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    ZPacks Cuben Hammock Tarp

    Hey all,
    Just got my Zpacks Cuben Hammock Tarp.



    Put some 2mm Spectra Hi vis orange guylines on it and set it up in the yard after putting some Silnet on the ridgeline.

    The first thing I noticed and that I don't like, or that I'm not sure if I should be concerned about or not, is the lack of a piece of "back up" material for all the tie-out and ridgeline loops. This my first time dealing with Cuben Fiber, so what do you guys think?





    3 tie-outs per side, doors stowed.



    Porch mode



    The center ridgeline clip for stowing the doors.



    Ridgeline and tie-out.



    Tarp is definitely light. Wind was blowing and it didn't seem to make as much crackling noise as I was expecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailryder42 View Post
    The first thing I noticed and that I don't like, or that I'm not sure if I should be concerned about or not, is the lack of a piece of "back up" material for all the tie-out and ridgeline loops. This my first time dealing with Cuben Fiber, so what do you guys think?

    Ridgeline and tie-out.

    It looks like there is reinforcement material at the tie-outs in your pic.

    Nice tarp!


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    I think it looks great Derek and you know if you ever have any trouble Joe V @ zpacks will stand behind their product. Drive it like you stole it my man.

    On my tarp with doors I've always tied the door together on the inside. Cleaner looking and less material to catch in the wind.

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    so far i love my Zpack tarp... very well made and the size to weight ratio is out of this world
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    On my tarp with doors I've always tied the door together on the inside. Cleaner looking and less material to catch in the wind.
    +1 on that. I initially hooked them to the outside on the mitten clip but have since added a small s-biner to the inside middle loop and hooked my doors to that. I then hook the mitten hook onto my CRL that I run above the tarp.

    Plan to replace the S-Biner with a mitten hook when I get one for weight purposes.

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    Thanks for the reassurances and ideas.

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    Z-Packe is great. I finished my DIY Cuben T arp about a week ago. They were great and helping me with the dezine.
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