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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Cost is a factor, but I'd consider the cut and length. Cut is a bigger issue than length for me. My tarp is only 10' long and I have more than enough coverage for my 9'x4.5' hammock. I'll be curious to see what the long term testing will reveal. Thanks for bringing something different to my attention.
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    I like the idea of full cuben with no seam on top. No possible seam failure of weatherproofing or worse, tearing. Also if the 90% silnylon is cheaper than 100%, I guess all other factors notwithstanding, it would help your bottom line budget on a hybrid tarp with the "see-thru" on top and "privacy" coverage on bottom.
    I like the lower seams idea, may try that with my new DIY I'm about to make.
    Good find and interesting...
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    interesting....
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    Well with all the interest, I guess that I have no choice but to buy it and post the results. After convincing my wife to sit through a thunderstorm. I will be back!
    Really though, I will give it a go and see what I can do with it, then report back with my conclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfastronomical View Post
    Well with all the interest, I guess that I have no choice but to buy it and post the results. After convincing my wife to sit through a thunderstorm. I will be back!
    Really though, I will give it a go and see what I can do with it, then report back with my conclusion.
    That or let her take a nap and then turn the sprinklers on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    That or let her take a nap and then turn the sprinklers on
    "Sorry honey, I wanted you to experience a rain shower...I didn't know the sprinkler was under you!" (while running away in horror being chased by...)
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    The site seems to have an ultralite emphasis, for sure, so I wouldn't say its too short, only that it doesn't give the abundance of coverage we've seen trending in tarps, partially due to the trend of longer hammocks. Just a little more technical gear. That said, its too short for me. But probably not for your wife.

    Cuben only comes 54" wide, right? So you're going to have a seam regardless and I like the idea of no top seam. Kinda makes sense to use the sil to narrow the cost difference. Tarp tenters have been using flat tarps for a long time and there's probably a sensability in this design that the flat tarp offers more multifunctionality than the cat cuts do.

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    Kelty tarps are designed to be hung on a diagonal, she has more coverage with a 9' kelty than this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Kelty tarps are designed to be hung on a diagonal, she has more coverage with a 9' kelty than this one.
    I was talking more about the weight difference. My wife is pretty small.
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    So, how did this turn out? Did you buy one?

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