Visualize whirled peas.
if your going to use this tarp a lot get sil because if you look at spinn wrong it will get a hole. The stuff is light and all but cuben blows it away(still pricey!). my OES deluxe is my go to tarp. It has been to hell and back, plus sil is easy to patch in the field. Here is a vid of the tarp in action right in North Carolina on the AT in a summer storm pitched high and still dry!
A standard maccat in Spinn is a great tarp and is all I have ever used, Never had a coverage issue.
Saying that I have a spinn 11x10 cat cut on order from Brian.
Not sure what to do, I ordered/paid Brian on 4th Jan. It's been one long wait I can tell you.
This waiting for the spinn fabric has nearly driven me to cuben.
I'll await a reply to a PM I sent Brian before making the call.
I've never had an issue with spinn fabric and it's been very durable. No holes in mine....
I am a GEAR JUNKIE and GRAM COUNTER !!
There, It's out. I said it, Ahh I feel better now
I had the same call from Brian, and what he said was that this "Lot" meaning this individual order, the material failed his test! He puts every roll of fabric through a test prior to offering it up for sale as a completed tarp, he has contacted the company and is doing his best to work out the issue at hand! Also he just recieved this order of fabric and it came from a different supplier, as his normal supplier stopped selling it, he said that there have been issues with some of the fabric that he has gotten, which is one of the reasons for the delay in shipping of products! This is something that I am very glad that he does, this says that he "Cares" about not only his product, but also "You"!
Cannibal is right on all accounts but I will only voice my opinion on one, Brandon at Warbonnett would "NEVER" sell a product that cannot do what it is intended to do, instead of degrading another persons integritity please give them the benifit of the doubt, as he has been around much longer than you or I, and is a fantastic supplier of great products!
Sorry Mods but I feel this is going a little too far! If I have crossed the line I do appologise and feel free to delete this post, and or do what you may!
Last edited by Yoda; 03-22-2011 at 20:30.
Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
It's always best if your an early riser!
I like hiking as it's like exercise!
Just a quick note (I'm in the middle of juggling two exams, a project, a paper due in a week, graduate research, TA'ing for a lab class, normal OES orders and now the fabric issues ):
As CB said, I'm currently trying to work with the manufacturer to try and get this fixed, but I'm not hopeful that the issue will be solved in the near term. I'm currently working on getting some hard and fast data to try to pinpoint the issues I've been having, but in a few days I'll be able to make a few announcements (positive ones I think the HF community will like).
I know that several of the other cuben manufacturers are still working on older stocks of fabric so in-stock products may be fine for use. Not trying to scare people, but do be advised that there may be some supply issues in the future. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I absolutely will not ship out a tarp out of fabric I feel is any way compromised or lacking in waterproofness, it's just not ethical and can lead to a dangerous situation.
More to come soon, including the new rig that I'm using for all of my research and fabric testing!
Last edited by Brian; 03-22-2011 at 22:54.
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Thanks for the info.
And thanks for your info sharing as well Brian.
I hear a lot of great things on this forum, and other info-streams, of the quality that comes from a very small group of people. There is obviously a lot of love in the community