Here’s my new baby: the Mountain Laurel Designs cuben Duomid. I ordered it just over six weeks ago and had thought it wouldn’t be with me much before Christmas. While it’s not going to win any prizes for “value for money” at £269, it’s not outrageously expensive. The workmanship is very good. Weight is 355g as supplied and 385g with guys. I’ve used some EZC 2 dyneema cord rather than the cord supplied as it looks nicer and is a bit lighter.
The workmanship is the usual high standard from MLD. The seams are glued rather than stitched except for the hem at the base of the tent. The cuben is a rather attractive silvery green. Although it looks a bit like a glorified shopping bag when unpacked, the material feels very strong. I like the translucence. It’s is less “see through” than it appears. I’m glad it’s coloured as I don’t like the white version (which is why I bought a silnylon version originally). The next task is to get Sean to make me a lightweight inner. The aim is to have a tent weighing less than 850g (ex. poles but inc. pegs).