MLD Cricket Review

Discussion in 'Reviews & Previews' started by Dave Vaughan, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. MyHatGandhi

    MyHatGandhi Backpacker

    I've only used DCF version so can't compare, but I don't have any issues pitching it to the ground, and with a very taut pitch which managed a 50mph+ storm (weather summary said gusts of up to 70mph) when testing, and 40-50mph winds when I was exposed up pen-y-fan.

    There's not much flexibility (or I haven't worked it all out yet) but it's enough for my needs since I only really need a low, medium or high pitch. I like that it stays taut through the night.

    The only issue for me so far is that I haven't mastered the door. It's usually very high and narrow, or low and narrow... both with too much flex, although the wind facing side (back) is rock solid.

    Takes me about 5-10 minutes to pitch and adjust, depending on my urgency.
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  2. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Moderator Staff Member

    Thats good to know. Do you have any pics you could post to show the various pitches. I know a few people have been interested with the cuben version.
  3. MyHatGandhi

    MyHatGandhi Backpacker

    Edit: My mistake, this is a trailstar not a cricket. I missundersood! Call it baby brain...

    I don't really have tons of pictures but here's a few. It includes some of my really early ones as well. Like I said, I can easily get it to the ground, or leave ventilation, and I can easily get the back and sides taut. But the bloody door!

    https://imgur.com/gallery/LwrlV5P

    Edit: I've done an open pitch in the past which was ok, but no pictures. I promise to take more next season!
    For those wondering why its often empty, I didn't bother putting stuff in for practice pitches, and taking pictures of the inside when I was wild camping didn't cross my mind :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
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  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Oh, I was expecting pictures of a cuben Cricket :)
  5. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    It doesnt actually look like a cricket in some photos, more like a trailstar. Interesting.
  6. MyHatGandhi

    MyHatGandhi Backpacker

    I missundersood guys :angelic::angelic:

    Its a trailstar! That's what I was talking about all along! Oooops.

    This was really all to test you.. . Ahem... :brb:
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  7. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    Ah i was trying to be diplomatic,
    none of the photos look like a cricket.:o o:
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  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    If it's any consolation I find the door on the sil version to be the trickiest part to get under good tension, it usually looks okay but in bad weather it's the part that flaps and cracks occasionally
  9. MyHatGandhi

    MyHatGandhi Backpacker

    Just proves you can't be fooled ;)
  10. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    Thats a cracker:)
  11. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    Haha no flies on me
  12. MyHatGandhi

    MyHatGandhi Backpacker

    I've been know for quite a few crackers in the past.
  13. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    Me too
  14. MyHatGandhi

    MyHatGandhi Backpacker

    That's really good to know. I suspect (ok ok, we know its true) that DCF makes it even harder than the sil since there's little give, but if it's difficult on the sil version too, I can chill a bit more.
  15. MyHatGandhi

    MyHatGandhi Backpacker

    I feel like I need to buy a DCF cricket now just to make the world right again :whistling:

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