I think we are all getting quite excited about the new Scarp 1 mk2. Philip Werner on his blog has posted a review on the mk1. It really does look good. He mentions that the porch space is a bit small and that he wouldn’t cook in the porch. This motivated me to take a look at the dimensions of the Scarp 1 and compare it to the Laser Competition.
Once you convert the inches to centimetres, they are very similar in dimensions. The Scarp inner height is 99cm vs. 95cm for the LC. Length is 218cm for the Scarp and 220cm for the LC. The end height is 38cm for the Scarp and 40cm for the LC. The width of the inner tent for the Scarp is 81cm vs. 62/93cm for the LC.
Now the interesting bit, the porch width for the Scarp is 48cm, only marginally less than the LC. However, the Scarp tapers more than the LC so it is likely to be somewhat smaller, but you get two. The important thing for me, though is that it should be possible to cook in the porch. I should be able to use my Team IO porch ground sheet as well. I really like the prospect of two porches for storage and to cope with changes in wind direction.
The other thing I noticed is that it looks like a really strong tent. I’ve ordered the cross over poles as well. I have high hopes that this might be THE tent. I hope I’m not disappointed.
Just a quick update on the ankle. I had been making such good progress until today. It was nearly back to normal, but it was a bit uncomfortable today. I guess it will take a bit more time. I think I need to sort out some exercises.