Aguirre wrote (see)
vegan hiker,My prefered set up:- is to use a sheet of Wickes secondary glasing - immensly strong and very light.- a Titanium Goat Ptarmigan bivy - keeps out any draughts and creepy crawlies - and adds to the sleeping bag range by a few degrees.- there has been some debate on whther a trailstar can take an inner. I know Sean at Oookworks does one and it looks good. The issue for me is that having an inner (in the traditional sense) limits the pitching possibilities.
My prefered set up:
- is to use a sheet of Wickes secondary glasing - immensly strong and very light.
- a Titanium Goat Ptarmigan bivy - keeps out any draughts and creepy crawlies - and adds to the sleeping bag range by a few degrees.
- there has been some debate on whther a trailstar can take an inner. I know Sean at Oookworks does one and it looks good. The issue for me is that having an inner (in the traditional sense) limits the pitching possibilities.
I agree. An inner would compromise pitch choices.
I'll use the Duomid + Inner when the midgies are at their worst.
Rakesh Malik wrote (see)
There's an inner that Bear Paw makes that works nicely with a Trailstar, and does not require compromising the Trailstar's pitch to make it work. It has an opening in the floor and ceiling, each with its own drawcord, so that you can run your center pole up through it, or just attach it directly to the hang loop at the apex.
ed h wrote (see)
SMD Meteor, MLD bivvys and such all look like fair choices...?
Reposting from MLD Facebook page -
RECALL NOTICE FOR A FEW CUBEN TRAILSTAR EARLY MODELS SHIPPED IN 2012 We are aware of a few cuben trailstars that shipped the first of this year that need extra reinforcement on the center tieout used for the door. These cuben only trailstar models can be identified by the black reinforcement patches at the tieouts. Unlike tarps and mids, the center edge tieouts on the Trailstar can be used at extreme angles of pull to form the door and can weaken or tear. We have developed a simple, very strong and asthetic fix. Send back the cuben trailstar and we will fix it quickly and include a free LG cuben stuff sack and a free cuben ditty bag set plus new guyline for your trouble. Send it regular mail, no insurance or signature needed please. We will fix it and return it quickly. We are sorry for any inconvience.
We will be super reinforcing the main one for the door and adding a little more on the others. The corner tieouts will be fine. If anyone knows someone with a cuben TS help us spread the word, especially anyone about to take it on the TGO. The SilNylon versions are all OK. - About a dozen of the cuben ones out there to be fixed.
I like how they state "no insurance needed". !
Are they going to take your word if the PO lose it, and replace it free. ?
Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
I'm about 5 weeks in waiting for the sil version. I did consider the cuben but was put of by the pitching i saw in a web article comparing the 2.
If your after an inner oookworks look a good bet but I have yet to receive my order to comment further.
I was just offered a Sil Trail star by a buddy in the US to play with to see if I like it, I had already bought a Tarp Tent Stratosphire 1 a while back so there may some duplication is use.
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