Originally Posted by tonejones
if your going to use this tarp a lot get sil because if you look at spinn wrong it will get a hole.
I have a MacCat Standard in Spinn that I bought in 2008. I proceeded to carry it about 1,700 miles from that point along the AT. For the last three years, it's probably been deployed somewhere around 75-85 times...on trail. I've had branches (small) fall from a height of more than 20' and bounce off of it without leaving any evidence it happened. I have two HF Members as witnesses of the branch incident. It's been poked by branches more times than I could ever count; still no holes.
I agree than Cuben wins the battle for top tarp material. I have a few yards of it waiting to be made into a tarp that I'm quite excited about. Tougher and lighter than the other options for sure! But Spinn is a fine material for a tarp and plenty durable enough for the daily abuse a tarp takes.