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Black Diamond Mega Light & Mega Bug Tents

Black Diamond Mega Light & Mega Bug Tents

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any update on the shipping date since the drop was delayed?
I'm working on a bikepacking trip and am trying to figure out how best (if even possible) to travel with only a frame bag setup, while still carrying complete shelter. This setup caught my eye for the lack of required framework, and the ability to part it out among riders to share mass/weight. Has anyone used this in such a way? Thoughts or opinions? And are there any comparables I should be looking at?
eleilers
I've used this on a bike tour from Canada to SoCal along the coast. It was great for 2 people on one side of the shelter and 2 bikes and gear on the other side. Plenty roomy, easy to set up, and storm worthy. We didn't bring a mesh net, but would have benefited from it a few nights. My thoughts are that, if there are 3-4 of you, then I would say get this mid and mesh, and then bring a tarp for your bikes (if you're in a rainy area). If there are just 2 of you, then get the mid and buy or make a two person mesh tent to hang inside (if you're in a buggy area, if not don't worry). I don't think you'd want to take your bikes in and out of a mesh inner. For an idea of a 2person mesh inner, I would think something like this: https://seekoutside.com/lbo-nest-2-person/
There are lots of other mids, but mostly from smaller companies. This is the most economical one to buy. You can save a bit of weight by swapping out the stakes - these come with aluminum Y stakes that are a bit bulky and heavy, but have great holding power. I would look at: DAC J stakes (maybe now called V stakes) http://amzn.to/2mG2kOa or Lawson Equip ti stakes http://lawsonequipment.com/Hardgear/Titanium-Tent-Stakes-p883.html
DannyMilks
Thank you, Danny. This seems like a great option for cold, warm, dry, wet, and buggy Alaska.
When will these tents ship.
thanks
I think I would have to see this one in person before making a $200. investment. Just going by pics, measurements, pole and fabric used, I just don't see the value to be justified. 86x86x57 . Think I could do the same with a bug net, guy lines, trek pole and ground mat. Sorry, just don't see it and I think the orders reflect. Just saying, without touching and using one.
My wife and I have a Nemo duo, two person bag. Would this work, or would there be a pole between us? That sort of sounds bad, let the mockery begin.
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I am not going to lie to you it can be an issue but I have not found it that bad. However I tend to pitch it a bit higher off the ground or am using it in the snow and dig in a bit
Rurik
Also most people are not 2.2 m tall so there is a fair bit of head/toe room and you just cuddle into the centre person m
$200 for a bug net and a pole + $200 for a tarp and a pole and you have a $400 tent with an extra pole. I'll pass.
So ill repeat the question, $199 for a bathtubed bug net?
could you tell me the weight of the mega bug by itself without the pole? Thanks
ryanfaulkner
It's in the specs
Vajtagal
I am fairly certain that is the weight including the Aluminum center pole. I am interested in the weight without the pole. Thanks!
I have used this for 15 Years. I tie mosquito netting to the peak when needed. Very versatile - can be pitched across logs or rocks. Great for dogs. (You need to seal it's many seams when you first buy it. )
So slightly confused, is the tent and liner option two separate items, because they are the same price and frankly that price for a bug netting and a tub floor is NOT worth that price.
This is actually a good deal on a great product. Actually have one and paid similar thru BD with their vip saving. Traps and ropes can't go where this can. I.e. going to be in this at Iceberg lake at base of Mt Whitney in the coming weeks. lots of snow and no trees and little cover, but with this and a bivy both me, climbing partner and gear, all will be golden. DB products are awesome and you can't go wrong so buy and get out and have fun.
Brooksca
GNP is great. (Z-lite and an insulated-pad recommended for that trip.) Enjoy.
Can you drop it with the mesh inner?
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If weight was that much of an issue, why don't I just carry a real tarp and a length of rope? And save $200 in the process.
