MLD Solomid vs. Zpacks Hexamid?
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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
MLD Solomid vs. Zpacks Hexamid on 02/08/2010 17:16:56 MST Print View

Hi Chris - my suggestion would be exactly what Mark indicated. If you are truly looking for an all season modular shelter then the Mids present a compelling argument. The Hexamid would be fine for 3 season but I just can't see it working in any sort of reasonable snow fall.....

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
hexamid on 02/09/2010 00:35:06 MST Print View

okay, so let's say the Hexamid is universal for 3 season use :) I like that it is easy to set up, includes bug and rain protection out of the box and still is so lightweight.. - compared to a traditional tarp.

The more I'm looking at the different alternatives, the harder it gets...
Somehow I'm yet again looking at Tarps vs Tarptents..

Mark, what combinations are you using? (ground sheets, bivy, etc?)

Edited by chbla on 02/09/2010 01:48:25 MST.

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
Laufbursche on 02/20/2010 12:01:46 MST Print View

Hey guys, to update this: right now I'm thinking towards the Laufbursche (Hendrik, currently I seem to not be able to verify my registration with the forum somehow)

I like the design, it looks quite reasonable.
But I'm not sure about the details, and how to combine it (groundsheet, bivy, etc..)

Hendrik Morkel
(skullmonkey) - MLife

Locale: Finland
Laufbursche on 02/21/2010 05:51:07 MST Print View

Douglas, no website yet. Rumours have it the company will launch on the 1st of May, so you'd have to be patient a bit longer =)

Robert, Silnylon version is 430 g and the cuben version is 230 g, that both excludes pegs and lines.

Christoph, with cottage I meant that Laufbursche is going to be a cottage manufacturer based in Germany =) In the shelter mode the walls go down to the floor, as you can see on the previous photo (click on it to magnify!), or on this one:


Laufbursche silnylon Tanzpalast in shelter mode pitched, view from behind.

As I said, launch will likely be on the 1st of May 2010. Check my blog or here on the forums for news about it. And I'm glad that for the moment you favour the Tanzpalast!

/OT: Christoph, die haben nur einen Admin der Mitglieder freischaltet, sollte hoffentlich nicht allzulange dauern. Ich habe noch einige Fotos die wir vor zwei Wochen hier gemacht haben vom Shelter, die für die Laufbursche Webseite sind, vielleicht das ich Sie später mal online stelle.

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
laufbursche on 02/21/2010 09:45:12 MST Print View

Hey,

Thanks a lot for the detailed info.. I was already looking for a shop called laufbursche - without result of course :)

Problem is, that I need something before May :(

Can anyone suggest something similar? I like the design, especially the front

Edited by chbla on 02/21/2010 09:57:50 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
MLD Solomid vs. Zpacks Hexamid? on 02/21/2010 10:04:01 MST Print View

www.alpinlitegear.com

Similar designs and Gen can add a rear beak if required.

Otherwise Ron @ MLD could modify the Patro Shelter for you.

Gary Boyd
(debiant) - F

Locale: Mid-west
Christopher... on 02/21/2010 10:19:29 MST Print View

As a heads up, Zpacks is on back order for about 2 and 1/2 months, so if time is an issue, this may come in to play.

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
tarp on 03/08/2010 14:26:01 MST Print View

Hi,

as there are no news about the Laufbursche Shelter - what do you guys think about the GG Spinnshelter?
I decided to go with a tarp now..

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Terra Nova Bivi Tarp on 03/08/2010 14:29:01 MST Print View

What about this:

http://www.prolitegear.com/terra-nova-bivi-tarp.html

Weight includes poles. You can use trekking poles.

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
tarp on 03/08/2010 15:00:37 MST Print View

I've seen it before, but it looks not as flexible as the spinnshelter - apart from the higher weight

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
TN on 03/08/2010 15:02:07 MST Print View

It is definitely heavier. Of course you get a floor and bug protection.

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
ponchotarp on 03/12/2010 14:52:20 MST Print View

alright, so my new plan is the following:

- ponchotarp for the hotter summer times (gatewood cape?)
+ lightweight bivy (or do you think a sleeping bag/quilt with some sort of shell is enough?
- tarp like spinnshelter for colder, "rainier" times

I'd like to hear your opinion on the suggested items, if this makes sense...

Thanks,
Christoph

Edited by chbla on 03/12/2010 15:04:34 MST.