Alright so last summer I used a Solomid and loved it, but I just use one pole so I always had to run a guyline from the peak to sorta counter balance things. Worked fine, but I got to thinking that if it had some sort of beak instead, that would work the same and open it up a bit. Then when Ron posted the photos of the solo trailstar on facebook, I pretty much made up my mind that I was going to buy or make one. So I planned it all out and ordered some fabric. Cut everything out and put it together this morning, but when I went to set it up, I was a little confused....
These first photos show how I had intended on setting it up. Basically just a pyramid with a beak instead of doors.
That way sucks, so I sorta played around with it and this second set-up works alot better, but I'm not sure I like it.
Anyways, it's not complete but that's basically it.
I think it's pretty much too tall, either that or the beak is just all wrong.
If you have any suggestions feel free. I guess I just can't make my mind up whether it's a total failure or just goofy. I'm okay with goofy.
I'm planning on hiking a good chunk of the CDT this summer, so I want something reasonably livable.
Oh, it's brown silnylon from thru-hiker and it weighs 11 oz.