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    First trip with new HG Camo cuben tarp

    I was thrilled to get my new HG Camo Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors in time for a backpacking trip this Memorial Day weekend. I'd placed the order in early April, and really appreciate the folks at Hammock Gear getting it to me before the holiday. I couldn't be more happy with the tarp!

    As others have said, the real-tree-type camo pattern is stunningly beautiful. Especially from the inside. My photo doesn't do the print justice since it's sort of shiny in the light. It's actually darker than the new spring green leaves, but it'd have blended in more if I'd camped near rhododendron or pine. Nevertheless, as a solo backpacker who stealth camps frequently, I was pleased how well it blended in, and certainly much better than my other gray, SpinnUL tarp.

    I had been hoping for a storm and rain to test it out properly, but unfortunately the weather was clear.

    I still need to play around with how to rig the doors with shockcord and also the various ways to tie back the doors. There seem to be a lot of options. One question I had- when I closed the doors tight by attaching the door guylines to the opposing corner stakes, the opening for my hammock suspension was quite small, and when I got into the hammock, the hammock suspension was brushing down on the top of the doors. Probably should have hung my hammock higher. Anyway, I was concerned about the hammock suspension causing abrasion on the cuben-- can that be an issue?

    Here are picts from the trip, camped near Standing Indian near the Appalachian Trail.



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    That's pretty impressive ... but then I'm not surprised coming from Adam and Jenny! Sure that's going to give you years and miles of fun!

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    I want one, REALLY BAD

    I am absolutely, Cuben Realtree Camo Green with envy

    That is a seriously cool looking tarp. I've been following a couple of threads about this tarp. It sounds like you didn't have to wait all that long.
    But I bet it seemed like a life time.

    Won't be easy to get wife to agree on spending the bucks.

    Awesome tarp
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    Too many times

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    Wow, that is one sweeeettttt tarp... I'm lovin it...
    "No whining in the woods"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willjack1967 View Post
    It sounds like you didn't have to wait all that long.
    But I bet it seemed like a life time.
    Yeah, seeing how long others have waited, I felt really lucky in comparison.

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    I hope to see it up close and in person at the Chattooga Hang next weekend.
    "No whining in the woods"

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    I want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    I hope to see it up close and in person at the Chattooga Hang next weekend.
    Absolutely plan to bring it on the hang, BajaHanger. Hoping to get some rigging pointers for the panel pullouts and doors.

    Look forward to meeting you!

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    First trip with new HG Camo cuben tarp

    Beautiful tarp, Joan!
    I'm loving my camo cuben from HG. I don't treat it special and it's holding up just fine.
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I'm loving my camo cuben from HG. I don't treat it special and it's holding up just fine.
    Thanks, that's exactly what I was hoping to hear.

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