Cuben Tarps: Who's useing them.
So I saw Kayak Karl cuben tarp from zpacks at the NJ Winter Hang and just had to order one so I did (after selling off some gear first as per wife's request, gear comes gear goes but the trail is always their and that's good enough for me). Any ways so besides Kayak Karl who has been using cuben material as a tarp, how has it held up, strength of material, stretch to it, tight pitch etc. Any light that can be shed and information shared would be great. Ive already ordered the tarp so its not a question of if I am or am not going to buy it but others experiences with the use of cuben as a tarp. Joe said he used one for 152 days on the PCT with no problems so I'm not really worried just trying to generate some conversation about this up and coming more popular material. My tarp dimensions are 8.5 width 13' length and an 11' ft ridge line. It has 4 tie outs on both sides and 2 panel pulls on each side. Its the same dimensions as the BWWD but instead of being 10 wide its 8.5 wide and instead of weighing 22 OZ its going to weight 6oz, that's 16 oz of weight savings :lol:. Ill certainly post pics but wont get the tarp for apx. 6 weeks. And am hoping their is some good chatter about cuben tarps. It appears to be a great light weight durable material.
Id also be interested in how cuben compares to Spin UL in regards to durability. Spin was nice to use for a short while but wanted to try cuben so I sold my spin ul oes delux to fun this. YEAH MAN I love ordering new gear.