[Cdt-l] pyramid tarp for tall people

Chris Willett cwillett03 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 21:55:37 CST 2011

I asked Ron at MLD about his mids about a year ago when I was in a similar
situation for the Himalaya, and he thought the mid would be just a bit too
short due to the sloping fabric that far from the center point. The Oware
ones seem to run a bit longer, but because of the slope of the fabric,
having a few extra inches at the end (unless the slope is very steep),
doesn't translate to a whole lot more space for feet and head, but it is
hard to tell from the photos if they'd be large enough in practice.  Any
tall people using pyramids out there?


On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Steve McAllister
<brooklynkayak at gmail.com>wrote:

> Oware, MLD, .. and many others have mids that fit your requirements.
> For two plus gear that want to keep it simple and keep the weight
> down, I'd consider the MLD Trailstar because of it's reliability and
> pitching options:
> http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=102
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Chris Willett <cwillett03 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Yo,
> >
> > I'm going to be on the Colorado CDT this summer in mid August and am
> > pondering getting a pyramid tarp for the trip. The pyramid would serve
> > double duty as a mountaineering  shelter here in Washington and would
> need
> > to be large enough for two people, with bulky gear.  I'm 6'4" and am
> worried
> > about fitting inside the pyramid without the sleeping bag hitting the
> walls
> > or getting the fabric wind-blown into the bag and splattered with
> > condensation during a storm.
> >
> > Does anyone have any recommendations for such a thing? I use and love a
> spin
> > tarp from Gossamer Gear, but it has a huge (as in huge) footprint. A
> pyramid
> > tarp should have a much smaller one for pitching in tighter places on the
> > trail.
> >
> > suge
> >
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