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Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Solo .97 Spinntex

in Shelters - Tarps & Floorless

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5.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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kevin davidson
( kdesign )

Mythical State of Jefferson
Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Solo Tarp .97 Spinntex on 05/01/2007 12:13:05 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

At 6.1 oz. (actual measured weight), this 102" long, 84" tapering to 56" wide, catanery cut tarp provides ample coverage for the 6' plus solo user and an excellent strength to weight ratio. All seams and hems and reinforcements are executed with top notch attention to detail. Plenty of tie-outs to meet the demands of most pitch needs. Little touches like color coding the ridgeline tie-outs to identify the front and rear and interior hangloops for drying socks and the like are most welcome. Although I have not used them, there's even an optional carbon-fiber hoop pole set-up that MLD optionally offers w/ a minor weight penalty (a consideration for those who don't use trekking poles).

I have used this tarp in a relatively unsheltered site in 40 mph winds w/ no damage---although it was not a quiet night's sleep---my bad, not Ron's tailoring.

There are lighter tarps, smaller and/or made of Cuben, but this is sized for me and the .97 Spinntex (Spinnaker) fabric needs to be babied less than Cuben/Nano.

Edited by kdesign on 05/01/2007 21:08:07 MDT.

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Roger B
( rogerb )

Here and there
A great tarp on 01/25/2008 09:58:30 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

This tarp is an example of the MLD teams great workmanship coupled with excellent design.

Kevin has already described the tarp correctly, so all it is left for me to say is that it is a great piece of gear that is easy to set up and provides a robust pitch in the most trying conditions. It is my tarp of choice.

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