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DUOMID $225.00

Features



DuoMid(tm) NOTE: See the MLD Homepage for info on order wait time.

ULTRA FAST SET UP
SHEDS WIND FROM ALL DIRECTIONS

The original ultralight two person backpacking pyramid design.


Used by Andrew Skurka on deep backcountry Alaska trips: Gray Silnylon DuoMid pictured in Alaska
Beautiful Video of the DuoMid in Action- Thanks Maxime! http://vimeo.com/31432302



8' 9" Long
5' Wide
55 - 60" Tall varies with pitch height.

43.75 sq/ft


PRO SILNYLON
20oz
$225
Gray, Yellow, Brown

Add an Optional InnerNet to create an ultra-light double walled tent that is modular and super stable in wind, rain and snow.


CUBEN FIBER
Highly Durable .75 oz sq/yd Style Cuben Fiber
12.5oz
$425
Light Olive Green Color Only


NOTE: SOME PICTURES SHOW OPTIONAL INNERNET- NOT INCLUDED WITH DUOMID
ALSO SEE THE DUOMID INNERNET - Turns the DuoMid into a super light sub 2lb - two person fully double walled tent or with the Solo Innernet a 1.5lb solo all season modular tent.


Height: About 54' with a tight ground pitch - Most users will want to pitch it a few inches off the ground for ventilation and even more space.

Many full length adjustable type trekking poles set at max height can be used without a pole jack **** but a pole jack is recommended and one 6\\\" one is included***

Extra Ventilation Trick: Pitch the front and/or back a bit loose and then use the middle tieout on a 3'
line to pull the front or back sides out a bit forming an large eyebrow shape edge to let under more air.


• 40+sq/ft of usable floor space perfect for two people cozy or a palace for one plus a 4-Legged Hiker Buddy.
• Peak Vent - Very Large vent is held open by a flexible and removable wand. Can be fully closed to stop any blown snow from entering- Just pull out the wand and press the velcro together- about 5 seconds.
• Great for for moderate snow loads and strong wind
• 1.35 Silnylon - Strong and Fully Waterproof
• Long Service Life #5 YKK Water Resistant Zipper w/ Storm Flap
• ONLY zip the zipper up OR down when the bottom buckle is fastened to relieve stress on the zipper. Clean and Lube the Zipper as needed.
• Interior Apex Hang Loop + Exterior Apex Tieout loop
• Both Doors roll open and secure
• Eight ground level perimeter tieouts all with LineLocs for easy adjustment. LineLocs make winter use with burried snow anchors MUCH easier.
• Four side panel tieouts: Reinforced center panel tieouts on each side for high wind. Use the supplied bungee cord on there tieouts to reduce stress on the shelter. Only tighten slightly so the main bottom edge tieouts take most of the force.
• Over head gear hang loops on all four main seams to clip up bivy hoods, lights or to make a clothesline.
• May be the ultimate UL shelter for a Solo hiker with Dog
• ONLY zip the zipper up OR down when the bottom buckle is fastened to relieve stress on the zipper. Clean and Lube the Zipper as needed.
• FREE 6\\\" Pole Jack- .7oz / 20gms - Some trekking poles will need the pole jack to be tall enough for single pole set up. You may be able to cut it in half to fit your pole length to same more weight.

NOTE: CAUTION: Some of the lightest carbon fiber trek poles use the compact Leki style flex tips that are a smaller diameter than most trek pole standard tips. The small tips do not fit the pole extender tightly and can cause enough torque to break the pole tips. Using the 6" extenders with those poles vertically should be OK but angling them or using 12" extenders may break the pole tips.

NOTES:
• Most of the time you will want to pitch the corners tight to the ground. The middle long side edge tieouts can then be staked out to give good ventilation along the edge.
• For Solo use, angle the pole off center a few inches for more room or for tall users over 6\\\'1\\\" and up to 6\\\'4\\\" to sleep at a slight diagonal.
• For Duo Use, pole goes in the center
• For \\\"Special\\\" Duo Use- Both hikers connect their poles together to make two long poles and place poles to form a wide inverted V in the Shelter OR find two long long poles and use them on the outside of the shelter to tie up to the Exterior Apex Loop.
• ONLY zip the zipper up OR down when the bottom buckle is fastened to relieve stress on the zipper. Clean and Lube the Zipper as needed.
• One full length trek pole set at 140 -145cm / 54-56" will fit if DuoMid is pitched tight to the ground. Higher pitches require the included PoleJack, rock or you can connect two trek poles using guyline.

Picture Notes:
• Some shots include a 6\\\'1 185lb model for scale
• All white DuoMids are Cuben Fiber
• ONLY zip the zipper up OR down when the bottom buckle is fastened to relieve stress on the zipper. Clean and Lube the Zipper as needed.





