Fitzroy

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Fitzroy
Manufacturer Bibler
Page By Viator
Page Type Oct 3, 2003 / Oct 3, 2003
Object ID 827
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For high-wind locales like Patagonia or Alaska, the Fitzroy can’t be beat! As our strongest shelter, the Fitzroy’s amazing strength and stability are a result of a unique pole configuration and wind-spilling profile. On the inside, four Easton 7075-E9 aluminum poles intersect seven times to create an ultra-stable superstructure, while maximizing headroom and usable floor space. On the outside, innovative three-point, self-equalizing guylines stabilize each side of the tent in angry winds. And as we’ve all learned from experience, weeks can be spent waiting out a storm in the mountains—that’s why the Fitzroy has been designed with comfortable living in mind. Both doors are equipped with pole-supported awnings and zippered vents for maximum air-circulation and ease of exit/entry. Weighing only six pounds, 6 ounces and setting up in mere minutes, the Fitzroy is both extremely light and easy to use for a shelter that offers this much protection and roominess.



-Our strongest, most stable shelter

-Two-door design is roomy

-Pole-supported awnings and three-point equalizing guylines add stability

-Available coated ripstop nylon vestibule adds 9 sq ft and provides a covered entryway



(excerpted from biblertents.com)

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Bill Kish - Oct 14, 2008 10:53 pm - Voted 5/5

first impressions
First impressions after using the Fitzroy tent once:

Seam-sealing this tent is a major undertaking requiring several hours of tedious work. Then it needs 1-2 days to dry.

The tent is harder to setup than others but it feels super-solid. It can be setup by one person but a second person is useful.

It is a decent size for two people but not much extra space.


eclip5e - Sep 14, 2010 12:23 pm - Voted 5/5

Amazing, years later
This tent is simple amazing. It takes a few practice times to setup,but once you figure it out, its easy to setup with 1 person (provided there is not much wind).

The materials and build-quality are all top-notch. I've used this tent since 1997 and its still hasn't had any problems.

Strength in wind are outstanding.

Keeps alot of warmth inside, but is very breathable with negligible condensation inside in the mornings.

I use it summer-winter.

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