review of clark, rope, drip-rings
Well personally I though this was a very good review of the NA clark. It address's good and bad points that occured while he was testing it. For someone that does not own a clark, these are things to consider. For others that do own clarks, we can point out that not all the "bad points" will be observered by all people. Example being the ropes and the drip-rings. I happen to like both and true, I did sit on the ground the first couple of times I tried to tie up the hammock, I figured out how to keep from doing that. And the drip-rings... well you either love them or hate them. I've found that with using the hammock and the ropes, that the rope develops a "memory" of where the drip-ring is and it tends to stay there. So I've not encountered any problems with loosing it. The tarp, I too think it's small and I've got the XL size for my tropical clark. So far I've camped a couple of times in rain, not had any issues with the bottom getting wet. I did have it in the "storm" mode and found it difficult to get into the hammock and get back out. The tarp was right up against me as I tried to get in and out. No problems once inside the hammock. So even though I think it's small, It seems to be doing the job it was ment to do. My tropical doesn't come with the weather shield so I ordered it as an addition. So glad I did too. That weather shield works!! All in all, I like your report. Keep testing out the Clark and try out different ideas too to see if you can change anything, like tying the ropes tighter, sitting in it to see how it hangs and then tightening up the ropes if needed.