FS: MLD Solomid with Perimeter bug netting
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Jeff Wright
(ABHiker)

Locale: ...
FS: MLD Solomid with Perimeter bug netting on 07/08/2012 17:33:45 MDT Print View

Solomid Removed from Gear Swap.

Jeff

Edited by ABHiker on 07/14/2012 20:58:37 MDT.

Jeff Wright
(ABHiker)

Locale: ...
Solomid - bump on 07/10/2012 14:29:32 MDT Print View

Bump

Dave Heiss
(DaveHeiss) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Solomid question on 07/10/2012 15:48:13 MDT Print View

Jeff - how tall are you? I've been told 6' or 6'1" is about the max for using a Solomid, and I'm 6'2". Not sure if I'd fit, but I do like the design.

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: 40°N,-105°W-ish
Max height in a SoloMid on 07/10/2012 17:02:14 MDT Print View

I believe Martin Rye is 6'2" and he swears by his SoloMid and custom OookWorks inner. The height of the pitch will also have an influence on how much space you have available.

Jeff Wright
(ABHiker)

Locale: ...
Re: Solomid question on 07/10/2012 17:09:27 MDT Print View

Hi Dave,

I am 5'8'... so lots of room in the Solomid for me. The pad in the picture above is a full length pad. I think there is a picture on the MLD website of Ron Bell laying down in one.

Jeff

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Solomid question on 07/10/2012 17:12:03 MDT Print View

Ron's website pictures do not accurately show him lying down in the shelter from a side view so one can see how close each end (foot and head) comes to the sloped walls with a given thickness sleeping pad. The self inflating pad he is on appears possibly deflated which matters. Sleeping bags also stick out from the foot end a distance.

Edited by jshann on 07/10/2012 17:17:14 MDT.

Dave Heiss
(DaveHeiss) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Solomid again on 07/10/2012 19:08:10 MDT Print View

Thanks all for the sizing insights. As much as I like the Solomid design I think I'd really be pushing it, height-wise. I'll have to pass.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Solomid again on 07/10/2012 20:02:34 MDT Print View

I am 6'1" and fit well even in a long bag. The comment about not fitting if 6' or over is based on the size of the MLD inner net and not the SoloMid.

Erik Dietz
(erikdtz)

Locale: Los Angeles
I fit fine on 07/11/2012 01:38:49 MDT Print View

I own a Solomid and I'm 6'2" with a 77" neoair and a long bag. I was surprised at how spacious it was inside for a guy my size.

Jeff Wright
(ABHiker)

Locale: ...
MLD Solomid Still Available on 07/12/2012 16:08:28 MDT Print View

Still available if anybody is interested.

Jeff

C Sync
(syncboy) - F

Locale: New York, NY
Re: FS: MLD Solomid with Perimeter bug netting on 07/13/2012 08:12:32 MDT Print View

Is the bug netting removable? Or is it sewn in?

Tony Campana
(Velodadi) - MLife

Locale: Lowcountry Carolina
Solomid on 07/13/2012 13:12:31 MDT Print View

Question: You only get bug protection with the mesh if the solomid is completely closed up? Wouldn't that make it too hot and stuffy inside durng bug season?

V

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: 40°N,-105°W-ish
Bug netting on 07/13/2012 15:31:04 MDT Print View

Bug netting is sewn in. In the low pitch, the midpoints are raised a few inches off the ground, allowing for ventilation. You can see that in Jeff's second photo in particular. That can be improved further with a higher pitch. The bug net is 12" long which is sufficient for full coverage in a high pitch. Yes, the door needs to be closed, but that's what gives the SoloMid its structure and wind resistance. I own the cuben SoloMid and would not leave the door open overnight for fear of it blowing away here in Colorado.

Jeff Wright
(ABHiker)

Locale: ...
Re: Re: FS: MLD Solomid with Perimeter bug netting on 07/14/2012 07:47:36 MDT Print View

The Perimeter bug Netting is not removable. It is sewn in. There is bug netting in the top vent that can be removed.

Jeff

Robert Jones
(rjones07) - MLife

Locale: San Diego
Very interested on 07/14/2012 10:50:11 MDT Print View

Verify that tent has bug net from MLD.

Will purchase $170.00 and you pay shipping to CA.
Credit card or PayPal
R Jones rjones07@san.rr.com

Jeff Wright
(ABHiker)

Locale: ...
Solomid Removed on 07/14/2012 21:01:31 MDT Print View

Solomid Removed from Gear Swap

Jeff