Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter
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Chris Jackson
(chris_jackson) - F
Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter on 10/28/2007 18:23:22 MDT Print View

The MLD homepage has a picture of the new Duo Shelter.

Specs: Spinntex .97 : 8.5' X 5.25' :11oz

Edited by chris_jackson on 10/28/2007 18:24:35 MDT.

Thomas Knighton
(Tomcat1066) - F

Locale: Southwest GA
Re: Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter on 10/28/2007 18:27:08 MDT Print View

OK, I want one now!

Tom

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter on 10/28/2007 21:49:04 MDT Print View

similar to the MSR twin peaks.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter on 10/29/2007 03:10:31 MDT Print View

and the Black Diamond Betalight, which I love, and now I can go even lighter. I wonder if there will a bugnet as well?

Edited by rogerb on 10/29/2007 08:46:58 MDT.

Thomas Knighton
(Tomcat1066) - F

Locale: Southwest GA
Re: Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter on 10/29/2007 04:02:23 MDT Print View

Yeah, but at half the weight. I'm VERY curious of the cost though, since that could be a deciding factor.

Tom

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Re: Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter on 10/29/2007 07:40:09 MDT Print View

Man, I can't WAIT to see the next round of gear that Ron brings to the market!!!

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Sweet stretchamid on 10/29/2007 10:07:07 MDT Print View

I recently had a foot of sticky heavy snow on a silnylon BD Mega Light. No bivy sacks. It was sticking to the exterior even with some wind, which caused extra Extra condensation and maintenance. So steeper than that would be good. I've heard the Golite Hex is better.

On another trip, the wind also badly damaged the fabric at the webbing X at the top, or was it us pitching it too low?

We found it was nice to have something blocking the open bottom, either from blowing snow or dust (that was bad), often using our packs. If there is enuf snow, that was not a problem. Also, we usually (summer and shoulder season) use heavy rocks rather than stakes, so abrasion resistance is key on the tie outs, but also the fabric around them. I file down the sharp edges first by rubbing on other rocks.

Edit: also encountered the bug net over the vent getting somewhat blocked by condensation droplets. And it froze by morning.

Edit2: yes we should have had a sponge. Maybe it could double as the foam bar that is often used to prop open upper vents, hey???

my $.02 for Ron. Wishing him lots of joy, it's got to be a tough job, and transition, hiring people etc. But living the Dream!

Edited by Paul_Tree on 10/29/2007 10:17:02 MDT.