Jan 16, 2012 at 9:39 am #1284195
I'm looking for a new closed shelter for future trips. The MLD DuoMid and the LocusGear Khufu are in my immediate choice. Meanwhile I had the chance to have a closer look at the DuoMid and in my opinion it is a bit short for me. I'm 5.9' tall and the DuoMid was fairly close.
Now my question. Is the LocusGear Khufu bigger than the DuoMid?? Are the sidewalls of the Khufu steeper or at the same angle as in the Duo. How is the processing of the Khufu.
Questions about questions. Hope you guys can help me.Jan 16, 2012 at 10:07 am #1825325
@dangLocale: Pacific Northwet
MLD builds to order and so I think you could customize to make a duomid slightly longer.Jan 16, 2012 at 10:08 am #1825327
@mikefaedundeeLocale: Under a bush in Scotland
I'm 5'10", and have been happily using my Duomid for a few years.Jan 16, 2012 at 10:25 am #1825334
I'm 6'1" and found it just fine if not using a long, high loft sleeping bag. Otherwise I would just touch the ends of the DuoMid. If the fabric sags, you will touch.
However, you can use an inverted V set up with poles and then sleep at an angle. You would have a ton of length doing that.Jan 16, 2012 at 10:59 am #1825351
Mike MBPL Member
I'm 6' and have only used it in the inverted V setup and have plenty o'room :) summer or winterJan 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm #1825379
Sergiy SosnytskiyBPL Member
From manufacturers' specs Khufu is a bit shorter, a bit wider, and a bit lower than Duomid. (I've used google to convert feet to centimeters).Jan 17, 2012 at 4:57 am #1825644
Thanks for your comments. Anyone here who is using a Khufu??Jan 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm #1825848
@zalmen_mlotekLocale: Northwest CT
Check out Bear Paw's pyramid style tent. If I remember correctly they were a touch bigger than the Duomid.
FYI: I own a Duomid and I am 5'9" and it is plenty big for me.Jan 18, 2012 at 6:36 am #1826127
Think the Pear Paw is not really an alternative for me.
A review of the Khufu would help me with my decision, but their is nothing in the world wide web.Mar 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm #1969259
Lucas MeserveBPL Member
@lmeserveLocale: East Coast Oz (Formerly PNW)
I'm sure you have either found this or bought something by now: http://hikinginfinland.com/2013/02/locus-gear-khufu-sil-review.htmlMar 25, 2013 at 12:01 am #1969267
Thanks for the link, but meanwhile I'm a happy owner of a Locus Gear Khufu Sil Shelter since over a year.Mar 25, 2013 at 1:56 am #1969269
@glacierramblerLocale: NW Montana
Do you mind expanding on your enjoyment of the Khufu after some good use? I for one would be interested in further perspectives of the shelter.Mar 25, 2013 at 9:52 am #1969355
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
I was able to set up my new Khufu Sil for the first time yesterday. Here's the 1st pitch, in Alpine Green color. I set it up with one center pole (set at approx. 130mm). I'm 5'10" and had room at both ends, even though I had not guyed out the head/foot ends. This was just lying on the ground without a sleeping pad or bag. Sorry I can't offer more concrete info about the fit.
Edit: Barefoot Jake has a trip report in the Olympics just last week, using a yellow Sil Khufu with sustained rain. Here:
In the post "Forgotten Trail of the Elwha"
Also, I did buy the DPTE attachment for using two poles, but haven't used it yet.Mar 26, 2013 at 12:20 am #1969636
is there someting special you wanna know?
planning my re viewfor the end of the next month.Mar 26, 2013 at 7:38 am #1969682
Mike MBPL Member
I'm curious what the Khufu has to offer over the Duomid?- looks like the Khufu is ~ $60 more than the Duomid (if I did the exchange rate correctly)
the specs look very, very close to meMar 26, 2013 at 8:01 am #1969693
Anthony WestonBPL Member
@anthonywestonLocale: Southern CA
I had both the cuben khufu and the cubin duomid. I decided I liked the duomid more because the MLD Duomid is more rugged, for example the seam sealing tape is wider, it may not be as immaculate stitched but the reinforcements are larger, stronger. The knufu is beautiful but the duomid beats it on function in the long run is my bet. I'll never know for sure, I sold the knufu. Also the knufu had more seams that could eventually leak. I'm 5'11" and both shelters worked for me as far as size. The silnylon khufu is a different beast, silnylon is tough but as far as cubin pyramids I decided I like the duomid. I use two poles in the duomid and have plenty of room and I think that setup makes it stronger in the wind.
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