GEAR TEST APPLICATIONS CLOSED Black Orca® BACKWOODS BUNGALOW UL Shelter

Feb 3, 2018
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#21
Preferred color: Coyote brown But OD is as cool
Size: N/A
Been in a part of the OneTigris Gear Testing Program before?

No, i have been here for over a year but no testing yet
Product Testing Style:
Pictures/ reviews on media plus using out in the wilds with the kids and my group etc. Would give honest unbiased opinion on what the product is like
Why i want to test it?
I would love to test this product as it would suit what i do. I am an Avid outdoors youtube and also have a large Instagram page.
I like to get the kids involved in the outdoors and things like this are ideal for getting them out of the technological world and into the outdoors
 

Dean Cattell

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#22
I already have one, so I’ll pass , but will share my comments.
As mentioned I purchased one of the bungalows. Noticed that there was not an aluminum foil heat retention sheet. Is that something just recently added? Also love the guy line tightners they work awesome. Should consider including these in all of your products that have guylines.
 
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As mentioned I purchased one of the bungalows. Noticed that there was not an aluminum foil heat retention sheet. Is that something just recently added? Also love the guy line tightners they work awesome. Should consider including these in all of your products that have guylines.
Yes the sheet is newly added.
 
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Apr 1, 2019
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Nebraska, USA
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Considering we cannot get in touch with one of the gear tester @Prepared_Wanderer , to continue this gear test, we decided to give this chance to another applicant @PikeOutside , our new gear tester on this forum. Hope everyone's having a good time on the forum.:giggle:
That is great news! I am excited to give the Backwoods Bungalow a thorough testing! Thanks a lot for the opportunity!
 
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Dean Cattell

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Hi everyone! As mentioned in the gear test application, I already had one of these shelters and offer the following comments/observations. I like the design of the shelter and have supported the idea right from its inception. It’s a little tall for my liking, as a quick/survival shelter but for overall, everyday use it’s great.
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I set up the awning with two trekking poles, in the picture they are at full extension. With adjustable poles the height can easily be adjusted. Going too high I found that there may be an area where water could pool if the awning was left up.
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The guy line adjusters are excellent and worked like a charm. Highly recommend for other shelters/tarps.
If a person was setting this up with out a ridgeline and using poles on the side of the shelter you would be short pegs for a complete set up. You would need 9-10 pegs. Also there is no tie up for the mesh if you wanted to roll it up and keep it out of the way. Lastly when the awning is up access in and out is easy, but if you have the awning down access in and out is a tight fit.
 

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Hi everyone! As mentioned in the gear test application, I already had one of these shelters and offer the following comments/observations. I like the design of the shelter and have supported the idea right from its inception. It’s a little tall for my liking, as a quick/survival shelter but for overall, everyday use it’s great.
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I set up the awning with two trekking poles, in the picture they are at full extension. With adjustable poles the height can easily be adjusted. Going too high I found that there may be an area where water could pool if the awning was left up.
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The guy line adjusters are excellent and worked like a charm. Highly recommend for other shelters/tarps.
If a person was setting this up with out a ridgeline and using poles on the side of the shelter you would be short pegs for a complete set up. You would need 9-10 pegs. Also there is no tie up for the mesh if you wanted to roll it up and keep it out of the way. Lastly when the awning is up access in and out is easy, but if you have the awning down access in and out is a tight fit.
This tent melts in the forest you are in!!! Looks so beautiful!
 
Apr 1, 2019
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Nebraska, USA
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#36
Hi All,

Here are a couple links to YouTube videos I did on the Backwoods Bungalow. The first link is the overnighter I did to try it out. The second link is a video review I did of the tent.



Overall, I really enjoyed this shelter and will continue to use it for upcoming trips. It just feels really cozy and versatile, which I love.

The points that I noticed where the tent could be improved are:
1) The side vents ought to be redesigned so that they provide more protection in the event of heavy rain. You could maintain the mesh if you had a hood shaped cover with something to prop it open. Here's a picture of something like this that I found online.
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2) The loop and toggle system for holding the mesh door up needs to be a little longer. I struggled a bit to close them. Even another inch of material would be enough.

That's all I have for now. Other than those two minor things, I really enjoyed the design and function of this tent! Great work to everyone at OneTigris and all the people in the design collaboration. I think this was a great concept and I hope it does really well for you!

Let me know if you need anything else!

Darian
 

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Hi All,

Here are a couple links to YouTube videos I did on the Backwoods Bungalow. The first link is the overnighter I did to try it out. The second link is a video review I did of the tent.



Overall, I really enjoyed this shelter and will continue to use it for upcoming trips. It just feels really cozy and versatile, which I love.

The points that I noticed where the tent could be improved are:
1) The side vents ought to be redesigned so that they provide more protection in the event of heavy rain. You could maintain the mesh if you had a hood shaped cover with something to prop it open. Here's a picture of something like this that I found online.
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2) The loop and toggle system for holding the mesh door up needs to be a little longer. I struggled a bit to close them. Even another inch of material would be enough.

That's all I have for now. Other than those two minor things, I really enjoyed the design and function of this tent! Great work to everyone at OneTigris and all the people in the design collaboration. I think this was a great concept and I hope it does really well for you!

Let me know if you need anything else!

Darian
Thank you Darian for your videos and suggestions!!! :LOL: Really enjoy the vids you made and it is very comprehensive! Is that OK that we repost your review vid on the product page?
 

Dean Cattell

First Sergeant
Jan 29, 2018
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Pierceland, Saskatchewan Canada
#38
Hi All,

Here are a couple links to YouTube videos I did on the Backwoods Bungalow. The first link is the overnighter I did to try it out. The second link is a video review I did of the tent.



Overall, I really enjoyed this shelter and will continue to use it for upcoming trips. It just feels really cozy and versatile, which I love.

The points that I noticed where the tent could be improved are:
1) The side vents ought to be redesigned so that they provide more protection in the event of heavy rain. You could maintain the mesh if you had a hood shaped cover with something to prop it open. Here's a picture of something like this that I found online.
View attachment 3903
2) The loop and toggle system for holding the mesh door up needs to be a little longer. I struggled a bit to close them. Even another inch of material would be enough.

That's all I have for now. Other than those two minor things, I really enjoyed the design and function of this tent! Great work to everyone at OneTigris and all the people in the design collaboration. I think this was a great concept and I hope it does really well for you!

Let me know if you need anything else!

Darian
Great review. I like the cozy feeling that you get when laying in the tent as well. A few little upgrades and this tent will be awesome!