Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
ridehikeclimbski

Alpine Solo Tent ?

Recommended Posts

Searching for a bomb proof one man plus gear tent... narrowed it down to either the Bibler I tent or Integral Designs MK1 lite tent, which is better ? Thanks for any answers or suggestions !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I own an Integral Designs MK1 Lite and have used a Bibler I tent. They seem to be very comparable in size, weight, setup and quality. One nice thing about the ID tents is that they can be custom ordered to have different features.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One cool option with Integral is that you can choose to have the tent built of E-vent fabric, which, IMHO would be the way to go; it’s lighter (than the ToddTex or IntegralTex) and vents surprisingly well. Can literally alleviate the condensation problems frequently associated with single walled tents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
One cool option with Integral is that you can choose to have the tent built of E-vent fabric, which, IMHO would be the way to go; it’s lighter (than the ToddTex or IntegralTex) and vents surprisingly well. Can literally alleviate the condensation problems frequently associated with single walled tents.

Is this based on experience or by quoting the marketing hype?

 

BD now makes an I-tent using Epic.

 

firstlight.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

The Firstlight is a lighter, more breathable version of the famed Bibler I-Tent. Made with Epic fabric* and SilNylon and weighing a scant two pounds nine ounces, the Firstlight is equally at home on hot desert or cool summer alpine trips. An innovative door design peels open to the floor, allowing easy access. Door netting and a small back window provide cross-ventilation. Perfectly suited for alpinists looking for an ultralightweight and packable tent.

 

*EPIC by Nextec fabrics are highly water resistant. This means they resist penetration by water under all but the most extreme conditions.

 

Color: Maize

 

Packaged weight: 1.16 kg (2 lb 9 oz)

 

2 lb 9 oz. blush.gif Now dats lite.

 

BD Firstlight tent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used the Integral MK1lite Event tent on the last 3 climbs I've done, and it rocks. The normal MK1lite weighs less than the I-tent, and the Event MK1lite weighs significantly less than the normal MK1lite. The Event fabric is also more breathable than Toddtex or Tegraltex. I also think that the Integral vents are much better than the Bibler vents.

 

If I could afford two single-wall tents, I'd get the MK1lite Event AND the Bibler Firstlight (I think the Firstlight would have it's place for when the forecast is really good.). However, I can't afford two, and thus I would get the MK1lite Event.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×