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Jul 4, 2016
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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
Jeff Harmon
Joined Mar 15, 2016
125 points
Jul 4, 2016
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Nope. The spreader bar arcs away from the bed surface. See pic.

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Erik W
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 8, 2007
313 points
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Jul 4, 2016
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.
20 kN
From Hawaii
Joined Feb 2, 2009
1,219 points
Jul 4, 2016
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!
aliebling
Joined Jun 1, 2010
348 points
Jul 5, 2016
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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?
BigB
From Red Rock, NV
Joined Feb 18, 2015
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