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MYOG solo Trailstar 試作

After several MYOG projects, recently I had try to make a shaped pyramid shelter which reference from the Cricket Tarp. Pyramid style tent is my favorite type of shelter and this little myog project is a good start. There are no special sewing technique required, the only important seam is Flat Felled seam also the Catenary Curves of the tent ridge, if you wish to make your own you must study these two importants.


The Cricket Tarp design for 1 person and half open with no zipper which also good for quick and 3 season tarp. The size of this myog are little bit different from the Cricket which is 260*110*125h and the finish weight 290g, using 30D silnylon and #50 PP thread. This tarp is prefect for 1 person and as quick setup and ultralight. If you like it you may try to make your own and any question just leave a comment here, I will help as I can or just buy one from MLD.


Below are some photos of this MYOG project from our photography editor Klas, please visit his photo blog for more great work.









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Photos by My Maudlin Things and tent original design by MLD.

Posted By Tara Poky

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10 Responses to “MYOG solo Trailstar 試作”

  1. tiger says:

    你們拍的照片很美!完全feel到你們的心力~ 加油!

  2. tomoro says:


  3. Phil Scoltock says:

    Hi, your MYOG Trailstar looks excellent – looks like you got
    your version of the design and construction absolutely right.

    I am planning to have a go at making my own MYOG Trailstar, and I hope that mine turns out as good as yours looks. Like yours, I am planning on reinforcing all of the LineLocs with Dyneema and GrosGrain webbing. I was considering reinforcing all of the 4 seams between the pentagon segments and the bottom hem with GrosGrain, it will add approx 140g to the weight, but some of our hiking can be in rough weather so 140g extra seems preferable to a shelter failure. How is your withstanding some usage ?.

    Secondly, I would really love to know what you did for the Catenary Curves for the seams between the pentagon segments and around the bottom hem. I know the general guideline is 1/4inch per foot (6mm per 300mm) – I was planning on about 6mm per 300 for the segment seams, and a much shallower curve on the hems, maybe 3mm per 300. What worked for you ?

  4. Phil says:

    Hi Tara

    Yes, when I first read your blog a few weeks ago and you confirmed that Catenary curves are needed (which was a great help), I found and downloaded the spreadsheet and I have been using it a few weeks ago. Very helpful thanks.

    But that doesn’t quiet really answer my question above, which would be really helpful to me to know what worked for you. I’d like to know what ratio you used between the seam length for your tent versus the ‘sag’ or maximum deflection of the curve. So what I would really like to know is what values did you input in to the spreadhseet for parameters “a” and “b”. Mine may be different, but knowing what you input and therefore the ratio of a:b would be so…. helpful – most websites suggest 0.25in/1ft and I would guess your seams are around 6ft so guideline maximum sag = 1.5in. So I would guess you input “a” = 3feet and “b” = 1.5in. What did you input ? Thanks in advance

    • Tara P says:

      Hi Phil,

      Yes, I use the ratio which most people suggest 0.25in/1ft. As I usually use CM for calculation, when convert to feet and inch, the a=6.36, b=1.59.


  5. Phil says:

    Hi Tara

    Thanks for confirming this – it is good to know before cutting my fabric !!.

    My order of Silnylon, Dyneema fabric, Grosgrain and Linelocs were delivered to me today from Extremtexil in Germany – so now it is time to get the cutting board and sewing machine out and make mine.

    Thanks so much for your help. Phil

  6. Tara P says:

    Hi Phil,

    You are welcome! Also Extremtexil sell very good quality materials, I was their customer too. 😀


  7. carman says:

    hello, 這是什麼地方?望見的是西貢高爾夫球場嗎?


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