OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

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Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Postby Gattonero » 18 May 2017, 9:13pm

Heltor Chasca wrote:
Grarea wrote:Crikey, that is a tiny guy in the GO diagram isn't it?

By my reckoning he is either 3 foot tall or way off in the distance.
Somewhat misleading?


I didn't miss your super observant skills Silly art staff!

Yes the OEX only has 70cm headroom. My Eureka Spitfire 1 has 100cm which makes a world of difference. But £30 more. Hmmm


£30 for being able to move inside the tent, change your clothes, etc.?
Bargain! :wink:
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Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 May 2017, 9:25am

Hi,
Not seen this variety like the others posted here , 90 int hight 1.7 kgs, ideally you need as said 100 high-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vango-Blade-1 ... SwdGxXIjML
vango blade.jpg


Two man tent probably add more bang for your buck, unless you are real stealth camping then finding just a foot print for a solo tent can be hard especially in the dark.

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http://www.blacks.co.uk/equipment/16499 ... green.html
The peak 3.1 pro is 1.73 kg and reduced to £120 from £200, the one posted up thread is std and 1.9 kg?
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Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Postby Gattonero » 19 May 2017, 6:11pm

IMO, the Peak3.1 at full price is a rip-off. For £180 you can get a tent made in Scotland that is made with top-notch materials and weights less than 1kg :mrgreen:

The Vango is a good deal, though is tunnel-type while the Blacks one is side-entrance, the latter gives more freedom and easy to get in and out and better views.
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Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Postby pjclinch » 20 May 2017, 9:08am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote: ideally you need as said 100 high


Just stating a number doesn't make much sense. It's also about how high the trunk & head of the person trying to sit up is, and the context of that headroom. So, for example, a 100 cm high pyramid will probably have much less effective headroom than something like the 90cm high Akto, because the Akto's a hoop so there's a moderate area where there's almost full height, while a pyramid only has the full height at a point and that's got a pole in the middle of it.

Tunnels tend to score best for this, but as always sitting inside a real example is the best way to decide whether there's enough height in the right place. And if it's for more than one person, make sure everyone can sit up at the same time if needed.

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Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 May 2017, 9:46am

Hi,
OK totally agree :wink:

Coffin shaped tent with sitting height gives best practical space with minimum foot print...
Two person will probably be a tunnel tent.
Ridge tents seem to appeal to the minimalist...........especially if it has no ends :mrgreen: .....Brrrrrr :lol:

Ridge tent is impractical as it might have max headroom but you wipe your hair on the sides.

Crawl in, lie down, sit up and turn around..................then crawl out and look at another tent in the shop........................

The much copied coffin tent (original?) that eureka spitfire and tiger paws is modelled on it still hard to beat, I have both :)

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Re: OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent

Postby Gattonero » 20 May 2017, 10:13am

The problem I see with "coffin" style tents is that they rely a lot on the poles, and where the poles bend is a weak point.
IMO a "side arch" design has several advantages
1- very simple to pitch (just one pole to slide in)
2- stable as the only pole can be bolted to the ground and guyed all along
3- can give ample side access
4- easy to get (or make) an additional porch

The downsides can be
1- depending on the fabric, this can sag and/or may be difficult to adjust
2- in strong winds the back can bow a lot, though this can be a common problem
3- on small footprint design, like a 1-man tent, a good headroom means steep walls so the apex is not roomy (like said in the post above)
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