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    Hilleberg tarps

    Does anyone have any experience of hilleberg tarps for ham mocking I have used mine a lot for tenting and tarp camping but not with me hammock yet just looking for a bit of feedback?

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    I have both the hilleberg (not the ul) and a wbbb superfly.
    Both work great for hammocking. But the superfly packs smaller, is lighter and provide better coverage then the hilleberg.

    When I first recived the superfly I was a little disappointed with the compact size , believing the superfly would surely give less coverage than the hilleberg... Until I took it out of the bag.

    This year I have only been using the superfly. Mostly because I'm still tweaking in the setup. But if I had only the hilleberg available it would not limit me or lessen the experience.

    Update. I have the xp10 version. It is somewhat heavier, but likely more durable. Guesstimate only by the feel of the fabrics.
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    Last edited by Harstad; 07-05-2012 at 18:35. Reason: Info update
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    My 2 cents

    Just from the site, it appears the 11.5' x 9.5' would give decent coverage on most hammocks, and if that's what you got, then fine. You're set!

    However @ 1.9 lbs it's a bit heavy, for UL gear. As for the prices, you can get more for less and the weight savings could be 1/2 or better, in doing so.
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    Thanks guys looks like it will have to last untill I can hide some cash from the chancellor of the exchequer otherwise know as the wife!

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    Totally different materials compaired here

    Hilleberg XP is siliconized polyester, it weights more, but does not stretch when wet. And of course it will lose Siliconized nylon in weight and backability.

    One should compare Superfly to Hilleberg UL tarp made of Kerlon 2000 which is SilNylon also. And when weighting tarp one must take notice that Hilleberg tarps have got a quite hefty and long guylines installed. Superfly weight covers only the tarp.

    I have owned and used Suprefly, it is great, but so is Hilleberg.

    One thing still to take notice of is that Hilleberg tarp can be used in many different configurations, Superfly can be only be hanged in one way.

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    Mmmmmm now I have to think harder??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiffiboy View Post
    Mmmmmm now I have to think harder??????
    No need to over think it. Both are great tarps and will perform.

    If you have one there is no real need to change.

    When hammocking the tarp configurations are limited, where ease of setup and coverage are most important. The superfly setup has doors that reduces draft and gives some privacy, which may or may not be important to you.

    Different materials gives different problems and solutions when setting up. Where the stretching in the fabric is countered with self tensioning lines.

    Of the two: I do believe that the Hilleberg is a better tarp for ground camping because it's designed for that. As is the superfly designed for hammocking. I have tried both tarps in ground sleep and hammock configuration. They work.

    No need to think hard. You're good to go hammocking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harstad View Post
    No need to over think it. Both are great tarps and will perform.

    If you have one there is no real need to change.

    When hammocking the tarp configurations are limited, where ease of setup and coverage are most important. The superfly setup has doors that reduces draft and gives some privacy, which may or may not be important to you.

    Different materials gives different problems and solutions when setting up. Where the stretching in the fabric is countered with self tensioning lines.

    Of the two: I do believe that the Hilleberg is a better tarp for ground camping because it's designed for that. As is the superfly designed for hammocking. I have tried both tarps in ground sleep and hammock configuration. They work.

    No need to think hard. You're good to go hammocking
    I have to agree with above. I have used Hilleberg products for years in the deep cold as well as many others have and feel they are top notch gear.
    As far as the added weight I think it is worth it for the quality & durablite.
    Weight savings serves no purpose when it fails and to me falure is not an option.

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