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    The Sound Rain Makes on Different Tarps

    I watched a video today taken from under a Cuben Fiber tarp when it was raining. I was surprised to hear how loud it was.

    Silnylon tarps seems much quieter and would allow for more of the comforting sounds of rain, I would think.

    It would be interesting to hear if anyone else gives this kind of thing some thought.

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    My cuben tarp is louder than the silnylon I have, but not so loud that it's bothersome. No worse than some of the shelter roofs I've heard in the past during a storm. It's actually rather soothing to me. I enjoy a good rain while in my hammock and under a tarp. Cuben or silnylon.

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    Tarp Sounds

    Thanks. I sometimes enjoy the rain while hammocking too.

    I often look forward to those times while car camping or in the yard to sleep in the rain. Two weeks ago I was car camping in NH and it rained pretty much throughout the night.

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    I put a aluminum roof on the porch at home just to hear it rain..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cevans View Post
    I put a aluminum roof on the porch at home just to hear it rain..
    Started out with a poly tarp... think I'll miss the sound--wait a minute! New tarp is tyvek... Never mind
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    I'm with most everybody else I like the sound of a good rain on a tarp or aluminum roof puts me right to sleep

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    shugs cuben fiber tarp review shows both, in case you were wondering.
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    Crazy question .. Does Cuban Fiber mist under extreme rain like Silnylon does/ just spent all night out in the rain and my Silnylon started to mist all over me. ? If it does not ... Then I am all for it!! No matter the sound.
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    if you're sleeping outside, in the rain, expect white noise.
    same in a tarp, shelter, tent, on leaves....


    each fabric has its own resonance though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by questtrek View Post
    Crazy question .. Does Cuban Fiber mist under extreme rain like Silnylon does/ just spent all night out in the rain and my Silnylon started to mist all over me. ? If it does not ... Then I am all for it!! No matter the sound.
    Cuben does not mist. It is 100% waterproof its fiber reinforced plastic, although very high tech.
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