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    I have the Clark Ultra Light ... as for the Clark quality I can attest that it is indeed bombproof ... I use a DIY tarp ... PluQ with a layer of Insul-Fleece ... with a DIY pad .. if you want a hammock that you can depend on ... A Clark is one of them ...

    ** note.. one of the design elements I like about the Clark is the way the material comes up to the bug-net ... I DWR'ed these panels ... it allows me to be able to keep my tarp open a bit more during heavy rains giving me lots of ventilation and the rain off me
    "The wise man questions others wisdom because he questions his own, the foolish man because it is different from his own." Leo Stein

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    Senior Member TinaLouise's Avatar
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    I had a Clark Tropical, loved it but found that I wasn't using it at all after I bought my BlackBird. Another female leader in my scout troop kept borrowing it and I finally sold it to her. She loves it. I found the Tropical to be just about perfect for the hot humid conditions that I normally camp in, in my area. My friend, another female scout leader, has the Clark NA. She made the mistake of allowing her husband to use it and he now wont return it back to her. She's had to go back to using her Hennessy hammock.

    If I had to say anything negative about either the Tropical or the NA it would be about the XL Clark tarp. I didn't find anything "XL" about it!!! It did keep me very dry in extream downpours but at the price of having to be closed up like a taco.

    TinaLouise

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    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post

    If I had to say anything negative about either the Tropical or the NA it would be about the XL Clark tarp. I didn't find anything "XL" about it!!! It did keep me very dry in extream downpours but at the price of having to be closed up like a taco.

    TinaLouise
    I was disappointed in an XL tarp because, as recounted in another thread on the size of Clark tarps, the design of the XL you and I had is different from and smaller than the current XL. I'm sure the previous design, expensive as it must have been to sew, was expected to be used in ways Clark owners will not discuss here today.

    The current XL fly / tarp is 8' x 10.5'.

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    Every Clark tarp I have covers the hammock better than any HH tarp I have.

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    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverpirate View Post
    Every Clark tarp I have covers the hammock better than any HH tarp I have.
    I agree that only in the context of first parameters of the tarp being acreage is the old XL fly meager.

    I've accepted the uniqueness of the bird, usually setting it up instead of an available and much larger Vertex fly over NX-250 for which it would the X would seem too small. Most frequently for me, on a bed for the night, an apron to the sides of the foot-end of the hammock is of no use. So, I Velcro the short sides together and have maximum protection from falling or blowing rain. The fly slopes down toward the foot end, where I'd rather rain wind up. If I weren't alone or stealth, someone would ask me what the beak or tail is about. I suppose, to achieve tighter ridgeline when the corners at that are tied out, but don't really know.
    Last edited by DemostiX; 11-07-2011 at 16:16.

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    i have had the clark na for about 5.5 years slept in it about 200 times.it is holding up excellent,zippers still good,bugnet unholed,seams still tight.very well biult.i do allot of winter camping and this is my go to hammock for that.i use no underquilts just stuff the pockets full of extra cloths,coat,bags of leaves,cattail fluff,ext.kept me warm to -18 degf so far...
    xl tarp was to small to do more then cover the hammock.
    love my clark
    bill
    diyin to hang

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