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Trailstar door
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nick beaudoin
(nick_beaudoin) - MLife

Locale: Palmy
Trailstar door on 04/17/2012 01:51:23 MDT Print View

I made a door for my trailstar today.

It's 74g and made of Dynakote 75. Shock cord at the corners makes it nice and flexible. I think this will be very useful when the weather goes bad.

door view

door view

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North
Trailstar door in Cuben (from Oookworks) on 04/17/2012 02:38:15 MDT Print View

...and at 35g

(Disclaimer ;-) I don't have one but I do know the chap who makes them.

nick beaudoin
(nick_beaudoin) - MLife

Locale: Palmy
OOK door on 04/17/2012 02:52:43 MDT Print View

Thats were I saw the door too. I wanted to get a feel if the door would cut down on usable space and I think that it doesn't.
Props for the simple solution.

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North
Oook door on 04/17/2012 02:55:54 MDT Print View

The way it slopes maxmises inside space from what I can see...

I quite like gazing out of the door of my Trailstar mind you...*

*although I've yet to experience foul weather in it :-)

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Trailstar door on 04/17/2012 03:45:03 MDT Print View

Looks great. Another excellent idea from ookworks. I am going to see if I can somehow adapt my zpack's cloud kilt to do the same thing. If not I will get one of these. Also have my eye on one of their fantastic inners.

Also wondering if something similar would work with the MLD cricket.

Heath Pitts
(heathpitts) - F

Locale: Nashville
RE: trailstar door on 04/17/2012 06:39:52 MDT Print View

Very timely thread for me since I have been looking for something like this too! My previous plan was to adapt an MLD cuben poncho for this use. Might be possible

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: RE: trailstar door on 04/17/2012 18:01:44 MDT Print View

Looks good Nick!

I might suggest a bit or reinforcement at the little gear hooks inside to take the stress and protect the main seam.

I would take a 2.5" dia circle of silnylon and bond it to the outside over the hook area. Just use SilNet as a glue. Then after it dries add a little zigzag / bartack stitch to the small ribbon holding the clip. Stitch it between the two main sewn lines of the seam so it puts the stress in the middle of the triple rolled seam.

Looks like you are already using small bungee to clip it all up.