|SOLD OUT !
NEWS UPDATE: February 9, 2018: The next new tents won't be available until late 2019.
We recently suveyed demand for the next production run of Observer Tents and it is still too soon to launch another production run. It has only been 2 1/2 years since the last Kendrick Observer Tent was sold. We know that many of you have been patiently waiting, but we don't believe you would like the price that would come with making such a small nuber, so we're going to hold-off for another year before we look at it again.
Why so long? Millions of tents are sold each year, but a tent with a hole in the roof is not a big seller for the average camper. There just arenít very many of us astronomy nutbars that would ever ask for that feature. So we have concluded, demand needs to build before we dip into the piggy bank to make more. When I say demand, itís a small number and we need to make a minimum #, to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars. With that kind of high-finance, they need to sell quickly, and that is why we go several years between production runs.
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When we're getting ready to pull the trigger, we will contact everyone on the list. We will only make enough for pre-orders + 10% and then it will be another 3-4 years before we make more. Karl Baltz's Review (PDF)
We highly recommend you read Karl Baltz's review as it is very comprehensive and has a number of very helpful images.
This is the fourth revision of our popular Observing Tent. It hearkens back to the original design but with some substantial upgrades and improvements.
Our Observing tents provide:
- A secure, private, enclosed environment for amateur astronomers to image, observe and/or store their astronomy equipment while out camping or while attending star parties.
- Weather protection. Equipment can be quickly protected from approaching storms.
- Comfort. With reduced air movement inside the tent, an imager or observer will find they are considerably more comfortable doing their work within the tent as wind chill (which is very noticeable even on summer nights) is reduced greatly.
- Ease of set up in a very portable package. Set-up time 15 to 20 minutes.
What do Stargate II owners think?
Matt Harbison was so impressed that he made a nice video and gave us permission to share. Thank you Matt!