Outdoor Designs Large Emergency Shelter
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Endorsed by Trail magazine as 'ounce for ounce one of the best pieces of outdoor kit you can carry'. The mountain shelter helps create a temperature differential between inside and outside temperatures. Useful for far more than emergencies they are quick to use and feature PVC windows and drawcord vents. The high tenacity nylon affords the user greater tear strength and abrasion resistance along with a reduction in weight and pack size. 4 vents Capacity: 8-12 persons Size: TBC Weight: TBC
Outdoor Designs Large Emergency Shelter Reviews
Reviewed by Daniel Winter (Bangor) on 2006-03-02:
General comments: Although it is called an emergency shelter i use mine all the time when i stop on the hills for lunch or a snack . why would you want to sit in the rain when you can sit in comfort out of the wind and rain .
once you have been inside for a few minutes the air starts to warm up and it becomes comfortable , although condenation does start to build up its not to big of a problem and there are vents on the side to help out with this . It is defently an great item if you are going out onto the hills with a big group as if things do go wrong you can get up to 12 peaple inside and stop the onset of hypothermia .
So that you dont have to open up the shelter and lose all the heat there are pvc windows so you can keep a cheack on teh weather conditions outside
Pros: A great piece of mind kit to carry around in your rucksack that will make your lunch stops a little more comfortable in teh rain .
Cons: The large size is great for lots of peaple to use but takes longer to warm up if theres only a few of you inside . if this is the case then the smaller size will be better and wiegh less
Reviewed by beccie (cambridge) on 2007-11-08:
General comments: This is the largest of a range of emergency shelters from this make. The shelter has been used with D of E groups as an emergency shelter and as a shelter for lunch stops in bad weather. It is intended for use with up to 12 adults, but as yet I have not had it up to its full capacity. It is quick and simple to get out of the stuff sac, yet is much harder to get back in the stuff sac, especially in the wind. The draw cord is neat, and allows the base to be pulled under with ease. I have found that the nylon fabric is not very durable; I already have several rips from stones and rocks, which have been sorted out with duct tape. It is also quite heavy for an emergency shelter, at about 1kg and with a large pack size is not ideal. I only ever carry it when I am working with large groups when it may be needed. They do make smaller models, the 200 may be more useful too the general walker.
Pros: Great emergency resource
Cons: To heavy