Originally Posted by backpackingZombie
If the Spinn that Brian has is not up to par why should I think the Spinn that anyone has right now is good? I don't want to spend $160+ on a tarp to only find out it's not waterproof as I was expected to believe.
Because neither of those guys (or any of our cottage shops for that matter) are going to throw their reputation out the window just
to move tarps. If Brandon is selling it, it is of good quality.
That said, I carried a Standard MacCat during the warm months on my AT adventure. It is plenty of tarp for a thru-hiker. I carried much bigger (SuperFly) early when the weather was misery, but I carried a Standard from mid-April down south to September up north. There were a handful of times that I wished I still had my large tarp, but they were few and far between and mostly just whining.