I hang on the wet side as well. I have both down and synth [new river from AHE]. If you are shopping cost, certainly synthetic, but I am sure you already know that it doesn't compress as well. I agree with Hulk though, nothing works well when wet.
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+1 Hulk & Optimator -- A water-resistant undercover beneath your UQ helps keep things dry. I've gotten pounded with wind-driven rain on the coast and with an undercover and tarp, I stayed completely dry and warm. My friends in their RV couldn't believe it!!
One of my next diy projects is a big "black bishop bag" that is waterproof. That way I don't have to keep everything in separate bags. I'll just pack everything in it and compress it down. It'll make setup and take down easy, too!
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staying dry in blowing rain ...
1) Pitch your tarp close to the ground
2) Close the ends of your tarp
And if that fails, www.dphammockgear.com has a super water resistant quilt make with polyester fill
OH, if your tarp won't close on the ends ... buy/make end doors OR buy a dp tarp