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Jeff M.
(Catalyst) - M

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
duomid/sl2 space with inverted poles and opinions on which setup is preferred on 03/13/2013 07:38:16 MDT Print View

From my research it appears that both the SL2 and the Duomid are both more 1+ shelters than 2P shelters. I was wondering how crowded it would be in both these shelters if you used inverted poles rather than having them in the middle of the shelter (4 poles for SL2/2 poles for Duomid). Would that make them workable 2P shelters?

Also, could people who have used both give me your opinions on which shelter you preferred based on the location of the poles (middle of the shelter vs. the two ends in the middle)?

Ben Wortman
(bwortman)

Locale: Nebraska
Good Idea on 03/13/2013 09:47:51 MDT Print View

I like the idea of inverted poles in a SL2. (Why didn't I think of that?) I will set mine up tonight in the basement with and without the nest and snap a few pics.

Ben

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: duomid/sl2 space with inverted poles and opinions on which setup is preferred on 03/13/2013 11:21:45 MDT Print View

That's how I always set up my Duomid, even just for me. Yes, it's a very workable 2-person shelter with V-shape poles, as long as you're not too tall.

Jeff M.
(Catalyst) - M

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
poles long enough on 03/13/2013 17:25:46 MDT Print View

Chaff Lover, are your poles long enough to use inverted or do you use some sort of pole jack for them?

Ross L
(Ross) - MLife

Locale: Beautiful BC
Re: Re: duomid/sl2 space with inverted poles and opinions on which setup is preferred on 03/13/2013 17:36:05 MDT Print View

I have a Duomid and a Tigoat Vertex 5 (21 oz). While the Duomid is quite doable for two, I prefer the Vertex when sharing. It is easier to get in and out of, has room along the sides for packs, is taller and I prefer the conical footprint over the rectangular. It also spills the wind better. The Duomid is fine for a couple, but when two guys are sharing the one against the back wall has to climb over the other unless you coordinate your inevitable pee breaks.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Duomid inverted poles & options on 03/13/2013 17:41:48 MDT Print View

I use 16 inch pole jacks for my 120cm fixed length trekking poles. They fit my Duomid perfectly for the inverted V set up or just hang it from a tree.

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Edited by Creachen on 03/13/2013 17:44:07 MDT.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
inverted V on 03/13/2013 19:16:58 MDT Print View

the only way to go for two w/ the Duomid, it's sturdier than a single pole as well- my jacks are 12" using BD adj poles

Ben Wortman
(bwortman)

Locale: Nebraska
Long Poles on 03/13/2013 20:15:55 MDT Print View

Just set up the Shangri La 2 nest. You need to have at least 140CM poles for them to work without a jack and have them on the edge of the nest.

You could set them at 145 and use them on the outside of the nest also. Then you could take down your nest under the tarp if it is raining easier.

BTW Those are 2 long wide exped pads in the nest.

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Edited by bwortman on 03/14/2013 11:01:15 MDT.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Duomid inverted poles & options on 03/13/2013 21:18:55 MDT Print View

Jay--which inner are you using?

Mike--what length do you have your poles set a with the inverted V?

My Duomid arrived a few weeks ago, and I'm enjoying getting to play with it. Thanks guys.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
pole jacks on 03/14/2013 08:50:13 MDT Print View

Clayton- mine are set at full length at the STOP mark, I could have added length to the pole jacks so I wouldn't have to change the length of the poles, but I save a few grams by lengthening the poles out :)

Mike

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Duomid inverted poles & options on 03/14/2013 09:52:13 MDT Print View

Clayton, That is a Bearpaw Wilderness Designs inner. I got it on Gear Swap and it works good for me-it has higher walls all around to prevent side ways rain if need be. I have tried a center pole but it cuts the inner net in half for me which I do not like.