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   Old Thread  #157 1 Feb 2019 at 11.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not as high Wayne but same width and slightly deeper as the Ultralite;


New one is 127H x 220D x 260W

Ultralite was 140H x 210D x 260W
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   Old Thread  #156 1 Feb 2019 at 11.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Matt, is it ultralite size or standard??
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   Old Thread  #155 1 Feb 2019 at 11.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Well contrary to what i had previously said, nostalgia had got the better of me and I was all ready to pre-order one this morning but the weight and the height has put me off...
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   Old Thread  #154 1 Feb 2019 at 10.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Personally any shelter that requires four storm poles, is a ball ache. Looks pretty though.
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   Old Thread  #153 1 Feb 2019 at 10.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Weight is one thing but you will look the bollox to your fellow anglers won't ya.....
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   Old Thread  #152 1 Feb 2019 at 10.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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True mate.....OK if you are fishing out of the back of your car or have a relatively short barrow but no good for a hike or moving quickly!!
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   Old Thread  #151 1 Feb 2019 at 10.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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14.5 kg.... that's about the heaviest shelter I've seen released in the last 10 years.
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   Old Thread  #150 1 Feb 2019 at 10.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Full spec...

I'm a little surprised at the height....the Ultralite was 140cm high....unless the 127cm is the door height and not the bivvy height...

Exosceleton Brolly
16mm pre formed powder coated aluminium tube
20,000 mm HH Aquatexx fabric
Twin rear vents
Full zip off infill panel with panoramic mozzy vents
Supplied with:-
Ground sheet
Heavy duty carrybag
Green twin shot moulded T-pegs
4 storm rods
2 x Erection poles
Clear window
Wrap available seperately
Technical Specifications.
Material: Aquatexx / Aluminium
Weight: Approx 14.5kg (broken down as follows g sheet 2.7kg / pegs 1.2kg / bivvy 6.2kg/ infil 1.8kg / storm rods and outer bag 2.6kg )
Dimensions: Approx 127H x 220D x 260W cCM
Transport size: 175L x 30W x 30H CM
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   Old Thread  #149 31 Jan 2019 at 1.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was a big fan of mine...then when I was in France and was erecting my very light ...pioneer....the top pole snapped under tension and I literally bashed my own head in with it.
Once I had picked myself up off the floor and my friend had helped me to stop the bleeding we realized that not only had I hurt myself quite badly the pole to put up my bivvy was now useless...a reet wrestling match ensued trying to put it up and then the same in reverse pulling it down.
Aquas response was laughable and thinking about it if it happened now instead of way back when I'd probably have sued them.
Will I be buying a new one...will I f@@k.
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   Old Thread  #148 31 Jan 2019 at 12.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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to be fair, there has been a "nostalgic" demand for the Pioneer to be re-released for many years, ... Im not sure it would of needed much help . If buying on any other criteria the Tempest wins hands down imo
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   Old Thread  #147 31 Jan 2019 at 9.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not a fool. It was really a great bivvy for its time.

And thats it in a nut shell really. For its time.
Things have moved on now. Far better materials and designs alternatives out there these days.

Like I said in my previous post. Aqua are doing a great job of selling this on nostalga alone with the power and help of of social media.
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   Old Thread  #146 31 Jan 2019 at 9.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And I was one of the fools that bought one a good bivvy once erected but taking it apart Sheeesh.
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   Old Thread  #145 31 Jan 2019 at 8.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Top marks to them for creating all the marketing hype I have no doubt they will sell lots. It is amazing what can be achieved on social media nowadays.

I had one when they first came out and didn’t rate it.. Had to send it back once to be repaired in addition to this the bolts in the middle kept working loose and one of the arms snapped..

I “upgraded” to a fox supa brolly when they were released and thought that was far superior. Never had a problem with this at all.

I now have a tempest as well and again think that is a million miles better than the pioneer

I have no doubt they will have improved it, but not for me..

Just my opinion
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   Old Thread  #144 30 Jan 2019 at 5.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Correct.. there were only limited crossfires released.. nearly all of them were returned... back to the drawing board and wa la.. the tempest is born
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   Old Thread  #143 30 Jan 2019 at 12.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He will be as he has a problem with his shoulder if you didn't already know oh and he's a poor pensioner so he says
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