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Keith F
(hamerica) - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL2 on 03/23/2012 05:39:19 MDT Print View

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/SuperMegaUL™-2/OU9669,default,pd.html

Thoughts? I can't seem to find specs that show the floor width.

Edited by hamerica on 03/23/2012 07:28:12 MDT.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
36 on 03/23/2012 07:10:24 MDT Print View

Width is 36" at the foot end. It looks like a sweet solo shelter for sure.

Keith F
(hamerica) - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
RE: 36 on 03/23/2012 07:42:36 MDT Print View

How do they call that a 2 person shelter if it is only 36" at the foot?

Edited by hamerica on 03/23/2012 08:42:55 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: RE: 36 on 03/23/2012 07:55:21 MDT Print View

"How do that call that a 2 person shelter if it is only 36" at the foot?"

Marketing?

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
Stacked?? on 03/23/2012 09:33:51 MDT Print View

Maybe the 2 people are supposed to sleep stacked on top of one another? That could get interesting!

Edited by bwortman on 03/23/2012 09:34:31 MDT.

Ron W
(Miles2go) - F

Locale: White River National Forest
Re: Stacked?? on 03/23/2012 09:54:30 MDT Print View

Oh come one guys. You could easily get two Uelis in there.

On an almost more serious note, could'a swore I watched a setup video of this tent but can't find it now.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Stacked?? on 03/24/2012 18:44:37 MDT Print View

"Oh come one guys. You could easily get two Uelis in there."

LOL!

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL2 on 03/24/2012 18:58:03 MDT Print View

I'm not surprised it's Mountain Hardware. Look at the way the walls taper in at the foot. That makes the floor bigger on paper, but the actual usable space appears to be MUCH less.

Alex Wallace
(FeetFirst) - F

Locale: Northern California
SuperMegaUL 1 on 02/15/2013 11:14:50 MST Print View

I just noticed that there's an official 1 person model now. Mountain Hardwear SuperMegaUL 1. This has to be the worst name ever.

•Industry leading DAC Featherlight™ NSL poles
•Super lightweight fabrics designed in every aspect to be as lightweight as possible but to still deliver solid protection from the elements.
•Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors.
•One Dry entry vestibule for added storage and convenience.
•Truly free standing light weight geometry and design.
•Welded zipper flap construction is lighter and drier than a sewn flap
•Mesh pockets for interior storage
•Super-light buckles and webbing reduce tent weight

Capacity1
Minimum Weight1 lb. 13 oz. / 807 g.
Packed Weight2 lb. 3 oz. / 0.98 kg.

Materials:
Tent Floor 30D Nylon Ripstop 2000 mm Ether Type PU/SIL FR
Poles Paleria 'DAC Featherlight™ NSL
Canopy 15D Poly Knit Mesh
Fly 10D Nylon 800-1200mm PU

Measurements:
Floor Area 16 sq. ft. / 1.5 m2
Number of Doors 1
Number of Poles 2
Number of Vestibules 1
Interior Height 33" / 84 cm
Packed Diameter 5 in / 13 cm
Packed Length 19 in / 48 cm
Pitch Light Weight 1 lb. 6 oz. / 631 g.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Well... on 02/15/2013 14:24:46 MST Print View

The Tarptent Moment and esp. the TT Notch both weigh even less and have more room.

The Notch can be used W/ fly only or inner tent only.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Well... on 02/15/2013 14:30:04 MST Print View

Apples to apples required. The Notch is a trekking pole supported tent and the Moment is single walled. Neither are freestanding. Well the Moment is but requires another pole and then loses the weight advantage. Don't get me wrong, the tarp tents are better designed but the comparison you provided seems out of place.

Having said that, this new MH tent is 81" long with sloped ends. Nice try but no cigar.

Tim Drescher
(timdcy) - M

Locale: Gore Range
Re: SuperMegaUL 1 on 02/15/2013 14:59:10 MST Print View

"This has to be the worst name ever."

I would have preferred they put a "duty" somewhere in there. "Super Duty" just works.

Taylor B
(tboudreau) - F
SuperMega UL2 on 02/15/2013 17:12:09 MST Print View

The width at the door will be 56", which makes it perfect for a solo tent with plenty of room for my pack or dog when she's with me. Granted I have to be careful with her as the 30D floor is pretty thin. 7 Nights in it last summer, and only one 1/8" tear next to the door thanks to a wayward trekking pole.

Set Up Video's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgleIz7tWsA&playnext=1&list=PLC8A71A5A32861D91&feature=results_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww0NQzUOFJw

Edited by tboudreau on 02/15/2013 17:18:14 MST.

Alex Wallace
(FeetFirst) - F

Locale: Northern California
it's all in the name on 02/15/2013 17:57:13 MST Print View

Yeah, super duty would have been much cooler. Super, mega, ultra...sounds like a bad infomercial.

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Re: it's all in the name on 02/15/2013 18:35:25 MST Print View

...or a Costa Rican grocery store...
fdas

Edited by brendans on 02/15/2013 18:37:22 MST.

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
super duper on 02/15/2013 19:07:14 MST Print View

MH makes decent sleeping bags and clothing, but for some reason doesn't seem to know the first thing about how to make good tents. They will snag a few buyers with these, mostly due to the light weight and "freestanding" buzz; but after some experience with the tents, buyers will move on to something else.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: SuperMega on 02/27/2013 18:39:24 MST Print View

Next weeks BPL article.

I seem to read everything in the forum first that I need to know.

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
length on 02/27/2013 20:01:30 MST Print View

why do shelters always seem to get shorter in length for the single person models? I don't shrink when I'm by myself... actually, I have no idea if I do or not, as nobody is around to tell me.

If I were looking for a lightweight free-standing double walled shelter (which I doubt I ever will, but who knows) I'd lean toward the LL Bean Microlight. If I were spending the type of money the MH requires, I might just get an Unna...