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Hexpeak F6e (Winter Solo Version)

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Product Code:  WF135
Brand:  Luxe Outdoor


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Adjustable Tarp Pole 163XAdjustable Tarp Pole 163X

The much awaiting winter version of the Luxe F6 Hexpeak has arrived, cleverly entitled the F6e.

The first question everyone will ask is ‘what’s the difference?’

Mainly the outer of the F6e has a snow skirt with closing ventilation hole, plus double the side guy points. Thus the F6e outer is heavier than the F6.

The inner on the F6 is 3/4 of the foot print offering lots of space for 2 people. On the F6e the inner takes up half of the tent, leaving the remaining half of the floor for storage.

The F6e inner has considerably less mesh, thereby cutting down the drafts and making the space warmer, thus the reason this tent is sub titled ‘the winter version’.

I've recently pitched this shelter on a warm day and can vouch for the amount of heat it retains, making it ideal for colder climates.

Please note the inner, is the same size as the Hexpeak V4a Inner, which we also sell separately. The construction has considerably less mesh and is thus warmer, but if you seek an all round backpacking tent with this space I would suggest the F6 and the V4 Inner as being easier to pitch and 400gm lighter.

I’ve put up a comparison chart for the solo V4a, the duo F6 and the winter solo F6e which may help.

The pitched height of the V4a is 137cm and the F6 and F6e is 160cm, therefore the footprint of the inner combined with a steeper pitch of the outer will give better headroom for the taller user.

More detail review and video to follow soon.

This will pitch with either the 163X or 197x pole. However I have found the 163x Pole is at the maximum extension which doesn't allow any variation for uneven ground or when the pole sinks into soft turf. Therefore I would recommend the 197x for more options.

Outer: 1050gm
Inner: 700gm
6 Pegs: 84gm
Silicone Sealant included

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not pleased
Saturday, 22 October 2016  | 

Used this last month in wales I was only there for 2 days I cut it short by 2 days .
why because everything inside the tent was wet it was drizzle on and off and damp but the first night even my motorcycle boots are wet the whole of the inside of the sheet was very wet,
and then the inner no matter what I did I could not keep the inner material off my face or head that was annoying, so I will not be using this tent much Ill stick to my HALLo 300

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We were sorry to read your review of the F6e.

It is a winter tent so naturally the compromise is; the more you keep warmth in, the less you let moisture out.

In the situation I think you describe, if you have wet bike gear inside the tent, plus you are warming up the wet ground with your body, plus I assume cooking, you are generating an immense amount of condensation. The solution is therefore to try and get as much air flow as circumstances will allow to release that moisture.

In the case of the F6e, this means ensuring the edges of the tent are above ground (correct pole height), opening up the lower circular vent, making sure the upper air vents are as wide as possible and also opening up the lower part of the door, to get air to flow through.

In fact the more windy the weather the better. If there was no breeze during the rain, then any tent would suffer the same issues.

With regards to the inner, which pole did you use to pitch it? It sounds as if the pitch was not quite high enough. This again is understandable if the rain was heavy as you pitched the tent, as naturally you want to get inside as soon as possible. However I do know from experience, that getting the right height on the pole is vital to prevent the mesh behaving as you describe.

My first Tarp tent
Saturday, 3 September 2016  | 

Really pleased with this item! Rapid delivery meant that I could spend an afternoon pitching it (with the handy 14mm pole extender/joiner) and sealing it with the provided sealant. I also made up some guylines using a different colour for the door side to enable night-time access. My son and I then spent a couple of days in August in the English Lake District walking over St Sunday Crag, Dollywagon Pike and Helvellyn. We then dropped down Swirrel Edge to wild camp at just over 700m. He got the inner tent (I really don't like the term "nest"!!) and I slept in the remaining vestibule on a thermarest and in my ex-army gore-tex bivvy bag. Both of us snug as bugs! It rained overnight and we were completely dry. The snow valances actually helped by catching rain water that we used/boiled up for breakfast the next morning! I am 6'4" and my son is 5'11". I would actually be happy to sleep in the inner tent, although accept that the sloping roof/wall is a little close; it doesn't feel too claustrophobic. There is storage space to one's side in the inner tent next to your sleeping mat. The whole tent seems a bit quieter in the wind compared to the two man mountain tents that I am used to. Also MUCH lighter that the 3kg+ weight we're used to carrying! Easy to pitch although the straps provided to set the shape when pitching are a bit too adjustable which leads to different lengths and rather defeats the object of setting the peripheral pegs before lifting the apex! All in all, will be a great 1 or 2 man 3 season shelter and fine (although not tested yet) 4 season/winter shelter for 1 person. Seems well constructed, but will have to see how it holds together over time. Recommended.

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