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Re: [pct-l] click flashlite v slickrock or other

The SD Clip Flashlite is a newer version of the SD Starflight of years ago.  
I still have and use my Starflight, one of the first light weight, full 
function, non-free standing tents.  At right about 4# it has enough room for 
my 6'9" frame and gear.  I have been eyeing the Clip Flashlite for a couple 
of years but just can't bring myself to replace the old girl, yet.

The Clip Flashlite looks better thought out and affords 3 1/2 season 
protection, simple setup, non-free standing, lite weight, full function.  I 
would highly recommend it if the new wave partial tent-tarps don't fit your 

If the NF Slickrock is the one I saw recently in a NF store, it looks like a 
well thought out single person tent.  However I don't think it weighs much 
less than the Clip Flashlite.  If you look around, there are other 4 to 4 1/2 
pound, two person tents out there that will fit the bill for a through or 
section hike and give you the wind, cold, rain, mosquito and possibly snow 
protection that you're looking for.  I think Moss and Stevenson and others 
offer alternatives.

Best regards,

Greg "Strider" Hummel
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