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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Diamond style tarp suggestions

    I want a diamond style tarp to use in conjunction with the Warbonnet Blackbird hammock.

    I have been using the Warbonnet A-sym diamond tarp, but it does not provide ample coverage over the shelf area.

    Can anyone suggest a good diamond style tarp that would remedy my problem?

    Thanks in advance for all constructive answers
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    Check out gargoyle's Ogee, it is a kind of hybrid. Will be my next tarp.
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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    Check out gargoyle's Ogee, it is a kind of hybrid. Will be my next tarp.
    Do you have a link for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latitude918 View Post
    Do you have a link for that?
    Here you go.
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    Zpacks has an 8.5x8.5 ft diamond that comes in at 6.1oz. It's pricey though at $230.

    I might ask if I can get an 8x8 from them, as 8.5x8.5 seems too large for my needs. (I just know my 9x9 is huge)

    That said, Kelty 9x9 is pretty affordable and versatile.

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    Yep, what Teegs said, contact Joe from Zpacks with exactly what you want. You should be under 5 ounces in cuben.
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    My only gripe about Zpacks tarps is that they don't put in metal grommets. I'd like them for trekking pole usage for porch mode. He does have trekking pole attachments, but they look annoying to use in the pictures. I'd rather keep it simple. IMHO

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    Here is our Diamond Tarp. We dont use grommets, but we do use 1" D rings which work just as well.

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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    Here is our Diamond Tarp. We dont use grommets, but we do use 1" D rings which work just as well.

    Cheers, Dale
    Thanks guys. 140 is a lot more than I planned to spend. I may try the Kelty Noah's 9 how is the coverage compared to a blackbird?
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    Try Mosquito Hammocks Camo Diamond Tarp. Runs $50

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