Posted by Miles Arbour
Tarptent has recently been busy updating several of their tents, including the popular Double Rainbow that we wrote about in September. They’ve also created a new line of tents that will be attractive to folks who want a tent that is lightweight, bug and stormproof, yet still simple and durable. The Lithium Project, which consists of the Notch Li, Stratosphere Li, and the new Aeon Li, are all made from Dyneema and are promised to be lighter, stronger, and faster.
The Tarptent Aeon Li, the newest addition the Lithium Project, utilizes a modified half-pyramid design that is said to greatly enhance the usable volume within the tent, and eliminates the need for a front supporting guyline in light to moderate winds. The back wall of the Aeon Li uses Tarptent’s patented PitchLoc struts to increase interior space, storm strength, and allows for users up to 7′ tall to sit and sleep comfortably. The same struts are implemented into the front of the tent, alongside a structural awning to create a static equilibrium so that both doors can be completed rolled back without the need for a forward guyline.
The Aeon Li is made with 0.51 oz Dyneema Composite Fabric, comes fully seam taped, and is 100% waterproof. The tent packs down to 14″ (36cm) long and can be setup with a single hiking pole or a ~4oz support pole can be purchased from Tarptent for an additional $16. The tent and support pole weigh in at around 20oz together. Make sure to check out the video below for a better look at the Aeon Li’s shape and size. The Aeon Li’s price is yet to be determined.
The price of the Tarptent Aeon Li is yet to be determined. stay tuned and we’ll update this post once we get more information. In the meantime, to find out more about the Lithium Project tents, including the new Aeon Li, head over to the Tarptent website. The Aeon Li should be available for purchase mid-January. Also, stay tuned for an upcoming review, as we plan to get our hands on one to review soon…