It's not often that I'm at the forefront of something new and exciting but there's a first time for everything.
Back in October, last year, I got talking to Sean over on Outdoorsmagic about custom inner options for the Hex 3. After a wee bit of persuasion, I got him to run me up a "winterised" OookNest (half-nest); bomber waterproof floor, solid panels with mesh higher up. In mid November, a neat little package arrived.
Truth is, I was bowled over by the sheer quality of the finished product; easily on a par with the big boys of the tent world. Sean had even added a couple of storage pockets, spare bungee cord and packed the lot up in a neat OookWorks stuff sack.
That's mine, that is. Image copyright OookWorks 2010
For a bespoke item, it really is seriously impressive. You can, of course, source these things from the U.S but I'd rather support somebody here in the UK. Well, Cumbria and that's practically Scotland :o)
So if you've got a shelter that needs a bit more porch space or whatever, get in touch with Sean to see what he can come up with.
I'm no' 100% certain that I was the first OookWorks customer but there's no doubt in my mind that there'll be many more in the future.