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  1. #11
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    Got my SilPro Deluxe today. Although I was wanting the coyote brown, I got the forest green, and that's OK! The only tarp I have for comparison is the Kammok Glider. It's probably not the best comparison, but this is much lighter & packs down much, much smaller. On the scale, I'm measuring 13.10 to 13.15 ounces, so the weight on the site is pretty much spot on with what I have. That's including the stuff sack too.
    I hope to test it out this weekend, but if it performs as well as it looks, I'll be back for more!
    Quick shipping too!

  2. #12
    Senior Member MotoBoss's Avatar
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    So Brian, are you still in busiess? I ask because I have tried to cotact you for the last 2 months in regards to a new tarp with utterly zero response. I can't find a phone number to contact you directly and I have never gotten a response from email. Now your email link goes nowhere and apparently the contact form is useless.

    However I guess the wait is worth it as I now want the new SilPro tarp. If you'll ever respond I would be iterested in a tarp.
    ~Adventure Before Dementia~

  3. #13
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    Hey MotoBoss - shoot me a PM and I'll try and figure out why the emails aren't coming through!

    - Brian
    Brian MacMillin
    www.OutdoorEquipmentSupplier.com
    Home of the new MacCat Gen4 hammock tarps

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    Senior Member MotoBoss's Avatar
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    Thanks Brian, pm sent.
    ~Adventure Before Dementia~

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Everything is finally live - take a look at our updated models at our site.

    A brief summary of what the new Gen4 models can do:

    • 5-10% weight reduction over our entire line
    • New structural polyester ridgeline greatly expands strength
    • New 20D silnylon is quieter and packs down to 50% of the size
    • Exclusive 'Zero Force' ridgeline tieouts offer the same strength that OES tarps always have. Don't accept less!
    • New SilPro polyester 20D x 50D (some of you may know this fabric by another name ) version of the MacCat Deluxe. Super low stretch premium model. When combined with OES construction, no downsides - just better performance. Most of the way towards cuben stretch minus the cuben fiber price. This tarp is my new go-bag tarp.


    Check out the site for some new photos.
    Brian-

    I'm about to get a tarp from you (as a fellow upstate NYer, how can I not??) and I wanted your advice. I'm using an 11 footer DreamHammock. I will probably use the tarp 3-4 times a year, and my primary use will be bike-packing so space trumps weight. Which one should I get?

    Thanks!

    hal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    • New 20D silnylon is quieter and packs down to 50% of the size
    When I first saw your announcement I*thought the better packing was thanks to the SilPro fabric but seems I jumped on conclusion (and read) a bit too fast! I would have a question, then : how does the SilPro version packs compared to the (old and/or new) silnylon version ?

    Thanks !

  7. #17

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    So I bought a MacCat Standard back in mid-May. Prompt service, no problems. Once I had it, I realized I wanted a different color ("stealth" grey would really stand out less than the brown, I thought) and so arranged to send it back and get my preferred color, along with guylines that I had forgotten to order the first time. Again, quick email reply, no problem. Sent it back in early June. Tracking says it arrived two days later. But now, weeks later -- no tarp, and have yet to hear anything.

    From this forum, it looks like others have had some problems with delays from OEM... should I hang in there a while longer? I hate to be a whiny customer, but I have some bikepacking trips planned and need a tarp. I returned the (bulky, heavy) ENO one I had been using previously and can't really afford to buy a second tarp while I wait for the OEM to show up.

    Brian, are you there? Just a heads-up with an expected delivery date would be great... I can see about borrowing a tarp if it's going to be a while.

  8. #18
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    That's unfortunate. After all the customer service issues (for which OES is renowned), it takes huge cojones to ship a tarp back!

    I can't offer any suggestions - hope you get a tarp someday.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. #19

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    O, hindsight.... I didn't do any research other than "hey this company sells tarps that are much lighter and nicer than the one I have -- cool!" (Now I know to check this forum. )

    BUT Brian got back to me today, and is shipping out a SilPro replacement.

    Generally I'm fine with waiting longer for a superior product from a small company. If it were some huge corporation I'd have been complaining up a storm. And the weather around here has been crap until now anyway.

  10. #20

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    Got my tarp today! Thanks Brian! Upgraded to SilPro, too.

    This new fabric seems nice. Slightly more crinkly than the nylon but looks a bit tougher and definitely less stretchy, just from a backyard test.

    Can't wait to try it out for real. Now I just need the torrential rains to slow enough to make the local trails passable (oh the irony)...

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