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Zpacks Duplex Freestanding Flex Kit

Zpacks Duplex Freestanding Flex Kit

Regular price $349.00
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Transform your Duplex Zip into a freestanding ultralight tent for when stakes aren’t an option.  Our Flex Kit is perfect for platform camping on the Overland Track, the Bibbulmun track, Walls of Jerusalem.

The Flex Kit is like owning two ultralight tents in one. Simply install the hardware and attach the lightweight Flex poles to your Duplex and you're good to go.

The Flex tent upgrade is an add-on to our normal Duplex Zip Tent that allows it to be pitched with freestanding tent poles. It can be set up with zero stakes in calm conditions, or with just 2 stakes if you want to use the vestibules. It is not necessary to stake the corners or side walls except in extreme weather.

Freestanding tents are convenient in situations where stakes are difficult to use. They make it easier to pitch on beach sand, snow, or on rocky or compacted terrain. You can set up on a tent platform, or other suboptimal locations without struggling with stakes. Flex poles are also handy on trips when you don't have trekking poles, for example bikepacking, canoe trips, or car camping.

The poles also lift the side walls of the tent outward for more interior space, which is especially valuable for tall hikers.

You still have the option to leave the flex poles behind and pitch with your trekking poles to save weight on regular backpacking trips.

The poles will flex and bow horizontally when the wind gusts. In very windy conditions, you should use sticks or trekking poles to prop the peaks of the tent to create a very rigid shelter.

  • 290g Weight 

  • Four 90" (229 cm) Easton Carbon 3.9 poles are included. Easton's carbon fiber poles are made using proven technology, and they are super lightweight.
  • The Dyneema® Composite Fabric material stuff sack and hardware for connecting them to the tent are included in the price and weight.

  • The folded length of the poles is 19.25" (49 cm). A tent pole sack is included. The best way to pack them is to stand them in your pack's side pocket or tuck them inside your pack vertically.

  • Any Duplex tent made in 2016 and later include attachment points for the Flex upgrade and poles can be added at a later date.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

*TENT NOT INCLUDED

*THE DUPLEX FLEX KIT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OUR DUPLE XL TENT

 

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