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    Thumbs up Best Tarp for the $ IMO - 10 x 12

    Equinox Nylon Tarp 10x12 @ $54.95


    You can't find it cheaper than here and well worth the price. I weighed mine at 1lb even.Yes I am a gram weenie.

    http://www.hudsontrail.com/viewItem/13/110/2185/

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    What does this mean?

    From the website:
    " urethane coating for water-proofness"

    Does that mean that only part of the tarp is "water-proof"?

    Hard to believe that a 10X12 tarp made with heavier material (1.9 ripstop vs. 1.4 sil), plus the urethane coating, plus the brass grommets every 3' is an even 16 oz. Pretty inexpensive too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GADGETEER View Post
    Equinox Nylon Tarp 10x12 @ $54.95


    You can't find it cheaper than here and well worth the price. I weighed mine at 1lb even.Yes I am a gram weenie.

    http://www.hudsontrail.com/viewItem/13/110/2185/
    I saw this and thought to meself "Wow! $55 for a Great Big silnylon tarp", although I knew at the back of my mind that the SWT and JRB 10'x11' are smaller in dimension and a little over a pound.

    I followed the link and see that the tarp is coated 1.9 oz/sq yd nylon. So I know from experience that coated 1.9 nylon works out to be at least 2.2 oz / sq yd.

    Now if this tarp is truly 10' x 12', that makes 17,280 sq inches, which is 13 1/3 square yards. Don't even have to multiply it out to see that 1 lb even isn't happening. Even if the coating was weightless this tarp would weigh at least 25 1/3 oz for the fabric alone, at least if it is rectangular, which seems to be the case.

    Not to say that this isn't a fair price for a good tarp. Just that according to the published specs, I think you're looking at a tarp that is closer to 2 lbs than to 1 lb.

    Grizz the quant

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    Grizz's slide rule never lies.
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    My guess is that they took the weight of the smallest Equinox tarp; which is 5x7. That would work out to be about 9 ounces before grommets, hems, thread, etc.

    FWIW I would personally try to avoid any tarp that uses grommets in place of properly reinforced tie outs. Grommets significantly weaken the frabic and especially on a large tarp are going to be much more prone to failure in a strong wind. You can of course sew on your own ties outs and use them instead of the grommets.

    Regardless, that is really an excellent price for a large tarp. Good find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Grizz's slide rule never lies.
    For God's sake, don't get the mathletes atarted. They've been quiet for weeks on end. No need to wake them up and get them going now.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    For God's sake, don't get the mathletes atarted. They've been quiet for weeks on end. No need to wake them up and get them going now.
    i totally agree with that statement
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    too late!

    The slumbering beast has been awakened.

    Even as we speak, he is doing his finger exercises in preparation for a frenzy of compression and stress calculations!

    My name is Ozymandias. Look on my equations ye math-challenged and despair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    What does this mean?

    From the website:
    " urethane coating for water-proofness"

    Does that mean that only part of the tarp is "water-proof"?

    Hard to believe that a 10X12 tarp made with heavier material (1.9 ripstop vs. 1.4 sil), plus the urethane coating, plus the brass grommets every 3' is an even 16 oz. Pretty inexpensive too!
    Acually their description is incorrect! Cannibal it's the one below that has 1.1 sil. I ordered mine through them and its what I recieved.

    Yeah youngblood its this one.

    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___20070

    The price is $84.99 there
    States its 19 oz on their site.

    Aw heck I got Griz started with his E=MC2 mathletics again

    All I know is my tarp is 10 x 12 16oz and keeps my dry.

    Here's a online pic:

    Off course on this site it's $109, but wait they have a 5% off coupon..lol


    Here's info from Backcountry gear:
    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catal...ail.cfm/EQ1300

    These Ultralite Nylon Tarps are constructed with waterproof 1.1 oz ripstop nylon tarps with silicone coating. Very lightweight, sizes range in weight from 9 oz to 18.8oz. All sizes have reinforced grommets spread approximately every three feet and 3 grosgrain ties across the top. Key seams are double stitched for strength. Comes packaged in its own reusable mesh bag with drawstring and cord lock.
    6 x 8 ft. weighs 9 oz.
    8 x 10 ft. weighs 14 oz.
    10 x 12 ft. weighs 18.8 oz.

    Ultralite Tarp 8 ft. x 10 ft. Green $80.00
    Ultralite Tarp 10 x 12 ft. Green $99.00
    Ultralite Tarp 6 x 8 ft. Green $64.00
    Last edited by *HangMan*; 09-02-2008 at 17:08. Reason: To defy Grizz :)

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