- Jan 17, 2018 at 4:14 am #3512861
Miles VBPL Member
Let me know if you have a HMG Ultamid 2. If you own one but aren’t looking to sell, how do you like it? Looking for a 4 season do-it-allJan 17, 2018 at 6:05 am #3512878
Stephen BingBPL Member
I’m not selling but I just recently got mine and tested it out for three nights. Two of those three nights were in the 40s and one was in the low 30s. The mid handled very well. Very easy to pitch but needs some practice tightening it as well as adjusting the center pole.
We were at Death Valley where it rained less than a week before so the mid had condensation the first night when I failed to open the vents. The second night, I used the inner net with bathtub. I had both vents open as well as one door open and didn’t get condensation inside despite the bottom of the bathtub being drenched. The third night was the same setup excluding the inner and it was all dry.
Construction was very well made and I couldn’t be happier with the purchase. I’m definitely using it for winter conditions as well as bug-free weather. I have a ZPacks Duplex I’ll use for other conditions. Let me know if you have other questions!
Jan 17, 2018 at 11:56 am #3512886
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Dennis CBPL Member
I’ve used my Ultamid 2 on various backpacking trips and it has proved to be an excellent tent. On the AT last year two of us slept in it with gusts exceeding 25mph with rain, sleet and snow and it proved its worth. Not recommended but placed a large rock inside and used the stove to cook for a very short period (has that much room). There was room for all our equipment to be placed inside while we slept and dressed also. I use it with or without the inner depending. Probably my biggest like is the large door. Lots of pluses overall. I also have the BA UL 2 along with a Zpack Solo Plus and the Duplex. All these tents are excellent and you won’t be disappointed.Jan 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm #3512904
Greg BortonBPL Member
@aktroutbumLocale: Chugiak, Alaska
I owned one for a couple years and used the heck out of it, mainly as a spike camp shelter, goat hunting on Kodiak Island. I absolutely loved this shelter and only sold it (replaced it with the Ultamid 4), because I wanted something a little bigger with minimal wt. penalty. I have owned, and currently own, several CF shelters including MLD’s, BPWD’s, Locus Gear, and HMG, and I can say with confidence that I have not found a better constructed shelter than what HMG manufactures. Their customer service is also second to none, although it wouldn’t surprise me if all of the cottage manufacturers’ CS was equally as good.Feb 3, 2018 at 3:03 am #3516251
Laura Lee HughesBPL Member
@llLocale: So Cal
Any idea intrrest in buying one? Mine is for sale and in perfect condition and only used 5 nights.
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