For avid backpackers and thru-hikers seeking a lightweight, waterproof shelter, the ZPacks Duplex and Triplex are hard to beat. They’re made from cuben fiber and built to stand up to storms and strong winds, with two doors for ventilation, two vestibules for gear storage, a 48-inch-high ceiling, and enough room for you and your camping buddy (or buddies) to sleep, sit up, and exit easily. Along with all-sides weather protection, you’ll get great views of surrounding nature with the vestibules rolled up. The Duplex weighs only 21 ounces packed, while the Triplex weighs 23.8 ounces—that’s in the 0.51-ounce-per-square-yard cuben fiber models, with the bug screen, guy lines, and stuff sack included.
Note: This drop’s base price is for the ZPacks Duplex with 0.51 oz/sq yd cuben fiber in your choice of colors: Blue or Olive (pictured). At checkout, you can opt for the 0.74 oz/sq yd cuben fiber in Spruce (+ $15) or the 0.67 oz/sq yd in Camo (+ $30). Need more room? Upgrade to the ZPacks Triplex tent (+ $96), available in all of the above fabrics and colors. Two trekking poles and eight stakes (not included) are required for setup. A separate groundsheet is not required. This drop is limited to 30 tents.
The 0.51-ounce-per-square-yard cuben fiber has a high tensile strength and can handle strong winds, storms, and all the typical conditions a tent will be in during long-distance hikes. The 0.67-ounce-per-square-yard cuben fiber has the same Dyneema thread count as the standard fabric, but with a slightly thicker laminate and a camo pattern that bring the overall tent weight up 1.5 ounces in the Duplex and 2 ounces in the Triplex. The camo pattern blends into nature well, and is darker and less transparent to offer more privacy. Finally, the 0.74-ounce-per-square-yard cuben fiber has a higher Dyneema thread count, which gives it a higher tear strength at a 2.2-ounce penalty in the Duplex and a 2.5-ounce penalty in the Triplex.
Inherently waterproof, cuben fiber has a very high strength-to-weight ratio and doesn’t absorb any significant amount of water—so you won’t have to carry extra weight if it rains. Because the material is made from Dyneema threads, the tent stays taut all night and won’t stretch or sag if it gets wet. The seams are stitched and then taped watertight, and the tie-outs have bonded reinforcements for high strength (no seam sealing necessary). Finally, tape sticks well to cuben fiber, so any damage can be patched in the field. On the Duplex, the floor material is more than twice as thick as the canopy material, making it more resistant to punctures and abrasion.
Fabrics & Weights
Fabrics & Weights
All orders will be shipped by the vendor.
Estimated ship date is Mar 26, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.