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    Superfly - 70d vs silnylon

    This may be more of a question about fabric material, but just wanted to get some thoughts on which superfly to get. 70d ($245, 50ozs) or silnylon ($130, 19 ozs).

    With 2 small girls (3 yr old and 3 mo old) we mostly car/quad/boat camp, but I do hike some, so I thought having the lighter tarp may be a good addition to my gear collection. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
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    If you plan to take it on hikes, go with the silnylon for weight and cost savings.
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    IMHO the only reason to the the 70D Superfly is if you GOTTA have the Multicam pattern. A hefty weight and $ premium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExPXGUY View Post
    IMHO the only reason to the the 70D Superfly is if you GOTTA have the Multicam pattern. A hefty weight and $ premium.
    What ExPxGUY said. I love m'self some camo, but the weight (and/or cost) penalty on waterproof fabrics just isn't worth it.
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    Paying more for the heavier model... What?
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    I thought 70D was describing the weight of the silnylon material? On the BWDD site there are various weights 70D, 30D, etc.

    I could be wrong, but when I was researching materials for my tarp, it was explained to me that the ##D was the weight/thickness of the silnylon.

    I went with the 70D only because it fit in my budget, otherwise I would've gone with the 30D. My BWDD Hex 2.1 weighs 3lbs9.1oz
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    See Warbonnetguy's post...
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=71623

    Waterproof 70D (70 Denier) is usually PU coated and weighs about about 1.9 oz/sq yd before coating and 3 oz sq yard with the coating.

    $ premium is primarily due to the one copyrighted/patented source for the material, I'm sure.
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    I do like the multicam and will probably buy one, but I already have the silnylon Superfly. The heavy multicam would strictly be for the trips like you mentioned, by boat, atv, or for me weekend wheeling when I finish my K5 project. Can't go wrong with the silnylon Superfly though, mine actually seems to keep the rain away. Rained a lot before I got it and has around here since, but everytime it's supposed to rain and I set it up hoping for a downpour to test it out...no rain in my backyard.

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