Originally Posted by rodwolfy
I've seen CF mitts, CF added to UQ's, etc.
Scrap pieces need a home too.
For the gram counter, cuben really is some amazing stuff. I'm more of an ounce counter, but I am a fan of 'better' gear. Cuben, in my mind, is 'better' than sil simply because of its waterproofness. I very much dislike getting wetted by my sil tarps when I brush against them on the inside. When Spinn hit the market, I was an instant fan because of its properties, like waterproofness; its lightweight certainly didn't hurt. Spinn quality went away and hasn't shown any signs of rebirth. That left the very pricey cuben with similar properties.
I didn't want to, I really didn't, but Brian at OES convinced me that I needed to give cuben a try. I bought a MacCat Deluxe in cuben. I no longer care if I ever own another sil tarp. They work fine and are certainly priced to move compared with cuben (funny, I used to think sil tarps were expensive), but cuben made me a tarp-snob. The stuff is just ridiculously light and meets all my other requirements for shelter material. I don't like the price either, but in this case, I believe you are getting what you pay for with cuben.