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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
MLD Patrol Shelter w/ Yama Mountain Gear 1.25 Bug Net on 04/02/2013 13:13:43 MDT Print View

I think I finally found the perfect shelter for me with great weather protection and bug protection for sanity.

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This combo is lightweight, durable, breathable and adaptable with a CF Patrol Shelter plus a Yama 1.25 bug net and a ground cloth-clear mylar. The very small footprint really makes me happy for the adverse conditions in the High Sierras. I can't wait for the season to begin!

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Rain from the night before and my footprint was dry.

MLD Patrol Shelter 8.8 oz

Yama Mountain Gear 10.5 oz

MLD Ground Cloth 1.5 oz

Edited by Creachen on 04/02/2013 21:02:12 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: MLD Patrol Shelter w/ Yama Mountain Gear 1.25 Bug Net on 04/02/2013 19:54:06 MDT Print View

Nice pairing Jay. A smaller footprint than your last set up. The Patrol is popular for good reason.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
OK but... on 04/02/2013 20:07:22 MDT Print View

...if'n I'm a gonna pay fer CF to keep weight down I'll git thet thar Skyscape X tent.

I hain't a gonna fiddle with puttin up two shelters (floored net and tarp)to git one.

Yers, Jeb

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
MLD Patrol Shelter w/ Yama Mountain Gear 1.25 Bug Net on on 04/02/2013 20:49:12 MDT Print View

Dang hicks from the city!
I saw earlier this winter that the Patrol had good reviews, but by the time I added in tent poles and some bug protection, I was going to spend too much money and not have lost much weight over my floorless TT Squall at around 24-25oz. That set up does look nice, but if I was spending my money, I wanted to try cutting my weight and bulk by at least a third and ended up cutting it in half, with money left over from my income tax refund to pay for new glasses and some gear for my motorcycle. Not as bomber I'm sure as the Patrol for the Sierra, but we'll see.
Duane

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
MLD Patrol Shelter w/ Yama Mountain Gear 1.25 Bug Shelter on 04/02/2013 20:57:58 MDT Print View

Eric, I saw a Skyscape at the last GGG in Henry coe. It looked like a great shelter but they are asking over $500 I think and I bet you have a long wait time. With my combo you have the option to sleep under the stars on a clear night if need be. The new Six Moons Designs CF shelter was a cool looking shelter. It was John Abellas.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
MLD Patrol Shelter w/ Yama Mountain Gear 1.25 Bug Net on 04/03/2013 00:19:56 MDT Print View

Very nice shelter system, Jay.

I remember a similar set-up (maybe the same bug net?) under a larger tarp at the Trinity Alps trip. I also remember how efficient you were in setting up and taking down your shelter. Good job on tweaking until you got the features you were looking for.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
MLD Patrol Shelter w/ Yama Mountain Gear 1.25 Bug Net on 04/03/2013 06:14:06 MDT Print View

Regarding: "I hain't a gonna fiddle with puttin up two shelters"

I went with a similar setup to this because of it's flexibility.
Mine is the Patrol matched to a BearPaw Minimalist 1 or SMD Meteor, depending on the time of year.

Easy/quick setup, but I am not stuck with one style pitch. It can be pitched to accommodate different situations better than one piece shelters.

I have had many one piece style UL shelters and am aware that they all have compromises that make them not the best shelters at the extreme ends of the weather spectrum.

I actually usually only pitch the Patrol and leave the inner attached. So I usually only put up one shelter. I do have to adjust the hang to accommodate weather extremes, but I'm glad to have that option.