Quote: Originally posted by jonnybhoy on 25/3/2010
Just been to our brand new GO outdoors and saw this tent, now we have a 20 month old the SIG is looking very tempting. I believe that the 2010 is slightly different in design of one pole. Does anyone know in what way and how can I verify that I am getting the 2010 model. (been stung before on my Wynnster)
Our first trip away is due at then end of may and would love a tent with SIG only other one I have looked at is the Vango Orchy 500 - on the premise that domes are more stable in wind (a contentious point I know )
Its worth noting that the improvements in the orchy with the front pole now going to the ground (making it semi-geodesic) will improve its stability greatly. The old shape of the orchy sometimes collapsed in high winds.
Tall domes are not as stable as low level ones unless they are semi-geodesic/ geodesic - the extra cross-over points mean that the poles push against each other in windy conditions, cutting down flexing, which is otherwise substantial with long fibreglass poles. That is why Vango's TBS is essential in fibreglass poled tunnels (don't know why other manufacturers don't do similar).