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    Congrats on your choice..
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudge View Post
    I finally pulled the trigger and picked up a cuben fiber hex tarp from HG. It was expensive but I think it will be worth it and it was on a Black Friday special! Thanks for all the wonderful input and helping me make my tarp decision!
    Ahhh....so lightweight you will think your hand is empty)))))) Enjoy your new shelter.
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    Senior Member Home Run's Avatar
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    Congrats on your new tarp! ...and you won't need line tensioners. Cuben won't "sag" like silnyl does.

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    Good for you. I am also very jealous.

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    Senior Member Phillipsart's Avatar
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    I own the best of both worlds, a Superfly and a Cuben Tarp. Prefer the Cuben.

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    It depends in part on what the rest of your gear is like. Are there any parts of your hammock setup that would also benefit from an upgrade? If so, prioritize. Spend your money on what provides the most comfort, either on the trail or in camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    People mention how it's nice to get light through the semi-transparent cuben, but think about that. If you're like me, you don't like light in your face in the morning. If I wake up and it's light out at 5:30AM, I need to throw a black shirt or something over my face to get back to sleep. Cuben would be very difficult for me to deal with. Face masks suck. So the dark color of my BMJ tarp is a big plus for me.
    I agree to some extent; however, to me it's seasonal: when it doesn't get light until 8 AM and it gets dark at 4PM, I would like the extra light.

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    Hmm.. the light issue is something I didn't consider. My first cuben tarp is just about to be delivered. I camp mostly back home in Sweden, where in the summer it gets dark around midnight and light again at 2.30... in the south... and I really, really, really like to sleep in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K0m4 View Post
    Hmm.. the light issue is something I didn't consider. My first cuben tarp is just about to be delivered. I camp mostly back home in Sweden, where in the summer it gets dark around midnight and light again at 2.30... in the south... and I really, really, really like to sleep in...
    Sounds like it's time to throw a sleep mask in the pack.
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