Sunday, 15 September 2013
I love the MLD Trailstar and like the MLD Cricket. But.......
..........................................I really wanted a shelter that was light, with an inner and which
didn't weigh much.
The Trailstar excelled at being light and storm-worthy, but none of the
inners, such as Bearpaw or Oookworks were big enough for me.
I'm against being stuffed into a tiny space when there is so much room under the Trailstar.
My best way forward was to use a bivy bag and this combination has worked very well for me.
Before I saw sense and got my Trailstar, I played with tarps and tarp setups for years.
These worked to a degree, but nothing holds a candle to the Trailstar. I got mine in 2010.
Looking at the Cricket Tent (which came out later) I am reminded of one of my more
sucessful tarp set ups:
My only hesitation in getting a Cricket Tent was - would I fit in it?
I'm glad I didn't go for the Cricket as the issue with an inner would be the same.
I decided to continue with the Trailstar and it has served me well.
So I kept on wanting.
A year later:
Now, imagine if the best bits of the MLD Trailstar and the MLD Cricket incorporated in one design - in cuben with a cuben floored inner. Imagine that it will be big enough for someone at 6'2". Imagine that the total weight will be around 630 grms (excluding stakes). I have seen the light prototype and am in line for the finished shelter early in 2015.
This teaser is all for now.
Suffice to say I will have much more on this unique shelter in the New Year.
Below is the MLD Cricket.