Crux X1 Raid

 

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The Crux X1 Raid is a simple, light, yet bomber 2-pole mountain tent in the tried and tested design of a Bibler style bivvy-tent.

So we know the design works for serious high mountain use but what sets the Crux X1 apart from its competitors?

It's the materials, but this is not simply a slight improvement in breathability or hydrostatic-head or even tear or UV resistance. Oh no, this is a fundamental change in the way the tent fabric works which produces a massive ramp up in performance which means the X1 range can come out of the snowy mountains and into the summer valleys as well.

X-tex fabric is revolutionary. The use of X-tex means that unlike other single-skinned tents when climatic conditions cause condensation to form on the inner wall of the tent, the X-Tex fabric actually absorbs the moisture which prevents dripping (a serious problem with single skinned tents). The fabric stays dry to the touch whilst absorbing this moisture and continues to breathe at a significant rate, as it doesn't rely on water molecules remaining as vapour to pass through it.

So what does this type of tent offer over other tents?

Single skinned tents are lighter than double skinned traditional tents, therefore you can get a tent that weighs little but you haven't had to pare the strength of the fabrics and poles down to achieve that low weight as you do with a double walled tent. So single skinned tents can be light and strong at the same time.
Until now single skinned tents could only be used comfortably at high altitudes where the air holds little moisture so that the climate that you build up in the tent by breathing is able to be passed through the walls of the tent as easily as possible. Down in the valley in the U.K. for example where the air is generally moisture laden, your traditional single-skinned would be dripping all over you with condensation.

But no longer get the best of all worlds with a Crux X1 tent.

  • 2 person tent
  • 1.48kg complete
  • Packed dimensions 45 x 12cm
  • Waterproof and breathable X-tex - 120 g/m2, 50 denier ripstop polyester, 10000 mm hydrostatic head, PU/activated carbon coating
  • Groundsheet - 95 g/m2, 70 denier, tafetta nylon, 10000 mm hydrostatic head, TPU coating
  • 2 x 8.64 mm Yunan ultralite poles
  • 4 x 2 way attachment 2.00 mm Dyneema guylines with mini-Linelok adjusters
  • 8 x 7001-T6 square-section alloy pegs weighing 12 g each.

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