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    Tarp material volume

    As water is my means of travel in a small boat, gear size is my main issue. What tarp material packs down to the smallest volume? It would not matter if a 10X10 weighed in at 50 lb if it packed down to the size of a pack of spam. So of all the materials available, which one per sq yd takes up less room?
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    Sil-nylon.

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    I think cuben packs down smaller.
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    cuben once it has been broken in a bit

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    Thanks for the input guys. The score is two to one, still too early for a decision.
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    Make it three to one. Even new, cuben packs much smaller than sil.

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    sodakgrrls's cuben tarp is smaller than my silnylon BMJ from warbonnent and i would say mine packs down just as small if not a tad smaller.......could be in the way we pack them too though

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    I use and prefer cuben.
    It is definitely lighter!
    But my HG cat cut cuben requires a bigger stuff sack than the larger sil-nylon Golite cave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Make it three to one. Even new, cuben packs much smaller than sil.
    Are you comparing tarps of EXACTLY the same size?

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    SpinnUL

    How does SpinnUL compare to Silnylon & Cuben? SpinnUL is ~20% lighter than Silnylon, and it's significantly cheaper than cuben. Also how durable is SpinnUL, as sail material it would seem it would be fairly durable.

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