I came home from work yesterday to a rectangular package which could only mean one thing…New shelter day! I am still in search of the perfect shoulder season shelter, and I will keep at it until I have found it. This round I will be taking a look at the Tarptent Notch.
For those of you that know me well, I had vowed a little over two years ago never to buy another silnylon tent. I was (and still am) in love with Cuben as a tarp material, and nothing was going to stop me from buying a shelter manufactured with Cuben. My silnylon experiences have always been poor. It is slippery, it is saggy, it is less waterproof than cuben, you have to re-tension your tarp as it stretches, and you have to seam seal it. Yet, here I am trying another silnylon tent.