) and the SL1. I have been using the SL1 for years as my main winter setup. The older ones used a grade heavier fabric which I like better.
The SL3 is really better for 2 people my size.
The SL5 however is a palace. I think a tent woodstove would be great in there. I only have pictures of the SL5 on my laptop at home. Last time I used it I had to pitch it in a maelstrom and was so dang happy to get inside. :D Quick, square, and easy to pitch. I have had the SL2 also but I just couldnt get around the poles well enough. It is rock solid however. I sold mine.

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