We’ve added the same to the Dirigo with a stick on 1.3 oz cuben patch for reinforcement and a stick on loop. The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 is a lightweight (28 oz / 794 g) two-person shelter designed to be used with two trekking poles and eight stakes. var d = document, g = d.createElement("script"); On side note, I think you should do a video trip report of some of the BPL Trekking courses. Hanz. Spread it out in a square, peg out the corners, enter the trekking poles and adjust their height, peg out the doors and then the side panels and Voilá! Edited to add: Yes, it’s expensive but have you looked at the cost of any of the 2-person mids in cuben with cuben floored inners? w._gstc_lt = +new Date; This is a bit of an aside but I feel the geometry of my solplex ridge line is more refined, and the extra angle toward the non door side helps. Your comments regarding the ridge line are well taken. I'd probably track down a mid made by someone else (cheaper and lighter options are out there! The Ultamid 2 from Hyperlite Mountain Gear themselves is 534 g but does not include a bug netting (that would be 418 g extra if you take their own) or ground sheet. The sidewalls of the tent (behind the vestibules) are no-see-um mesh, with a D-shaped door on each side so occupants can have their own entrance. I really hoped the Dirigo 2 would perform better in moderate winds. Using poles here also flattens the Event panel (less concave) and slightly steepens the slope of the side triangular panels. Companion forum thread to: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 Tent Review The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 is a two-person, hybrid single/double wall, two-vestibule Dyneema Composite Fabrics (DCF) tent that can be pitched with two trekking poles. Thanks! w.addEventListener("load", gs, false) : Just my thoughts, kindly forgive my ramblings, and God bless HMG. $160. I changed to this way to get a less wind sensible way to set it up. In such a case, the short compound pole would not touch either long pole, making a form of tensegrity structure. The Ultamid 2 from Hyperlite Mountain Gear themselves is 534 g but does not include a bug netting (that would be 418 g extra if you take their own) or ground sheet. As you can see in the pics this tent shines in all areas. The only thing is that if you want the interior to remain dry after a night of precipitation, you need to be careful about rolling it up in the morning (since it's all one piece). As you know: I’m keepin’ it real and tell you how it is - I maintain full editorial control of the content published on Hiking in Finland. It packs, even when dry, fairly big, and I often found the included Drawstring bag too small for it - though as I usually just stuffed the rolled-up tent into the front pocket, this was not a problem. Home › Forums › Campfire › Editor’s Roundtable › Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 Tent Review, Companion forum thread to: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 Tent Review. Ultamid is solid and way better and more versatile. If the first rigidity constraint is not met, the frame will distort in the 3-pole plane, with one joint angle increasing while the other decreases – in effect, swaying side to side as the ridge pole rotates within that vertical plane (so the apex moves forward and backward relative to the front and back (other front) of the mid). The Dirigo 2 has a good interior height, this is achieved by the two trekking poles and the short carbon strut at the peak which creates more inside space. Yup i checked them as well, but when I saw delivery for DCF delayed to August ... not an option for me. But it can help on uneven ground. I live in Switzerland, and usually go hike around Mont-Blanc (Chamonix); but this year i plan to go north in Island (Hornstrandir), Lapland Sweden, Norway and north of Scotland. As I was just writing about weight, you’ll need to also think about the weight of your Poles, though these do not count directly to the weight of the shelter. Couples: As noted above, mids aren't great for snuggling, but they can be great for couples as they provide plenty of interior space for people and for gear. I sold my diringo after one trip. THE POLES | You know what's not cool? And I’m struggling to see what it has over the Aeon Li, also much less expensive and lighter, at all, other than a wider floor and two doors. Great video and thorough review. But the pullouts on the Dirigo are attached to where the seams are sewn together…way better. You’re on your way to becoming a YouTube star. I don’t have enough time in the Dirigo in bad weather to add significantly to your judgements but watching the video,a few comments and questions came to mind. I have a Hyperlite Ultamid 2 and a Hilleberg Enan in dark green. thanks ! I think the main reason for the mitten hook is so that you can unfasten the door without having to reach out to the stake. I know the HMG shelters would be very high quality shelters from my experience with HMG.