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SOLOMID XL 4.5' X 9.2' $265.00

Features




SOLOMID XL

The SoloMid XL is a little larger than the SoloMid and has an assymetrical shape. It offer about 70% of the user space behind the one center pole and the front 30% functions as a vestibule. This offset design allows entry and exit in rainy conditions to help keep the sleep side of the shelter dry like the DuoMid XL design.

ULTRA STRONG - FAST SET UP - SHEDS WIND FROM ALL DIRECTIONS

$265 17 oz Pro Silnylon Stealth Green, Gray , Yellow, Brown, OD Green
$465 13.5oz .75 Cuben Fiber - Dyneema Composite Fabric Highly Durable .75 oz sq/yd Style Cuben Fiber - Light Green or White
$465 12 oz .5 Cuben Fiber - (Dyneema Composite Fabric) White Only- CUSTOM ORDER- See More Info Below

112" / 285cm Long
54" / 135cm Wide
54" / 135cm Tall - Varies With Pitch Height.

35+ Sq Ft Usable Space

A single pole pyramid shelter offers the fastest set up of any lightweight shelter design and it does not have any large vertical side panels to buzz, hum, flap and roar in the wind like other two pole designs. It's a bomber shelter with 12 tie outs points if needed. The standard pitch uses 6 stakes.

• 1P+ Size: Room for you and all gear. Will fit a size XLong 78" X 25" sleeping pad for up to 6'5" users.
• Peak Vent - Very Large Vent is held open by flexible and removable wands. Can be closed - Just pull out the wand and press the velcro together.
• Great for moderate snow loads and strong wind FROM ANY DIRECTION
• MLD PRO Silnylon - Strong and Fully Waterproof - Triple Stitched Seams- 26kg tear strength - 4,000mm Waterproof
• Cuben version has all bonded main seams.
• #5 YKK Water Resistant Zipper w/ Storm Flap to keep zipper protected and as a deep back up if zipper damaged.
• Interior Apex Hang Loop + Exterior Apex Tieout loop
• Peak is reinforced with very tough Dyneema X in SIlNylon version and with thick multiple layers of bonded Cuben Fiber (Dyneema Composite Fabric) in the Cuben version.
• Both doors roll open either half way or fully open.
• 8 ground level perimeter tieouts with LineLocs. LineLocs make winter use with burried snow anchors MUCH easier. Can be removed to save about .8oz
• 4 center panels touts: Center front, rear and sides. Use the supplied bungee cord on there tieouts to reduce stress on the shelter. Only tighten very SLIGHTLY so the main bottom edge tieouts take most of the force - do not use to pull the panel out and change the shape of the mid. Always stake out this point last.
• Over head gear hang loops on all four main seams to clip up bivy hoods, lights, InnerNets or to make a clothesline.
• Works perfect with all 140cm adjustable poles. Free 6" pole jack included for shorter poles.

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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 Pro SilNyon Versions. No warranty on this fabric option.
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NOTES:
• Most of the time you will want to pitch the corners fairly tight to the ground with about a 6" corner guy line length. The middle long side edge tieouts can then be staked out to give good ventilation along the edge.
• One 140cm pole is needed- Use the supplied pole jack if you pole is shorter.
• 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 with ONLY Mc Nett Zip Care.
• Extra Ventilation Trick: Pitch the front and/or back side a bit loose and then use the middle tieout on a 3' line to pull the side out tight forming an large eyebrow shape edge to let under more air.
• Cut corner guylines at 2' and center ones at 3'- try it out - you may want to shorten them if you never expect to tie off dead men sticks in snow.
• 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 ONLY using Mc Nett Zipper Lube. NEVER use ear wax, olive oil, lip balm, beaver fat, armpit slime or vaseline.

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 XXXoz/gms +/- 1oz 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:
• All shots include a 6'1" 185lb model and a full length 72" sleep pad.
• Included in some pictures is the optional Solo XL InnerNet - 10.5oz.


FAQs:
Q: What poles fit the SoloMid XL 2016?
A: One regular length 140cm or longer adjustable trek pole will work. Shorter poles can use the free pole jack.

Q: Which fabric type should I get? Cuben Fiber or SilNylon?
A: The main choice will be Cost vs Weight The .75 Cuben is very strong and has low stretch and low weight. Both fabrics are very durable and strong. The Silnyon will have a longer service life (about 500+ nights vs 250+ nights) and stuffs a little bit smaller. The .5 Cuben Fiber is for lighter 3 season use and for lowest possible weight and package size.

Q: Can I trim my SoloMid XL for lower weight?
A: Yes, by about 2.5oz : Remove all the linelocks and use only small loops of smaller diameter guyline, cut off metal zipper pulls and replace with short line loops to save about 1oz on the shelter and 1.5 oz on the guylines.


Included


• Guyline
• Sil Stuff Sack
• Seam Sealer


Options



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

Perimeter Bug Netting
CUSTOM ORDER- NON RETURNABLE
This a simple 18" skirt of bug netting sewn to the bottom edge all around. About 4 oz and can can be user trimmed to a 12" skirt at about 3oz. This is very effective for flying bugs and light to medium mosquito hatches. Saves about 6 oz vs using a full InnerNet. For very serious bug pressure consider the full InnerNet option. The Bug Net Skirt may be a problem in deep winter if the netting gets wet and freezes into the snow. Worst Case : It freezes and you easily cut or tear it off. We can retro fit a bug net skirt on any Mid but it's not quite as aesthetic looking as when installed new.

Solo InnerNet
Solo XL InnerNet Option : Pictured with 6'1" / 186cm Model
SilNylon - 12oz/290gms $155
Cuben Fiber - 8.5oz/ 200gms $235





Set Up Instructions


A four sided pyramid tent is one of the easiest shelters 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 hole- over the friction bar and down through the front 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 guy lines all the same at about 6".
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 baselines of the shelter 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 all 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 at most. DO NOT pull it so far it changes the shape of the mid wall.
NOTE#2: For light conditions you only need to stake the corners and front/rear center tie outs. Only 6 stakes needed like the SoloMid.

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

If the shelter settles or developed a little slack after a rain, simply raise the pole an inch to make tit all tight again.

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 guy lines. The Mid must be tight and square using Only the corner stake points Before using any of the secondary stake points. Secondary stake point should n]=ot bee to tight and pull the shelter out of squareness. The 4 corner stake points take 90% of the load.

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

This should only take about 30min total.

(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. (If you want to dilute it or use some other silicone sealant it should work OK and is often done (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!!! If you are new to this read up online and test in a small area.)

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 16 - 24HRS TO FULLY DRY. If it sets up fairly well in 8hrs- no more tackiness- you could gently unstake it and bring it inside to finish curing hung from the apex.

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 field use for a long life.


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