We had for the 1st Time OMM displaying at ISPO, but more of that in a future post, whilst we were there we hooked up with the guys from Nordisk & Yeti and got a quick peek of the new 1st off the production line Telemark Carbon.
These are really shaping up to be in demand as the new lightest 2 skin tent on the block, as all the the lightweight community search for the next advancement in weight saving and functionality increase, it's easy to strip weight out but retaining function and features is hard.
Nordisk seem to have balanced this well, by having one of the lightest Sil Nylon fabrics available on the market but still critically retaining strength and tear resistance. For those who want the absolute epitimy of lightest possible then they can purchase the Telemark series with Carbon Fibre poles, for those who want to be a bit more frugal but still very lightweight the range is also available with Ultralight DAC Alu poles.
Other features that have been updated since the 1st dev samples were available are additional loops on main seams for extra guy lines if required, shaped zips to enhance entry, positioning and tensioning of the tent amongst many other tweaks, there appears to have been alot of user development and this only helps increase it's functionality.
Design awards, well that fact that it has been nominated in many different areas is a testiment to the sucess and development of this series with the 2013 DGA (German Design Award) and the IF design awards as well as Outdoor Awards last Summer at Friedrichshafen.
So stock should be available here in the UK from the end of next month, if you have any questions give me a shout !