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    Is the Superfly long enough?

    With the sale that Warbonnet is having, I am thinking about getting 1. My hammock is about 132", so the ridgeline is about 109/110" range. So in your opinion, is there enough end coverage? With only about 11" per end over the hammock. Thanks..... RR
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    been watching for answers...

    I had maybe 4" to spare on either end of my Hennesey this summer with my MacCat deluxe. I did not get wet one time.

    One time near a town, someone had bought me a couple of drinks.
    Deciding the hotels were way too expensive, we decided to hike on.
    I set my gear up in a bit of haste and of course, laughter.

    I missed my hammock by 3 inches with my tarp.
    Even though it rained, luckily, it only got my amsteel wet.

    I was a little more particular after that point in time


    oh....so I changed to a SuperFLy when I got back for the following reasons:

    a) doors
    b) longer sides for extreme wind and rain ( I felt this would have been more useful in Feb in GA and in Maine).
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    I use a bmj (similar dimensions) with my 11' snipe all the time with no problems with coverage.

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    That's a tough one. In my area, with the rain storms we have, I would go bigger. Your conditions may be better, dryer? The 4" includes any drip type apparatus? You want that under tarp. It's gonna be close....

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    That's a tough one. In my area, with the rain storms we have, I would go bigger. Your conditions may be better, dryer? The 4" includes any drip type apparatus? You want that under tarp. It's gonna be close....

    swank
    I was thinking I would have about 11" at each end, but it is probably closer to 9" or 10". I am thinking that with the doors closed, it would be enough, but wanted input from those that have a Superfly. I have a Tadpole with a 144" ridgeline, and it works great. My Guide Gear tarp just barely covers the end, with it closed. But because it doesn't have doors, when you close it, you lose a little with the ends being pulled in....RR
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    Yeah, I use the 132" tadpole with the WBBB on a 100" ridgeline, gives me plenty of coverage. Your ridgeline is considerably longer than mine, but so is your tarp.

    Before the WBBB I had a 11' gathered end hammock, I don't know the ridgeline length but it was considerably longer than my WBBB. I always felt like the 132" tadpole would be a fair weather tarp. The shorter ridgeline on the WBBB allows me to have PLENTY of coverage on each end now. I'm pretty happy with it, but I would switch for coyote brown if I had the option.

    swank

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    , but I would switch for coyote brown if I had the option.

    swank
    what color do you have now, and why would you switch?
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    I guess in part, what is the predominate weather? You could get a bigger one or maybe Brandon could make a larger custom one.

    When I camp in the cold or rain, I have the doors closed down, which only takes a couple minutes to convert. It's never been a problem with the doors shut.

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    Boomer is right. The situation would greatly depend on the weather. I also think campsite selection is important.

    Good luck with your choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    what color do you have now, and why would you switch?
    Sorry for the late reply, I have the green. It was just purely a vanity thing till this week. I am starting to doubt it's size being effective coverage. I had very gusty winds and rain swirling around inside Thursday night and Friday morning. I have experienced much worse rain while camping and don't think I will be happy with this tarp. My ground cloth was soaked and everything on it. I know...pitch height, angles, etc...i had it set up how i like it and it did not perform satisfactorily.

    I think I am going to pull the trigger on the superfly.

    swank

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