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    Talking Best Tarp Under $100

    As a beginner here, I'd like to ask for some help. I'm planning on getting a tarp for my ENO DN. I'd like to spend under $100 if possible. I'm not gonna specify much in the way of things I'm looking for in a tarp, so I'm open to anything. Thanks so much!

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    I only have experience with the Hennessy Hex...good coverage, under 100 but a bit heavy. I wouldnt hesitate to buy another.
    Pretty sure Warbonnett has tarps under 100 as well.

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    The hennessy hex fly is a lot of tarp for the money. If your not worried about it being light weight. It can be bought off of eBay through a couple of sellers for around $60 with free shipping. Just my two cents worth.
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    Here is a pic of that hex fly tarp with my diy gathered end hammock:
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    Sorry I don't know how to do thumbnails yet!

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    After a big deluge. You can see the water flowed right under the hammock. Would've hated to have been in a tent.

    I have the Warbonnet Edge tarp, 10 ounces, just big enough to cover the Blackbird (which apparently is a pretty long hammock--I don't know the dimensions of the ENO).

    It's a good tarp. I've only been in one really strong rain under it and a few showers, and it has kept me and my hammock dry. Never had to seam-seal the ridge-line because of the way it's made.

    It's not super-spacious and it's not going to provide a huge amount of room in porch mode, but for lightweight backpacking, it's a great solution.

    $100

    Warbonnet also has an Asym Diamond tarp that's even smaller, for $85, but I don't know anything about it.
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    The hex tarps are nice, if you are looking for a winter tarp as well I would check out the superfly. There are hundreds of different tarps that people like for different reasons. I do a lot of car camping with the boy scouts, so I don't mind the extra weight of the superfly. It also provides great protection from the west texas wind and the winter storms. But the superfly would also be a little bit above your price range

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    If you're looking for a good tarp for under a hundred smackers, definitely watch the for sale forums. You can find great gear at excellent prices. I sold 2 tarps on there not long ago, a Speer 8x10 and a black MacCat Deluxe, each one for well under $100, including shipping.
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    Wilderness logics has two options under $100 as well in the Tadpole and larger Big Daddygreat gear and Marty is fantastic to deal with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Wilderness logics has two options under $100 as well in the Tadpole and larger Big Daddygreat gear and Marty is fantastic to deal with!
    +1 on the Big Daddy - I just got one and hung it for the first time...I think it's now going to be my go-to tarp on summer hikes!

    I also have an Edge, one of the last made out of spinnaker fabric - in a REALLY hard rain (5+ inches) in the SNP last year I had issues with part of my UQ getting wet. I had to get out and make frantic adjustments in the rain, which was not much fun. I will say that while it's a great lightweight piece of kit, you have to be pretty careful in setting it up just right. Just my opinion!

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    Check out AHE equipment. They have their tarps under 100 bucks. I have the Toxaway. Nice and roomy tarp. Paul is also great to deal with.

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