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DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby Lamont » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 6:23 am

See his site to express interest for a 2022 two person ONLY version.
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby CraigVIC » Tue 23 Feb, 2021 7:23 pm

You would have to think this is going to come in pretty high price wise? Just going on the sheer amount of material. If it does it will be the opposite of the poly which is pretty thrifty for what you get.
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby Ms_Mudd » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 6:54 am

Whaaaaat?!?
You get me all excited and then tell me it is the two person only. Wah.
I would list a kidney right now on Gumtree to get the 1p DCF
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Postby Kickinghorse » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 9:01 am

You would have to think this is going to come in pretty high price wise? Just going on the sheer amount of material. If it does it will be the opposite of the poly which is pretty thrifty for what you get.


A quick search revealed these Oz prices. https://www.backpackinglight.com.au/ten ... ben-fibre/

Will be interested to see what the DD retails at but will probably need to sell both kidneys -:)

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Postby MeanderingFlyFisher » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 10:01 am

I copied this off Durston Gearheads on Facebook. A group I can thoroughly recommend.
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby CraigVIC » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 12:22 pm

There's lots to like about the x-mid but there's no doubt that the price compared to the stratospire etc is part of the success. It will be quite a trick to do the same compared to other dcf tents if the design stays the same.
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby Ms_Mudd » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 3:35 pm

Hmm need both kidneys.
As it will be sold directly from Drop, I imagine we will just pay equivalent AUD to the USD value listed.
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palace. I do see the appeal for the market. However for my own use, the 2p was too big of a footprint to fit in stealth ninja sites. I onsold it as couldn't see me reaching for it over the 1p.

A dcf 1p double wall or single wall (the 1p is huge inside) at a semi reasonable price and impressive weight would definitely be my choice.
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Postby warnesy » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 5:20 pm

Yeah, I guess it depends on how big you are and how much space you like. I like the Duplex for the very reason it has a bit more space than a 1 person tent. Looking forward to seeing weight and cost.
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby stry » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 5:35 pm

The fixation on selling a kidney to finance a tent purchase is a little narrow, I think.

Historically, first born children have had a high trade value, with, amongst other possible upsides, the benefit that one's own physical abilities are unimpaired by the trade.

Indeed, I'm sure that many experienced parents would agree that divestment of the first born may well increase the physical wellbeing of the parent :lol: :lol:
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby Ms_Mudd » Wed 24 Feb, 2021 5:53 pm

I see your logic, Stry. I look forward to a DCF 1p XMid if and when it happens, as well as enjoying full renal function.
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sun 30 May, 2021 1:42 pm

So who is planning on pulling the trigger on the preorder in September?
I have it written on my ye olde fashioned paper calendar, input in my phone and cash put aside. I work perm night duty, so should be awake when it goes live. Keen much? :roll: :lol:

I think Dan chiming in and answering questions on it sealed the deal for me as far as the footprint size goes as it will be a wee bit smaller than the double wall 2p which I found too big.

Will be keen to see what the final specs are and whether it will be an 'as well as' or 'instead of' proposition against my Protrail Li. Either way it is a long way off and the PT Li will see use as I excitedly await the 2022 shipping of the XMid Pro.
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby Tortoise » Sun 30 May, 2021 5:38 pm

Ms_Mudd wrote:Whaaaaat?!?
You get me all excited and then tell me it is the two person only. Wah.
I would list a kidney right now on Gumtree to get the 1p DCF

1.5 version and I'm in!
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Re: DCF XMid ......come on down

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sun 30 May, 2021 6:06 pm

I feel the same, Tortoise. For me, the 2p Xmid was ridiculously big. I had owned a Lanshan 2p for awhile and never felt it had a crazy ig footprint for solo use, the Xmid though was giant- a good thing I guess if you actually want it as a dedicated 2p.

Dan says the pro won't be as big as the 2p, so it may be close to that sweet spot of the 1.5 ish size. Hope so!
I will buy it anyway, but if too big, am sure I will be able to move it along at a small loss only.
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