Single wall pyramid tent (2010)
My first ever attempt of sewing something more advanced than fixing a hole in some well worn favourite trousers. I went to the local sewing machine shop and bought a simple hobby machine and ordered some technical gear material from www.extremtextil.de and www.shelby.fi. The result was a fully functional tent with some annoying drawbacks, but still usable.
The roof is made from 65g/sqm silnylon as a basic tarp construction with an added large beak-like vestibule. The floor is made from 90g/sqm PU-coated nylon and sewn to the roof around the back perimeter with two vents in the back. The inner front is 25g/sqm mosquito net sewn to the roof and connected with a long zipper to the floor.
Final weight is about 1kg including pegs, but excluding the camera monopod center pole.
First test of the primary roof piece in the local parc:
Measuring how long the floor should be when the roof is properly stretched:
Roof and floor connected with rear vents visible:
From the back:
Almost finished in the sunset:
First real test, two nights with plenty of mosquitos and rain during midsummer:
Guyline attachment. You can clearly see how the force from the guyline is transferred past the added corner reinforcement to the end of the grosgrain - this is not how to do it properly!:
Attachment of the top guyline to webbing to which the center pole is connected with a grommet (just to right outside the image):
And finally some 'real use' images: