Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr
I made some Tyvek GrizzBeaks recently, but won't post anything till I make the second set and perform some outdoor testing. My dimensions are quite different from yours 'cause I'm using them with my 10' x 10' Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp, which is a very odd-shaped tarp.
I think this is a fine use of Tyvek - in fact, I recently came upon a HF post from HitchHiking in Australia where he sells Tyvek tarps. Remarkably, the Tyvek weighs less than the SilNylon tarps he also sells. Check out the weights at:
I agree that Tyvek gets a lot of disrespect. It ain't Cuben fiber ('cause it's more durable?) but it apparently weighs less than SilNylon! I've long had an interest in Tyvek due to its durability, but anyone who mentions it as tarp material gets flamed by those who think it's unsuitable. I always find this hard to believe because I've been using a 7' x 7' piece of Tyvek as a gear tarp for years, and my gear has never gotten wet.
Perhaps Tyvek will find its niche as tarp doors or Grizz Beaks.
I've got two of those funky tarps....this weekends hang that we're going on will be very redneck, as I'm opting to use shower curtains from the dollar store for our doors and duct tape. The plastic is actually a bit stretchy, which is nice for some give. If I can get them to just last this weekend, at least I'll have a pattern to use, or know what changes I want to make.....or perhaps I'll like them a lot and they'll stay as they are, you certainly can't go lighter
Don't want any hail though!