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    HG tarp snake skins

    Does anyone know what weight fabric the HG snake skins are made of? Are they 0.67 or 0.90?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Does anyone know what weight fabric the HG snake skins are made of? Are they 0.67 or 0.90?
    Sorry I do no know the answer to answer to your question, but I do know that they are very good quality and have been durable for me. It seems like the time they would be weakest would be when the rain or dew has frozen and they need to be deployed on a cold morning, but so far so good in my case. FYI, I believe Hennessey has a TM on the word "Snakeskins" so technically, only their products can be called that, I think the generic term is "tarp sleeves".

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    I believe they use .9oz mesh.

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    Confirmed with HammockGear.. they use 0.67 noseeum

    I'll be ordering on this week. I've tried all the the other options, so might as well try this one.
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    I recently got an HG Mesh Sleeve and have really found it a much bigger improvement over the Hennessy snakeskins than I thought it would be

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Confirmed with HammockGear.. they use 0.67 noseeum

    I'll be ordering on this week. I've tried all the the other options, so might as well try this one.
    Mind if I ask what you are having issues with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameth View Post
    Mind if I ask what you are having issues with?

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    Not a matter of have 'issues' per se...

    Prior to using DCF tarps, I always used double ended noseeum stuff sacks. After speaking with HG quite a bit about the best practices with DCF, I moved (reluctantly) to snake skins.

    Tried the Hennesey silnyon first. Slick silnylon doesn't roll up well.. it tends to slip and slide.

    Then I DIY's a few sets of split noseeum skins... Same issue (might be worse) than using the silnylon. Too slippery to make any kind of bundle out of the tarp for storing in the pack. Plus, the middle bulge that needs to get stuffed in the skins would never stay put.. Kam snaps helped a little. I like to stuff the tarp in a side pack pocket leaving the noseeum and its' content vulnerable to snags and tears.

    I sold the noseeum skins with each of the silpoly tarps when I sold them and each of the DCF tarps came with their own DCF skins.. one with two piece and one with a single skin. Packing these is really easy.. no slipping or sliding and they compress neatly for packing. The challenge with the center bulge still plagues the two piece skins. Where the real problem exists is once the tarp is wetted out. Each of the skins need to be turned fully inside out to allow the inside to dry..That's a bit of a PITA.. The noseeum would resolve this, but the problem with slipping when rolling the bundle is a potential annoyance and still vulnerable to snags on the trail.

    Just trying to keep things simple and lite...
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    I've been using the HG mesh tarp sleeve. Yeah, it's kinda slippery when trying to roll it up...however, I think that's a minor issue compared to the 'bubble' on the two piece non-mesh sleeves. I did find that I could cram the whole mess into the original stuff sack. Redundant having both the stuff sack and tarp sleeve, but if you're ok with carrying a few extra grams you don't have to roll it up and it is protected from snags.

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