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    Best tarp color

    What do you all consider the best color for a tarp? Do you like a lighter color to let light in or a darker color to block it out for sleeping in?

    I'm leaning towards a MambaJamba but can't decide on black or blue. Black seems too dark but the blue would really stand out in the woods when I'd rather blend in. I wish it came in brown. I've read that you can get Maccats in brown.

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    The JRB comes in a earth brown and forest green. I have seen the Speer Winter Tarp in a olive drab but I don't think it's something that they offer all the time. I prefer earth tones for my tarps, but I do like the blue of the Superfly.
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    Tarp color is of course a matter of personal preference. I like dark colors better, for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    The JRB comes in a earth brown and forest green. I have seen the Speer Winter Tarp in a olive drab but I don't think it's something that they offer all the time. I prefer earth tones for my tarps, but I do like the blue of the Superfly.
    Speer is doing the Winter Tarp in Kifaru/Hennessy brown, it is way cool.

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    I prefer black, very simple, lets you sleep, and with it being sil, still allows plenty of light for the morning.



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    I have the mambajamba in blue and like the color pretty much. I also use kelty triptease for my guylines, and REI glow in the dark reflective cord to attach tarp to tree, so I'm not exactly a stealthy hanger.

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    Agreed, the blue isn't stealthy. Although, it blends in a little better than I would have thought; don't know why. I take one of my grey tarps when I'm being sneaky.
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    Black for me ..... still plenty of light when made of sil..
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    I prefer the "earth" colors of silnylon, green or brown -- although I still like the black "BlackCat" tarp too, for sleeping in.


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