Is this tarp big enough
I am looking at buying my first tarp, I like the Maccat Standard, but would like to know if its ridgeline is long enough for dry nights in a Eno singlenest? If not suggestions are welcome.
The MacCat standard should provide you with sufficient coverage, but IMO I'd go with the deluxe. The weight difference is next to nothing with only a $20 difference in price. Well worth it for the extra coverage it provides, if you ask me.
Originally Posted by trusty
Isn't the Eno a long hammock? If so, with either one- and especially the standard- you will probably need a structural ridgeline to shorten the hammock a bit to make sure the ends are covered adequately, especially considering the hex cut of the MacCat tarps. Though this will vary with how much extra sag away from the tarp RL you get once you get in. With my 10 foot Claytor, if I use a RL with a lot of sag ( adjusted for about 9 feet from cinch buckle to cinch buckle- maybe about 8.5 feet from hammock end to hammock end) I just have what I consider barely adequate coverage with the MacCat Deluxe.