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Rocket Tent

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Rocket Tent

Manufacturer: Brooks-Range Mountaneering Equipment

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Page By: climbxclimb

Created/Edited: May 28, 2010 / May 28, 2010

Object ID: 7137

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Product Description

Designed by Dick Jackson, one of the most accomplished mountain guides in the US, the Rocket Tent brings a minimalist mind-set to winter tents. That mind-set starts with the poles: why carry tent poles when ski poles and an avalanche probe are already along? The Rocket uses those items as poles to pull off the astonishing weight of one pound six ounces! Additionally, the Rocket uses incredibly strong and lightweight CT³ fabric developed by Cubic Tech, its aerodynamic shape and its guyout system to make this tent rock solid in the worst conditions. It's all you need and not one gram more.

The Rocket Tent comes in two variations, S1-(“S” for ski) a ski mountaineering tent and A2-(“A” for alpine) an alpine tent.

Features

Rocket Tent A2 Specifications
Winter weight: 1 lb. 5.9 oz, 620g
Summer weight with all included tent poles: 2 lbs. 4 oz, 920g
Included probe extender (if needed): 2.8 oz, 80g
1 door, 1 vestibule, 2-person tent
3 zippered vents
Crazy-strong and light CT³ fabric, 5000+mm waterproof, FR
Packed size: 6 x 10 x 2 inches, 15 x 25 x 5 cm
Sidewall tie-through holes for staying anchored while sleeping
Metalized color minimizes heat loss in winter, heat gain in summer
Summer poles: DAC 8.5mm NSL and 9mm Pressfit
Color: red-orange with black trim and floor

Rocket Tent S1 Specifications
The Rocket Tent S1 is the same as the A2 with the addition of an integrated rescue sled included in the floor of the tent.
Winter weight: 1 lb. 10.9 oz, 763 g
Summer weight with all included tent poles: 2 lbs. 9 oz, 1162 g
Floor Area: 25.1 square feet (2.3 square meters)
Vestibule Area: 7.0 square feet (0.75 square meter)
Peak Height: 38" (97 cm)

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