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    Member bberms21's Avatar
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    Big Daddy vs MacCat

    Hey guys, once again I wanted to reach out to HF for some imput on the two tarps. I will be buying one of these before the week's end. If anyone has some feedback, good or bad, on either, please share.

    Thanks

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    Which maccat are you asking about - the deluxe or ultra? I have both the BG and Deluxe and bouth are excellent tarps. Seems the side cuts are deeper on the deluxe (possibly males it lighter) but can't go wrong either way.
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    i don't have any experience w/MacCat tarps but i do own 2 WildernessLogics tarps (TadPole & OldMan Winter). i'm very happy with both. WL uses double coated sil-nylon for all of their tarps. i haven't seen any sign of leakage and haven't sealed either tarp.
    i will be ordering a BigDaddy in the spring.
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    I had an OES MacCat Deluxe for awhile, currently own a WL Big Daddy 144 which I love. Both well made, excellent tarps. Big Daddy is slightly bigger overall, and slightly heavier. I can't say enough good things about WL customer service. Compare size specs, weights, and prices, and go with the one that suits your needs. Both are great tarps.

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    I've got a WL Big Daddy and love it--excellent tarp for the money.

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    Thanks guys. Sounds like there are a lot of WL fans on here. Me too.

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    If you can afford it, get a cuben tarp, a 12ft 8 oz tarp is hard to beat (except for the price)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cataraftgirl View Post
    I had an OES MacCat Deluxe for awhile, currently own a WL Big Daddy 144 which I love. Both well made, excellent tarps. Big Daddy is slightly bigger overall, and slightly heavier. I can't say enough good things about WL customer service. Compare size specs, weights, and prices, and go with the one that suits your needs. Both are great tarps.
    I too had a Maccat Deluxe and now have a 144" Big Daddy. The BD def gives more coverage and I am a huge proponent of the guy line stow pockets. Both are high quality tarps. I would go with the greater coverage. Of course if your pocketbook allows, I would consider a Cuben tarp for a substantial weight savings.

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    You may like the Arrowhead Toxaway tarp as well. Not to make your decision harder.

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