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Offline Marko_Mrko

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Re: Atuk Lightweight Canvas?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 09:34:54 AM »
Hi all,

Guy updated his website, now has info on the 7oz canvas. The tents can now be ordered with the 7oz option.


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Re: Atuk Lightweight Canvas?
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2017, 06:00:50 PM »
I noted that Guy is charging the same amount for a tent with either 7 or 10 oz canvas.  Good deal.  It'll be interesting to see if he choose to branch out and offer (a non flame retardant) 7 oz cotton canvas (as opposed to the current blend product) in the anorak or other garments he may bring out in the future.   And, that he charges more for the cotton nylon configuations than cotton/cotton.

Having struggled with 10 oz and 12 oz canvas for tents over the years and finally purchasing a Snowtrekker with 7 oz cotton can be a game changer, especially for a solo traveller on the move.   Easier and lighter to transport, easier to pack up, a good move all around for Guy.

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Re: Atuk Lightweight Canvas?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2017, 12:09:17 PM »
I purchased an Atuk Alaskan this summer. I had a choice between both fabrics. I went for the 10 oz. Guy draped both fabrics over his arm to show them to me. WAY more light in the thinner material. Both are equally waterproof but the lighter will wear out faster if there is any abrasion.

I had a nylon bottom put on my tent because of the possibility or dogs using my ten as a scent post. That removed weight, too. The going to 10 oz. might have added a pound. But the nylon removed more than that so ....