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Feb 21, 2012
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Does any one have any experience with the Fish One Night Stand mini-portaledge? I already read the Fish description on the website.

Can a couple of guys stand on it? This would be used as a belay ledge/seat.

stowed size/weight?



thanks!

EDIT: anyone have one they don't want anymore?
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
3,729 points
Feb 21, 2012
Yeah, I've got one.

Stowed size/weight...this is a broad guess but about 40" long, 6" dia, maybe 7lb-ish. I've had two sitting on it, and one sitting with one standing. Can't imagine two standing would be an issue, but I wouldn't do it a lot...and make sure you have ALL the suspension points engaged, not just the corner ones.

It's a niche product for sure, and works a little better as what you're intending (and why I still have mine) - a belay ledge for working free routes off the deck or in-a-push wall routes with hanging belays. I've slept in it, but being a side sleeper it was hard to arrange the ropebag/footbag so the end pole didn't press on my leg or knee (back sleepers will have no issues), nothing the ridgerest didn't cure but not ideal from a comfort perspective.

Very well made, burly piece of gear.
Will S
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Feb 21, 2012
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Will S wrote:
works a little better as what you're intending (and why I still have mine) - a belay ledge for working free routes off the deck or in-a-push wall routes with hanging belays.

excellent!

did it take a while to order one?
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
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Feb 21, 2012
These days, I'd just drive down the street and bribe the man with some booze for a quick turnaround. Back when I ordered it I lived in UT and had never met him, got it in a couple weeks. Russ is very good about meeting a "drop dead" date. If you need it by a specific date, you'll get it (unless you're a dick about it, then all bets are off), otherwise you may be waiting around a bit. All that stuff is made to order, there's not warehouse stock sitting around or anything like that.

Full disclosure: The owner is a friend, but I was buying stuff from him for years before we'd ever met.
Will S
From Joshua Tree
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Hey Darren,

Russ is great to work with. Just be up front and tell him your drop dead date. He has never missed a date for me.

Cheers

John
John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
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Feb 28, 2012
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John McNamee wrote:
Russ is great to work with. Just be up front and tell him your drop dead date. He has never missed a date for me. Cheers John

I am sure he is when he is around. I have heard nothing but good feedback, however I have the unfortunate timing of needing one when he is still on vacation.

I have decided to go with a custom design by Luke with Runout Customs. psyched.
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
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Feb 29, 2012
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fyi fish starts production again March 1st. If you still wanted to go with fish brian hess
From Logan, Utah
Joined Jan 13, 2009
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Mar 27, 2013
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I'm way more than 500 nights on my Fish Double Ledge. His best product innovation lately is the racking daisies on the outside edge of the ledge. These are extremely handy, and now form a fundamental part to my big wall camping system. One assumes they are available on all his new ledges?

If you don't have them on your ledge, I would definitely recommend you take the thing apart - which is easily done by cutting the shock cord which you can later retie or replace - and sending the bed back to Russ for the retrofit. Once you have those racking daisies on your ledge, you will wonder how you ever camped without them.

Note to Russ - perhaps you have figured out by now that you don't need the daisies on the ends of the ledge...

One day, all ledges will be equipped with racking daisies on the outside edge.
"Pass the Pitons" Pete Zabrok
From Oakville, Ontario
Joined Dec 8, 2007
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