That's tough... I've done two in a LBO/vest without a stove comfortably, 2 would be a squeeze in a Silex. But for solo use the Silex feels large.Thanks Rockchucker, that's a great summary of it's use.
I've used an LBO/vestibule for solo use the last two years. During archery, I usually leave the vestibule unzipped. I was told the Silex will feel/be the same space on the inside as they LBO/vestibule. Is that your feeling as well?
Ours are 3 1/8" diameter but you can run a smaller pipe in the jacks if needed. 5' pipe should be plenty and you could likely get by with less depending on height of stove.What size stove pipe will be best and where will the stove Jack be located in terms of where you sleep and where the stove will be?
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This brings up a good question...IF you can’t find the floor space to fit the silex but do have a flat enough space for a pad/bag, how well does either tent pitch on uneven ground? Does everything need to be perfect to have a tight pitch?location, location, location.
The Silex has a much smaller footprint which is very helpful when your trying to find a flat spot along some mountain side where real estate is a premium. Many a time I wished for a smaller tent then my Silvertip when I was tired and worn out to find out I had to walk an additional couple miles to set up.
I’d be interested in your thoughts when you get it. Especially in reference to the LBO. I used to own one and was thinking about going back to it and using just the base + UL bivy for solo early season run ‘n gun elk.Ironman, that was my question, too. I went with the Silex because it pitches closer to the ground reducing drafts in cold conditions. Also, it's a smaller footprint closer to the LBO whereas the Eolus is a bit larger. Where I use my LBO it's a tight space to pitch.
They do pretty well because of the line locs . You can also string them between trees or as Nathan has done with the silex pitch it with a one ounce hammock suspension so you don’t even have poles in it.This brings up a good question...IF you can’t find the floor space to fit the silex but do have a flat enough space for a pad/bag, how well does either tent pitch on uneven ground? Does everything need to be perfect to have a tight pitch?
I like the looks of both the Silex and Eolus, so my question is what makes the Silex so much better for solo use when the Eolus is only 1-2oz heavier but has more room?
If you’re an extreme ounce counter, then great, shave that 1-2 ounces, but what am I missing besides weight? I’ve read this whole thread and still can’t figure it out.
ETA: My use for either shelter would be for early season elk hunts with the possibility of bivy hunting. No stove needed as I would go with a larger shelter for that.
Yes nest will be available separately.Home run Kevin.
Could you explain the reasoning behind no peak vents please. Also, will the nest be available to purchase separately?
Forgot to include the zipperless doors do not need to be all up or down either they can be left partially openQuestion for either Nathan or Kevin, how does the Eolus compare to the Silex in regards to storm protection in heavy winds? Also, do you feel that both can be pitched to allow adequate ventilation, during heavy condensation conditions, without a peak vent?
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