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    Brian - thanks for the speedy correspondence. I sent you another pm. Give it a look when you have a second.

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    I've got three OES tarps. Each one has its purpose. All I can say is they hold up well. You will get years of service out of them. Beautifully crafted tarps.

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    Anyone happen to have any photos of their 4 Season set up?

    I ended up having Brian add panel pulls just in case I ever wanted them. But the main thing I'm trying to figure out is the best way to rig the doors. I've seen several methods posted in the "Weather Protection" forum. But I'm trying to figure out what will work best. Would like something easy to open/close and also easy to open all the way up when it's hot for ventilation.

    BTW - I'm planning on using this tarp for Boy Scout summer camp instead my MacCat Deluxe due to privacy etc.

    Thanks,
    jw

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    Also have been enjoying my 4 season tarp.

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    The couple OES's I've seen in persom were very well made.
    Even so, PICS!! Where are the pics ?!? Post 'em up gang.
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    OES 4 Season

    The tarp construction is great.

    However, an honest evaluation of the overall design of the tarp -




    The aggressive cat cuts at the head and foot end of the tarp (left and right hand side in the above picture) cut down substantially on the "livable" space inside of the tarp. The tarp cuts from 11 feet 10 inches on the ridgeline to 5 feet 10 inches at the bottom (corner tieout to corner tieout). The doors are 34 inches a piece which gives you a best case scenario of 34 inches x 2 (for both doors) = 68 inches x 5 feet 10 inch rectangle for your internal tarp-protected dry footprint (4760 square inches or about 33 square feet).





    Compare this to a design like the Warbonnet Superfly tarp, pictured above from the WB site, which has an 11 foot ridgeline and cuts to 7.5 feet at the bottom (corner tieout to corner tieout). The doors are 41 inches a piece which gives you 41 x 2 (for both doors) = 82 inches x 7.5 feet rectangle for your internal tarp-protected dry footprint (7380 square inches or 51.25 square feet)


    Now to the door construction. The doors of the OES are also extremely cat cut, so much so that it can be difficult to even close them entirely as pictured below from their website.




    Although, if you do pull them extremely close together, you can almost get a full seal (but at the expense of your livable space under the tarp as you need to pitch the tarp with a tight A-frame pitch).




    Once again, overall a nicely constructed tarp but there are some design elements that are not as good as other options on the market.
    Last edited by Tendertoe; 07-17-2014 at 17:23.

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    The only time I have seen an OES was at night. A couple of years ago, I hiked in at night to meet a group camping on my local hiking trail. Came across a guy with a hammock set up ( turned out he was not part of the group I was looking for) and started talking to him and he was showing off his new set up. He was not sure about the proper names for all the stuff he had except the hammock was a BB. After looking at the tarp but not seeing any label I told him I thought it was a OES tarp from the way it was made. He looked surprised and said it was.
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