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Shelters

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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April 9, 2012

This is the third part of our Cuben Fiber Roundup series. For this part we’ll focus on the Khufu shelter by Locus Gear. Overview The Khufu is a floorless pyramid shelter that provides spacious room for the solo hiker or just enough room to sleep two. The illustration below should give you a pretty good idea of what the Khufu…

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April 2, 2012

This is the second part of our Cuben Fiber Roundup series. Today we’re taking a look at the Hexamid Solo Plus shelter by ZPacks. Overview The Hexamid Solo Plus is the big brother to the popular Hexamid Solo shelter. The ‘Plus’ version adds more living space without going to a full blown double sized tent. For those who need more…

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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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September 22, 2011

We recently took a look at three ultralight 2-person tents to see how they measured up. We’re back at it again, this time we’re working with three popular ‘mainstream’ options: The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2, the MSR Hubba Hubba 2P, and the REI Quarter Dome T2. Each of these tents can comfortably sleep two, they all have 2 side…

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August 19, 2011

For those of you looking to make a departure from the mainstream 2-person tents to shed some weight while still retaining creature comforts we suggest taking a look these three duo’s offered up from the cottage gear industry. We’re looking at the Double Rainbow by Tarptent, the Duo Wedge by Lightheart Gear, and the Lunar Duo by Six Moon Designs.…

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