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    MSR E-Wing

    Anyone have any experience with this tarp? A user review on rei.com mentioned using it with his hammock. I can't get an accurate size for it so I was curious if anyone here has used it.


    Www.msrgear.com/tents/Ewing.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewconvert View Post
    Anyone have any experience with this tarp? A user review on rei.com mentioned using it with his hammock. I can't get an accurate size for it so I was curious if anyone here has used it.


    Www.msrgear.com/tents/Ewing.asp

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    I found you a size here
    "The E-Wing has 8 reinforced guy outs and measures 100” L x 80” W at the longest axis."

    Judging by that size 8.5x6.5 (and comparing to other hammock tarps) it would really depend on your hammock size. My ridgeline is longer than that tarp!
    This would be a bare minimum tarp. IMO, any serious weather (rain) you would have a good potential for serious problems.
    IT is light and small though
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    Ultralight and Compact: Comes factory compressed in a stuff sack that's smaller than a soda can and can be stowed virtually anywhere.
    Factory compressed.... IOW you'll never get it that small again. The picture is captioned "E-Wing without fly" Never realized you could get a fly for a tarp. No indication what the material is either.
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    8.5' is too short. And 7 oz. is really not that light for such a small tarp. I would have you look at the MacCat tarps: http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier....cat-tarps.html

    The Micro is only .5 oz heavier than the MSR, but it does give you a 10' ridgeline which will be more appropriate for a hammock. And, it is less expensive!

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    Thanks for the help. The hope with the E-wing was being able to use my REI deductable to get it without spending any extra cash.

    The hunt continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    8.5' is too short. And 7 oz. is really not that light for such a small tarp. I would have you look at the MacCat tarps: http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier....cat-tarps.html

    The Micro is only .5 oz heavier than the MSR, but it does give you a 10' ridgeline which will be more appropriate for a hammock. And, it is less expensive!
    ****. With all the love going on for the MacCat tarps around here I just assumed they were going to be obscenely expensive. I am an idiot for not looking into them sooner. I am rather certain a micro will be making its way into my pack before the season starts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anewconvert View Post
    ****. With all the love going on for the MacCat tarps around here I just assumed they were going to be obscenely expensive. I am an idiot for not looking into them sooner. I am rather certain a micro will be making its way into my pack before the season starts.BC
    Spring the extra cash for the Spinn version; well worth it!
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    noted and thx for the advise

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    Spring the extra cash for the Spinn version; well worth it!
    Is there a spot on that site that tells what SpinnUL is? I saw it mentioned, but didn't see anything else. I am guessing it is just very lite for it's size? Or is it a style? I am easily dazed and confused, Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncranker View Post
    Is there a spot on that site that tells what SpinnUL is? I saw it mentioned, but didn't see anything else. I am guessing it is just very lite for it's size? Or is it a style? I am easily dazed and confused, Nick
    I've been wondering the same thing, but I'm fairly certain that the it's a lighter weight fabric choice.

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