3-Season cuben shelter tarp w/inner net vs tent
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HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
3-Season cuben shelter tarp w/inner net vs tent on 02/06/2014 10:04:33 MST Print View

Want to pull the trigger on a cuben shelter to bring my base weight down but hesitating over a tarp with option inner net for bugs vs. an "all in one" solution such as a Solomid or Skyscape. A few reasons I'm leaning towards a tarp is being able to leave the inner net behind, ease of storing/drying the fly and any inner separately, and a bit easier initial set up (never liked setting up sil tents similar to the current Solomid). Against, a tent has a more "convenient" set up and built in protection.

Any other factors to consider?


For snowy trips, I'm keeping my TT Moment (SW) currently, … might even go with one of their DW models .. but think I can save some weight as summer approaches.

Edited by hknewman on 02/06/2014 10:06:01 MST.

Joe Annese
(dirtbaghiker) - M
Patrol Shelter on 02/06/2014 11:07:37 MST Print View

MLD Patrol Shelter. I use a katabatic Bristlecone bivy in cooler/cold months and in warmer/buggy months I use a bear paw Wilderness Bug Bivy. I bring the MLD Patrol shelter along in case of rain/snow and also if I need to get a bit out of the sun. I can use just the bivy or just the patrol Shelter or both..depending on the situation. It all packs down to "nill" and weighs about a pound/less then a pound, depending on the bivy I am useing. Simple to set up/breakdown and it works!!

K C
(KalebC) - F

Locale: South West
My current 3 season systems on 02/06/2014 11:22:14 MST Print View

I am currently using a Yama Mountain Gear bug shelter 2 with a Zpacks 10x8 tarp when I want a huge palace or with another person, when solo I take a Zpacks hexamid plus with a Hexanet. Two very versatile systems IMHO.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Shelters on 02/06/2014 15:21:04 MST Print View

I'm a big fan of the DuoMid + solo inner. Unlike the SoloMid, it gives you the vestibule space for more comfortable shoulder season and winter trips (ie. no rain falling in the door onto your bed, lots of room to spread out wet gear etc). It's a pretty incredible combo for ~20oz. Outside of bug season I leave the inner behind and grab a groundsheet.