I am looking at a cuben tarp to round out my new light-weight set-up based on my in-the-pipeline Dream Hammock Darien UL 11'.
The two tarps I am looking at right now are the Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Hammock Hex Tarp, and the ZPacks Standard Hammock Tarp. The specs given on the respective websites are:
HG Cuben Fiber Hammock Hex Tarp:
- CT1K.08 (.5 ounces per square yard)
- 10' 10" ridgeline
- 8.5 feet wide
- 5.2 oz.
Zpacks Standard Hammock Tarp:
- .51 oz/sqyd cuben fiber fabric.
- Ridge Line: 11 feet long (3.35 meters)
- Width: 8.5 feet wide (2.6 meters)
- Base Line: 7 feet long (2.1 meters)
- 6.5 oz.
I do have some specific questions, and if anyone knows the answers I'd be delighted to hear them. I'd also welcome and subjective comments about either tarp.
Am I right is thinking both are made of the same material? One lists .5 oz/sqyd, the other .51. I made the assumption that's just a difference in precision.
The HG specs don't list the baseline length. Does anyone know this measurement? I'm trying to figure out if the only difference in size is the 2" difference in the ridge length.
Is there by any chance someone out there that owns both of these tarps and would be willing to compare and contrast them? I know that's a bit of a stretch, but no harm in asking.