Trailstar knockoff from aliexpress.com (China) for $63!!

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Trailstar knockoff from aliexpress.com (China) for $63!!

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Re: Trailstar knockoff from aliexpress.com (China) for $63!!

Post by punchcard » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:07 pm

I ordered one a couple days ago too. Kinda crazy.

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Post by Asolthane » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:45 pm

Fun! I can't wait to compare notes. Did you get gray or orange?

I use have a BA Fly Creek 2, but it actually belongs to my girlfriend and her sister, so I need something else. I asked for a Tarptent Notch for xmas/bday, and I am not sure why I would need this as well...but I just think they look cool and it was such a good deal (assuming it's not a piece of junk)

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Post by Asolthane » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:52 pm

Which shelters do you use, and when do you think you will use this as opposed to others? I was thinking I would use this when there aren't bugs, and I am going with another person, although under those conditions you can fit 2 in the notch...with much less room though I guess.

Or if I was going to go in the rain and I wanted a big shelter to cook under?

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Post by Asolthane » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:53 pm

Also they have a bug inner for 40 bucks that weights 12oz and would work with this.

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Post by Oubliet » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:19 pm

Do keep us posted.

My current go-go shelter is the BetaLight. It'd be nice to have a good shelter that doesn't have a zipper that can fail.

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Post by punchcard » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:59 pm

I got orange. Do you have a link to the bug inner net?

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Re: Trailstar knockoff from aliexpress.com (China) for $63!!

Post by oldranger » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:43 pm

I reviewed the product descriptions on the site and they seemed kind of weird. Weights of the tents seemed kind of heavy for the thickness of the fabric. Also the dimensions of the sleeping pads were unreal. The thickness of one pad was listed as 90 cm! Dang that is almost 3 feet! Anyhow I'd be a little wary based on what I read.
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Re: Trailstar knockoff from aliexpress.com (China) for $63!!

Post by Asolthane » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:01 pm

punchcard wrote:I got orange. Do you have a link to the bug inner net?
I got the grey one. This is the inner that might work.
[url]https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3F-pede ... 0.0.LUOWED[/url ]

I think it might need to be modified, which would be a fun MYOG DIY project for me rather than starting from scratch, and would cost way less. The inner is made by 3f UL gear, and their stuff looks to be (from the photos) pretty high quality compared to some of the other cheap gear on that site. I'm gonna get the trailstar knockoff first and see how it looks before I decide to order that inner, but if anyone has a solo or duomid (they have knockoffs of those too) that inner might work well. I'll certainly report back if I get it.

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Re: Trailstar knockoff from aliexpress.com (China) for $63!!

Post by Asolthane » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:02 pm

oldranger wrote:I reviewed the product descriptions on the site and they seemed kind of weird. Weights of the tents seemed kind of heavy for the thickness of the fabric. Also the dimensions of the sleeping pads were unreal. The thickness of one pad was listed as 90 cm! Dang that is almost 3 feet! Anyhow I'd be a little wary based on what I read.
Indeed, I am also quite wary. Hopefully it isn't a waste of $60 bucks! I will let you know, it takes forever to receive, looks like ususally about a month.

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