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Old 04-21-05, 03:08 PM
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MSR MicroZoid?

Hey guys,

Anyone have experience with these? $160 is pretty cheap to save about 3 pounds from my current tent (Marmot Nutshell).
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Old 04-21-05, 04:37 PM
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get and rei quarter dome.......it larger and about the same weight

small dont always mean good......cut weight some place else
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Stay with your nutshell if it isn't bothering you. $160 can buy a lot of tuna on a tour, or a Chris King headset and a cylocomputer, or a great pair of binoculars, or....
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Thanks guys, I do love the nutshell... It has enough room for me and all of the gear, I'm just trying to see where I can lose a little weight before a tour in a month or so. A smaller tent could get claustrophobic after a while I guess, I have never spent much time in the ultralites.
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I had an MSR Microzoid I was given to field test- I thought it was too small, IMO, and low low low headroom. Plus, the volume of the tent adds to the condesation effect by morning. Stick with a bigger tent for more camping comfort. The Zoid 1.5 or 2 might bear some looking into, if that's the type of tent (tunnel, not free standing, double wall) you are looking for.
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Originally Posted by theden
Thanks guys, I do love the nutshell... It has enough room for me and all of the gear, I'm just trying to see where I can lose a little weight before a tour in a month or so. A smaller tent could get claustrophobic after a while I guess, I have never spent much time in the ultralites.

You have a far superior tent already to the MicroZoid, imo. Weight is important, but when it comes to that, pack fewer clothes or other useless, stupid things. A 4 pound tent is acceptable if it can fit on your bike comfy enough and isn't bulky when packed.

I didn't appreciate how important a 'bigger-than-tiny' tent was to me until I was caught turtling in the rain for 4 straight days with nothing but chess books, water, and gruel.
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I have a microzoid and used it for touring the netherlands last year. Its ...well.. tiny would be the word.

I don't know whether to bring a bigger tent this year or maybe rig a tarp to create a bit more space.

I certainly wouldn't want to spend all day in mine.

On the plus side I did get charged less for it in some campgrounds because it is so small
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I looked into the Microzoid as well and found it way too small for me (at 6'4")...instead I settled on the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL, which is slightly bigger and slightly more expensive (about $180), but it is sub-3 pounds...I've only used it once so far, but so far so good...I could see how one might get claustophobic in such a tent though if one had to spend 4 continuous days in it...
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