Tent Pole TypeRequires one pole: Either a trekking pole or the Six Moon Designs 49 inch carbon fiber tent pole (both sold separately).Seam SealingThis tent is not seam sealed. The Lunar Solo is a Silicone Nylon tent. Over the last decade Silicone Nylon has proven its worth in ultralight shelters. Because Silicone Nylonfibers are infused in a coating of silicone, this fabric is both stronger and lighter than traditional tent fabrics. Since silicone is inert, it has the added benefit that it will never mold or mildew. The tight bond between the coating and fabric yarn insures that unlike traditional polyurethane coated fabrics, it will never delaminate. The downside is that seam tapes designed to work on polyurethane coated fabrics will not stick to silicone nylon. This requires you to hand seal the seams of the tent.To seam seal silicone nylon, you will need a silicone based sealer. The silicone in the sealer will form a permanent bond with the silicone in the fabric and once seam sealed, your tent will last for years. For Silicone Fabrics, we recommend using McNett's SilNet.Detailed Setup InstructionsLunar Solo - The Perfect Pitch
Written by Ron Moak Monday, 08 June 2009 00:00 (Used by permission).
Unlike a traditional tent, the Lunar Solo's canopy floats off the ground. This allows for 3600 of ventilation. Plus the floor is not rigidly fixed. It is designed to float. A floor under tension is more likely to rip or get holes poked in by sharp objects. This factors combine to make the Lunar Solo a bit more difficult to setup for the first time user. However, we've built a number of features in the tent to help get it setup correctly. Follow the instructions below and with a little practice you'll find the Lunar Solo easy to setup time and time again. Since your tent canopy floats, you can vary the height of your trekking pole depending upon conditions. Higher will provide more ventilation and lower in stormy weather. The front of the tent should always be off the ground. This is to ensure that you have adequate ventilation. Optimum height of your trekking pole should be 49 inches or 124 centimeters for the newer models of the Lunar Solo 2012. Older moldels worked best with 45" poles. Setting the stakes in the proper order is one of the key elements in getting the perfect pitch. Look at the guide layout guide below to know where and in what order to set your stakes. Here are a few additional do’s and don’ts. Do’s Do extend the webbing guy-lines to their extent. Run the guy-lines all the way to the ground.Do set the stakes in the order listed above. Since the canopy floats off the ground on the top of the pole, it’s important to achieve a balance side to side and front to back.Do set the height of the front pole between 45 and 47 inches.Do close the vestibule before setting up the tent. This aide in getting the best alignment of the stakes.Do allow the canopy to rest for a half hour before re-tensioning the tent. This allow the fabric to relax.Do any additional tensioning with the adjuster on the main guyline, if needed.Don’ts Don’t try to raise the perimeter of the tent by using long stakes and terminating the guylines several inches off the ground. This is somewhat counter intuitive to normal logic. When you setup the tent this way, instead of the canopy and sidewall rising, they will tend to collapse instead. This will cause the corners to dip, resulting in reduced headroom and ventilation. The Lunar Solo, with its single pole and raised canopy, creates an incredibly light and airy shelter. Unlike other tents with fixed points of setup, the floating canopy and floor design does take a little more patience to master. Still, the Lunar Solo’s weight savings makes it well worth the effort.Warranty
Our products are fully warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship. If our product fails due to a manufacturing defect, we will repair the product, without charge, or replace it, at our discretion.
What's Not Covered? This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of colors and materials over extended time and use. Damage such as from rips and tears in the materials is not covered under the warranty and are considered normal wear and tear.Shipping Charges? You are responsible for paying the postage for all products returned for Warranty Coverage. If the item is covered under Warranty, we'll absorb the return shipping cost. However, if there is a requirement to return the item faster than our standard shipping times, any additional charges will be billed. Should you need to return the product for warranty or repair, contact Stan'sMercantile directly for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. We will inspect your products to determine/confirm if defective. At which time we will either repair or replace your product free of charge. Service or repair of items not covered under warranty will be done at nominal charge. Camping Gear NW
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