Originally Posted by riverkeeper
My question is not so much WHICH of the 2 winter door tarps is better RATHER
IF either of them will REALLY WILL handle winter wind-rain much better than a regular cat cut approx similar or slightly smaller size.
I know given their size both may handle set up like a 1-armed 800 pound gorilla in heavy wind.... think jibing in heavy down wind without a winch.
Speaking of which ... do you use DIY snake skins or black bishop bags on these mini spinnakers.
I can speak to winter wind, and know that closing the doors helps enormously. Because of the length of my hammock I could only seal off one end, but that gave me 3 sides of wind block, meaning solid protection against at least 180 degrees of wind direction. Can't get that without doors.
I fold my tarp, I did try making snake skins for it. I couldn't get it to wrap around a ridgeline cord. There is so much material there if I stuffed it into a bishop bag it would take up half my pack! Could compress of course, but you see the problem and get the point.