Integral Designs SilDome
An utralight monopole shelter that requires no trekking poles sets up with as little as two stakes
Unlike many ultralight shaped shelters or tarps, the monopole-based SilDome requires no trekking poles to setup. It takes a little as two stakes to pitch the dome and quickly get out of the rain.
Even Jones created the Integral Designs (ID) SilDome based on their popular shaped tarp/shelter, the SilShelter. He added a single arched pole (taken directly from their wedge tents) and included a zippered side entry. The result is complete weather coverage with ample interior room for two. The monopole arch height and tension is adjusted by a webbing strap between the pole ends.
The SilDome uses catenary cuts to improve panel tension and shelter stability. In keeping with the flexibility of the SilShelter, the SilDome has numerous pitch variations. There are also multiple tie-outs for added stability in strong winds.
- 1 lb 10 oz with pole
- 1.1 oz silynylon fabric
- catenary cut
- 12 ft shock corded Easton .340 in 7075 aluminum pole
- adjustable webbing between pole ends to adjust shelter height and tension
- waterproof entry zipper
- 8 reinforced tie-outs
The SilDome with entry neatly tied back. The arrows point to the adjustable tensioning webbing between the pole ends.