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SUPERMID ™ | 9X9

$385.00

“Top Pick for Winter Use.”- Outdoor Gear Lab

WEIGHT: 19 – 26 oz | 540 – 740 gm
SQ FOOTAGE: 70 + sq ft | 6.5 sq m
SLEEPS: + GEAR

The SuperMid ™ provides bombproof protection from rain or snow for four people. It can be used as a marvelous palace for two, a basecamp shelter for cooking, a ski touring tent, or even a lounge pad. But don’t let it’s versatility and palatial size fool you, this thing is bomber, having earned Outdoor Gear Labs “Top Pick for Winter Use.”

SUPERMID ™ | 9X9

“Top Pick for Winter Use.”- Outdoor Gear Lab
WEIGHT: 19 – 26 oz | 540 – 740 gm
SQ FOOTAGE: 70 + sq ft | 6.5 sq m
SLEEPS: + GEAR

The SuperMid ™ provides bombproof protection from rain or snow for four people. It can be used as a marvelous palace for two, a basecamp shelter for cooking, a ski touring tent, or even a lounge pad. But don’t let it’s versatility and palatial size fool you, this thing is bomber, having earned Outdoor Gear Labs “Top Pick for Winter Use.”

The SuperMid accompanied Erin and Bretwood Higman on their record setting 4,000+ mile hike from Seattle to the end of Alaska. Check out their blog for a pic on a SuperMid still standing after being buried to the top with 400 lbs of snow!

We included their 300 + nights of daily living feedback in their SuperMid into our design to make sure this thing stands strong in all types of weather.

“The Mountain Laurel Designs SuperMid earned a perfect ten for livability – it has a much larger footprint than all the other shelters we tested – and it can sleep four people….The Mountain Laurel Designs SuperMid in SilNylon is the best value pyramid shelter we have tested.” – OUTDOOR GEAR LAB

To make our pyramid tents so strong, we use an MLD Exclusive panel design that eliminates over 40% of seams vs. other designs. Thanks to our innovation the side panels can be joined near the peak by a much shorter horizontal seam making our tents stronger, and lighter. Does it work? From how often our panel design has been copied, we’d have to say yes.

FEATURES

• 70+ sq/ft of usable floor space perfect for four or a palace for two or three
• ONE oversized peak vent design is best: pitch the rear of the SuperMid into the wind to prevent rain and snow from blowing into the vent and to create a mini Venturi Effect, pulling condensation out the oversize vent on the downwind side
• Oversized peak vent that can be easily closed during hard wind, blowing rain, and snow, by pulling out the wand and Velcro-ing the vent tightly shut
• Plenty of room to stand up
• Side walls shed snow well
• Main seams are triple rolled, stitched, and flat felled (an MLD Exclusive.)
• Interior Apex hang loop
• Apex/Peak reinforced with Dyneema X
• 2 Doors: Both doors roll open and tie back
• Mid-height zipper door snaps allow doors to be partially opened
• A total of 17 tie-outs!
• 8 ground level perimeter tie-outs with LineLocks for easy adjustment: LineLocks make cold weather and winter use (buried snow anchors) MUCH easier. LineLocks can be removed to save about 1.0 oz
• Extra center side panel tie-outs on all sides for really high winds.
• Use a short length of guyline to tie two trek poles together for center pole support

NOTE: We do not offer pole extenders with the SuperMid as it is too large and using a long pole extender would over stress your trekking pole tip. Tie two trekking poles together using a 6 in | 15 cm piece of the guyline, or purchase a MLD Carbon Fiber Pyramid Pole.

INCLUDES

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

DIMENSIONS:

LENGTH: 108 in | 275 cm
WIDTH: 108 in | 275 cm
HEIGHT: 70 in | 175 cm (Varies with pitch height)
SQ FOOTAGE: 70 + sq ft | 6.5 sq m

MATERIAL: Pro SilNylon
WEIGHT: 26 oz | 740 gm
COLOR: Brown, Gray, OD Green, Orange Citrus

MATERIAL: .75 Cuben Fiber
WEIGHT: 19 oz | 540 gm
COLOR: Green, White

MATERIAL: .85 Cuben Fiber
WEIGHT: 21 oz | 595 gm
COLOR: Camo CUSTOM!

MLD PRO SILNYLON SEAM SEALING

COST: $50
WEIGHT: 1.0 oz | 28 gm

The SilNylon version of this shelter requires seam sealing, which is why we include seam sealer with all our SilNylon shelters. You can seam seal this shelter 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: Cuben Fiber shelters do not need seam sealing.

INNERNET, PERIMETER BUG NET, OR FLOOR

INNERNET(S): Add a pyramid shaped InnerNet to this shelter to create an ultra-light, double walled tent that is modular and strong in wind, rain, and snow. An InnerNet comes with your choice of Cuben Fiber or SilNylon 5 in | 12.7 cm tall bathtub floor with corner struts, Nanoseeum net walls, and #3 YKK zippered right side single door. MORE INFO…
DIMENSIONS: 90″ L x 90″ W x 54″ H | 228 L x 228 W x 137 H *
SILNYLON INNERNET WEIGHT: 24 oz | 680 gm
CUBEN FIBER INNERNET WEIGHT: 18 oz | 510 gm
* Palace for Two – Great for Three – Four Gets Very Friendly!

