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Gear Details: Tents

Rocket Tent

Manufacturer: Brooks-Range

Product Details:
Product Year2010
Usage:
Shape:
Freestanding:1
Single Wall:1
Capacity:2
Number of Poles:0
Pole Material:not applicable
Diameter of Poles (mm):
Floor Space (square feet):25.1
Tarp:
Layout:other
Length (inches):129
Width (inches):48
Nonstandard Shape:1
Interior Height (inches):38
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):7
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):
Weight (lbs, oz): 1,6
Price:$600
Designed by Dick Jackson, one of the most accomplished mountain guides in the U.S., the Rocket Tent brings a minimalist mind-set to winter tents weighing in at only one pound, six ounces. The two-person Rocket Tent is able to achieve such a low carry weight because it does not have its own poles. Why carry tent poles when ski poles and an avalanche probe are already in the gear bag? The Rocket Tent uses ski poles and an avalanche probe instead of tent poles. Additionally, the Rocket Tent is made of incredibly strong and lightweight CT3 fabric (5000+mm waterproof, FR). Its aerodynamic shape and its guyout system to make this tent rock solid in the worst conditions, and the metallic finish minimizes heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. Since the waterproof, CT3 fabric is not breathable, the tent features three zippered vents. When packed, the Rocket Tent measures only 6 x 10 x 2 (5 x 25 x 5cm).

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