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DUOMID XL 7.5X9 $365.00

Description



DuoMid XL (tm)

FAST SET UP - SHEDS WIND FROM ALL DIRECTIONS

2015 TGO Magazine BEST BUY AWARD
REVIEW of the MLD DUOMID XL : Chris Townsend/TGO magazine
http://tgomagazine.co.uk/gearreview/review-mld-duomid-xl
"Very roomy, stable, lightweight, excellent headroom."
"30% larger than the standard DuoMid, this new asymmetrical DuoMid is taller + wider and offers the door on the long front side with the sleeping area behind the pole so that area does not get wet entering/exiting in the rain. The rear panel of the Mid slants to the front so that the center pole spot is moved forward of floor center- it's Asymmetrical. 70% of the space is behind the center pole leaving the rest of the space in front of the pole as a large vestibule for gear storage, a dog or third person if needed. The matching optional two person InnerNet is also asymmetrical and fits behind the center pole."

2016 OutDoor Enthusiast Magazine BEST BUY AWARD
"These shelters shed wind, rain and snow exceptionally well...A top vent plus clever catenary curves between the pegging points mean this is an airy shelter." - David Lintern/OutDoor Enthusiast Magazine

104" / 265cm Long
90" / 225cm Wide
65-70" / 165cm - 175cm Tall varies with pitch height.
65+ sq/ft / 6sq/m


21oz / 625 gms PRO SILNYLON
$365
Gray, Yellow, Brown, OD Green

CUBEN FIBER 16 oz / 455gms
Green $710 .75 Type Strong Cuben Fiber
White $690 .75 Type Strong Cuben Fiber



Options




INNERNET
Pro Silnylon Bottom 14oz $175
Cuben Fiber Bottom 10oz $255
48" X 87" X
5" Bathtub Floor Wall
Inverted T-Zip Front Zip Entry
This is the full InnerNet. Add this Optional InnerNet to create an ultra-light double walled tent that is modular. The InnerNet can be used alone for only bug protection.

FLOOR ONLY
Pro Silnylon 8oz $90
Cuben Fiber 5.5oz $175
90" X 50" X 4" Wall
This is only the floor. Some users prefer this type floor vs a simple ground cloth more protection. Can be used with the Perimer Bug net option. 5" Bathtub Walls + Corner Struts.

PERIMETER BUG NET
$50
CUSTOM ORDER- NON RETURNABLE
This a simple 18" skirt of bug netting sewn to the bottom edge all around. About 5oz and can can be trimmed to a 12" skirt at about 4 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.

STAKES
Four 8" Easton Nail Stakes + Four 6.5" Titanium Skewer Stakes



Features



• Extra room for two in all weather. (Dude in picture is 6'1" tall)
• Asymmetrical design allows entry and exit during rain or snow without getting the sleeping area wet.
• 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.
• NEW 2016: Four main seam midpoint tie outs. Total of 17 tieouts!
• Great for for moderate snow loads and strong wind
• Pro Silnylon - Strong and Fully Waterproof
• Long Service Life #5 YKK Water Resistant Zipper w/ Storm Flap with multiple stress relief snaps and buckles.
• 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 middle panel tieouts: Reinforced center panel tieouts on each side for high wind. Use the supplied bungee cord on the tieouts to reduce stress on the shelter. Only tighten slightly.
• 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 Two plus extra winter gear or a dog.

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 1.5oz/45gms +/- 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***





Included


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

• 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.



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 even under one min when properly motivated!

IMPORTANT: 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.

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.

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.



Seam Sealing



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.



Available Options:
Fabric Type:
FLOOR:
InnerNet:
McNett Zip Lube & Cleaner:
Perimeter Bug Netting:
SILNYLON SEAM SEALING:
Stakes:
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