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    Question What Rain Tarp To Get?

    Hello! I have the ENO doublenest. I will be camping/backpacking in Brevard, NC in July. If you have ever been there, you know it's a temperate rainforest and rains very frequently. Usually it's short bursts of strong rain, but it can last all day. I need a tarp that can last me from the slightest drizzle to the strongest side-blown wind you can imagine. I would prefer to get one of the ENO tarps, but I am open minded. Thank you so much in advance


    EDIT: Weight is not too much of a problem, as the longest length will probably be around 10 miles in a few days, though a lighter tarp would be nice, i'd prefer something that wont get me soaked.

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    DIY Addict PappyAmos's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard madelinea! Warbonnet Superfly! Plenty roomy - good coverage - and a fine value.

    Don't know what weeks in July you will be there but check out the thread: WNC > The 6th Annual John Rock Hang 7/17-7/19


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    Based on your requirements, I'd say the Superfly also. There's nothing in the ENO line of tarps that meets your requirements; they're a lousy value, and they weigh too much.

    If you're looking for something cheaper, the HH Hex is a pretty good value with good coverage. I personally like doors, which is why I recommend the Superfly or similarly dimensioned tarp in silnylon.
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    Senior Member MDSH's Avatar
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    A cuben tarp is lightest and best if you can afford it.

    Since the tarp is the most important piece of equipment it might be worth the extra expense.

    I have two DIY cuben tarps and they are great.

    Silpoly ones will appear soon, I predict. They do not stretch as the silnyon ones do.
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    Senior Member AdventureMyk's Avatar
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    First choice Superfly to be very strong, light, and cover everything you need covered.
    Second choice: Kelty Noah 12. Less than half the price of the superfly, roughly double the weight (+/-), but absolutely bomb-proof. My Kelty Noah 12 can enclose my Clark Vertex 2-person hammock and still close the ends if that gives you an idea. (well, almost at the front since it has two ropes coming out from the head).

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    Super Fly is a great tarp. That was my first tarp.
    But, after I saw a WL Oldman Winter I sold my SF and purchased a OMW and I am so happy with their quality that when I wanted a smaller tarp for summer I went with, the now legendary, Tad Pole .
    Now that my wife has begun to hammock with me, I picked up a 11' Bullfrog to use as a communal tarp.
    I have to say that no one is better at tarps than WL.
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    Like others have mentioned. The Superfly by Warbonnet is a great tarp. I would also check out the Winter Dream tarp by Underground Quilts. You can customize that one just a little but more if that is something you like to do.
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    Since I am transitioning from Tent/Shelter camping, and into hammock camping, I just reused the tart I already had: Snugpak All Weather Shelter

    It works great, and if I have to go to ground, it is really easy to set it up multiple ways to make a shelter, or using the snaps on it, a bivy. When I get around to making my own 4 season tarp, I am going to copy several of the attributes of this tarp and integrate them.
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    Some great suggestions here. I have been VERY impressed with the Superfly. The pole mod really opens it up well.

    Since you are in NC, I say give the WL tarps a hard look. Great stuff and cant beat supporting local economy. Win win.
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    My WL Big Daddy tarp worked flawless my first time in the Pisgah National Forest and it rained hard. My Superfly and Cloudburst have been in the rain a few times and have done a great job as well.
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