In the end we regret only the mesh we didn’t take…
If you follow us on social media you probably already heard the news that we launched UltaMid Inserts for our 2- and 4-person mids. You can get them with a 100% waterproof Cuben Fiber bathtub floor or without. Either way, you’ll get that added bug protection that you didn’t have using the mid on its own. We used to advertise the mids as a three-season shelter—Fall, Winter, Spring. But it’s a bonafide four-season shelter now. No matter where you are—the Northeast during black fly season or the farthest southern reaches of mosquito-infested Greenland—you won’t have to worry about bugs. And, if the weather is super nice in the summer, you can use set up the Insert (with floor) on its own.
We think it’s a game-changing product not only because it’s our biggest product launch of 2015 (so far), but also because it satisfies the hundreds of inquiries we’ve had from you, our customers, to build inserts. We can’t comply with every one of your requests, but this one really made sense. It fills a missing link in our line of ultralight UltaMids—bug protection and extra defense against terribly wet weather. The inserts enhance our entire shelter line.
Made of no-see-um mesh, the UltaMid Inserts with Cuben bathtub floor provide 100% bug protection and 100% protection against ground water and rain. The inserts with no floor offer excellent bug protection with a mesh skirt that tucks inside the shelter and under your groundcloth. Designed to be only slightly smaller than the perimeter of the mid, the mesh netting never touches the wall, thus providing added protection from condensation. As with all our products, we streamlined the design of the insert to be extremely light and fully functional; they weigh from 16oz (UltaMid 2 Insert) to 27oz (UltaMid 4 Insert with floor).
We’re sticking to our lightweight philosophy; you don’t need to carry heavy, bulky gear to be safe and comfortable on your backcountry adventures. The inserts are as minimal as it gets while providing optimal utility in order to enhance your enjoyment and spirit of adventure in the outdoors.
-Mike St. Pierre