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Zippers, Mids, Floors
Silnylon floors are the same 30d as the shelters. Cuben floor are the same .75oz sq/yd as the shelters. Thanks

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 12, 9:43am

Hi All We use only the tough #5 YKK Water Resistant Zippers on all Mids. All the inner nets, bivys , etc. use the regular YKK #3 zippers like almost every manufacturer- the zipper is way to...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 12, 7:16am

Re: Winter Shelter: Duomid vs Solomid XL
Hi Wolf, To answer your main questions- I think the key difference in using the SoloMid Xl vs a DuoMid in your area and intended conditions it may boil down to only a slight weight vs space dec...

In GEAR » Winter Shelter: Duomid vs Solomid XL
July 25, 1:39pm

Re: Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
Curious what other colors would folks like as a Soul Bivy option? We may be able to get a second color option by splitting the dye lot on the next order. Some folks also adding their votes for...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
May 12, 1:00pm

Re: MLD Packs and side pockets
I would agree that reaching around to get the bottle out while the pack is on can be tricky. One trade off in side pocket pack design is lower, more angled and looser side pockets (easier to g...

In GEAR » MLD Packs and side pockets
April 28, 8:25am

Cuben Fiber
My answer to the Original Post question: The reason you don’t see much cuben fiber in full-on winter mountaineering tents is because it is very expensive and costly to build shelters properly...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 6:10pm

Solo Size Pyramid Shelters
Ronny- That second pic of Franco's is quite misleading. All users of a smaller pyramid style shelters from any manufacturer use a single pole offset toward the door. This opens up the use...

In GEAR » Ultralight Meditation Shelter
March 21, 9:05am

Re: MLD DuoMid Tight Pitch
Pretty close- loosen the mid panel tieouts then readjust the others. The corners should be set tight and the pole installed first- that should get the overall pitch and well formed. Then OK ...

In GEAR » What is wrong with my pitch?
January 23, 8:06am

Re: Hoka One
Last year I wore only Hokas (Stinson Road and Trail models) for all racing, training runs and day hikes (except for a few fast 5k races when I wore minimal sockless triathlon shoes) Race distan...

In GEAR » Backpacking in "maximalist" shoes? (ie.Hoka One One)
January 09, 11:46am

Pack sale continues through this week. Also up now are introductory discount prices for two new pack options. LIGHTWEIGHT SUSPENSION UPGRADE http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product...

In Gear Deals » MLD PACK SALE
December 17, 8:30am

All Reader Reviews by Ron Bell

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Becoming Odyssea: Jennifer Pharr Davis 2005
One of the best outdoor books ever! Sublime and thought provoking. - A very young woman's account of thru hiking the AT solo in 2005 and of her self discovery. LOTS of stuff happen to her ...

In Books and Media
September 22, 2:10pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
These are the best adjustable poles I have ever used or seen! Building a good CF pole is easy. I have a closet full... Building a great one is hard and this one is Great. They adjust and lock ea...

In Trekking Poles
March 29, 3:01pm

i4ULENSES 2007
Need a bit of help seeing up close up (reading maps, DYI body piercings, determining sex of pikas, etc) but your vision past your arm reach is still good? Check out i4ulenses.com They make tiny re...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 12, 1:26pm