View Poll Results: Which tarp would you reommend?

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  • Hammock Gear - Dyneema Fiber Standard Tarp With Doors

    0 0%
  • Hammock Gear - Dyneema Fiber Palace Tarp

    0 0%
  • Warbonnet - Superfly

    20 71.43%
  • UGQ - Winterdream

    6 21.43%
  • UGQ - Winterdream XL

    2 7.14%
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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Wayzata, MN
    Hammock
    Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    ENO ProFly XL Sil
    Insulation
    Bandit TQ Lynx UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    64

    Tarp For A Ridgerunner

    After doing a few nights with my 13 ft ENO tarp that does not have panel pulls or anything to prevent the middle from bowing in with wind I decided to get a new tarp. I'm the sort to want excess coverage so a tarp with a lot over coverage and enough support to give my RR plenty of space to hang comfortably inside with the wind blowing I narrowed it down to the options at the bottom. Some questions I have been waffling on though:

    1. The Hammock Gear Dyneema tarp configuration has a section that says, "Is this tarp for a bridge hammock?" but does not actually list what that would change... Anyone used either the standard or palace with a Ridgerunner? Feel like there was enough room underneath for the spreader bars to move a bit without whacking into the side?

    2. I have seen some mentions on the forum that the Superfly comes with rings on the ridge line which are convenient for hooking up the bug net. Have people run into issues using doors and getting the bug net up high enough on the tree with the doors shut?

    3. One post I was reading said the Winterdream was great with the RR but in hindsight the person wished they went with the XL. Any other experiences here?

    Feel free to use the poll to vote for your preference and just lurk.



    Some basic details so no one has to go looking up any option they are not too familiar with:

    Hammock Gear - Dyneema Fiber Standard Tarp With Doors
    Costs $357.95
    Length: 12'
    Width: 8' 6"
    Weight: 7.28 oz


    Hammock Gear - Dyneema Fiber Palace Tarp
    Cost: $467.95
    Length: 12'
    Width: 10' 4"
    Weight: 10.29 oz

    Warbonnet - Superfly
    Cost: $175
    Length: 13'
    Width: 10'
    Weight:22.05 oz

    UGQ - Winterdream
    Cost: $209.95
    Length: 13'
    Width: 12' 8"
    Weight: 21.9 oz

    UGQ - Winterdream XL
    Cost: $283.45
    Length: 13'
    Width: 11' 4"
    Weight: 28.3 oz

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Sarasota Florida
    Posts
    142
    I use the 13í superfly for the ridge runner. The rings in the ridge line do a fine job of keeping the bugnet up, and keeps those lines under the tarp and out of the rain. The doors will completely close at the ends and it does a great job of keeping out the weather. The panel pulls work pretty good with the rods that Warbonnet sells. Wind is still an issue with a tarp this large and I would ask them to add tie outs in the middle of the sides for extra support in wind. The new dutchware tarps look great and have a nice pole mod setup, with more tie outs.


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  3. #3
    X2 I went superfly too pretty much for the same reasons. The panel pull out poles you might consider doing your own. It's much less expensive and you can do your own length (I wanted mine a few inches longer).

    The HG tarp... they ask if it's for a bridge hammock to determine where the panel pull outs will be placed. For bridges they are further apart and more in-line with the spreader bars to allow more room for easier access past them. There may be more to it, but that's all I'm aware of.

    No experience with the UGQ's.
    Last edited by Yarome; 01-04-2020 at 02:21.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Wayzata, MN
    Hammock
    Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    ENO ProFly XL Sil
    Insulation
    Bandit TQ Lynx UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    64
    The big draw for the Winterdream is the end poles, seems quite unique to that tarp. Then again at the moment I am leaning towards just using my trekking poles for the pull outs over a continuous ridge line so could be a feature I never get around to using.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Adroa View Post
    ...just using my trekking poles for the pull outs over a continuous ridge line so could be a feature I never get around to using.
    For just an overnight trekking poles are a good option. No point lugging on more gear. If you're staying on a day or two then you have to consider that either you won't have use of your poles for day excursions or taking them down and back up... which isn't so easy when your tarp is fully pitched out.

    Not that guy-lining them isn't always an option.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Wayzata, MN
    Hammock
    Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    ENO ProFly XL Sil
    Insulation
    Bandit TQ Lynx UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarome View Post
    For just an overnight trekking poles are a good option. No point lugging on more gear. If you're staying on a day or two then you have to consider that either you won't have use of your poles for day excursions or taking them down and back up... which isn't so easy when your tarp is fully pitched out.

    Not that guy-lining them isn't always an option.
    So far all of my experiences have been up and down the Superior Hiking Trail, dropping my car off at one trailhead and then hiking back to my car. That has meant packing up everything each morning so I would not mind having the poles stranded overnight. Definitely something I will keep in mind as I get to explore new areas.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Memphis,TN
    Hammock
    WB RidgeRunner
    Tarp
    SimpLight WintHave
    Insulation
    WB WinterLynx
    Suspension
    DyneemPP-CinchBugs
    Posts
    112
    Images
    4
    Silly Light Designs Winterhaven is the tarp I use with my RR.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Wayzata, MN
    Hammock
    Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    ENO ProFly XL Sil
    Insulation
    Bandit TQ Lynx UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by chipmem View Post
    Silly Light Designs Winterhaven is the tarp I use with my RR.
    Well I was definitely looking for a 6th option! Mind telling me a bit more about the options you chose and what you like about it? Some of the configuration options on the site look really interesting and this video review with 3 poles inside... I don't think I have ever seen a tarp looking so large inside.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    Paonia, CO
    Hammock
    WB Blackbird XLC ; RR
    Tarp
    Superfly; W Haven
    Insulation
    WB TQ and UQ's
    Suspension
    Tensa4 and straps
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by chipmem View Post
    Silly Light Designs Winterhaven is the tarp I use with my RR.
    +1 for this option.

    I really like mine.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Ipswich, MA
    Hammock
    WBRR
    Tarp
    Silpoly Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Mamba/Lynx
    Suspension
    Webbing/buckles
    Posts
    139
    No cloudburst? Too obvious? Door kit works great. Panel pulls are positioned perfectly. It has the middle guy-out on the walls for even more control in high wind.

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