PERIMETER BUG NET: This is a simple 18 in | 46 cm (can be trimmed to 12 in | 30) skirt of bug netting sewn to the bottom edge all around the shelter. This is very effective for flying bugs and light to medium mosquito hatches. This option saves about 14 oz vs. using a full InnerNet. For high-density bugs, consider the full InnerNet option. The Perimeter Bug Net can be a problem used in winter if the netting gets wet and freezes into the snow; worst case you end up cutting or tearing it off. NOTE: This is a custom order, and is non-returnable.
PERIMETER BUG NET WEIGH: 7 oz | 198 gm (Trimmed Weight: 5 oz | 142 gm)

FLOORS: Keep you, and your gear, cleaner and dryer in camp with a waterproof pyramid shelter floor! Your choice of SilNylon or Cuben Fiber bathtub floor with 5 in | 10 cm walls and corner struts keep the floor upright and tight. MORE INFO…
DIMENSIONS: 90″ L x 90″ W x 5″ H | 228 L x 228 W x 13 H
SILNYLON FLOOR WEIGHT: 12 oz |340 gm
CUBEN FLOOR WEIGHT: 9 oz | 255 gm

CF POLE

COST: $90
WEIGHT: 4.4 oz | 125 gm
LENGTH: 72 in | 183 cm
STYLE: 4-Section
FOLDED LENGTH: 20 in | 51 cm

Don’t hike with trekking poles? No worries, get an UL Carbon Fiber Pole in exactly the right length for this Mid. Our Pyramid Tent Poles are made from 0.5″ | 13 mm unidirectional cello carbon wrapped carbon fiber tube, with fabric weave carbon fiber ferrules – it’s a mouthful to say, but it means they’re super bomber and light! MORE INFO…

TITANIUM STAKES

COST: $25
WEIGHT: 3.2 oz | 91 gm

Add 8 Easton Aluminium Stakes to your purchase. Easton Aluminium Stakes are 8 in | 20 cm and each stake weighs 0.4 oz | 12 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.

ZIP CARE: ZIPPER LUBE & CLEANER

COST: $10

We HIGHLY recommend Zip Care™ Liquid Zipper Cleaner & Lubricant be purchased with all our zippered gear.
 

• ONLY zip the zipper up OR down when the bottom buckle is fastened to relieve stress on the zipper. Clean and Lube the Zipper as Needed.
• Most of the time you will pitch it a few inches off the ground for ventilation.
• In high winds, the use of the side panel tie-outs is highly recommended. ALWAYS use a short bungee loop on side panel tie-outs and do not over tighten the side pulls or they will get 75%+ of the load on that one mid panel tie-outs- you want the load distributed over all the tie-outs with the main force directed to the corner main seam tie-outs.

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.**Cuben Fiber 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.

A four-sided pyramid tent is one of the easiest shelters to set up! After a few test pitches, most users can set it in in under 2 min on a normal day, and under 1 min when properly motivated!

PREPARATION:

Cut four 18 in | 46 cm guylines. Tie a 2 in | 5 cm stake loop on one end. Thread the free end of the guyline into the corner LineLocks on the shelter, then up through the rear LineLock slot/hole, over the bar and down through the front LineLock slot/hole. Tie an overhand knot with a 1 in | 2.5 cm tail to prevent the line from pulling out of the LineLock.

FIRST SET UP:

1. Adjust the corner guylines to be short – no more than 2 in | 5 cm of slack from the LineLock.
2: Stake out the rear corners to the ground. The rear wall baseline between the corners should be medium tight, with no slack.
3: Stake out the front corners. The side baseline of the shelter should be tight. Watch the angle formed by the rear and side walls of the shelter at the rear corners and position the front corners so that the rear corners form 90-degree angles. The goal is to have a perfectly square/rectangle floor base. As viewed from overhead the corners and corner guylines form a perfect X shape right out to the stakes.
4: Unzip the front door leaving the bottom buckle snapped.
5: Reach or step in and insert the center pole – adjust it’s height to make the shelter tight.
6: Now you can cut and add any other mid-panel or mid-baseline guylines as needed. The lengths needed will be obvious.

NOTE: Use a small bungee loop on any center panel tie-outs to limit wind force on that tie-outs. DO NOT stake out a center side panel tie-outs too much – it should only move the wall a couple of inches out at most! DO NOT pull it so far it changes the shape of the mid-wall.

That’s It!!! The shelter should be tight and square. You can slightly tighten each corner LineLock if needed.

Almost all setup problems occur when the shelter floor is not square, with all corner angles as close to 90-degrees as possible, or slack is left in the corner guylines.

NOTE: See the setup info for attaching the InnerNets on the InnerNet product page.

Your first setup is a good time to seam seal your shelter IF you have purchased a SilNylon version and did not have it factory seam sealed. Use the SilNet supplied to seal the main seams, center panels tie-outs, door zipper stitching, and the apex stitching. Use only a SMALL amount and do not go back over an area after 5 min. You can use your finger to push the sealer into the seams. If you miss a spot, wait until it is dry and then re-coat as necessary. See ‘Seam Sealing’ tab for instructions.
 
 
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