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3F UL Lanshan 1 Video Review (and text summary)

3F UL Lanshan 1 Video Review (and text summary)


Postby boogiepanda » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:28 am



I ordered the tent on the 8th of November and it arrived on the 23rd, taking just 15 days to my house in the UK. The seller provided a tracking number for the tent which worked the whole way up until delivery.

The tent’s specs are accurate to the description. The dimensions are spot on and so are the weight. The flysheet and inner comes in at 840g (including stuff sack), the 9 stakes comes in at 93g making the total package 932g, or right around 2lbs. The supplied stakes are MSR groundhog mini knock offs and seem sturdy enough. I’d hammered them a few times with a rock in my garden and no damage has been done to them.

The tent is seam sealed, and the silnylon sheds water with my back-garden splash test. However, there are a few bar tacked reinforcement points that seems to be added on without seam sealing. I’ve splash tested those areas and water did not get through, but I’d imagine for safety of mind potential buyers may want to seal those points. Also, I found the factory installation of the tie out points to be lacking. At first, I thought I received a faulty product after the tie out came undone when I put up the pole. This is easily fixable through tying on yourself.

The space under the flysheet is very generous, a decent vestibule space for storage of gear and cooking if wanted, and enough space inside the netting for 1 person + backpack. With my inflatable mat at 5’11 (180cm), my feet do touch the netting but my head clears. I think with more practice and a tighter pitch someone who’s 6’ (183cm) should be okay in this tent, but I would hesitate to recommend the tent to anyone who’s taller. Obviously due to the pyramid shape of the netting and the flysheet having a thinner pad (CCF) will accommodate taller people too. There is also a small pouch for storage and a hook on the top.

The pitching itself is easy enough, but the tent didn’t come with instructions. I found staking in the 5 corners then erecting the pole set at 125cm to give the best result. I did need to go over and re-adjust the stakes afterwards, not sure if this is due to design or my lacking skills at pitching the tent.

I haven’t been able to take the tent out for real world test yet, but will be in the upcoming months. I will definitely be following up on this initial impressions/review in the future.

If you have any questions I’ll do my best to answer them.
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Re: 3F UL Lanshan 1 Video Review (and text summary)

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:44 pm

Very informative. I wish I'd seen this earlier in the year when I was looking at lightweight tents, and ended up paying about £170 for a F10 Helium 2 man.

The 8m bathtub ground sheet is pretty impressive!

I will be very interested to see how this tent performs "live".
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Re: 3F UL Lanshan 1 Video Review (and text summary)

Postby boogiepanda » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:20 pm

Yes I've been looking at the F10 Helium series too! The 3F Lanshan was just too good value to pass up. I'll definitely post the results from field tests
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Re: 3F UL Lanshan 1 Video Review (and text summary)

Postby Arthurs Eat » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:34 am

Good informative review. Thank you!
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