I wanted a bigger tarp than I had but did not want the weight. This seemed to be the solution. I need to use it awhile before I could recommend it for a thru hike but the stuff is pretty tough.Ok, I keep trying to stay away from this stuff but I could save about a pound over the tarp I have now, so it's veeery tempting. Do you think this materal would hold up for a thru-hike?
I think it would be stronger with the standard tarp design of the seam in the ridgline. My concern was just with the pullouts on the ridgeline. I am definitely not a sewing expert but made it thru this project ok. The material is tougher than it looks. You can not cut it with scissors.I thought about using a solid piece for the top and seaming the sides so that the ridge would maybe be stronger. How is it to sew? Does the fabric feel strong and secure after sewing. It's used for sails so I know it can handle the wind I just want to make sure I don't weaken it by sewing incorrectly. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
144" ridgline 46" sides 5.9oz for tarp only.What's the finished weight and dimensions of your tarp