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    One thing I didn't like about my HG 4S CF tarp was that I found it hard to pitch it low enough to get the coverage I wanted, while keeping the hammock/UQ out of the dirt. My solution? Buy an HG Winter Palace instead - great coverage (10' 7" wide), only 8.5 oz., and a hundred dollars more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Yes!

    That was clear, wasn't it?
    With doors, the tarp can be shorter.
    Thanks again MAD777 now I get it and yes now it makes perfect sense. But I am with silversurfer, I am selling my z-packs tarp to fund a winter palace. I like big tarps with lots of coverage what can I say.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    I like big tarps and I cannot lie

    There was a song by a rapper called Sir Hangsalot back in the 90s. You remember that song? It seems to be describing you to a T, Lazy River.

    I like big tarps and I cannot lie
    You other hangers can't deny
    That when a hanger pulls out a big huge tarp
    And you hear the sound of harps
    You get woozy, can't believe that doozy
    'Cause you notice that tarp is huge
    keeps you dry even in a deluge
    I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
    Oh baby, I wanna get with you
    And take your picture
    My homeboys tried to warn me
    But that tarp you got makes me so *****
    Baby got tarp
    Last edited by SilvrSurfr; 01-30-2013 at 14:46.

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    Note to self: Don't invite SilvrSurfr to any group hangs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Note to self: Don't invite SilvrSurfr to any group hangs!
    Or if you do invite him, don't bring your big huge tarp unless you want drool on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    One thing I didn't like about my HG 4S CF tarp was that I found it hard to pitch it low enough to get the coverage I wanted, while keeping the hammock/UQ out of the dirt. My solution? Buy an HG Winter Palace instead - great coverage (10' 7" wide), only 8.5 oz., and a hundred dollars more.
    Have you had your cuben winter palace out in true winter conditions?

    I still use my syl tarps in winter and have only used my HMG cuben on summer hangs.

    I haven't really seen many cubens being used this winter in the TR section. The couple I have seen
    has had some issue. The OP did not really say if this was for all year hanging so I maybe getting of topic a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Have you had your cuben winter palace out in true winter conditions?
    I had it out last week with overnight temps of 3 degrees. How come you don't use your cuben fiber tarp in winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I had it out last week with overnight temps of 3 degrees. How come you don't use your cuben fiber tarp in winter?
    I'm not convinced they will survive heavy snow or high winds.
    I've tested the heck out of my syl tarps in the backyard so I trust them to keep me safe should things go from bad to even worse.



    I was hoping to see more used this winter since they have been out for a few year now.

    For me the better the shelter the better chance of riding out the storm vs bailing and risking exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    The OP did not really say if this was for all year hanging so I maybe getting of topic a bit.
    In winter weather when it's cold enough that any precipitation is going to be snow and not rain, I leave the hammock and tarp at home and pack my a bivy sack and a CF pad. With plenty of mold-able snow on the ground sleeping comfortably is not an issue.

    All I am trying to do here is compare 2 specific tarps. I'm not interested in the doored version of either tarp, nor do I ever pitch my tarps with the sides all the way down to the ground. I know doors serve others well, but they're not what I am looking for at the moment.
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