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    Cuben tarp width

    So is there anywhere that carries a cuben tarp in a 10 ft width? Or is there a supplier that carries 60" roll width cuben material? I've been looking for a while and haven't found either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akers07300ex View Post
    So is there anywhere that carries a cuben tarp in a 10 ft width? Or is there a supplier that carries 60" roll width cuben material? I've been looking for a while and haven't found either.
    no supplied material that is wider than 54"...
    the only way to get that wide is a custom job with seams running against your ridgeline...that will be heavier and more expensive.
    check with Joe at ZPacks...he might make you one. He is the only option that comes to mind
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    Cubic Tech makes CTF3 (cuben) only in 54" width, so most tarp makers bond two panels to make their tarps just under 9 ft. wide. Once the techniques of bonding are worked out, it's not that hard to make a tarp with two seams running across the width. Then it's easy make a tarp 10 ft. wide, but to use materials efficiently, it would be a little over 13 ft long. Compared to a 9' x 11' tarp, that's 30% more material. A smaller tarp with good end covers (beaks, doors, or other design) would be cheaper and lighter.

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    I did order one

    Joe makes me one with three 54" panels, he said it will be about 13 feet wide. If I would have liked to save little money he said that with 11 feet wide he could have made some stuff sacks from left overs, so it would have been little cheaper. Same goes with 10 feet I guess, but price is not that much cheaper than 11 feet tarp.

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    It's good to know cuben is an option. I was originally set on an oes 12x10 in spinn. At least a 10 ft width is needed because I'm using it for a two person hang. The price of that one is just over 200 so I'm a little worried about the price of the cuben in similar size. Does anybody have one of these three panel cuben tarps?

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    None I have heard of

    Quote Originally Posted by Akers07300ex View Post
    It's good to know cuben is an option. I was originally set on an oes 12x10 in spinn. At least a 10 ft width is needed because I'm using it for a two person hang. The price of that one is just over 200 so I'm a little worried about the price of the cuben in similar size. Does anybody have one of these three panel cuben tarps?
    It will be quite pricey, I do not know the final price totally sure yet. But one thing to remember is there are other costs in hiking than gear.

    For example when I will drive to Lapland and back home I will need gasoline worth about 200 $. So If my tarp will cost two or three times that, and if it will last ten year of hard use it is not expensive at all to me.
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