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    Tarps

    After some time of looking around on the internet and on the hammock forums i have to say i finely found my tarp of choice it is going to be the wilderness logics tad pole. but you see i have wanted the eno profly for some time i am going to take you though each tarp in hopes to help you guys.





    tarp:eno profly

    weight:22oz.

    price:around 80 dollars u.s



    tarp: wilderness logics tad pole

    weight:11.5oz.

    price:around 85 dollars u.s


    until next time
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    Specs from each website:

    eno profly RIPSTOP NYLON 126"x76" 22oz

    eno profly SILNYLON 126"x76" 13 oz

    WL tadpole SILNYLON 132"x92" 11.5 oz

    Based upon these specs it's an easy decision.

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    I have a Tadpole and a Superfly. That tadpole is my go to tarp for mild weather. Great coverage, packs small, weighs little to nothing. I have had some leaking of my ridgeline seam. I sealed the inside without success. Once I get around to it, will reseal the inside and outside of the seam. It appears to be an isolated problem with me, as I have not heard any negative comments from other tadpole owners. My friend owns the profly and is not happy after seeing my tadpole.

    swank

    UPDATE: Decided to go ahead and work on that seam again, turns out it is all my fault. I used a seam sealer I thought was for silnylon and it was for urethane coated fabrics. Flaked and dry scrubbed it all off, reapplying permatex today. Sorry for any doubting on the part of WL.

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    thanks for the help

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    WL's work is perfect and also their service is fantastic. You can't go wrong in your choice. Enjoy the new tarp when you get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    I have a Tadpole and a Superfly. That tadpole is my go to tarp for mild weather. Great coverage, packs small, weighs little to nothing. I have had some leaking of my ridgeline seam. I sealed the inside without success. Once I get around to it, will reseal the inside and outside of the seam. It appears to be an isolated problem with me, as I have not heard any negative comments from other tadpole owners. My friend owns the profly and is not happy after seeing my tadpole.

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    I can agree with everything Swankyfly said. I have a TP and SF. Just got the SF, but the TP will be the goto in warm months. My Tadpole leaked, just a little, sealed the inside, no more problems. I used the Permatex flowable silicone on both the TP and SF side pulls. Have not had the SF in the rain, so I don't know how sealed it is.......RR
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    The tadpole is lighter and offers more coverage. I'd go with it since weight is a factor to me.
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    my plan before i knew what the tad pole was i was just going to get the eno profly but now am getting the tad pole

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    Yeah our cottage vendors make better products than eno and for a better prices to. I mean eno I think charges like well over $100 for a silnylon tarp when you can get a better tarp that is bigger and lighter for about $100 from AHE or WL
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    wow thats great it seems like eno is a little over priced sometimes

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