The DCF One

At 15.4oz, The DCF One is for light packs and deep sleep (final specs and pricing TBD)

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Gear Notes

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Features

  • Easy side entry, both doors now open for excellent ventilation
  • Factory-taped seams
  • Great headroom (and shoulder room)
  • Big vestibule with great protection
  • Ultralight - with full protection from rain and bugs
  • Excellent ventilation to minimize condensation
  • Catenary cut for quick, taut setup
  • Highly adjustable pitch
  • Interior clothes line and flashlight loop
  • Tensioners with reflective line make it easy to get a taut setup
  • Reflective guy lines knotted so they can be handled with gloves
  • Zipper pulls have reflective lines added for easier handling
  • Large mesh internal pocket for personal items
  • Minimum of 6 stakes required for setup
  • Uses our segmented poles, or any trekking poles set to 125 cm, tip down. Available for purchase separately.

Sizing

Specs

Average Weight

Shelter Weight 15.4 oz / 437 g
(includes factory-taped seams and lines attached)

Tent Stuff Sack 8.1 g

Clothesline 4.5 g

Stake Stuff Sack 3.3 g

DAC Stakes (6) 10 g each

Materials

Tent body 0.51 oz/yd2 DCF

Tent floor Custom-formulated 7d high tenacity Nylon

Guylines 1.8mm reflective nylon sheath
1 mm dyneema core

TPU Vestibule Zipper Waterproof

ITW lineloc 3 tensioners all main tie outs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set it up?

Setup

Select a site that is level, and has sufficient room to stake out the tent. We recommend V-stakes for maximum holding power on the front and rear guy lines, and stakes appropriate for anticipated conditions for the four tent corners.  If possible, stake one of the ends into the prevailing winds, rather than the front or the back.  Stake the two corners on one side so that they are about 3-4 feet apart, at approximate 45 degrees to the tent.  Make sure the corner guy lines are at half to ¾ length free, for maximum ventilation and to allow you room to tighten them.  Walk to the other side of the tent, and pull those two corners against the first two you just set, and stake them down, again at 3-4 feet apart at approximately 45 degrees to the tent. 

Next, put in the rear pole (either your trekking pole set to 125 cm, or segmented tent poles if you purchased those), with the handle of the trekking pole at the top, and the tip of the pole slipped into the grommet tab provided.  Stake the tent out so that the pole leans slightly out.  Then put in the front pole, top up and tip into the grommet tab provided, zip up the vestibule, and stake it out, again so that the pole leans out at a slight angle.  Adjust the front and rear guy lines so that the ridgeline is taut, and the poles both lean out at about the same angle.  Then go around the four corners, and tighten the lines to provide a taut setup with no wrinkles.

The bathtub floor can just hang, but if desired, you can take four additional hook stakes to stake out the four corners of the floor.  The 7-denier nylon floor is reasonably durable for its weight, but to prolong the life of your shelter, you may want to place either a polycryo ground sheet or a nylon ground sheet under the tent.

Special Case – Windy Conditions

Since The One is a roomy tent, it also presents a pretty high profile to winds.  Thus, if you can find a more sheltered area, this will be helpful in windy weather.  Depending on the stakes you brought, ground conditions, and wind speed, you may want to put large rocks over the stakes to help them hold. In windy conditions, you may choose to stake the two corners on the windy side all the way to the ground, to minimize the intrusion of the wind into the shelter.

Use

The large mesh pocket on the rear wall is provided to keep your small items from getting lost inside the tent.  There is a small, movable loop on the clothesline located in the ridge (optional), which you can use to hang a flashlight from for reading or other nighttime activities requiring light.  The roomy vestibule provides a sheltered area to keep your gear, shoes, etc. without taking up interior space in the tent.  In fair conditions, the vestibule can be furled for better views and ventilation.  Since The One is a single-wall shelter to save weight, it is prone to condensation in certain conditions. Read more about combating condensation on our blog here.

Care

After returning from a trip, use a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris from your One, and allow it to fully dry before stowing it.

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