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    Cuban Fiber, if you have one.... Thoughts?

    Hey a few of you have this, have you set up in serious windy storms and how has it held up?
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    So far, so good. No hurricanes yet, but some good breezes at the beach.

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    I am new to hammock camping but have a variety of cuban items and have ordered a cuban tarp for my hammock. Of all the guys on BPL and from my own personal experience I have not heard nor seen a cuban failure from a reputable manufacturer.

    (tarp or tent I mean)

    If you treat it as light sil you will be fine, if you treat it like a truck tarp, it will fail. At 5-6 oz for a full tarp even with doors, though I will take the responsibility to take care of my tarp and use it responsibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vesteroid View Post
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    If you treat it as light sil you will be fine, if you treat it like a truck tarp, it will fail. At 5-6 oz for a full tarp even with doors, though I will take the responsibility to take care of my tarp and use it responsibly.
    I have not used cuben but have a z pack tarp on they way. And going from a 22 ounce BWWD to a 6 ounce cuben winter tarp Ill be xtra careful
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    I have used my diy cuben tarp in some fairly hi winds with no prob. It is a about a 9 ft (2X the 54 in width) X 11 ft. length. It has no sewed seams, just a glue strip center. (no sewing) I need to put a beak or 2 on it for further wind protection I suppose. . Incidently I have sewed a very lite .33?? C on the under side of my UQ, good for wind stopping, and preventing spindrift. adds prob .5 or so oz. and I have had no condensation probs. I aslo use a C hammocks, . I have a C bridge and a gathered end, Need to make another gathered Mine is not long enough, I may try the floppy side bit with some sort of a stretchy thingy.................................gnome

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    From what I used it was awesome. Sold it waiting for an olive green from Zpacks.
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