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Zerogram ZERO 1 Pathfinder Tent

Zerogram ZERO 1 Pathfinder Tent

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i think youd have to be nuts to pick this over Dan Durstans x-mid.
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I think it mostly depends on what you're after, the Zero 1 is a few ounces lighter and a bit cheaper, but far less functional IMO. For example, in the rain the Zero1 would be challenging to use because it is a single wall design, has doors that let the rain fall in, quite a bit less spacious, uses nylon that sags in the rain, has vents blocked by mesh etc. So likely a soggy experience.

But for someone who mostly camps in friendly conditions and is on a budget this could be a good choice. For about 4oz more the X-Mid offers a lot more functionality (more space, dual doors, dual vestibules, simpler pitch, no sag fabric, functional vents, doors that don't let the rain fall in, no poles in the way of the doors) but the important thing is for each buyer to understand what there usage will be so they get that functionality and not more or less. Certain use cases would be suited to the Zero1.
dandurston
I agree- it seems to be a great tent, looks nice as well, but the turnaround time is something that can't be forgotten. Then you have weight (+) and price (+). I don't think there is anything overly wrong with this drop here. Inferring MD and anyone who would purchase this tent to be nuts though seems a little foolish, but that's just me. I am very interested in your future 2/2+ version of the x-mid, btw. PNW hiker here and I am still on the fence with my current choices minus "The Two."
FYI guys
for those who don't have trekking poles I DIY'd a set. bought a pack of spare fiberglass poles and cut them down
https://www.anacondastores.com/camping-hiking/tents/tent-accessories/oztrail-tent-pole-kit/p/90000786005
i used these and cut one 115cm pole (2 poles) and the other one to 60cm as per the specs on the zero gram site. after using it on a bike tour, i might re-cut (and use the last pole in the pack) to have a 65cm pole (in 2 segments) and a 117cm pole in 3 segments. the extra height is needed for better adjustment and the larger number of segments make it more compact to fit on the top tube of my bike.
Also available are 9.5mm spare poles. they should work and reduce the overall weight of the tent, but i like the sturdiness of the thicker ones. oneday... i might order some custom carbons
Lizanne
Extremely helpful, thank you so much for this!!
Not a huge fan of tents that aren't free standing.
Eatmydust
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An important question to anyone who owns either version of this tent: Does it hold up to SOME rain? How does it do in a light or typical rain as opposed to a heavy downpour for a night or half a night? I think this would help a lot of people out who are on the fence. Thanks in advance!
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Thanks for your reply! It sounds like you like the tent overall?
Cody86
love it. i used to have a freestanding marmot pulsar (2 man) , and i find this tent very roomy, super light, and compact to pack. it also takes seconds to put up. i can get to camp, put water on the boil, set tent up, make tea or wake up, put water on to boil, pack tent, have coffee/breakfast then roll out
Review

https://sectionhiker.com/zerogram-zero-1-tent-review/
Fossil
Thanks for posting the link, though keep in mind that review was for the first edition of this tent, and Zerogram has made some changes that have addressed Philip's concerns with this Pathfinder edition.
DannyMilks
Can you detail those changes. That would be helpful. Thanks.
Does this come with a footprint?
J05hua
The footprint was not available at this time. We will try to include it as an optional add-on in the future.
Does it come with a footprint? Is there one available?
How does this tent vent and remain “ bug free”? I don’t see and mesh over the openings. In the absence of mesh venting this thing is going to be a puddle....
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Yes! I've used a 70L pack and it fits snug with boots. As for room inside, purely depends on your height. I am 6'3" and there is no room for anything other than myself. But average height person might have room for their pack if used as a pillow.
McCaskill
Thanks again. TC
Does this require seam sealing? God I hate doing that.
frekin
I would recommend it although it's not super rain resistant in my testing with the first version. Light and medium rain you should be fine overnight. But a constant downpour will soak through. I've used mine on weekend trips in the winter in California and it did well with our light rains.