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#30887 - 04/11/13 07:50 AM First gear review attempt: MH Direkt 2
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Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 582
Loc: Bishop, CA, United States
Trying my hand at a bit of semi-technical writing...

http://moosetracksca.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/gear-review-mountain-hardwear-direkt-2/

Enjoy!

-L
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#30896 - 04/11/13 04:35 PM Re: First gear review attempt: MH Direkt 2 [Re: MooseTracks]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 548
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Hi Laura,
Very informative, and well written. You "sold me", if I was going to buy a tent:-). I guess a ground cloth is less than 8oz, so still less than your EV2, and perhaps easier to pack. I did have to go back to the start of the review to figure out what the third thing in your last pictures was (bivy). A label on the picture would be a big help.
Thanks for posting.
John

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#30904 - 04/12/13 08:22 AM Re: First gear review attempt: MH Direkt 2 [Re: John Sims]
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Thanks, John! Yeah, labels do help, and I also got good feedback regarding integrating the photos more into the review. Glad you enjoyed it!
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#30955 - 04/15/13 02:11 PM Re: First gear review attempt: MH Direkt 2 [Re: MooseTracks]
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Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1033
Loc: Madison, WI
nice review. Being somewhat of a MH tent fan, I noticed the small tent in your trip report last week.

In addition to an MSR Twin Sisters tarp, I use the EV2 and EV3, so I really can't justify another 4-season tent - weight is always an issue, but the bomb proof part is what sold me on the EV series. 50mph gusts don't even rattle the fabric on these tents.

I agree with the doors being a bit small and sometimes difficult to use when you pile gear inside. The dimensions are really tight for the ratings - for me the EV2 is really a large solo tent, while the EV3 is a comfortable a 2-person tent with room for gear. They must test these tents with midgets to get the person ratings, because I see no way to fit 3 adults into the EV3 and not have some sort of ground pad fight going on.

EV3 on Saturday at 11,600 feet on the MR - somewhere well above Frog Pond

[img]http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/outdoor/gallery/forum_pix/camp_above_frog_pond_2013b.jpg[/img]

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#31037 - 04/22/13 07:31 PM Re: First gear review attempt: MH Direkt 2 [Re: Fishmonger]
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Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1033
Loc: Madison, WI
Just because it's so pretty, a view of the EV2 on April 17 at Outpost Camp. Pretty much a solo tent unless you have two very skinny occupants. No condensation at all, in spite of no wind and maybe 10F

[img]http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/forum_pix/fredmiranda/14mm/DSC_1337_web.jpg[/img]

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#31051 - 04/23/13 08:24 PM Re: First gear review attempt: MH Direkt 2 [Re: Fishmonger]
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Loc: Bishop, CA, United States
Love it!!
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#31059 - 04/24/13 03:05 AM Re: First gear review attempt: MH Direkt 2 [Re: Fishmonger]
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Registered: 04/24/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Cali, US
Fishmonger, Spectacular Tent Pics!
I can't wait to get my new Marmot Thor up by Thor Peak!

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