Drop + Dan Durston X-Mid 1P Tent

Drop + Dan Durston X-Mid 1P Tent

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Designed to be the best double-wall solo shelter supported by trekking poles, the X-Mid is the brainchild of Dan Durston, an experienced thru-hiker and established member of the ultralight community. It aims to solve the common issues seen in trekking-pole-supported tents: Most are single-trekking-pole pyramids, which lack headroom, or overly complex multi-pole designs, which are tedious to pitch Read More

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a_gunslinger
1
Mar 19, 2022
For first gen X Mid 1, I have the reverse tekking pole tip issue. On my Black Diamond Z poles I prefer the rubber tip (quiter on rocky surfaces, no clackety clack). The tips just barely wont fit in the grommet. Arg. Considered drilling out internal diameter of the grommet, but pretty sure there isnt much extra material there. Maybe remove some of the rubber off the tip, but suspect its durability and longevity will plummet once compromised. Anyway, anyone found an ingenius solution to this side of the tip/grommet relationship? Other than use handle end - I like the stability of tip thru grommet. ;^) Although it looks like its in grommet enough in picutre, its barely seated and tends to pop out when tension put on it.
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Sweetjond
68
Jan 12, 2022
Can't wait to get the next-gen 1P in my hands!
Looking for an X-Mid? Now that Drop has moved away outdoor products, the Durston X-Mid is now sold on www.durstongear.com including the X-Mid 1P, X-Mid 2P and new X-Mid 2 Pro that uses DCF. We are currently sold out, but we have new production in the works. We recommend signing up to our email notification list to be notified when they are back in stock.
Music_Makes_It
3
Oct 2, 2021
Hi @dandurston I took my 2p tent out to face the bitter cold of the UP last winter. I spent a nice sleeping on snow and ice. When I was finished though the tent wound up getting soaked through. Drying a tent in February in Wisconsin proved to be tough for an apartment dweller such as myself. When I pulled my tent out this year, the fly and floor of the tent were decorated pretty well with mold spots. I know that this tent isn't supposed to perform miracles. I'd hope to do better in the future. Any advice you could give on reversing some of the damage? My tent only got to see 4 outings and I really love it. I saw the advice you already gave to @KyleG82, but any additional words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
Hi, Sorry to hear about the wet tent/mold situation. I'm not too knowledgeable on dealing with mold, as we've never had mold report before. So we don't have a recommended/tested way of dealing with it. I know bleach works but it would likely wreck the tent too. From googling, it seems like vinegar could be a good solution but there are also some products sold by the outdoor gear industry. This company recommends their Revivex product, although I think it's just a mellow soap: https://www.gearaid.com/blogs/learn/remove-mold-mildew-odors-tent-how-to This link recommends vinegar and Lysol: https://garagesmart.com/blogs/garage/how-to-clean-your-tent-and-get-rid-of-mold-or-bad-odors

Music_Makes_It
3
Oct 5, 2021
Thanks Dan. I'll give it a try. Love the tent a whole bunch. More to come.
codysoyland
2
Aug 7, 2021
I am looking at building a DIY pole set for bikepacking. Dan posted earlier about using the carbon fiber pole segments sold by Quest Outfitters. Would the new Easton Syclone poles work better or worse than the 6.3 CF ones?
codysoyland
2
Feb 2, 2022
Just to update here, I did order a custom set of poles from Ruta Locura, and they are fantastic and were shipped out the day after I ordered. I went with 47" in 4 sections. I even forgot to ask for spikes but he shipped some out to me for free after I asked about ordering them separately. I highly recommend Ruta Locura -- excellent products and crazy fast service.
Good to hear of your good experience with them.
jospus321
2
Jun 20, 2021
Trip report with my first thoughts on the X-mid (and DD40) here https://joepusey.com/wild-camping-on-the-carneddau/
onedaycamper
4
Jun 9, 2021
I hope it is ok to start this topic here -- how do you deal with mosquitoes buzz? The problem for me is while I am safe from biting lying inside, when there are a lot the mosquitoes, their flying around are noisy enough to keep me awake in night. I tried ear plugs but they don't work quite well -- at the extreme I am starting to hear my own heart, and when I keep them loose -- I hear buzz again. If you experienced this problem, how do to you deal with it?
jspiers
22
Jun 28, 2021
Deep breaths and habituation.
pblogic
27
Jul 7, 2021
Earplugs might help. However, I treat my tent with Permethrin and that kills or repels mosquitos for me. It also offers tick protection.
Litefoot
14
May 3, 2021
What is the best way to keep the 1P from flapping in high winds? I had a tight pitch and attached the peak guys.
What part was flapping? It shouldn't flap if the pitch is tight everywhere. I show some tips for high wind in my pitching video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVboRcwY6P0
The.A-Train
1
May 2, 2021
Hi. I'm trying to decide between the 1 vs 2P. I've read in other posts about most people being quite happy with the 1P because of the vestibules. My question is, practically speaking, is one vestibule area large enough to fit and protect the backpack and boots, etc.? Thanks.
dgoudie
5
May 10, 2021
Hey Dan, any teaser dimensions for the new 1p update?
We're going to save the details for the actual release. So at this point we're just saying the inner is larger.
AnsonYPC
0
Apr 27, 2021
How can I get this tent from Hong Kong?
T-Fox
43
May 1, 2021
It will ship to Hong Kong when it's back in stock, but right now we are sold out until fall. You can sign up for a notice when it's back on sale at this page (it's not sold here on Drop anymore): https://durstongear.com/product/x-mid-1p
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