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Roger Bradford
(beroger0) - F
Shangri-la 5 vs Supermid vs. Oware 10x10 vs. Megalight on 09/27/2012 16:34:18 MDT Print View

I am looking for a pyramid tarp and trying to decide between the Golite Shangri-la 5, the Oware 10x10,the MLD Supermid, and the Black Diamond Megalight. I plan to use this with my wife sleeping on one side of the center pole (we plan on using trekking poles strapped together) or for us and our two kids. I will use it in the winter as a fly only, and will add a bug tent when needed. I will probably get a full inner for the four of us, and get a half pyramid inner for just the two of us. I am 6'1" and my wife is 5'7" and we use 2.8" thick pads.

Golite Shangri-la 5

Pros
Cost
Color (Bambo)
Comes with a full inner (a bit heavy, but it would work for our needs with 4 people)
More Waterproof?
No seamsealing/taped seams
Door location (not sure if that is a pro or a con)

Cons
Weaker fabric?
Made in China

Oware 10x10

Pros
Cost
Size (bigger)
Made in USA

Cons
Color
Seam sealing

Supermid

Pros
Made in USA
Color
Quality?
Weight?

Cons
Size (smaller)
Seam sealing

Megalight

Pros


Cons
Color
Made in China
Weight?
Seam sealing

Thoughts?

Paul Johnson
(johncooper) - F

Locale: SoCal
Golite Shangri-la 5 on 09/27/2012 16:53:39 MDT Print View

I have the Golite and it works well. It takes two more stakes than it comes with to pitch the vestibule. The weight includes the pole, so it is lighter than advertised when using trekking poles. I use trekking poles strapped together and this works well.

I purchased due to the pros you mention: Good weather protection with taped seams, includes full inner and very competitive pricing.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
LocusGear Khafra on 09/27/2012 16:56:18 MDT Print View

Don't forget the LocusGear Khafra.
It has the same size like the Supermid and the quality is superb.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Megalight on 09/27/2012 19:09:58 MDT Print View

http://bedrockandparadox.com/2012/09/20/why-i-picked-a-megalight/

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: Golite Shangri-la 5 on 09/27/2012 20:18:54 MDT Print View

John, can you give us a weight on just the outer of the Shangri-La 5?

Roger Bradford
(beroger0) - F
Re: Re: Golite Shangri-la 5 on 09/27/2012 20:28:16 MDT Print View

The weight on just the fly is supposed to be 29oz.

And thanks for the info on the Megalight. I didn't realize that the weight included a pole.

Tjaard Breeuwer
(Tjaard) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Pole on 09/27/2012 20:54:07 MDT Print View

I believe the Megalight comes with a carbon pole, factor that into the price.

I would not be to worried about the seamsealing, there are not that many seams on those mids any way and it's really only the horizontal one you need to worry about.