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MLD Supermid 2010

in Shelters - Tarps & Floorless

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Erin McKittrick
( mckittre - M )

Seldovia, Alaska
MLD Supermid 2010 on 07/20/2010 12:19:24 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Simple. Roomy. Effective.
packrafts as beds inside supermid 2010
Hig and I spent a year living in the previous version of MLD's mid, in conditions including minus 30F weather, heavy snow, and gale force winds. The silnylon version survived most things short of an irate brown bear. And we're still using one - which says how much we liked it!

For 2 people, it's got enough room to easily toss all your gear on one side. We can also fit a third person in quite easily. The center pole can be skewed to the side to make more room on one side if desired.

We've usually trekked with a packraft, and used the paddle as the center pole. Although recently we did one trip without a raft, and used two trekking poles lashed together for the center (one's not long enough). We never carry stakes, and have found that using sticks, rocks, and handy bushes works well. When we had problems in high winds, it was always the fault of our staking job. The shelter is tightest if you are careful to tie it out in as close to a perfect square as you can make it.

There are a few things in the new model that are improvements on the old - most notably a lack of vertical seams (stronger), and the ability to close the top vent (good when snow is blowing in).

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