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DUOMID 5.5X9 $265.00


DuoMid is now a little larger. We added 4" to the width and 3" to the length. Will fit 6'3" users OK.

The Original Two Person UltraLight SilNylon or Cuben Fiber Pyramid Shelter- Often Copied- Never Surpassed


$265 18oz / 515 gms Pro Silnylon Gray , Yellow, Brown, OD Green
$455 14oz / 400gms .75 Cuben Fiber- Highly Durable .75 oz sq/yd Style Cuben Fiber - Light Green or White
$440 12oz / 345gms .5 Cuben Fiber- White Only - CUSTOM ORDER - See More Info Below***

110"/ 275cm Long
66" / 160cm Wide
56" / 142cm Tall - Varies with Pitch Height.

Used by Andrew Skurka on ultra-remote backcountry Alaska trips: Gray Silnylon DuoMid pictured in Alaska

Beautiful Video of the DuoMid in Action- Thanks Maxime!

"After going through different tents over the years I have landed with the MLD Duomid with sewn in perimeter netting, because it is massive for one person, extremely light, cheap (I have the silnylon version), stabil in all kinds of weather and last but not least: It’s simple. One trekking pole in the middle, a few ground stakes and your done. "

***CUSTOM .5 Cuben Fiber- White Only
This Super UltraLight version uses a smaller #3 YKK WR Zipper. This lighter cuben fabric saves weight but is not as strong or durable. Not recommended for 4 season use. If you need a true 4 Season Pyramid for high wind or snow load pick the .75 Cuben or SilNylon DuoMid. No warranty on this fabric option.

• Our full length Komperdell Vario 4 UL 145cm Carbon poles do not need a pole jack.
• A 125cm or longer single adjustable pole can use the 6" pole jack.
• Any two adjustable poles or any non-adjustable fixed length poles (BD Z Poles) can use the FREE MLD Pole Connector Strap (.5oz)
(This is the strap we supply for the DuoMid XL and SuperMid)
• Other non trekking type adjustable poles 56" - 62" will work.
• OK to angle the pole toward the front for more solo space behind the pole.


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

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 56' 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.

• 45+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 Pro 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.
• Four main seam extra tieouts loops
• Over head gear hang loops on all four main inside 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.

• 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 guy line.

MLD Pro SilNylon Seam Sealing
We send seam sealer with all our silnylon shelters.
You can do it yourself in about 30min with the supplied seam sealer
OR as an extra service we can do it for you!
Seam sealing adds about 1oz/30gms +/- depending on the shelter size.
Factory sealed shelters are returnable under the regular return policy.
DYI seam sealing is not.
We use a diluted 100% Silicone Sealer on the exterior stitching above the lower hem.
Factory seam sealing can add about 1 week to the order process.

***Cuben Shelters Do Not Need Seam Sealing***

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.


• 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


Perimeter Bug Netting
This a simple 18" skirt of bug netting sewn to the bottom edge all around. About 4oz and can can be trimmed to a 12" skirt at about 3 oz. This is very effective for flying bugs and light to medium mosquito hatches. Save about 10 oz vs using a full InnerNet. For very serious bug pressure consider the full InnerNet option. The Bug Net Skirt can be a problem used in winter if the netting gets wet and freezes into the snow- Worst case you end up easily cutting or tearing it off.

• 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.


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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