SUGGESTION Backwoods Bungalow 2 upgrade option

riknowlt

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Good afternoon to all.

Kudos to the design team for the upgrades from version one to version two of the backwoods bungalow.

A great three season, somewhat 4 season tent. Baker style tents have been popular for quite some time now. Most however though, are quite heavy due to them being primarily made from canvas type materials. Which has its pros and cons.

Con: Very heavy
Pro: you can build a fire under the awning for heat during the winter or cold season.

It’s obvious that OneTigris understands the popularity of 4 season use from their Black Orca Series tents. (Smokey Hut, IronWall, and Wild Haven tents).

This lends an opportunity to create another great 4 season tent option, as well as increased sales for the stove jack.

I firmly believe, that if you offer a Hot tent version of the Backwoods Bungalow, it would be well received.


Suggestion:
If you were to place a stove jack in the center of the awning closer towards the end of the awning, yet still have coverage of the stove from rain or snow, but far enough out that one could still place a chair and a small table under the awning, you would have a hit on your hands.


I have read so many comments on various forums that people would love to have a baker style tent, but they don’t want to lug around a 30 to 50 lb. tent and that there are no viable backpack-able options that you could use a stove with and protect it from the elements.


It’s almost a “Duh” idea. Lol. So question, I just received a new 3W Titanium stove from Luxe Outdoor Gear to do a review on.

If you agree that It might be a good idea for a new product or upgrade option for the backwoods bungalow. Have a seamstress sew on a stove jack 8-10” from the end and centered. Ship it out to me, I’ll take photos/ videos of the 3W stove as well as a WinnerWell medium sized stove burning with tent erected.

After taking photos I’ll shoot them out to some content providers/ gear reviewers for their input to see what potential pre-orders might look like.

Further, if we need to make adjustments from the 8-10”out, I can do the mark ups and send you the Tent back for modifications.

You’re thoughts?
Richard Knowlton
 
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Andy Z.

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I firmly believe, that if you offer a Hot tent version of the Backwoods Bungalow, it would be well received.
Sounds good.

Suggestion:
If you were to place a stove jack in the center of the awning closer towards the end of the awning, yet still have coverage of the stove from rain or snow, but far enough out that one could still place a chair and a small table under the awning, you would have a hit on your hands.
Do you mean to make it in this way?
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If so, we will take it in consdieration. Thank you!
 

riknowlt

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Sounds good.


Do you mean to make it in this way?
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If so, we will take it in consdieration. Thank you!
Thats not what I had in mind. It could work that way. But I have two concerns with that:

1. The heat from the stove might get too hot for the mesh material and damage it.

2. If the first is not a concern, then you would have to add another tie out point on the flap behind the stove to prevent the tent material from touching the stove on a day with heavy winds.

My suggestion would aliviate both problems.

My apologies, I don’t have access to a CAD program or this would be simpler to show. Further, we are slated to have a heavy storm today and tomorrow due to the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, so I am not able to set up the tent and orient the stove w/o the pipe to give a better visual.

So, I will for the moment just upload a hand drawn example and a picture of my tent to somewhat illustrate my example.

What I had in mind was to place the stove jack so that the stove door would face the tent / mesh, but further out away from the tent body.

Picture 1
Tent with chair in front of it. The idea being that you could cook on the stove without blocking entrance into the tent.

Picture 2
Placement of the stove jack / pipe.

FYI: Either of our suggestions would definitely work in making the new Tigers Den tent into a HOT Tent option as well, because you have more tent material to work with.
 

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Dean Cattell

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I agree. Will the TigersDen be coming out in a Coyote Brown version?
Usually with past products, if sales are good and there are no improvements needed, color options may be expanded. I bought the original Backwoods Bungalow in coyote and soon after version 2, with improvements made (which I wish I had on mine) and was available in Green.