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    speer winter tarp ?

    do people love it? Was looking at the postings but didnt find a lot. maybe didnt dig deep enough. I want to spend a $100 + or - on a tarp that I can fit 2 hammocks under. I like the idea of doors... I'll keep looking

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    The SWT is an excellent tarp for 2 person use. I use one and have hung both myself and my son under in a few times now. As for the "doors", they can be closed almost completely to help keep out rain, snow, high winds, etc. A few weeks ago, this was a big advantage for me when we got quite a bit of snow on an overnighter near Hot Springs. Do bear in mind, though, that having the doors open will increase the amount of condensation that builds up under your tarp, especially if you hang it low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Do bear in mind, though, that having the doors open will increase the amount of condensation that builds up under your tarp, especially if you hang it low.
    (emphasis added)

    Is this correct? I would have thought the reverse as open doors would improve the circulation....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    (emphasis added)

    Is this correct? I would have thought the reverse as open doors would improve the circulation....
    No, it's not correct. Thanks goodness there are people here to point out my mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    No, it's not correct. Thanks goodness there are people here to point out my mistakes.
    It just might be with a rising barometer and a falling thermometer, but I'll defer to Youngblood on this one.

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    I like my SWT. It is very versatile, and I don't think you would have any problems hanging two hammocks under it. With two hammocks, I don't think you would be able to close the doors completely, unless they were hung on top of each other.
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    Yep, no problem fitting two hammocks under a SWT. Been there, tried that.
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    I was noticing on the wb tarp there's pull outs on the side. I didnt know if bigger tarps need this for more control in high winds, or lots of snow? Im just trying to budget my hammock gear spending for two. and I noticed on one of the post the jrb tarp got torn in high winds. is that common for the jrb to do that?
    thanks guys I'll keep researching the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japandy View Post
    I was noticing on the wb tarp there's pull outs on the side. I didnt know if bigger tarps need this for more control in high winds, or lots of snow? Im just trying to budget my hammock gear spending for two. and I noticed on one of the post the jrb tarp got torn in high winds. is that common for the jrb to do that?
    thanks guys I'll keep researching the post.
    First of all, any tarp can tear in a high-wind situation. My thought is that most people overdo their tie-outs. Me, I want them to be the weak points and the point of failure...not my tarps. JMO

    Actually, the WB tarps catch a little flack because they only have 2 tie-outs per side. I think most of the 11' & 12' ridge tarps have 3 or more tie-outs per side. They do help when dealing with the wind. The large wall makes a nice target for the wind and most people will set-up in that position on purpose. When I use my winter tarps I tend to set-up on an angle to the wind; I let the tarp corners take the hits. This makes for a little less protection from the wind for me, but the SuperFly has pretty large doors and I have yet to have to deal with any real wind/breeze under my tarp. Plus, my tarp stays safe and I never deal with condensation under my tarps.
    Last edited by Cannibal; 04-01-2009 at 09:47. Reason: Feet; not inches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Actually, the WB tarps catch a little flack because they only have 2 tie-outs per side. I think most of the 11' & 12' ridge tarps have 3 or more tie-outs per side. They do help when dealing with the wind.
    that's funny because i designed the sf to be specifically suited for high wind. there's probably the same distance between the 2 corner ties on the sf/mj as there is between the 2 non-door tabs on a swt. in door mode, the swt is just a hex with small doors and 2 ties per side as well. not much difference at all, and i doubt the span between those 2 main corners is any less than it is on the sf.
    Last edited by warbonnetguy; 04-02-2009 at 11:01.

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