QbRt
I used to just carry a length of rope and a tarp, it was practical, quick and versatile, but I like this so much better. Smaller, easier, lighter. I can use it for bicycle touring, an emergency shelter, when flying and need to be more size and weight conscious, this is perfect. I love it and recommend it. If you want to carry a rope and a tarp go for it. No one is stopping you. I don't see where you can have a valid opinion having never actually used a black diamond mega light. I was first introduced to it in mountaineering (no trees to hang a tarp on a glacier). We used it for our kitchen. Carved a table and bench out of the snow and set this on top of it. We could fit the whole crew inside to dine and meet. It was great. I have been sold on it ever since.
I don't care if I've used one or not. It's $200 for a tarp and a pole.
QbRt
You don't care if YOU have used one or not? Your comment doesn't make much sense. If you don't want to pay the price for it, then don't. I don't see the point of your negativity. The world certainly doesn't need more than that. I owned one before and am excited to own one again. It is worth every penny.
I am very excited about this. I had a Black Diamond Mega Light for many years until it was stolen out of my Fiancé's car last summer (I hope that it at least went to a homeless person who needed it more than I). I originally purchased it when I was an Outward Bound instructor and got it on a "pro deal" since I no longer work for Outward Bound I don't have access to that pro deal any more. So I was very excited to see this drop and jumped on it as soon as pay day came. To respond to some comments that I read here... You can purchase a bug tent and floor for it directly from Black Diamond (I never had them so can't speak to that). I used either an old army poncho or space blanket for a floor/ groundsheet or both if it was more than just me. For bugs I also carry a bivy bag (which was also stolen and I still need to replace) and I can just zip into that for bugs. Even with these extra items it is still the lightest of light weight tents especially if you set it up with your trekking poles, which I carry anyway. I am a fan as you can see and highly recommend this tent.
In Australia, the Army uses a tarp tent called a hootchie which is a bigger version of the US Gi poncho. Now I have slept in torrential down poor in mine and have been perfectly dry. The trick is you need to chose a site to in such a way the water does not want to run totally though it and the other thing is to try and get off the ground some how. I used a ground mat that I would set up in such a way that the water that came along the ground would go underneath it. The other thing you do is pack your gear up every day and only get it out to use it.
I don't think I would try this in south Louisiana. Lord only know what you'd wake up with
As a backpacker who is interested in ultralight but has always carried double wall floored tents, can anyone tell me about the experience of having no floor?
For instance in the rain,why wouldn't the water just flow in under the sides and get you and your sleeping bag wet? And what about insects, especially at night. I want to love these UL floorless shelters. Help me wrap my mind around the tarp shelter concept. I know they can be so much lighter.
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Roxie
If you set it up correctly in a good high spot you will be just fine. I use an old army poncho or space blanket for a ground sheet/ floor. For bugs when there are enough to bother me, I just crawl into my bivy bag.
Roxie
Its best application is for snow camping, e.g., multiday backcountry skiing trips. For that, it is perfect...
Nearly $200 usd for a tarp and stick. Oh wait it must be the action extreme camping tarp and stick.
got2bekiddingme
Never used one before, huh?
got2bekiddingme
If you don't have anything nice to say...or haven't ever used something like this and know how amazing it can be, maybe keep it to yourself?
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Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Black Diamond Mega Light and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/7.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/5.
will there be a drop for the accompanying bugnet?
TinCanFury
I hope so but lets give it a little while.
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It's a go! The order for the Black Diamond Mega Light was placed just after the drop came to an end. Now our vendor will be working hard to prepare it for shipment to each of you.
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Alright - I extended the drop a bit to see if we can rally at least one more person to join and make this successful for everyone. Start sharing on FB, Twitter, and so on! Also, when you do that, make sure you use your referral link - the gift box is really cool, and you get it after only five people sign up and buy. There are several levels of gift boxes, which include some nice gear from Hydro Flask, Toaks, Klymit, and more!
We are sooooooo close to making this drop a success. We need one more person to join - can we make that happen today? If not, I can extend the drop another day, or through the weekend if necessary, to make sure this is a success for you all. Let's make this happen!
Looking at the BD website, It states that the Mega Light.. "Requires seam sealing with McNett Sil-Net Sealer (not included)"
Not something that should have been omitted in the Description of this drop
ColinA
I'll add this to the specs page, thanks @ColinA
ColinA
It is pretty standard to have to seam seal a new tent or tarp. I don't think omitting it is a big deal if it is the norm.