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    Question ENO DryFly vs. HH Hex

    I'm new to hammock camping, and I am looking for a good starter tarp.
    I'm with a boy scout troop, and we camp four-season, no matter what the weather. The weather is pretty harsh around here (Pacific Northwest)
    Any suggestions?

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    I know you said starter tarp but if you are doing four seasons, I recommend getting a tarp that has doors. Something like the Warbonnet Superfly or the Wilderness Logics Old Man Winter tarps. In addition to having doors they are also wider to provide more side coverage.
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    I use the Hennessy Hex down here in FL, and it's held up very well over the last year. It's not a four-season tarp in that it blocks wind from the ends to prevent heat loss. What it is, however, is a huge area under which you can spend time when the heavens are coming down.

    With the addition of a dedicated Grizz Beak or a poncho pressed into service as one, you can stay dry even in strongly-blowing wind. I did a video on how I do that a while back.

    I've stayed dry under this thing in absolutely pouring rain; the NE FL Hang last year was rained out for everyone but me, and it dropped maybe four or five inches of rain in 36 hours. I spent ~20 of that underneath the Hex, and it kept me bone-dry.

    It's heavy, but it is definitely one of the more cost-effective pieces of gear out there as long as you don't mind the weight.

    Hope it helps!

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    I have a ENO dryFly and it is really really narrow-(L x W) 10' 6" x 5' 2". It is built like a tank but it is lacking adequate coverage from wind/rain on your sides.

    You can easily get more bang for your buck.

    Econo tarp->
    Chinook http://www.fedtacticaldirect.com/Chi...5_p_28505.html

    if you aren't limited to a tight budget I'd def go with one from any of the fine vendors listed in the vendor section http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2
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    I definitely reccomend the Warbonnet Superfly. It's only 130, and it is very large, and it is alot lighter than the Hennesy tarps.
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    Im slowly backing away from my dryfly- it cover sides good enogh if its right above the hammock, but it is simply to short on the ridgeline... Im thinking of upgrading to the chinook tarp (12x9'6")soon
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