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    Tarp Suggestions?

    I am thinking about asking the better half for a tarp for my B-Day... Need something reasonable around C-note give or take.

    Some of the thoughts I have had so far are:

    AHE Toxaway Lake
    WL Tadpole
    Others?

    I like that WL can add the "pockets" for the guy lines. I also think I would like the slighty smaller size of the Tadpole (132" vs 144").

    What are your thoughts on the 2 and any others I should Consider?

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    Re: Tarp Suggestions?

    I love my Hennessey Hex. It is 10x12 and has the pockets for the guy lines. I use the lines that came with it and it works great. Having the 12' ridgeline is great for the long 11' hammocks.

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    Tadpole, all day long....

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    Even though I own a cuben tarp, my Tadpole is my go to tarp 99% of the time.
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    I use cuben however a friend of mine recently purchased a tad pole from WL and I seam sealed it for her and even though I have not camped with it she reported back to me that it kept her and her WBBB dry in a 48hr rain storm. So if your not going to go cuben then I'd consider looking at the Western Logic tarps. However Warbonnet makes a great tarp as well so a tarp from either vendor would do you very well. It alll comes down to price and the small differences in dimensions between the tarps.
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    (IMHO) The WL Tadpole is my spring to fall "go to" tarp. It's lite and has great coverage.
    I couldn't find a better tarp for the money.

    When the cold weather sets in I carry my WL OldManWinter. It has longer sides and doors.
    The OMW is also my wife's fav because she feels more secure and private inside it's cavernous coverage.

    I will be purchasing a WL BigDaddy later this summer. The BD has the side length of my OMW but no doors.
    I think/hope it will be the best of both worlds.

    BTW, I have 3 hammocks and only 2 tarps so obviously it is mandatory that I pickup a 3rd tarp

    I hope this was helpful in some small way.

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    Re: Tarp Suggestions?

    When I was looking at tarps, I was pretty sure I was going with the Tadpole. A few members mentioned that, for a few dollars more, the Big Daddy was a good bit larger.

    I ended up with the Big Daddy mainly because it's my first tarp & I just figured a larger tarp gave me more room for error, if not put up perfectly. I definitely won't run out of room anytime soon!

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    Looks like the Tadpole...

    Now how do give the ever so slightest suggestion that I want a hammock tarp and then once I get that suggestion thought how do I get the oh and by the way I want THAT Tarp.....???? Oh the problems of being a grown up and no one asking for a wish list anymore

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    Re: Tarp Suggestions?

    1. Print it out and post it on the bathroom mirror.

    2. Tell your other half's best friend what you want and let them do the hint dropping.

    3. Make the website the first instant load window on the computer.

    4. Make a pic of the tarp the wallpaper on the computer.

    Of course, you could just be direct and mention that's what you'd like. Works for me. :-)

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    Re: Tarp Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Yet View Post
    Looks like the Tadpole...

    Now how do give the ever so slightest suggestion that I want a hammock tarp and then once I get that suggestion thought how do I get the oh and by the way I want THAT Tarp.....???? Oh the problems of being a grown up and no one asking for a wish list anymore
    That's the best part for me, my family ask me what I want, I tell them, they look confused and tell me to order it and then they transfer money into my bank account. I don't like surprises so it's a win win.

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