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    Cuben Tarp?

    What kind of cover is this and where can I get one? The title of the picture says its a Cuben tarp? I did a search of amazon.com but did not find anything like it.


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    Cuben tarp at MLD

    You can find one here at Mountain Laurel Designs. A bit pricey, but super light. And MLD has a great reputation for UL gear.

    Mountain Laurel Designs


    Quote Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post
    What kind of cover is this and where can I get one? The title of the picture says its a Cuben tarp? I did a search of amazon.com but did not find anything like it.


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    Cuben refers to the material it was made from.. Cuben Fiber. Cuben Fiber was original developed as a high-performance sail cloth. It's very nice but very expensive. MLD is the only one currently in the US producing tarps using this material. The picture you reference looks like a homemade tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewboy View Post
    You can find one here at Mountain Laurel Designs. A bit pricey, but super light. And MLD has a great reputation for UL gear.

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    The cuben fiber tarp is the $260 version called "Spectralite .60"

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    That is too expensive for me.

    How about a regular tarp with the same shape as the one in the picture?? I would like to try something like that out, but I can not spend 1/2 a house note on a tarp.

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    That's easy:

    MacCat Tarps

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    Ok, thx guys and gals that gives me the information I wanted.

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    I love my Jack R Better 11'x10' tarp. Only one rainy night so far but I didn't get wet at all.
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    sorry this is a bit late but I'm going to get a cuben 8 x 10 tarp from a company called z packs. You have to ask him to make you a tarp because he doesnt advertise it on the website.
    http://www.zpacks.com/

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    The problem with Cuben is also the duribility. It is not something that I think would hold up to a lot of use. At least the way I use my gear, when I can use it.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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