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Mountain Laurel Designs

November 20, 2013

Welcome to the second installment of our Cuben Fiber Roundup 2013 series. In this episode we’ll be taking a look at the Duomid shelter by Mountain Laurel Designs (‘MLD’ henceforth). Overview The Duomid is a floorless pyramid shelter that sleeps two. The illustration below should give you a pretty good idea of what the Duomid footprint looks like (as measured…

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April 25, 2012

This is the fourth part of our Cuben Fiber Roundup series. For this part we’ll focus on the Solomid shelter by Mountain Laurel Designs (‘MLD’ henceforth). Overview The Solomid is a floorless pyramid shelter that provides ample room for the solo hiker, MLD also offers a DuoMid with room for two. The illustration below should give you a pretty good…

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March 2, 2012

Cuben Fiber has made a big splash in the ultralight backpacking scene with everything from rainwear, to backpacks, and shelters being made from it now. As more hikers and backpackers venture from the mainstream into the world of niche products, Cuben Fiber becomes a fairly common alternative to silnylon and other ‘traditional’ lightweight materials. This article will be the first…

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