I've been looking around for a new tarp to replace my old HH Ultralight stock tarp, and am considering Cuben. I've looked at two companies' products, the MLD's Hexagon Hammock Tarp and ZPacks Cuben tarps.
These two tarps have similar dimensions (about 8.5' x 11') the ZPacks being a bit thinner than the MLD, (0.5 vs 0.6 Cuben), but about $40.00 cheaper.
Things I like about each:
MLD: color, nice olive green (at least in the picture); nice hex shape.
ZPacks: price, weight savings of about 1.5 ounces (vs MLD's)
Things I DON'T like about each:
MLD: steeper price, three hang points on the tarp ridge. Long time to ship.
ZPacks: sharper side angle (less protection); color green is way too bright.
Question: Does any one have experience with these two tarps? --either one or both, preferably. I'd appreciate it if you can help me here.
Also, if you've had any good/bad experiences doing business with these companies, I'd like to know.
Much obliged for your help,