Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member SC_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 Double
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    275

    Tarp Opinions Please

    Lightening my pack as much as possible. Bad knees. So I'm looking for the strongest lightest material I can find. I want a rectangle either 8x8 or 8x10.
    Sil nylon? Cuben Fiber? Other? Thanks in advance for your ideas.
    David

  2. #2
    Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    WB and UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies or Straps
    Posts
    5,350
    Images
    57
    Cuben would seem to be your lightest choice. Try contacting Adam at Hammock Gear to see if he'll make you a rectangular tarp.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  3. #3
    Senior Member SC_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 Double
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    275
    Thanks Bubba!
    David

  4. #4
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,085
    +1 on the cuben. They're incredibly light and the fabric is used in sailing, so strong as well. I would suggest looking at Hammock Gear as well and I'm sure Stormcrow will whip you up a rectangle tarp if you ask.

    Fronkey

  5. #5
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Yeah, cuben is mighty light.
    Jury is still out on it's durability, but other than the odd fluke, not a lot of negative has been posted yet.

    I think that folks that are willing to spend that kind of money on a tarp are aware of it's fragility and handle it accordingly. I've had my cuben (OES MacCat) in some fair winds and I've snagged it on a couple of branches, but so far, it is holding up marvelously. I was a slow transition from Spinn, but now that I'm on the other side of the fence, the grass really is greener.
    Trust nobody!

  6. #6
    Senior Member SC_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 Double
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    275
    Thanks guys!
    David

  7. #7
    Senior Member SC_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 Double
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    275
    The price of Cuben Fiber may be too stiff for me. Would you guys say SpinnUL would be my next best bet?
    David

  8. #8
    REV's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Charleston SC
    Hammock
    Eno DL, Deep Jungle XL
    Tarp
    UGQ Winter Dream12
    Insulation
    UGQ quilts!!!
    Suspension
    Whoopies and web
    Posts
    2,312
    come the midstate hang and check out some sil Superflys, i like mine and its not too bad on weight, especially for its size
    Give a man fire and he's warm for the night.
    Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life. Dante

    2014 Fall Sprawl Planning Thread
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...GER-amp-BETTER!

  9. #9
    Oms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    La Grange Park, IL
    Hammock
    BB 1.1-1.7 Lefty
    Tarp
    HG, OES, WB
    Insulation
    HG, WB, Nunatak
    Suspension
    Whoopies/webbing
    Posts
    1,006
    Quote Originally Posted by SC_Dave View Post
    The price of Cuben Fiber may be too stiff for me. Would you guys say SpinnUL would be my next best bet?
    David
    Before I purchased a cuben tarp from Stormcrow I was looking into a Spinn tarp from OES. He was having trouble getting Spinn fabric that was a decent quality. Apparently it was not water proof enough. I know the cuben is very expensive, but it is really great stuff. If you don't like it, it would re-sell very quickly. Sil tarps are fine as well and seeing that everyone is switching for cuben there are lots of used ones for sale.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Framingham, MA
    Hammock
    HH Expedition
    Tarp
    HH hex (heavy)
    Insulation
    CCF pad
    Suspension
    HH descender rings
    Posts
    256
    Images
    4
    An asym tarp would weigh 9 or 10 oz. and cost a lot less than a cuben tarp. Good for backpacking when you don't intend to spend a long time just hanging out under the tarp.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •