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    And the 12 you can pitch with doors in winter mode.

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    +1 on the 12' Noah. As already mentioned, it allows for winter mode, porch mode, and a variety of others. When pitched as chorpie depicted, it will afford a 12' ridgeline, which will adequately cover your SB and give a little wiggle room. The only thing the 9' has going for it is a ~12' ridgeline, only when pitched in diamond formation. The added versatility and negligible price increase of the 12' makes it a sure-fire winner IMO.

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    I have the noahs 12 and i love it, looking forward to trying different set ups

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    I love my Noah's 12'. It's not ultralight, but is practically bomb proof, more versatile than a 9' and not much more to manage.

    You have the option of doors if you pitch it steep and tight, and a bunch of porch space if you want /need it. On the diamond pitch, just fold a corner up and attach it to the center pullout on the ridge.

    However, YMMV, and HYOH...
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    I'm a huge fan of a 12x12 tarp. In nice weather it is easy to throw it up in porch mode. In side driving rain or cold conditions the corners can be pulled in to form doors providing excellent coverage. Certainly worth the minor weight penalty over a 9x9, which you have to pitch as a diamond to keep your hammock dry.
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    +1 on the 12 as well. It basically works in any situation. You can pitch it A frame or porch mode on the 12' ridgeline, or pitch it diagonal, and if it's too long that way come into the pullouts and pitch from there to make it more manageable. You can't really go wrong with the 12 so long as weight is not a issue for you. Just my .02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    A 10' hammock is only around 8' when you factor in the sag. I agree that there are times when finding trees far enough apart is tough, but I would still prolly get the 12 and pitch as shown in the photo above, lets you do "porch mode" etc. More options in my opinion.

    PS where in the world is Davisburgh MI
    I wanted to use this tarp pitched on the diagonal mainly as a summer tarp without doors, so I sent for the 9'. I'll get it later this week and plan on using it with my brightly colored Brazilian hammock over the 4th. I'll take some pics and give a report.
    Eventually I would like to get one of the OES 4 Season Tarps to use for rough weather camping/winter.

    And Redoleary, Davisburg is in Oakland county, just north of Clarkston and south of Holly. I know where you are - I stop in to eat at the original Schuler's from time to time!

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    I tried using the 12' Noah's for a few trips on top of my HH. From my perspective: the tarp was too heavy; too large; and needed lots of stakes to tie down.

    On the plus side, the tarp was very well made.

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    I have the 9' and love it. I don't winter camp (yet) so doors were not needed, however, the 9' can be pinched in on the ends in diagonal mode for a little more coverage. It is super simple to set up, and has tons of tie outs.

    I moved up to it from the HH stock tarp, so it is huge comparatively. The 12 was just too big for me, especially since I will pitch diagonally most of the time.

    Oh, and on my last trip, we got lots of rain, and the 9 provided great coverage, plus lots of extra space for cooking, changing, etc.

    Love my 9' noah.

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    I want a 12, but i don't want a bright tarp. Think it can be dyed? Heck i haven't had my hammock out yet and i'm getting ready to scrap the HH stock tarp on reputation alone.

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