Hyperlite Mountain Gear Cuben Tarp
This outfit is a brand new up and coming UL gear manufacturer who has just made the top of the list for best ultralight pack in the new Backpacker Magazine gear guide. Their cuben tarps are bomber and innovative with modular options, and they are about to release a cuben hammock tarp the middle of this month. I was fortunate enough to get one of the first to come off their line. It weighed in at 9.4oz, including all lines (included) and the cuben stuff sack. It has solid reinforcements on all tieout points, catenary curves on both sides and top, tape sealing along the ridgeline, linelocs on all tieouts and a couple of hanging rings attached underneath the ridgeline. It has an 11' ridgeline length, sized similarly to as maccat deluxe I'm thinking. I set this up in my backyard and got a nice taut pitch with almost no effort at all. It's a beautiful tarp. Here's a picture below of the tarp. Can't wait to get this out in the wilderness and really put it through the paces. Not cheap at $315, but it's in the same ballpark as other vendors. The owner Mike was very helpful and the customer service was outstanding. My order was was shipped the same day I placed it. It's great to have another quality vendor out there!