I'm not seeing NEW tarps / rain-flys. Clark discontinued the tarp with the beak 26 months ago. Who knows why Clark continues to show that tarp on the web page several places.
Not large, it substitutes design for area/ bulk. what with the sewn 6 panels and tailored 3 dimensional shape with saddle-back.
I first felt cheated when a previously owned Clark came to me with one. Since then, I've come to enjoy the benefits of its light weight. What with the hoods over the ends of Clarks, that mere 8 ft tarp is long enough to cover a 9ft NX250. My feet are sightless and don't mind a view restricted by low tarp sides at that point. Tarp ends attached to prusik's make it easy to center the tarp over the hammock with minimum fiddling, essential with a small tarp.
The other change in Clark tarps came a year ago when the Vertex became full figured and symmetrical head-to-foot, where it previously saved weight with a slightly tapered foot end. The old shape could be found for a short time at Lawson's, as one option for a DIY cuben tarp, and is also a feature of one of the AHE tarps.
Last edited by DemostiX; 09-29-2012 at 22:02..