Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

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Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

Postby Peterac » Tue 06 Nov, 2018 9:28 am

Saving up for a MLD inner for my Trailstar. I’ve read a bit about Ookworks and Bear Paw. Bear Paw still advertise on eBay.
Thoughts on waiting for an older used ookworks cuben or Bear Paw cuben.
Ookworks earlier work feedback appeared to be good quality.
Bear Paw in earlier years appears to be a lower level quality but still good as well, as far as I can work out.

At what point (year) did these inners appear to be questionable or am I barking up the wrong tree.
Feedback.
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Thanks
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Re: Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

Postby photohiker » Tue 06 Nov, 2018 9:52 am

Yep. There are options, but Ookworks has gone down.

So the current options are with MLD or with BearPaw.

MLD's verstion:

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Bearpaw's version:

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Would be having a look at both of them, they'd been made for years. Bearpaw seems to have more options on their site, maybe MLD would make options also.

https://mountainlaureldesigns.com/produ ... -innernet/
http://www.bearpawwd.com/net_tents/pyranet_1.php

Also, there are other posts of the Trailstar inner here: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=27777
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Re: Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

Postby Peterac » Tue 06 Nov, 2018 10:10 am

Yes design is not really the issue. An inch here there doesn’t matter. If I look at the used market I save money but not if quality is not there. More reading about Bear Paw does not seem encouraging.
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Re: Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

Postby Davidf61 » Tue 06 Nov, 2018 5:33 pm

Hi Peterac, apologies for late reply, I saw your e-mail but for some reason the site wont let me answer. [ I was overseas ]

As said Ookworks has passed away so to speak, received some e-mails about Bearpaw which weren't too complimentary, so I bit the bullet and bought the MLD version, which I've only used in the backyard for a couple on nights, but I'm very impressed. The quality of construction is excellent, and once I get my head around the Trailstar, I think it's between this and a Terra Rosa tarp in my outdoor future. I struggle a little to get the Trailstar taut, then all of a sudden if just comes together if I tweak one line, so I have to practice more. Then the inner seems the perfect blend of size/shape for me, comfy and roomy in the inner, and sufficient space left over to spread stuff around. I try to have the Trailstar down to the ground on 2 sides, then the other 3 raised reasonably high for either ventilation or the view.


Will use the inner with the the Terra Rosa square tarp as well, the tarp being able to string up in endless ways, I have some elastic loops I use to attach the inner where I can.

Hope this helps.
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Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

Postby Lamont » Tue 06 Nov, 2018 6:05 pm

Just saw you mentioned Bear Paw-might be an idea to search "Bear+Paw+reddit+ultralight".
Seem to remember reading something over there a while ago. Some concerns. Maybe pose the question on RedditUL and BPL?
"Should I buy/order from BPWD?"
Just a thought.
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Re: Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

Postby Peterac » Tue 06 Nov, 2018 10:10 pm

Yes thanks it was helpful, all replies.
I was curious if a used Oookstar or Bear Paw came up would they be worth it? I need to save for the MLD so if one came up I wanted to consider them for price saving if quality is there.
It’s good to hear from a new user that the inner is roomy as well as outside the inner. It is very encouraging!
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Re: Trailstar inner, feedback for options!

Postby Baggage » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 4:02 pm

All very helpful. Thanks.
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