Solmid Pyramid Tarp Shelter

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Now if you want the ultimate, price is not an issue camping kit, look no further than Mountain Laurel Designs. Their equipment has been aggressively tested and proven to be quality and ultra light.



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Just treated myself to this set-up which is unbelievably light.



SOLOMID Pyramid Shelter in cuban fibre


Weighs 298 grams (plus carbon pole) !!! -- expensive - USD $ 355.00


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[h=1]Cuben Fiber:[/h]Cuben Fiber is a high-performance, non-woven, rip-stop, composite laminate developed in the 1990s by a nuclear weapons physicist and an aerospace composite engineer. Originally designed for use in world-class sailing, it is ideal for certain applications in lightweight and ultralight outdoor gear due to its unmatched strength-to-weight ratio.
Technically speaking, Cuben fiber is a laminated fabric made using patented technologies with unidirectional prepregnated tapes of in-line plasma treated fibers that are spread into mono-filament level films. In more simple terms, Cuben fiber is made by sandwiching Spectra or Dyneema polyethylene fiber filaments a thousandth of an inch thick, in various arrangements between thin outer layers of polyester film. The "sandwich" is then melded together in a high-pressure autoclave.

Cuben fiber is lightweight, highly durable, and is 50-70% lighter than Kevlar, four times stronger than Kevlar, and allows flex without losing strength. It is also less than half the weight of silnylon, has low specific gravity (floats on water), high chemical resistance, excellent UV resistance and is 100% waterproof.









Carbon Pole - 190 grams - USD$ 95



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Ultra light groundsheet - 75 grams - USD$ 8




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Superlight Bivi Sac



180 grams - USD$ 175.00


http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=30





 
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