Originally Posted by Youngblood
Y...Trying to close a Velcro door that is reasonably taut from the inside of a tarptent when you have to bend over and your hands are cold isn't a lot of fun.
I've been developing a lot of practice with this on my "quonset hut hammock hanger tarptent @tm
". It's really not bad at all. Closing from the top I have one hand going out the still-to-be-closed slit, pressing on the outside strip, with the other hand pressing on the inside strip, sliding this arrangement down towards the ground. Can be done with mittens on.
I'd say the issue with putting velcro on the existing tarp's doors is more one of the extra ounces you now have to carry around all the time, than actually using the strips.
Panel pullouts require more guyline and more tie outs to branches or stakes and all that isn't a lot of fun either when it is cold and wet... especially when it is time to pack it all away and you have to deal with all those lines and stakes.
on this you have my unqualified agreement.