GoLite Lair 1 Shelter
Design: 3 season tarp
Ease of Setup: EASY!
Weight: 12 ounces with my modifications
This was my first tarp! Low cost, easy to set up, and pretty darn light. I enjoyed the fact that it can be set up with three sides flush to the ground. This keeps out rain splash way better than a simple rectangle tarp suspended off the ground.
The sides sag in the rain, as do most silnylon tarps, so I sewed on lifters that added a bit of weight but pull the sides out nicely. Also had a friend sew on a beak over the front opening, which helps keep blowing rain out. The stakes that come with this are junk; get some titanium ones. Trekking poles would be perfect to use as poles, but I always just use sticks from the forest.
Lots of modifications, but I now have a bomber little tarp. I've carried it on the PCT, the CDT and the Colorado Trail. Still going strong. If money wasn't an option I'd replace it with something lighter like a Gossamer Gear SpinnShelter or a MT Laurel Designs Patrol. But I'm a cheapskate so I'll keep this gem until it falls apart. GoLite doesn't even make this anymore, but you can find it online.
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Simplicity is the key to the GoLite Lair shelter.Simple to pitch, simple to adjust, and extremely lite-weight thanks to the ultra-lite, super-strong, waterproof SilLite silicone-impregnated nylon.The ridgeline and closed rear beak provide excellent protection from the elements while the open front ensures excellent ventilation.The GoLite Lair 1 or 2 are the perfect shelter for those who prefer the elegant simplicity of a tarp over a freestanding tent.
CLOSEOUTS . Go light and go longer with the GoLite Lair waterproof shelter, the ultimate minimalist shelter for summer backpacking. Ideal for solo backcountry ventures Fast, easy set up and take down Nine 7” aluminum Y-stakes 1-person, 3-season Floor: 84x72”, 50 sq.ft. Stuff size: 8x5” Weight: 15.8 oz. Material: SilLite silicone-impregnated ripstop nylon CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra Trading Post
Free Shipping. GoLite Lair 1 Tarp Shelter (Fall 2007) Simplicity is the key to the Lair 1 Tarp Shelter by GoLite's appeal. Simple to pitch, simple to adjust (for example, you can tension the main guy line while you are underneath the shelter), and extremely lightweight, utilizing Sil silicone-impregnated ripstop nylon, the Lair shelters are ideal 3-season shelters for those who prefer the elegant simplicity of a tarp over a tent. The closed rear break provides excellent protection from the elements while the open front ensures ample ventilation. Imported.
Simplicity is the key to the Lair shelter. Simple to pitch, simple to adjust, and extremely lite-weight thanks to the ultra-lite, super-strong, waterp...
- Ramsey Outdoor