I have a choice for the Challenge.
Well NOT yet, but I hope to maybe have a choice.
The choice since I have now no longer got the TN Competition is going to be from
Wendy (the wonderful Stephenson 2R) now that she is repaired.
|Wendy at Ingelborough before her disaster|
A Trailstar (this would I think be using an Oooknest as well, because it gives that extra bit of midge and nasty ticky barrier, and I am a southern softy).
|Martin’s Trailstar at Ingelborough|
|Oooknest (courtesy Oookworks site)
Hope they don’t mind me using the image
I am going to take an MLD Ultralight Bivy regardless because it comes in at 213g, which is about the same as the Rab Survival Zone Ultralight, but bigger and I think more robust and waterproof. This also means that I do not have to use the Oooknest if I decide not to.
And it also will fit the Neoair inside it!
The weight side comes down in favour of using a Trailstar, even with the extras
and then there is the bad experience Wendy had with high (ish) winds at Ingelborough.
On the down side, there is potentially a bit more potential for exposure on the Trailstar.
There again, I don’t need to carry tent poles since the Pacers will do nicely.
I really need to make a decision pretty soon, so that I can ensure I test whichever one properly a couple of times in the field before the great event.
My loyalty side says TAKE WENDY because she is wonderful.
My adventurous side says try A TRAILSTAR.
Oh Err Umm!! Tis one to ponder!