Metolius Bomb Shelter Spreader Bar Question


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Jeffo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 260

Hi,

You know how sometimes you sleep on a pull out couch bed and that annoying-as-hell bar digs into your back? Well, I'm curios to know if this phenomenon occurs with the Metolius Bomb Shelter Doubler Portaledge.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

J

Erik Werner · · Boulder, CO · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 305

Nope. The spreader bar arcs away from the bed surface. See pic.

http://cdn.outdoorgearlab.com/photos/2/29/144470_7665_L.jpg

20 kN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2009 · Points: 1,352
Jeff Harmon wrote: Well, I'm curios to know if this phenomenon occurs with the Metolius Bomb Shelter Doubler Portaledge. J
Nope, but I can tell you the spreader bar is not easy to install when the ledge is on the side of the wall.
Aaron Liebling · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 435
20 kN wrote: Nope, but I can tell you the spreader bar is not easy to install when the ledge is on the side of the wall.
Most definitely agree. Go with the fish - it's slightly narrower, but superior in every other way. Best double on the market!
BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

Never used the bomb shelter, but the spreader bar on the BD doesn't even come close.
I'd love to hear tips from everyone re: setup on the wall.... I just used mine for the first time. I ended up building mine on the ground and flagged it, then I hauled it up. What a PITA. How do you guys deal with it at the anchor?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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