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Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Question for Ron: on 08/29/2013 18:51:53 MDT Print View

From the MLD website -

"It is 30% larger than the TrailStar and offers the same sleep space as a 9 X 9 Pyramid Shelter."

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: Re: Re: Re: Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review on 08/29/2013 19:54:17 MDT Print View

A little under 9 X 9 - Each of the 5 lower edges are about 9'.

rowan !
(romonster) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Question for Ron: on 08/29/2013 23:41:38 MDT Print View

Now that the LittleStar is available, would you be able to compare it to the Cricket Tarp? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? I really like both, and want to buy one of them . . . I just can't decide which one!

If it matters, I'd be using it as a solo shelter, and I'm only 5' 2".

Tim Czarkowski
(buylow12) - MLife

Locale: South East
Still pending? on 01/28/2014 17:29:56 MST Print View

I'd like to see the review finished. Still rolling?

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Still pending? on 01/29/2014 00:19:35 MST Print View

It's too bad it hasn't been updated. The comments in the thread were overall very positive. Doug Ide posted some very good links that should be read. Unfortunately, there are many blogs that rival some of the BPL reviews these days.

About a year ago I posted the same question, and Eugene replied what else did I need to know... there was ample information on the Web; and he was right.

If you want the best wind-shedding shelter for the weight, buy one. But ignore the posted weight, by the time you seam seal it, add guy lines and substantial stakes it is going to weigh a lot more.

I only take mine when I expect nasty weather, and it meets all my expectations.

Doug Hus
(Doug.H) - M

Locale: Ontario. Canada
blogs on 01/29/2014 04:33:21 MST Print View

May I ask which blogs you are using for light weight backpacking.

Nacho Libre
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review on 10/22/2014 20:21:15 MDT Print View

Ryan, any chance you could update this review? Recommended? Highly recommended?