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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigerot View Post
    The funny thing is whoever designed this thing just had a tarp that was too small for his hammock if the ends of his rig were getting wet in the rain. 11 foot hammock = 12 foot tarp, Problem solved.
    This sounds like You have never encountered strong wind and rain at the same time. Even if the rain will not reach you directly the water pouring down over tarps edge can be flown horizontally by the wind and end up in your hammock. In this situation one must hang tarp very low to stay dry. And hanging tarp low makes Your life miserable under it.

    These people promise good weather protection and spacious tarp at the same time. I hope they can keep that promise.
    Last edited by voivalin; 08-11-2013 at 01:03.

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    Darn, I think this thing is growing on me.

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    I just sponsored the Kickstarter project to get one to try. I end up buying a lot of gear to test and try out, but the Nube seems more likely to be a great piece of gear than most. I end up camping in a lot of horizontal rain storms, and the standard hexagonal tarps don't keep my hammock ends and quilts dry. I'm hoping this helps.

    Also, the bug netting seems further away from my body than with other nets, and hoping that helps with heat retention in the summertime.

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    Sierra Madre Research's NUBE

    Video I shot today of one of the preproduction prototypes. Not the lightest solution but I like it. Let me know if you have any questions. Sorry about the sound quality, not the greatest.

    http://youtu.be/OIY2_23JAvg
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    thanks for the video.

    gear in motion - I like it
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    what happens if you fall out of your hammy whilst inside though?
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    Sierra Madre Research's NUBE

    If you fall out of your hammock, you either end up in the gear self or on the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGMofo View Post
    If you fall out of your hammock, you either end up in the gear self or on the ground.
    wont something rip?
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    Sierra Madre Research's NUBE

    I suppose it would. Note to self, bring duct tape.
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    Senior Member BFGMofo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivalin View Post
    This sounds like You have never encountered strong wind and rain at the same time. Even if the rain will not reach you directly the water pouring down over tarps edge can be flown horizontally by the wind and end up in your hammock. In this situation one must hang tarp very low to stay dry. And hanging tarp low makes Your life miserable under it.

    These people promise good weather protection and spacious tarp at the same time. I hope they can keep that promise.
    Kinda like this. 2 nighter in SNP, 11 inches of rain and a lot of wind. Still had fun though The ground was so wet and wind was so strong I ended up putting rocks on top of my tarp stakes to keep them from pulling out of the ground.

    http://youtu.be/pm0B74PLMTQ
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