I like the MacCat Standard as well. The very recent trend has been larger tarps for winter, but honestly it's not necessary. Does it help? Sure - if the increased bulk and weight are worth it to you, the convenience of a larger tarp can be a good thing. But do you "need" a larger tarp for winter? Nope - we were all winter camping before the 10x11, SuperFly, etc. And most of us still had a great time...
Personally, one of my favorite pictures is the December sunrise in Yosemite, taken from my hammock under a MacCat Standard pitched over an 8'-10' (I think) snowpack. Couldn't have done that with a winter tarp!
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