Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    doc17th's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Just outside of Philadelphia, Pa.
    Hammock
    Clark nx 250, WB xlc 1.7dbl,WB rr d
    Tarp
    OMW, vertex
    Insulation
    incubator0,phoenix
    Suspension
    whoopie,atlas,web
    Posts
    345

    vertex cocoon mode in the cold

    I can not wait to do some cold weather hanging it will be my first time, here is my question. I have the Vertex tarp for my nx250 would there be any appreciable benefit in putting the tarp in cocoon mode to retain heat? I have the Griss beaks, I usually like as much room under the tarp as I can get.
    When I was a kid the only time we were in the house was to eat and sleep.

  2. #2
    gargoyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Middleville, Mi
    Hammock
    G-Bird II
    Tarp
    Ogee tarp
    Insulation
    AHE TQ DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    whoop dutch!
    Posts
    6,091
    Images
    46
    Closing down the tarp (any tarp, be it a clark or any other brand) blocks the wind and in effect traps the heat.
    But it also traps all the moisture, so condensation can become an issue. Your tarp will be wet on the inside by morning. Play with your set up by venting on or both ends slightly to alleviate the condensation issue and block as much wind as possible. Its a balancing act.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •