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CRICKET PYRAMID TARP ™

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$185

The SoloMid XL with a beak instead of a door!

WEIGHT: 6.5 – 13.5 oz | 185 – 383 gm
SHAPE: Pyramid

The Cricket Pyramid Tarp ™ is the SoloMid XL with a beak instead of a door! The lightweight Cricket Pyramid is the perfect balance between simplicity, protection, and pitch options, without the hassle of a zipper!

CRICKET PYRAMID TARP ™

The SoloMid XL with a beak instead of a door!
WEIGHT: 6.5 – 13.5 oz | 185 – 383 gm
SHAPE: Pyramid

The Cricket Pyramid Tarp ™ is the SoloMid XL with a beak instead of a door! The lightweight Cricket Pyramid is the perfect balance between simplicity, protection, and pitch options, without the hassle of a zipper!

5-panel design, with variable catenary curves at panel intersections, make for a very tight pitch and low wind buffeting, which equals less noise compared to a wrap around design with fewer panels. The front can be pitched low and wide, partially closing off the beak end for protection from high winds and other inclement weather, or pitched high during fair weather for maximum ventilation.

The SoloMid XL InnerNet fits the Cricket Tarp. By adding the InnerNet, it becomes the Cricket Tent!

Have an older version of the Cricket Tarp and want to turn it into a Cricket Tent? You need the SoloMid InnerNet! (If you side panels are asymmetrical leaning to the front, it’s the newer 2017 version.)

FEATURES

• 5-panel design, with variable catenary curves at panel intersections, make for a very tight pitch and low wind buffeting
• Good balance between simplicity, protection, lightweight, pitch options and no lightweight #3 door zippers to fail
• Front beak is adjustable in pitch height
• Set up is easily under 2 min after a little practice; we’ve done it in 55 sec
• Linelocks at all edge tie-outs – Can be removed to save about 0.5 oz
• Dyneema X reinforced apex with external hang loop
• Rear panel has a mid panel tie-out
• Four inside seam hang loops for hanging light gear or a bivy hood

INCLUDES

• Silnylon Stuff Sack
• 40′ MLD Pro Guyline
• 1.5 oz Tube McNett Silnet Seam Sealer

NOTE: The SilNylon version of this tarp requires user seam sealing! Check out the “Seam Sealing” tab for instructions & tips.

DIMENSIONS: 

LONG REAR END: 8.9 in | 23 cm
SIDE EDGE WIDTH: 40 in | 102 cm
HEIGHT AT APEX: 54 in | 137 cm
FRONT VESTIBULE OVERHANG: 30 in | 76 cm

MATERIAL: Pro Silnylon
WEIGHT: 13.5 oz | 383 gm
COLOR: Brown, Gray, OD Green, Orange Citrus

MATERIAL: .5 DCF
WEIGHT:  6.5 oz | 185 gm
COLOR: White

MATERIAL: .68 DCF
WEIGHT:  7.0 oz | 199 gm
COLOR: Camo CUSTOM!

MATERIAL: .75 DCF
WEIGHT: 7.5 oz | 213 gm
COLOR: White, Green

MLD PRO SILNYLON SEAM SEALING

COST: $30
WEIGHT: 1.0 oz | 28 gm

The SilNylon version of this tarp requires seam sealing, which is why we include seam sealer with all our SilNylon shelters. You can seam seal this tarp yourself in about 30 minutes with the supplied seam sealer OR as an extra service we can do it for you!

We use a diluted 100% Silicone Sealer on the exterior stitching above the lower hem. Factory seam sealing can add about 1 week to the order process. Seam sealing adds about 1 oz | 30 gm +/- depending on the shelter size.

Factory sealed shelters are returnable under the regular return policy, where as DYI seam sealing is not.

NOTE: DCF shelters do not need seam sealing.

TITANIUM STAKES

COST: $25
WEIGHT: 2.2 oz | 62 gm

Add 8 Titanium Skewer Stakes to your purchase. Stakes are 6.5 in | 16.5 cm tall and each stake weighs 0.27 oz | 8 gm.

MLD 2.7 MM PRO REFLECTO GUYLINE

COST: $6
WEIGHT: 2.9 oz | 82 gm

This product includes 40′ of our regular, non-reflective Pro Guyline in your choice of Yellow or OD Green. You can upgrade this to 50′ of 2.7 MM Reflecto Pro Guyline which has properly spaced reflective markers that are bright enough to see, without making your shelter look like that obnoxious house on your block with the out-of-control Christmas lights.

Each of our SilNylon shelters comes with one tube of McNett Sil-Net Seam Sealer. It is STRONGLY recommended you use this supplied seam sealer to seal and strengthen the seams of your shelter.**DCF Shelters do not need seam sealed.**

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Pitch and inspect your shelter for any issues. Once it is seam sealed, it is non-returnable except for significant defects.
2. Use the supplied SilNet Sealer and ONLY the SilNet Sealer. (If you want to dilute it or use some other silicone sealant it should work OK and is common (research this yourself online) but, you are on your own- results may vary and are not covered by warranty! If you go this route, it is assumed you know 100% what you are doing and have done it before!!!)
3. Pitch the shelter tightly. Temperatures should be above 60 F and humidity below 80%. You may do this indoors. You may also do one seam at a time indoors if the seam is stretched slightly. Pinning one seam from each end on the floor between two heavy objects works OK.
4. We use the SilNet straight from the tube. Do not make a big hole in the sealer tube – start small so that you can control flow. Multiple small application is a lot better than one big smear.
5. Main Seams: Place a small bead on the seam along the stitching. Work on a 3’- 4’ section at a time. Use a finger to press the sealer into the stitching and the small valley at the edge of the seam where it is rolled under.

ALLOW AT LEAST 24 HOURS TO FULLY DRY.

NOTE: You only need to seal the OUTSIDE of the shelter. You do not need to seal the bottom perimeter roller edge stitching. It is OK to add a small bead on the leading edge of the triangle tie-outs reinforcement stitching, but it is not required.

SPECIAL AREAS: Add a little sealer to any tie-out stitching on the middle of a panel (Mids, Cricket, and SuperTarps). Seal the zipper storm flap stitching and tie-outs on the Mids. Seal the stitching and apex tie-outs areas on the Mids, Crickets, and TrailStars.

IMPORTANT: Do no go back and forth over the wet seam too much – after a minute or three it will get gummy and look bad; it is better to wait for 8 hrs and then add some over any area you missed.

1 review for CRICKET PYRAMID TARP ™

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Vaughan

    Fantastic little tarp!

    Only a short term review as I’ve only use the tarp three times but as with all shelters you get an instant feeling.

    The Cricket is lightweight (I have the 2017 Silnylon version), pitches in minutes, has variable pitch heights, beak options and offers superb rain and wind protection.

    On my first outing with the Cricket, I pitched on snow with heavy snow falling. Some hours later the snow changed to heavy rain with heavy winds around 25-30mph with higher gusts. The Cricket had no issues at all.

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/41149374522_809fd1f5ba_b.jpg

    I have a few MLD shelters now and love them all, my Trailstar is and probably always will be my favourite but the Cricket and Duomid will battle out second spot.

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