The Duplex, the Rain and the Quilt

Side of tentFull steam ahead! Ordered my Duplex at the beginning of Zpack’s Black Friday sale and it arrived within days. Have pitched it several times now and slept in it last night through a storm. I wish it was a tiny bit bigger. At my height of 6’3″ plus the therm-a-rest, I’m within an inch of the fabric on both ends and brushed it accidentally throughout the night. :S We’ll see. (Red Beard’s two videos do a great job showing this tent: how it handles a storm, and his post-mortem AT review.)

Ordered 1 lb of 900 fill down from and 8 yards of Argon 67 fabric from, so my quilt materials should arrive in the week ahead. (I recommend Joe Brewer’s excellent DIY quilt video if interested.) Also tested out a homemade cuben-fiber rain kilt two days ago on a long road hike. It worked well.