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tent weights

To add to the complaining about advertised vs. real tent weights.
I found my SD Meteor Light about 1/2 lb heavier than advertised.  I have 
come to expect this.

Marmot has just re-entered the tent market, including some single-wall 
offerings (using their mem-brain technology which in theory adjusts 
breathability according to temperature).  All their tents in the catalog 
I saw had 2 weights: the regular catalog one and an averaged real world 
one with stakes, seam sealed, etc.


PS - Moss, who make some of the best tents available, are known for 
grossly underestimating weight.  I have heard people who have been 
totally taken aback when they finally got their tent by how heavy it was 
vs. the catalog weight.  Most, however, think it is worth the weight.  Of 
course, most are not weight-rabid thru-hikers :-)

Jeff Mosenkis,                                                   
University at Albany - Psych, Anthro, Judaic Studies             

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