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    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
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    Hammock Gear Hex Tarp Review and Pics.

    Well here it is. The Hammock Gear Hex Tarp. Weight 5.4 ounces with lines. This tarp is light, has a ton of coverage and I just love it. The craftsmanship is excellent. The cat cuts are so so shallow their hardly noticeable but are just enough to prevent any flapping in the middle of the tarp. The cat cut in the RL is just perfect and allows the tarp to pitch perfectly tight without the RL folding over on itself or crinkles in it. The two special features of this tarp are the Dutch Ti-D Ring and the Cuben fiber reinforced pull outs for the RL and the tie outs. I wanted this tarp to be made as light as possible and that's exactly what I got. I decided not to get side wall pull outs cause I generally do not use them anyways and did not want the extra grams.

    As always it was more then a pleasure doing business and working on this custom tarp with Hammock Gear. The quality and craftsmanship is excellent as always and most excellent customer service. And I don't know what else to say that I have not already said in all my other reviews of Hammock Gear and just has excellently amazingly awesome they are. Thanks Adam and Jenny and Luke for this excellent product and that little extra something special you added in as well .

    In the pics I am laying in my WBBB and I had plenty of coverage. I had this tarp out on the trail for 3 nights prior and it rained one of the nights and it kept me and my best friend Stella Blue (who sleeps under my hammock) nice and dry.

    So if your looking for a light weight tarp, well here it is.

    Enjoy the piney woods yall.
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    edit: In my original post I forgot to include the weight of the tarp without lines. The weight of the tarp without lines is 4.75.

    Weight of the tarp with lines in cuben stuff sack came out to be 5.7

    The lines I am using are two, ten foot sections of 1.4 dynema with Dutch hooks on them and four, ten sections of 1.2 tech line for the tie outs. They are all attached via. prussic knots at the Dutch Ti-D rings for easy adjustment.











    Last edited by lazy river road; 06-25-2012 at 08:21. Reason: add information
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    5.4 with lines! Nice weight. Great pics. Yep, lots of coverage. Excellent tarp. Thanks for the post.
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    Nice! Been waiting for this review...looks like a great tarp, more coverage than I thought it would have.

    Thanks for posting, looks like you scored a good one there.

    Cheers

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    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    5.4 with lines! Nice weight. Great pics. Yep, lots of coverage. Excellent tarp. Thanks for the post.
    Thanks HappyCamper, most certainly an excellent tarp.


    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    Nice! Been waiting for this review...looks like a great tarp, more coverage than I thought it would have.

    Thanks for posting, looks like you scored a good one there.

    Cheers
    Glad you enjoyed it Callahan. And yeah coverage with this tarp is no problem.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    5.4 with lines! Nice weight. Great pics. Yep, lots of coverage. Excellent tarp. Thanks for the post.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Dimensions?
    10 3/4th ft RL by 8.5 wide from RL to tie out. Their is an approximately a 1 to 2 inch cat cut along the side wall.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Nice... very nice indeed!

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    sweet, you've confirmed that my order must go in.
    awesome looking tarp,,, dutch stuff is a great touch of class.
    "Jeff-Becking"

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    very nice! I keep thinking one with a hex end and on one end and doors on the other for us end loaders. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Nice... very nice indeed!
    Thanks Jay

    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    sweet, you've confirmed that my order must go in.
    awesome looking tarp,,, dutch stuff is a great touch of class.
    Dutch stuff is some great stuff and you wont be sorry with your order.



    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    very nice! I keep thinking one with a hex end and on one end and doors on the other for us end loaders. ;-)
    Now thats a cool idea. Im sure Hammock Gear can whip something up.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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