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    Velcro on superfly door

    Good day. I am about to sew velcro on my Superfly doors. Before doing so, I thought I might see if there are any downside to this idea. I appreciate any ideas!

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    weight would seem to be the biggest... pack-ability maybe?
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    When a Super Fly is pitched down tight for bad weather, the doors have considerable overlap. I'm not sure this is a good idea.
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    Do you have the latest SF where the doors are part of the tarp? Or is this an old model that came with separate doors?

    Assuming it is the newer model.... Here are some things I would put in the equation...
    - If you decided to use a bridge hammock in the future, the Velcro would be useless.
    - resale - would others want this if you ever sold it
    - not sure what functionality you are gaining that tarp lines wouldn't give you

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    I agree, it's really not needed. Have you had a lot of use with yours, and still feel the need?

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    I could see the benefit of having one less tie out to trip over. You might consider smaller tabs (not full strips) and in a couple different positions so you could pitch it with the edges of the doors touching and fully overlapped. Maybe even do just the one end that you use to enter and exit.

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    I just saw a thread Here, where someone velcroed there doors, then staked out the middle, creating a neat vestibule. Seeing it, it might be worth it, looks pretty cool. I've actually been thinking about doing it to my Smokehouse doors, to better seal in the heat from my stove.

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    Velcro on superfly door

    Thanks for the input. I am a noob. No, I don't a lot of experience with the SF. I was watching a video (Shug), and thought this was a neat idea. Perhaps he was using a different tarp. I am postponing this idea for now. Thanks for all your help!

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    My doors are rigged with shockcord. To close things up, I take the shockcord to the corner stake on the opposite side of the tarp. Too easy.
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    OG, ditto on the shock corded doors.

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