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    So the other night I was setting up my hammock and the weather was supposed to be clear so I wasn't worried about rain or wind at all. On the other hand my wife the birder has made it quite a bad idea to leave my hammock with nothing over top to protect from early morning bombing raids.

    I set my Hennessey Hexfly up above and parallel to my hammock ridgeline. Then I noticed those mitten hooks the tarp had, and so instead of tying out the guylines, I just left them in their little pouch and hooked opposite corners together. It made my hammock look somewhat cocoon-like, but it worked great. It would certainly stop rain, though I don't know how it would fair in a strong wind. I don't know if I'm brave enough to try.

    Has this been tried before? Would it hold up? I wonder if it would actually be warmer given the fact that the tarp is in tighter and so less cold air flow.
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    Does the hammock not rub on the tarp? If so you might get some leak through at those points.

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    I dont believe you can touch it and bring the water through like a tent. id love to see some pictures of the setup if you can get a chance. I understand the concept but i dont have a hex to try out
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    Should keep out the rain provided there is no wind. If it's windy, you need a taut pitch. COuld be a problem with the reduced volume and reduced air circulation leading to excessive condensation

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    Didn't rub from what I could see.

    Quote Originally Posted by smashdn View Post
    Does the hammock not rub on the tarp? If so you might get some leak through at those points.
    I didn't tie out the hammock sides and so the rubbing seemed negligible. I'll take a picture in a couple days.
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