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  1. #41
    New Member HammocksofCostaRica's Avatar
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    Just get a simple blue tarp, like the boyscouts teach ya. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Towellie View Post
    Jeez a lot of ppl jumped on this post!

    Hands down go with a DD HAMMOCKS Tarp. All i've got to say is you can get a light, durable, enormous tarp (10x14) for less and better than a DIY. $80
    Out of those recommended in this old thread, this I think is the winner. Does anyone know of a better deal to cover 2 hammocks side by side? http://www.ddhammocks.com/product/tarp-xl

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    Kelty tarps in 12x12 and 16x16 currently about $53 and $69 at Amazon with Prime shipping available.

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    Senior Member hitec4you's Avatar
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    WB SuperFly. Cant beat it.

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    holy resurrecting an old thread batman!!

    Ill get in on it though WB SF for the win!
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    “The word hammockable (Meaning: two trees that are the perfect distance apart between which a hammock can be hung) is not in the dictionary, but it should be.”

  6. #46

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    Box store poly tarps are cheap and effective, but loud and heavy. I've used them where weight wasn't an issue and they work fine.

    Cottage vendors make some great lightweight and effective tarps, but the price is usually at a premium. I've used some of these to and they work fine also.

    Companies like Kelty have some entries in the market that seem to fall in the middle ground ... not as light weight as the cottage stuff, but at a more median price point. I have some of these and they work great as well.

    DIY is a great option also if you have the skill and opportunity.

    All sort of have strengths and weaknesses that you can plan around.

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    I ended up going with 2 superflys to cover 4 hammocks. Just wish I could get multicam.

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    My trail buddy bit the bullet and bought the HH Hex. It wasn't in my budget so I got the Gnarhwale Gear tarp: https://www.gnarwhalgear.com/. It's got similar stats, quick setup, and comparable durability. It's preformed right along side my buddy's HH gear on our multi-day paddling trips. Also super helpful instructions if your new to hammock camping.

    Gnarhwale Gear Tarp: 144" (12ft.) ridgeline, 108" (9ft.) wide, and 27.2oz (1.7lbs.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Totally different tarps! Not even close beyond the shape.
    HH Hex: 144" ridgeline (long) and 120" hex (wide)
    OES Micro: 120" ridgeline and 60" hex.

    The coverage on the sides will be halved with the Micro and you will lose 2' of margin on the ridgeline. Talk about apples and oranges. :lol:

    That said, the Micro will keep you dry. Won't keep much of anything on the ground dry except what's directly below your hammock, but it will keep you and your hammock dry. This is an excellent tarp for a long distance hiker worried about weight and not spending much time in camp beyond sleeping. Mine stays quite busy during the summer months. For a general use tarp though, it wouldn't be my first choice; probably not even second or third. That HH Hex is a pretty good deal for what it is. :cool:

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    This is why I love when people browse or use the search function first. Two separate "resurrections".

    Here in one thread, we have a consolidation of views from many members, some active and some likely gone. It also shows the "progress" made over the years as it relates to materials. And it shows how some tarps are still around, and some not so much.

    Still recommending that Superfly 6 years later!
    It's overfill, not overstuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    This is why I love when people browse or use the search function first. Two separate "resurrections".

    Here in one thread, we have a consolidation of views from many members, some active and some likely gone. It also shows the "progress" made over the years as it relates to materials. And it shows how some tarps are still around, and some not so much.

    Still recommending that Superfly 6 years later!
    Well said! On that note, I'm still a strong proponent of my multiple tarps made by Jared at Simply Light Designs. But, I gotta admit, I'm still digging my HG cuben fiber tarp with doors. It all comes down to what weather conditions are expected and the time of year.

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