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    Frogg Togg Material for tarp?

    Has anyone out there tried to use Frogg Togg material in making a tarp? Does anyone know if it has insulating properties? Doing a little thinking.

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    My rainsuit sure had insulating properties!

    I don't know the actual fabric weight on that stuff, but I would think it would be heavy when used as a tarp.
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    There material does not breath well, which is why it has somewhat of a insulative factor by trapping in body heat. Its not very durable and strong, gets ripped easily, not sure if I would feel safe with a tarp made from it.

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    I modified a dri-ducks poncho so I could use it as a tarp / pack cover / TQ / UQ protector .. never had a condensation issue with it .. sleeping with it or hiking while wearing it .. even in snow .. worked great as a tarp ..but .. I forget to lower a corner once while it was a tarp .. I had it rigged to be attached to my hammock suspension .. and when I sat in the hammock I blew the corner completely off ... I'll do another .. but I would re-enforce the corners well .. I can't see any advantage to using dri-ducks for a single use tarp though ..
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    I dont think it will pack very small.

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    Aren’t the Frog togg dri-ducks made from Tyvek? I though they breath very well, given how water proof they are.

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    I'd be afraid of any branches landing on it, or having a strong wind tear at it. The material is not all that strong.


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    It is very breathable for a waterproof material. However, that property isn't very important as a tarp. What is important is strength and Frogg Toggs does NOT have strength. Almost anything larger than an acorn will puncture it and maybe even an acorn on the right trajectory.

    Good material for rain gear if you never come in contact with bushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgregory View Post
    Has anyone out there tried to use Frogg Togg material in making a tarp? Does anyone know if it has insulating properties? Doing a little thinking.
    +1 on all the above. This material might be better suited to use as a underquilt protector or hammock sock, as many have done.

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    I used a frogg togg jacket riding a motor cycle the rain penetrated when doing 60mph. If you plan on 60 with your hammock it wouldn't work well. Wind does get up there at times but hanging in near hurricane wind is probably not advised.

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