The DuoMid is a bombproof safe house for year-round backcountry travel in exposed areas. This is one of the best pyramid shelters we've tested and it's ideal for people that mostly venture solo or want to go ultralight with two people. Ordering the DuoMid is not convenient becuase it is not available from major retailers, and only directly from the small manufacturer in VA (made-to-order, involving a 1-4 week delay in delivery). Our highest rated shelters immediately available from retailers are the Rab Element 2 and the Black Diamond Beta Light.
The DuoMid is the smaller version of the Mountain Laurel Designs SuperMid, which our testers prefer for use with two or more people because it is much larger, more comfortable, and weighs a modest 8 oz. more. In our research and backcountry encounters we find that most people use the DuoMid primarily as a solo shelter and occasionally with two people. The interior can be cramped for two people, especially two tall people, so our testers prefer a larger shelter for most trips that warrant the protection of a mid.