Mar 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm #1270072
Ron will have up on the MLD site on Monday the new MLD Cricket Solo Tent and the Trailstar Solo.
Both will be initially available in silnylon with cuben versions to follow. In the sil versions the Cricket Solo Tent weighs 19 oz and the Tailstar Solo weighs 11 oz.Mar 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm #1704650
Cricket?Mar 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm #1704654
@chrismorganLocale: Southern Oregon
Cricket… cricket… cricket…Mar 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm #1704669
I can't wait to see what Ron has come up with. I never heard of MLD until my PCT thru hike in 2009.. now I would gladly sell a kidney to get a piece of their gear.Mar 4, 2011 at 9:36 pm #1704676
If you're looking to offload a kidney, you really need to put this on Gear Swap. Of course if you have some kind of new UL kidney that you're announcing GEAR is the correct place for it.
RodMar 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm #1704680
Actually my Kidneys are made of Cuben Fiber…Mar 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm #1704683
Did you add a drainage grommet to the bottom? Without it, water can't really pass through the cuben.Mar 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm #1704685
The first time I saw Cuben Fiber i argued with two other hikers that I thought there was no way it was waterproof. Well Miner and Birdman managed to educate me a bit about it. I was so impressed I actually have a Cuben (Spectralite) MLD Patrol shelter on order. Yes.. I drool everyday thinking about it.
Somebody at the BPL Coe event said he had Cuben listed in his online dating profile under interests! It's hilarious but true.. We have "Ounce madness".
As for a drain for my cuben fiber kidneys.. I use a bite valve of a Platypus hoser.
:)Mar 5, 2011 at 4:40 am #1704717
"Somebody at the BPL Coe event said he had Cuben listed in his online dating profile under interests! "
And how is that working out for him????Mar 5, 2011 at 6:20 am #1704730
"And how is that working out for him????"
As a matter of fact I have a date Sunday. So there!Mar 5, 2011 at 6:56 am #1704733
In an effort to attempt to direct this thread back to the intended subject:
Ron has posted a basic description (but no picture) of the Cricket on the MLD Facebook site.
Also of note, in the next week or so Ron will have a few additional "New 2011" items up on the MLD site. I have been sworn to secrecy so specific details will not be forth coming (from me) at this time.Mar 5, 2011 at 7:15 am #1704739
@slvravnLocale: East Coast - Mid Atlantic
They wouldnt happen to be new packs would they? I saw some new names listed in the recent Backpacker gear review edition.Mar 5, 2011 at 7:21 am #1704741
IconMar 5, 2011 at 8:41 am #1704759
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
This was taken from the MLD Facebook page:
"NEW Cricket Solo Tent will be up on the site by Monday. 19oz in all silnylon. Future releases in cuben fiber should be under 16oz. Floor is a special 4,000mm highly waterproof 30d silnylon. It is a cross between a regular single or double wall LW tent and a tarp with net insert. It uses two trek poles and is a modu…lar design. It has the functional protection of a tent but retains the natural feel tarp. A super simple concept that excellently covers +90% of most peoples outdoor needs for 3 seasons."Mar 5, 2011 at 9:38 am #1704779
Yeah, the Cricket sounds interesting. I'm a visual person so I can't really get an idea of what he's talking about. It will be interesting to see the pics when they're up.Mar 7, 2011 at 11:48 am #1705576
The new MLD Cricket Solo Tent is now pictured on the facebook site, it looks great. additional pictures and information will be on the MLD site later today.Mar 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm #1705600
It does look great. I think I might get one.
Can any trailstar users comment on using fixed length trekking poles for setup?Mar 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm #1705604
Geez thom, way to be a tease! now I don't know if I should buy my prophet now, before he gets a bunch of orders fro the new stuff or wait and see what come out next… GAAAAAAAAAAAAAA =)Mar 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm #1705607
Went to the website to see the new Cricket; it's too bad the company website is a second priority to Facebook. I refuse to go on Facebook and think it's a poor place for a business to do business.Mar 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm #1705612
@rcowmanLocale: Canadian Rockies
there's only one picture of the cricket, Ron's doing a rain test on it and the Trailstar right now. and as in the case of businesses on face book, half a billion people would disagree with it being "poor practice"Mar 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm #1705616
@chrismorganLocale: Southern Oregon
Contrail Killer?Mar 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm #1705622
Yeah, probably not poor practice, but I don't liek facebook either… actually with the instant networking, it's probably the best idea for any business, where else would he get non BPL sales =)Mar 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm #1705625
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I, too despise Facebook… And if I was in Ron's shoes, I would do the same thing. Great way to reach an audience. People will find him there.Mar 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm #1705628
Yeah, I'm in the 'hate Facebook' crowd and won't have an account. But you can go to the MLD Facebook page and see the pic of the Cricket without having an account. Can read the comments too. I did. Looks very interesting. Can't wait to see a few more pics/angles.Mar 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm #1705631
@dbthalLocale: Mid-Coast Maine
How do you get to the MLD Facebook page? I won't sign up, but would like to look at their page.
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