Kuiu summit refuge

dog812

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Anyone funding the summit refuge? Looks like a design that had been done a few times before... but I really like the stove Jack they are doing..... Buy already if you buy all the pieces it's over $500.... Without the stove Jack piece. What if they charge $300 for the stove Jack piece, it's not like your not going to buy it.... Ha ha genius!

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I participated in development stage and thought I'd probably buy/fund at the time. After seeing price, and considering other options, I changed my mind. Maybe if I had seen it soon enough to be one of the first 15 or 30, maybe I'd have tried it.

Wish I would have seen the notice for the new Kuiu down parka sooner. Really want that.


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Anyone funding the summit refuge? Looks like a design that had been done a few times before... but I really like the stove Jack they are doing..... Buy already if you buy all the pieces it's over $500.... Without the stove Jack piece. What if they charge $300 for the stove Jack piece, it's not like your not going to buy it.... Ha ha genius!

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Yeah couldn't believe they basically wanted a 6 month interest free loan while we fund production, and you MIGHT get it by September? Please. That has to be a joke. Except it isn't......I like that they are trying to push designs and keep expanding what they do, but I scratched my head over this project. Too bad.
 

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i'm very optimistic about this project. I really like the design concept and have never used a floorless setup so the refuge will let me dabble while having the versatility to use the tent body as well if i want to. Although i did not get an email notification i knew the tent was funding soon at some point and just happened to log in when i got to work. To my surprise i was the second person to fund the tent and got the fly and tent body at the lowest rate which i feel price wise was hard to beat for what you get. So all in all i'm optimistic on lots of things especially delivery but if all works out i should be getting a pretty sweet tent that should fit my needs!
 

ColoradoHunterHiker

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I participated in development stage and thought I'd probably buy/fund at the time. After seeing price, and considering other options, I changed my mind. Maybe if I had seen it soon enough to be one of the first 15 or 30, maybe I'd have tried it.

My thoughts exactly.
 

FreeRange

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i'm very optimistic about this project. I really like the design concept and have never used a floorless setup so the refuge will let me dabble while having the versatility to use the tent body as well if i want to. Although i did not get an email notification i knew the tent was funding soon at some point and just happened to log in when i got to work. To my surprise i was the second person to fund the tent and got the fly and tent body at the lowest rate which i feel price wise was hard to beat for what you get. So all in all i'm optimistic on lots of things especially delivery but if all works out i should be getting a pretty sweet tent that should fit my needs!

I'm curious how you got to get in at the first funding level? I tried and it said it was for "developers only" until a certain time and by the time that was reached it was already up a couple levels. I wasn't necessarily going to buy it but was thinking at the time I could click through to checkout to see how much the stove jack would be. I agree there are some similar products out there but I liked where they were proposing to put the stove jack. At $165 I'd have bought one.
 

MT_Wyatt

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I'm curious how you got to get in at the first funding level? I tried and it said it was for "developers only" until a certain time and by the time that was reached it was already up a couple levels. I wasn't necessarily going to buy it but was thinking at the time I could click through to checkout to see how much the stove jack would be. I agree there are some similar products out there but I liked where they were proposing to put the stove jack. At $165 I'd have bought one.

If you had a Giru account and went through the developing process (basically voting on features) then they invite you to fund prior to releasing to the public for funding.
 

Stwrt9

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I'm curious how you got to get in at the first funding level? I tried and it said it was for "developers only" until a certain time and by the time that was reached it was already up a couple levels. I wasn't necessarily going to buy it but was thinking at the time I could click through to checkout to see how much the stove jack would be. I agree there are some similar products out there but I liked where they were proposing to put the stove jack. At $165 I'd have bought one.

i was part of the development process.
 

Bruce Culberson

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Nice looking shelter. Similar weight as the mountain smith LT (with pegs and guy-outs included), but slightly bigger footprint, two doors, and options for a nest...
 

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So, they are basically doing a bigger LT shelter, and taking Ti Goat's removable stove jack and putting it together on everyone else's dime for 6 months? Genius business idea I guess, but that shelter is nothing new.
 

Stwrt9

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Got a nice surprise on my door step today.... it finally arrived! Cant wait to set this bad boy up. Still waiting on the tent body but i can run it an a floorless in the mean time. Ill try and post up some pics soon!!
 

jolemons

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Set up in 20 mph sustained wind. Need to play with the pitch in calm weather. Seems sturdy. Would fit two with gear, but would be tight. I like the ventilation. Would like buckles on bottom of zippers to take stress and would like more Velcro on the zipper rain flaps to keep them held down in wind.


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dog812

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Have you used a Mega tarp or mountain Smith lt? Looks very similar?
 

gabenzeke

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Hunting fool did a review on this shelter and now I kind of want one...

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Stwrt9

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JFYI the Summit Refuge is now in stock on KUIU's website for anyone interested.
 
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