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Just Tom
06-26-2015, 09:04
So I've been considering getting a 1-trekking-pole tent and I just ran across these two:




2lbs 1oz for the 1 person, 2lb 10oz for the two person.

Does anyone have any experience with these?

06-26-2015, 11:07
Funny, looks just like the "Tarp Tent Contrail" less the ridiculous rain fly set up.

06-26-2015, 11:10
Funny, looks just like the "Tarp Tent Contrail" less the ridiculous rain fly set up.



06-26-2015, 11:14
Go with the TarpTent ProTrail. Same basic tent, $70 cheaper, and a few ounces lighter.

06-26-2015, 11:19
I don't know if you've seen this video yet. But here is the two person version.


Just Tom
06-26-2015, 11:20
I'm looking at the ProTrail too. I just happen to have a gift card that i can use on this one and not on the ProTrail.

I got the impression that the Nitro was taller for sitting up in, and had a bigger vestibule.

06-26-2015, 11:57
The Nitro has 1" additional head room but is narrower than the ProTrail. I can't find a vestibule size for the ProTrail but they look to be very close to the same size (which is not all that big on either one).

Personally I would take the easier setup of the ProTrail over the Nitro but the gift card does make that a harder decision.

06-26-2015, 21:03
The 1 reminds me a lot of the Luxe X Rocket, a tent designed I tinkered with (changes from the original Rocket to the X version)
Going by the Marmot figures, the 1 has 1 extra inch of height however the wall slopes at a steeper angle than it does on the Pro Trail :

However the Nitro is a double wall shelter , the Pro Trail is single wall .

06-28-2015, 19:11
I've seen this tent under $200 fwiw.

I wasn't really stoked about how they designed the rear entry, vestibule size and general livability. On the other hand this looks like it might be a good minimalist shelter for a smaller hiker.

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06-29-2015, 11:45
I have a TT Contrail same dimensions as Protrail. The Protrail is actually a 1 1/2 person tent. I can fit me and all my gear easily in the tent, pack under the foot of my bag and I line up my gear stuff sack down one side. The Marmot design looks inherently flawed by having the rain fly in direct contact with the sil nylon inner. A recipe for diaster with sil nylon. In addition, it does not look like much if any vestibule...