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    Diamond shape tarp manufacturer?

    I have been through all the manufacturers websites and can't find one that still makes a 9x9ish diamond shape tarp. I love using these in the summer. Any recommendations? Maybe a recommendation who could custom make one.At one point I had the (used to be) famous Sportsmans Guide 9x9 and loved it. Wore it out along the way and never replaced it.

    Thank you!

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    I believe Hennessy still markets tarps like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PappyAmos View Post
    I believe Hennessy still markets tarps like that.
    Hennessey tarps are asym tarps. They are shaped like a parallelogram rather than pure diamond (more like a slightly skewed diamond). The design is purposeful ... to provide a bit more coverage than a pure diamond shape at the head and foot end when laying at an angle in the hammock with virtually no added weight penalty over the diamond.

    There are quite a few vendors producing asym tarps. If you want a pure equalinear diamond tarp (straight 9'x9'), that could be a tough find other than a Wally World or similar blue tarp.
    ~ All I want is affordable, simple, ultralight luxury. Thatís not asking too much is it?

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    I've never used one, but several people have reviews of this tarp on Youtube: https://www.amazon.com/Kelty-Noahs-U...-11&th=1&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyHanger View Post
    I've never used one, but several people have reviews of this tarp on Youtube: https://www.amazon.com/Kelty-Noahs-U...-11&th=1&psc=1
    At 2 lbs, I'd just get a regular hex from WB, Dutch, HG, etc.
    Last edited by FLTurtle; 06-08-2022 at 15:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLTurtle View Post
    At 2 lbs, I'd just get a regular hex from WB, Dutch, HG, etc.
    The Kelty's are freaking tanks, and if you aren't backpacking long distances they aren't a bad option even at that weight and they have some nice flexibility if you want to use them in non-hammock situations.

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    I also recommend the Kelty if you aren't concerned with weight.

    For double the price and half the weight, a Dutch rectangle tarp would work, though slightly bigger than 9x9. They are 11x9.5 (https://dutchwaregear.com/product/rectangle-tarp/)

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    A hex is just a diamond with the two corners on the sides cut off

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLTurtle View Post
    At 2 lbs, I'd just get a regular hex from WB, Dutch, HG, etc.
    I just answered the original question. The original post did not specify weight concerns or criteria other than a diamond configuration. The person asked for help and I tried to oblige. People helping others is supposed to be the spirit of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyHanger View Post
    I just answered the original question. The original post did not specify weight concerns or criteria other than a diamond configuration. The person asked for help and I tried to oblige. People helping others is supposed to be the spirit of this forum.
    No, I get it. I did find on the HG site they have square ground tarps (8.5' x 8.5' DCF and 9.5' x 9.5' silpoly) that prolly won't work since the ridgeline is straight and not diagonal. Also, the panel pulls would get wonky on a diagonal ridgeline.

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