NEW IDEA New Outback Barn style tent

Therookiehunter

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So this is a variation of the Outback retreat tent. In stead of going Triangle style tent, we move to a round shape tent with collapsible 5mm tent poles that create your frame for the tent. pegged down on the ends and tie down as well to keep the outer walls up. This eliminates the center pole required in the other styles. Same outer shell that can be zippered on either side for air flow and to allow use of either side for a door, with the inner lining of mesh fly net. Like the other variations, you can extend the un-zippered top to create a shaded sitting area that can be propped up with poles and tie downs.

this would run 8 feet long to allow room for gear at feet, 4 feet wide and approximately 4 feet high. Sleeved material allows you to slide the pole through the end and locking peg holes to keep the dome style shape on each end. This will keep the bottom of the tent kept tight and spread out at all times. the tie down attached to the top of each end help keep the roof of the tent tight for easy water run off. and at the same time giving a little more head room vs its cousin the triangled shaped tents.



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SyntheticCoyote

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The only thing is you would need those collapsible flex poles (I don't know what they are officially called) to keep the round shape, I don't know if that is good if you want a lighter / backpackable UL style tent.
 

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So I was playing around with this idea. And I did find it would need some minor updating. It would require a center flex pole. And we would need to move the entrance off center. The reason being, no matter how tight we make it if it rains the center will droop in and will collect water.a somewhat larger center pole will make a peak in the middle giving it better run off capabilities.
 

Andy Z.

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So I was playing around with this idea. And I did find it would need some minor updating. It would require a center flex pole. And we would need to move the entrance off center. The reason being, no matter how tight we make it if it rains the center will droop in and will collect water.a somewhat larger center pole will make a peak in the middle giving it better run off capabilities.
Which tent are these suggestions based on? Is this for the pyramid style tent? If possible, please could you make a simple sketch to explain it?
 

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The three poles make the dome shape at three points giving you excellent stability.a simple tie down on each end from the top, pulls the top outwards holding form. The pole will slide through a sleeve and each end piece will be connected to a small peg loop attached to a strap that holds the bottom in place.
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Andy Z.

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The three poles make the dome shape at three points giving you excellent stability.a simple tie down on each end from the top, pulls the top outwards holding form. The pole will slide through a sleeve and each end piece will be connected to a small peg loop attached to a strap that holds the bottom in place.
I know this is a common design for roung top tent.