What is included in the Dirigo 2 and what I will need to pitch this shelter?
Dirigo 2 pitches with two trekking poles and eight stakes which are not included. Stakes are sold separately. The sewn in line-locs and UHMPWE guy line are included with the Dirigo 2.
What is included in its total weight 794g (28oz.) ?
Total weight 28oz. does not include the weight of stakes and trekking poles.
What length trekking poles should I used with this shelter?
HMG recommend setting your trekking poles at 125cm to pitch the Dirigo 2. Any standard trekking pole with a length of at least 49" (125cm) will fit the Dirigo 2.
Do I need additional footprint for protection?
The Dirigo 2 has a DCF11 bathtub floor. No additional footprint is required and you can pitch the Dirigo 2 without any ground sheet, too.
What is the season ratings for this shelter?
Dirigo is a three-season shelter with insert sewn right to the outer wall of the shelter. If you are looking four-season shelter check Ultamid pyramid shelter.
What is the main difference between the Dirigo and the Ultamid?There are many differences between the Dirigo and the Ultamid but the most significant difference would be how the insert is secured to the tarp itself. The Ultamid is a DCF-8 four wall pyramid tarp, which comes with an optional DCF-11 insert (Bathtub floor, mesh for bug protection). The Dirigo has the insert physically attached to the inside providing you with a quick, consistent set up each time.