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    Unofficial Trail Dozer halfastronomical's Avatar
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    Cuben/Sil Hybrid Tarp??

    Has anybody ever used one of these?

    http://www.dplightweightbackpackingg...rotection.html

    What do ya think??? I wonder how well the join will hold...

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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    The seam looks strong enough, but I have to ask, if you're going to use cuben, why use sil as well?
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    Unofficial Trail Dozer halfastronomical's Avatar
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    I am a cheapskate?

    Quote Originally Posted by FireInMyBones View Post
    The seam looks strong enough, but I have to ask, if you're going to use cuben, why use sil as well?
    I was not planning to get cuben because of the expense, but I can get it for $100 and it is 9 oz. That sounded good to me.

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    Unofficial Trail Dozer halfastronomical's Avatar
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    I had never heard of anything like this before, but I guess that it makes sense that cuben is 100% waterproof over your head and the sil is at the sides... we shall see... I am giving it a go.

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    The ridgeline on that thing is mighty short. I don't think it would do well from that standpoint alone.
    A 114" ridgeline only gives you 7" of coverage on a hammock with a 100" ridgeline like a Warbonnet traveler or BB.

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    Looks too flat cut for me... I think its going to flap like a bird... But hey its your money, let us know how it goes... Hope I'm wrong and it goes really well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfastronomical View Post
    I was not planning to get cuben because of the expense, but I can get it for $100 and it is 9 oz. That sounded good to me.
    Maybe I mis-read it but the all Silnylon tarp is $99, but the Cuben/Sil is $199. For $99 it may be doable albeit a little short for most hammocks.

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    Maybe if they made it a diamond tarp with the cuben running down the ridgeline... But that takes away their "door" idea... Which would seriously limit the inside space...
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    Its too short..If you ever decide to get a 11' hammock,,figure it out...to short. need more coverage as far as the length.

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    All these are good points. This would be for my wife who is 5'1 and less than 100. She is using a GT Skeeter beeter at the moment, which is like 9'5. I think that it would work for that maybe? She is using a 9x9 35ish ounce Noah's tarp diagonal right now. I am not sure how long it will be before she upgrades hammocks, because she does not go with me a lot (yet). Do you think it will be good for that type hammock for small women or maybe wood nymphs or elves?

    Hmmm. I am still definitely open for comment/suggestions.

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