If you’ve read my last post giving a positive initial review of the Trekkertent Stealth tent, then you will know that one of the only things I’d like to do is to improve the access. The best solution would be to see if the STEALTH could be used with a front ‘A’ frame set-up.
Well Marc at Trekkertent came up trumps with the quickest show of customer service I’ve yet witnessed.
After being alerted to my review, Marc at Trekkertent emailed me (without prompting) to let me know that the STEALTH is in fact designed also to be used with an ‘A’ frame.
Marc included some photo’s he’d taken recently, showing how quick and simple it is to rig up. You need poles at least 1350mm long and it works best with the baskets attached he explained. The front internal guy line can be switched to the external ‘D’ ring for this purpose.
Marc has kindly allowed me to reproduce his photo’s here so you can see the set-up. I think it looks great, a very neat solution indeed and by all accounts very stable.
And as a very unexpected gesture, Marc also offered to send me a short pole for the rear of the tent in case I want to use it in this configuration with my trekking poles at the front. (The STEALTH doesn’t come with the rear pole as standard and it would normally be an additional purchase from Bear Bones Bivvy Gear, so this offer is really above and beyond the call of retailing duty).
What I may also do is attach a split pole connector to each of the front door tie-back loops, which when clipped to my trekking poles will also help hold the side panels out (these clips do not require sewing in, they slip onto an existing webbing loop…..perfect).
Marc also explained that his French customers have requested side panel tie-outs, about a third of the height up the side panels directly above the pegging loops on the hem. In fact these will probably now be fitted as standard in the future but they can also be retro fitted to existing Trekkertents.
All in all I think that this is a great example of an outdoors company which really values it’s customers. Long may it continue.