Included


• Guyline
• Pole Jack
• Sil Stuff Sack
• Extra GuyLine to join two trek poles if you don�t want to carry a PoleJack.
• SilNet Seam Sealer


Options


• ONLY zip the zipper up OR down when the bottom buckle is fastened to relieve stress on the zipper. Clean and Lube the Zipper as needed.

Stake Set
Four Easton 9\\\" stakes and Four 6.5\\\" Ti Skewer stakes. $25





Set Up Instructions


A four sided pyramid tent is one of the easiest shelter to set up! After a few test pitches most users can set it in in under 2 min and under one min when properly motivated!

Shelter Prep:
Cut four 18" guylines. Tie a 2" stake loop on one end. Thread the free end of the guyline into the corner linelocks on the shelter. - Up through the rear linelock slot/hole- over the bar and down through the front linelock slot/hole. Tie an overhand knot with a 1" tail to prevent the line from pulling out of the linelock.

First Set Up:

1: Adjust the corner guylines short - no more than 2" of slack from the linelocks.
2: Stake out the rear corners to the ground. The rear wall baseline between the corners should be medium tight with no slack.
3: Stake out the front corners. The side baseline of the shelker should be tight. Watch the angle formed by the rear and side walls of the shelter at the rear corners and position the front corners so that the rear corners form 90 degree angles. The goal is to have a perfectly square/rectangle floor base. As viewed from overhead the corners and corner guylines form a perfect X shape right out to the stakes.
4: Unzip the front door leaving the bottom buckle snapped.
5: Reach or step in and insert the center pole - adjust it's height to make the shelter tight.
6: Now you may cut and add any other mid panel or mid baseline guylines as needed. The lengths needed will be obvious. NOTE: Use a small bungee loop on any center panel tieouts to limit wind force on that tieouts. DO NOT stake out a center side panel tieouts too much- it should only move the wall a couple of inches out at most. DO NOT pull it so far it changes the shape of the mid wall.

That's It!!! The shelter should be tight and square. You can slightly tighten each corner linelock if needed.

Almost all set up problems occur when the shelter floor is not square with all corner angles as close to 90 degrees as possible or slack it left in the corner guylines.

NOTE: See the set up info for the InnerNets on the InnerNet product page.


Now is a good time to seam seal the SIlNylon versions. Use the SilNet supplied to seal the main seams, center panels tieouts, door zipper stitching and the apex stitching. Use only a SMALL amount and do not go back over an area after 5min. You can use your finger to push the sealer into the seams. If you miss a spot wait until it is dry and then re-coat.


Seam Sealing Instructions



How to a Seam Seal an MLD Pro Silnylon Shelter

(Cuben Fiber Shelters do not need seam sealing.)

1: Pitch and inspect your shelter for any issues. Once it is seam sealed it is non returnable except for significant defects.

2: Use the supplied SilNet and only the SilNet. (If you want to dilute it or use some other silicone sealant it should work OK and is common (research this yourself online) but your are on your own- results may vary and are not covered by warranty - if you go this route it is assumed you know 100% what you are doing and have done it before!!!)

3: Pitch the shelter tightly. Temps should be above 60 F and humidity below 80%. You may do this indoors. You may also do one seam at a time indoors if the seem is stretched slightly. Pinning one seam from each end on the floor between two heavy objects works OK.

4: We use the SilNet straight from the tube. Do not make a big hole in the sealer tube - start small so you can control flow. Multiple small application is a lot better than one big smear.

5: Main Seams: Place a small bead on the seam along the stitching. Work on a 3’- 4’ section at a time. Use a finger to press the sealer into the stitching and the small valley at the edge of the seam where it is rolled under.

ALLOW AT LEAST 24HRS TO FULLY DRY.

NOTE: You only need to seal the OUTSIDE of the shelter ONLY. You do not need to seal the bottom perimeter roller edge stitching. It is OK to add a small bead on the leading edge of the triangle tieouts reinforcement stitching, but it is not required.

SPECIAL AREAS: Add a little sealer to any tieout stitching on the middle of a panel (Mids, Cricket and SuperTarps). Seal the zipper storm flap stitching and tieouts on the Mids. Seal the stitching and apex tieouts areas on the Mids, Crickets and TrailStars.

IMPORTANT: Do no go back and forth over the wet seam too much - after a minute or three it will get gummy and look bad. Better to wait 8 hrs and then OK to add some over any area you missed.


NOTE: We highly advise you also use McNett ZipCare on the zipper when new and then every 30 days of use for a long life.


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