Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    38.0123, -122.4900
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WB, ZPacks
    Insulation
    Incubators/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoppie/Strap
    Posts
    1,594
    Images
    57

    4 Season Cuben Tarp

    For those who own one of these, have you ever pitched it really close to the ground? Was there enough room and height to hang your hammock? For winter use, I tend to pitch my Superfly really close to the ground to minimize drafts. I still have plenty of room to move about and height enough so my quilts don't bottom out and touch the ground. Any comments on how the Hammock gear 4 season cuben tarp would do if pitched like I described?

    Thanks,

    S

  2. #2
    Señor Member wisenber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    Speer,DIY,GT
    Tarp
    Gargoyle Custom
    Insulation
    HG,JRB,Leigh,Speer
    Suspension
    disbelief
    Posts
    2,189
    Images
    11
    You'd be giving up a foot and a half of width between those two. To achieve the same head room, you'd need a much steeper pitch resulting in much less floor area.
    An 8.5' wide tarp cannot offer the same coverage as a 10' wide tarp regardless of material used.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sunbury, Ohio
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 Dbl
    Tarp
    HG cuben
    Insulation
    HG Pheonix
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutch bkls
    Posts
    1,282
    The HG certainly has enough vertical to keep your quilts off the ground on a tight/edge to the ground pitch. Glad I sprung for the side pulls on both sides.

    If you're spoiled by the space of the Superfly then you should consider having Stormcrow do a wider custom tarp like the one he did for Watermonkey. http://watermonkey.net/2011/10/23/wi...ce-cuben-tarp/

    I was out last week with a group and was really reconsidering the Superfly that another guy had as a roomier winter option, even for the weight penalty.

    David

  4. #4
    lukesteg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    columbus, ohio
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1SL, 1.1SL traveler
    Tarp
    Edgespin,HGcubenPL
    Insulation
    HG Custom's x10
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    371
    I agree David, a wider tarp would be nice for a winter option. ive been throwing around ideas for that.
    Ultralite Gear and Apparel

    Lukesultralite.com

  5. #5
    Señor Member wisenber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    Speer,DIY,GT
    Tarp
    Gargoyle Custom
    Insulation
    HG,JRB,Leigh,Speer
    Suspension
    disbelief
    Posts
    2,189
    Images
    11
    And then the "tarp skirt" was born, the daughter of the Grizzbeak.
    Makes one wonder how a foot extension the spanned the length of the side guy lines would work...or not. For that matter, a two foot wide one would make for ridgeline that would allow even the tallest hanger to stand upright as such an extension could drape straight down perpendicular to the ground.

  6. #6
    Senior Member more's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WBRR
    Insulation
    Down
    Posts
    187
    Images
    2
    Here are some pictures of my HG 4S Cuben tarp from a recent trip where it was extremely windy. I got it pretty close to the ground and had some room to move around on the inside.







    My Flickr photos Outdoors collection

  7. #7
    MedicineMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Roan Mountain,TN
    Hammock
    Traveler with HNO AirShip
    Tarp
    HNO AirShip
    Insulation
    Leiglo 5/50
    Suspension
    Everything Dutch
    Posts
    5,596
    Images
    76
    love the inside view of that tarp.
    I've got a MLD DuoMid and when Ron made it he added bug netting all along the bottom edge...12 inches...its simplies drapes straight to the ground for bugs and ventilation.
    So I see the merit of adding a tarp skirt to close the gap.
    I'd suggest ZQ/TQ start planning on orders for such now
    Be cool to shock clip it to each existing tarp corner and the part that drapes the ground cover with snow/dirt/whatever.
    This will be problematic for use pole mod users

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    38.0123, -122.4900
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WB, ZPacks
    Insulation
    Incubators/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoppie/Strap
    Posts
    1,594
    Images
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    The HG certainly has enough vertical to keep your quilts off the ground on a tight/edge to the ground pitch. Glad I sprung for the side pulls on both sides.

    If you're spoiled by the space of the Superfly then you should consider having Stormcrow do a wider custom tarp like the one he did for Watermonkey. http://watermonkey.net/2011/10/23/wi...ce-cuben-tarp/

    I was out last week with a group and was really reconsidering the Superfly that another guy had as a roomier winter option, even for the weight penalty.

    David
    I think you're right. When Adam starts making tarps again, I'm going to ask for the longer sides. I want to start bringing my dog with me, I want to enclose the tarp so the drafts are not on the dog.

    S

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    38.0123, -122.4900
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WB, ZPacks
    Insulation
    Incubators/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoppie/Strap
    Posts
    1,594
    Images
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by more View Post
    Here are some pictures of my HG 4S Cuben tarp from a recent trip where it was extremely windy. I got it pretty close to the ground and had some room to move around on the inside.







    Awesome pictures! Thanks for those. Looked really windy that trip. Good way to test out your rigging.

  10. #10
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Trout Run, pa
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 Double
    Tarp
    ZPacks Cuben Fiber
    Insulation
    Yeti 20* UQ
    Posts
    49
    I loved my super fly dimensions, and Joe from zpacks did a custom order for me - cuben tarp with same footprint as the SF. Love it!

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
  •