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   Old Thread  #37 14 Jan 2021 at 9.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ah sorry, I misunderstood what you meant by letterbox, now I see. I'm not sure it has this, but will have to wait and see. Right enough it would be good if it does.
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   Old Thread  #36 14 Jan 2021 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Then you can open the door from the top and leave 20cm sealed,off at thr bottom. Just be careful
Not to trip over it when going in and out.
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   Old Thread  #35 14 Jan 2021 at 7.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think it does. Double sided stick on velcro sounds like the way to go. Sometime in early spring i will pitch it, guage what i have, then decide what i could do with it.
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   Old Thread  #34 14 Jan 2021 at 3.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If theres is a front inner skirt like the JRC one you could
Use double sided stick on velcro I suppose. Does the door letterbox down from the top?
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   Old Thread  #33 13 Jan 2021 at 7.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just found this clip, makes it look super easy to assemble: https://youtu.be/6lvImV8TpII

In this clip it appears the entire front of the groundsheet is not zipped in, i was hoping it was just the door area.
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   Old Thread  #32 13 Jan 2021 at 5.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Excellent.

It is Kknee deep in snow here just now so looks like it will be a while before i can put it up out back to take a look at it.
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   Old Thread  #31 13 Jan 2021 at 4.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
After a while you put it up in less than 10 minutes, I get my slx plus up in less then 5 minutes now
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   Old Thread  #30 13 Jan 2021 at 4.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You will be delighted. They are nothing like a pole threading coleman tent.
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   Old Thread  #29 13 Jan 2021 at 3.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If i can get it up in 20 minutes i will be a happy man. Last year i bought a Coleman 6 man tent for family camping trips. It takes me and the wife the best part of an hour to erect, making it no good for 1 night trips. Its a bit of a beast to be fair, weighing in at 25kg.
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   Old Thread  #28 13 Jan 2021 at 3.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes i think you are correct, i just clocked it near the very end of the film. Once closed i could always lay something up against the overflap to give it some sturdiness.
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   Old Thread  #27 13 Jan 2021 at 3.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes, the poles are connected via elaistic and stay permanently threaded into the tent. It will be physically easy to set up alone. Having 4 ribs including peak with at least 5 sections each rib, plus about 8 support poles. It is not going to go up in 30 seconds like a tempest brolly.

Probably About 20 minutes including zipping in groundsheet and pegging out
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   Old Thread  #26 13 Jan 2021 at 2.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
From what I see in the video, the groundsheet has a high flap at the front.
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   Old Thread  #25 13 Jan 2021 at 1.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes, i have thanks, i watched it over several times before making my decision to buy it. I really like the fact it has integrated poles, it appears this makes it easier to erect, deconstruct.

My one little gripe is the zipped in groundsheet does not cover the front door section, so this area is essentially open at the bottom. I figured this out from translating the Amzon.de reviews. One of the places i fish has quite a few snakes and weasels. Another place i fish has quite a few rats, at night they scurry around the platforms - I guess they probably feast on any dropped groundbait, pellets and boilies? I will need to try and figure something out to close the front door section off to stop any would be intruders getting in. I'll sleep better at night then lol
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   Old Thread  #24 13 Jan 2021 at 11.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seen this video of it mate?
https://youtu.be/nMUldCc_Ces

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   Old Thread  #23 13 Jan 2021 at 10.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks everyone who offered some input here. I have just gone ahead an ordered the Lucx Leopard 1-3 man bivvy. It is on promotion this week at 269 euro, next week it goes back up to 300 euro, so i took the opportunity to grab it now. It is over my original budget, but it has all of the features i am looking for: plenty of internal space, near enough standing head height, mosquito nets front back and sides, zipped in ground sheet, and it "appears" it should not be too difficult for one man to construct - i hope.

I can see the manufacturer Lucx is a new company, they seem to get good reviews, as does the Leopard bivvy, so hopefully i have made the right choice.

It will be May or June i think before i get a chance to test it. If anyone is interested i can post some feedback on it then.
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