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    Superfly vs dutchware wide winter tarp?

    I am planning on getting one of these 2 tarps, planning on a pole mod as well. Does anyone have experience with both?
    Thanks!

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    The dutch wide tarps are pretty new, so first hand opinions will be limited. But the fabric, at least in a similar form, has been around for some time.
    I did have a thunderfly in 20d silpoly. And I have a new, but unused dutch wide winter. The dutch xenon packs smaller and has a lighter, more supply feel. How this effects performance, I have yet to see. But the packability does seems better, even though it is larger then my thunderfly. That's impressive.

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    Here's a 3rd option to consider: the Winter Haven from Jared at Simply Light Designs. I've had mine for about 5 years and its never let me down. Lots of custom options available and he's fast. Good intel about them in his subforum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michigandave View Post
    Here's a 3rd option to consider: the Winter Haven from Jared at Simply Light Designs. I've had mine for about 5 years and its never let me down. Lots of custom options available and he's fast. Good intel about them in his subforum.
    Why stop at three! Let's throw in UGQ's Winterdream and HG's Journey.

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    I mean if you just want to start throwing in additional options I was asking about large tarps for the Ridgerunner and got some great responses in this thread. I ended up getting a 20d silpoly 13" superfly. Haven't had a lot of time mid winter to use it yet but couple of set ups and testing it has been promising so far. Looking forward to putting it through the paces.

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    No pole mod experience - just can't convince myself it's worth the weight.

    I have the HG DCF Winter Palace - approximately the same size as the Superfly. I consider the dimensions, 11 ft. long by 10 ft. 4 inches wide, to be great for winter camping.

    However, I recently won a Dutch Winter Wide Tarp in Xenon Wide 1.1 at a raffle, and it's got a lot of Dutch bling. It has a non-continuous (split) ridgeline with Dutch Stingerz on each end. The four tie-outs all have Dutch Hookworms, and there are Dutch tarp door hooks on each end. All tie-outs have a shock cord loop. There's different colored cordage spread all around - grey for the ridgeline, blue and orange for the tie-outs. I haven't even figured out what the colors mean (if anything)!

    I've never used any of this Dutch hardware, have never used shock cord loops, and have never had a split ridgeline. I suspect I'll swap out the split ridgeline first, but I'm willing to give it all a try just to see how the other half lives! And it's a big tarp - so maybe it will become my go-to for winter camping.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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