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A Waiting Game

Who would have thought waterproofing a tent would be so stressful? Not a cloud in the sky and the whole day ahead of me! Actually it’s quite the opposite. With just days before the start of the trip, I’m out of time already. I might look relaxed in one of these photos but I’m just acting the part of someone who is pre trip ready.

What I’m really thinking about is the never-ending job list that refuses to shrink. I’ll get there in the end like I always do, but there’ll be no escaping some late nights ahead.

Pitching the Hexamid is very straight forward and takes less than two minutes. Just eight guy lines, eight stakes and a trekking pole are used to bring this six sided pyramid to life. Also, no need to set up a groundsheet. The groundsheet is already hooked up inside the tent, so just one less thing to do. I’m looking forward to seeing how it handles in a down pour.

Approximate dimensions:
Peak Height: 130 cm (51 inches)
Length: 2.75 meters (9 feet)
Width at center: 158 cm (62 inches)
Width at ends: 107 cm (42 inches)
Entryway Height: 74 cm (29 inches)

Weight: The tent alone weighs 264 grams (9.3 oz). The tarp by itself weighs 91 grams (3.2 oz).

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