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    Probably the best summary of tarp info with great pictures (lots of actual overlay comparisions) is on JJ's site.... good comparision table.... find it here, http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingDry.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I'll bet that's right. His profile shows 'last activity' earlier this evening.

    At least you're finally getting the tarp you want, mixinmaster!
    And I can't wait............ I think I'll sleep in my hammock in my backyard just for the heck of it when it arrives........... Now if I just can get my Potomac underquilt I will be SET!!!!!!! FOREVER !!!!!!!!! Oh, a Ray Way Quilt would be nice though........... Gotta learn to sew someday. Just too many things I .......... Need???????............. Nah, just WANT..... like a kid wants candy.......LOL...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Probably the best summary of tarp info with great pictures (lots of actual overlay comparisions) is on JJ's site.... good comparision table.... find it here, http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingDry.html

    Pan
    Great site, thanks a bunch................will bookmark it for sure.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixinmaster View Post
    Hi everyone....... I was considering purchasing Tom Hennesey's $129 Oversize Hex Tarp and wondered if anybody has used one? The stock is just too small as I tire of not being able to "hang" out in rain with it..... Having to stay in the hammock during a down pour is not really my idea of enjoying the moment.......... Thanks in advance for any comment(s) related to this matter.....
    I had to go searching for this thread to make a comment.
    If someone is concerned about the 19oz weight listed on the site, I think it should be noted that the weight probably includes the guylines.
    I got the 70d hex free when I ordered a scout for my son months ago. It's a nice big tarp and they put these nice pockets in the corners to store the guylines.
    So the weight might reflect those pockets (not sure if they have it on the 30Dsil) and the lines already attached.
    So if you are interested in one of these tarps I'd ask so you know what the actual weight is.
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    a friend of mine has one. i like it.
    i liked the pockets on the corners so much i have put them on my tarp... & plan to put them on the next one too.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    a friend of mine has one. i like it.
    i liked the pockets on the corners so much i have put them on my tarp... & plan to put them on the next one too.
    Something else I was wondering about it color.
    I have a MacCat from way back and it's gray.
    Does he make them in any other colors.
    I'd take the HH for color alone......
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    I also have the Hennesy hex tarp. I like it much more than the stock tarp, but it is heavy at 1.7 pounds. One of these days, I'd like to order the MacCat deluxe as well. Of course, Mixinmaster has already ordered the MacCat; therefore, my comments are mostly irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Something else I was wondering about it color.
    I have a MacCat from way back and it's gray.
    Does he make them in any other colors.
    I'd take the HH for color alone......
    i don't know if brian uses any other colors or not, but i like the color of the hh hex too.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Something else I was wondering about it color.
    I have a MacCat from way back and it's gray.
    Does he make them in any other colors.
    I'd take the HH for color alone......
    I can't speak to whether he does so regularly or not, but I asked about it when I ordered and he made me a black MacCat. That was back in the spring, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeTheWeasel View Post
    I also have the Hennesy hex tarp. I like it much more than the stock tarp, but it is heavy at 1.7 pounds. One of these days, I'd like to order the MacCat deluxe as well. Of course, Mixinmaster has already ordered the MacCat; therefore, my comments are mostly irrelevant.

    FreeTheWeasel
    yes but if you get the 30D silnylon it's only 19oz
    BUT it costs twice as much

    Like I said I have a MacCat deluxe (EDIT: ooops it's actually a standard!....sheesh two years ago...)

    If you do the numbers the HH isn't a bad deal
    The HH isn't a catcut but it's 144"X132" and weighs 19oz and comes in Brown (I think). Costs $130
    The MacCat deluxe IS a catcut and is 130"X102" and weighs 13.8oz WITHOUT guylines and only comes in Gray (I think). Costs $115
    The guyline kit is 6oz but that includes 8 stakes as well. costs $15
    So they both sound pretty close to me. The HH is 14" longer and 30" wider and is a better color (IMO ). The MacCat is probably a little lighter and has the Catcut but isn't all that great for stealth camping
    Last edited by schrochem; 09-04-2007 at 20:31. Reason: the maccat was actually only 102" wide, I had it at 132"
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