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[pct-l] Nomad Lite tent

 Check the original owner's info that you got with the tent that might
explain the maintenance expectations. In many cases, the seams may require
an application of silicone spray every few years to reseal the stitching.
They may even require an initial application-- but I assume you did that or
that they were originally sealed since the tent has probably gone through a
few storms and performed successfully in the three years since you have
owned it.
 I am in the process of  re-outfitting my gear inventory with some of the
newer Silnylon material. I bought a Go-Lite Hex 2. It had general
precautions regarding this material which spoke to exactly what you
experienced (i.e. eventual failure of the seams and need to re-impregnate
with silicone). I would also like to hear from more people with experience
regarding this issue.
 Happy (dry) travelling...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Bakkar" <lbakkar@hotmail.com>
To: <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 9:46 AM
Subject: [pct-l] Nomad Lite tent

> Hi, everyone!  I have had a Wanderlust Gear Nomad Lite tent for about 3
> years, and I love it.  However, about 2 weeks ago, I was hiking the
> Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, and I got caught in several days of
> heavy rain.  My tent started leaking at the stitching points where the
> spreader bars go at each end, and water dripped on my down sleeping bag
> during the night, creating a bad situation for me with no sun breaks to
> for drying out.  We ended up going home for two days to dry out, then
> back on the trail and finishing in longer miles after the weather
> Next week, I am going on the PCT for 10 days.  I have put Silnet silicone
> seam sealer on the stitching, but does anyone on this list have any other
> ideas I should consider?  (Other than buying a new tent?  -- I like this
> if it will not leak.)
> Lindy
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