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    Tarp Suggestions?

    I am thinking about asking the better half for a tarp for my B-Day... Need something reasonable around C-note give or take.

    Some of the thoughts I have had so far are:

    AHE Toxaway Lake
    WL Tadpole
    Others?

    I like that WL can add the "pockets" for the guy lines. I also think I would like the slighty smaller size of the Tadpole (132" vs 144").

    What are your thoughts on the 2 and any others I should Consider?

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    Re: Tarp Suggestions?

    I love my Hennessey Hex. It is 10x12 and has the pockets for the guy lines. I use the lines that came with it and it works great. Having the 12' ridgeline is great for the long 11' hammocks.
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    Tadpole, all day long....

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    Even though I own a cuben tarp, my Tadpole is my go to tarp 99% of the time.
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    I use cuben however a friend of mine recently purchased a tad pole from WL and I seam sealed it for her and even though I have not camped with it she reported back to me that it kept her and her WBBB dry in a 48hr rain storm. So if your not going to go cuben then I'd consider looking at the Western Logic tarps. However Warbonnet makes a great tarp as well so a tarp from either vendor would do you very well. It alll comes down to price and the small differences in dimensions between the tarps.
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    (IMHO) The WL Tadpole is my spring to fall "go to" tarp. It's lite and has great coverage.
    I couldn't find a better tarp for the money.

    When the cold weather sets in I carry my WL OldManWinter. It has longer sides and doors.
    The OMW is also my wife's fav because she feels more secure and private inside it's cavernous coverage.

    I will be purchasing a WL BigDaddy later this summer. The BD has the side length of my OMW but no doors.
    I think/hope it will be the best of both worlds.

    BTW, I have 3 hammocks and only 2 tarps so obviously it is mandatory that I pickup a 3rd tarp

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    Re: Tarp Suggestions?

    When I was looking at tarps, I was pretty sure I was going with the Tadpole. A few members mentioned that, for a few dollars more, the Big Daddy was a good bit larger.

    I ended up with the Big Daddy mainly because it's my first tarp & I just figured a larger tarp gave me more room for error, if not put up perfectly. I definitely won't run out of room anytime soon!

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    Looks like the Tadpole...

    Now how do give the ever so slightest suggestion that I want a hammock tarp and then once I get that suggestion thought how do I get the oh and by the way I want THAT Tarp.....???? Oh the problems of being a grown up and no one asking for a wish list anymore

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    Re: Tarp Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Yet View Post
    Looks like the Tadpole...

    Now how do give the ever so slightest suggestion that I want a hammock tarp and then once I get that suggestion thought how do I get the oh and by the way I want THAT Tarp.....???? Oh the problems of being a grown up and no one asking for a wish list anymore
    That's the best part for me, my family ask me what I want, I tell them, they look confused and tell me to order it and then they transfer money into my bank account. I don't like surprises so it's a win win.

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    For weight vs. coverage vs. price, it's really hard to beat the Tadpole in a manufacturer-bought tarp (DIY will likely come out cheaper, if you already have the skills).

    As to the tip-off? Well, my way is to tell my wife when she asks; she tells everyone else what I'm looking for. Don't know if that'll work for you.

    Hope it helps!
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