Pitching my Trailstar in a different configuration

I have not slept under my Trailstar with it pitched differently to my/the ‘normal’ way that I have seen it pitched most of the time – that is with one corner into the wind and the door made out of one side to form an ‘A’ shape. I have see pictures of the Trailstar pitched a bit like a tarp with a very wide opening so thought I would give it a go in the local park before trying it out in the wild some time.

The following photos show the configuration. Basically, you put a whole side into the wind and the door (loosely speaking that is) is made at the opposite corner rather that in the middle of a side. It’s really easy to do and you end up with what can be described as a very large tarp.

Laying inside it looks great, even more headroom and an even better view. Also, it will be great to sleep across the Trailstar (as indicated in the photos by my Oookstar inner net) with my gear at the back, the other side of the pole. I can then just lay there gazing at the stars. I think this configuration will be great for when the weather is not too blowy but I still think it will shed a lot of wind. I can’t wait to try it out.


2 thoughts on “Pitching my Trailstar in a different configuration

  1. I am thinking about buying a MLD Trailstar, how are you finding using yours and where did you buy it from?
    Cheers – Richard

    • I love the Trailstar, Richard. I love the space and, at any time and whatever the weather, being able to look straight outside. See my other posts about it.

      There is only one place to buy it from, unless you pick one up secondhand, and that is at Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com


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