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Exped Sirius 2 vs Macpac Olympus
Jul 17th, 2010 at 12:50pm
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Well, I should be able to come up with a fair comparison, I have almost a solid year accumulated living in an Olympus. In a sulk over the changes to the Olympus from the old design I bought a Sirius 2. However, the more I look at the Sirius, the less I like it. Its actually done a bit of work and has performed well. But...I have real trouble pitching it without there being a sag around the strange box section in the back. This may be my fault but to me, the big square area over it is going to collapse in any amount of snow, and the big unsupported section in the centre of the tunnel between the two poles wont handle wind well. This is despite the fact its seen a bit of wind while Iv owned it and been fine. I just dont feel confident about taking it west.

Does anyone else who owns a Sirius 2 know how to pitch it so theres less sag and folds around the two short poles at the back?
Im thinking of modifying it to take an extra pole in the centre.

On a whim, and mostly due to the current sale, I bought an Olympus yesterday. Sorry bank account Embarrassed. Interested to see what it looks like pitched. The last model I used was three seasons ago. This one seems very light.

  
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Re: Exped Sirius 2 vs Macpac Olympus
Reply #1 - Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:24pm
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There's a sale on at Macpac? Oh no.
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:41pm
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Minaret vs Olympus??
  
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Reply #3 - Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:44pm
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Tussock, can you get a Hubba Hubba HP next and compare that please Smiley
  
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Reply #4 - Jul 20th, 2010 at 2:01pm
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Steve wrote on Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:44pm:
Tussock, can you get a Hubba Hubba HP next and compare that please Smiley


Two two man tents for one guy is probably enough. Especially since I already have a 12 man tent, a four man tent and a 1 man tent Grin
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 20th, 2010 at 2:01pm
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gimp wrote on Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:41pm:
Minaret vs Olympus??


Either or. Two guys with all their gear can live in an Olympus in Fiordland.  Not in a minaret.
  
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Re: Exped Sirius 2 vs Macpac Olympus
Reply #6 - Jul 20th, 2010 at 8:18pm
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Yeah I thought as much. Olympus it is
  
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Re: Exped Sirius 2 vs Macpac Olympus
Reply #7 - Jul 20th, 2010 at 9:59pm
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I have a Exped Sirius II Extreme if that is the same model.  I understand what you are on about but pitched tightly I havent had any issues and it has been in some shit weather!

250mm of Cascade rain that day and not a drop inside
  
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Re: Exped Sirius 2 vs Macpac Olympus
Reply #8 - Jul 21st, 2010 at 7:40pm
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gimp wrote on Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:41pm:
Minaret vs Olympus??

around 7-800 grams difference in the two. I just went and bought a minaret, allready have a plateau so wanted the lighter version to make the 2 different enought to warrant having them both
  
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Re: Exped Sirius 2 vs Macpac Olympus
Reply #9 - Jul 22nd, 2010 at 8:39pm
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Bought an Olympus a year ago and absolutely love it . With stands winds and rain no bother (130km lake Tennyson ) Haven't tried it in the white stuff yet though. No trouble to hump day in and out. Bags of room.
Go  the Macpac!!
  
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