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In a nutshell, yes!
I know of one and it is part of a 'next generation' of tarp tents.
The inner may well be sold independently as a spare.
The base is sewn in and PU Coated nylon with HH 4000mm and has a zip access.
It has a ring to hang it up so you could use a bit of cord or disposable plastic hooks with adhesive bottoms if staying in a mozzy infested room!
Look up this one
If you look at the overall weight of:
Nest 418 grms
Tarp section 710 Grms and a few pegs = 1244 Grms overall + you'll need an adjustable pole which that seller has and is very good-
You may think it is worth having the best of both worlds if you were to get caught short.
Tarp section erects fast too- especially in the wind and rain with 4 ground pegs (min) and center pole and you have a shelter out of the elements. For bad weather you will have to use the guy lines too.
extra wee tip- anyone purchasing one of those needs to add SEAMSEAL as it is a good idea to seal all the stitching when the outer is new.
I'm using this here in the DRC and it works well. Is available in two different sizes and can be used on the ground or even on a hotel bed. Good protection if you don't know whats crawling around on the mattress.
Nice find Claudio and very useful if you need free-standing set up but it does weigh in at 1.5Kgs - heavier than the complete silmini set up but it is cheaper at about £102 against the £150 of the Sil but which will also give you a waterproof outer.
Thanks for the suggestions, Bertrand and Globetrotter.
Bertand, that's a lightweight setup indeed! What I wish I could buy though, is just that inner and tie it up/use a pole as required......
Globetrotter, that looks good too. Pretty much a tent without a top!
I'm no expert, but what we're planning on carrying is a tarp which will double as a bike cover when leaving bikes somewhere we can't see, then using it as our 'weather shield' when camping.
So, my idea is to create a 'lean to' using the bikes/trees to keep the weather out. But, if there's bugs etc, it would be great to be able to cocoon yourself in a mossie net. On fine nights, simply sleep in the net!
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