Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23
  1. #11
    HappyCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB, 1.1 single
    Tarp
    JRB11x10 Z-P cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti JRB WestMtg
    Suspension
    webbing, Dutchclip
    Posts
    3,523
    Images
    47
    I have never regretted getting the larger JRB 11 X 10 cat cut tarp. Good weather I tie up the ridgeline between 2 trees and keep it in snakes skins. Or put up in the Baker Hut setup. Bad weather or winter, stake close to ground and tie off an end. All of the recommended large sil tarps on this forum by JRB, Speer, OES, Warbonnet are great investments.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

  2. #12
    titanium_hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Wimmera, Australia
    Hammock
    DIY speer type
    Tarp
    OES Maccat
    Insulation
    JRB Nest+ORM
    Suspension
    Webbing straps
    Posts
    746
    Images
    18
    I am person of the smaller size, (5ft 4, maybe?) (I think I'm about the shortest of all my friends) and I find a tarp any bigger than ~8x10 just too big to handle.

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

  3. #13
    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    arizona
    Hammock
    BB
    Tarp
    zpacks cuben
    Insulation
    te-wa Freeze
    Suspension
    whoOpie slings
    Posts
    1,394
    Images
    129
    Zul, as a AZ resident I can tell you to get a minimum of the MacCat Standard for summer, even if to provide shade- at 11-12oz its worth the protection. For winter, A JrB 11x10 is a great choice. I have used JrB products in the past and the stitching and construction of their products is top-notch. (same with OES)

    having one tarp is nearly impossible.. thats like having one fishing rod, one favorite beer, one Porsche.. etc

  4. #14
    Senior Member chezrad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Easley, SC
    Hammock
    Blackbird
    Tarp
    OES Spinn Deluxe
    Insulation
    DIY Top & Bottom
    Suspension
    Whoopie!
    Posts
    135
    Images
    22
    I vote so I can *****...and I really like to *****!!

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,557
    Quote Originally Posted by MRH View Post
    If you camp enough times, your going to get rained on. Personal, I would use a 10x10 at least. Rockdawg69 is right, before its over you will have at least 2 tarps.
    I also subscribe to the two tarp theory (more gear!). Others here have posted that a hammock sock worked well enough with something like a Macat Deluxe in the winter. If you make the sock yourself from Walmart DWR fabric, it's a lot cheaper than a second tarp.

  6. #16
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,298
    Images
    101
    I have a gift cert that would put this right into my price range of $5 plus shipping.
    All the comparisons of all the wonderful tarps out there are very revealing. The problem I get hung up onis the quote above. I've been there and done that. Got the t-shirt, hat and working on the tote bag. A $100+ tarp is a real piece of gear. But there are those of us for whom that is simply not a reality. Any chance of lookiing at this from a real world cost stand point? I'm set for now but I know a number of people who are having to scrounge for alternatives.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  7. #17
    Peter_pan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    virginia
    Hammock
    JRB BMBH
    Tarp
    JRB 11x10 Cat Tarp
    Insulation
    JRB UQ of season
    Posts
    2,698
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinfhaz View Post
    Zul, as a AZ resident I can tell you to get a minimum of the MacCat Standard for summer, even if to provide shade- at 11-12oz its worth the protection. For winter, A JrB 11x10 is a great choice. I have used JrB products in the past and the stitching and construction of their products is top-notch. (same with OES)

    having one tarp is nearly impossible.. thats like having one fishing rod, one favorite beer, one Porsche.. etc
    Mike,

    I know that song, "More is Better" by oncore...

    pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,557
    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    I am person of the smaller size, (5ft 4, maybe?) (I think I'm about the shortest of all my friends) and I find a tarp any bigger than ~8x10 just too big to handle.

    TH
    It isn't how long you are but how long is your hammock? My daughter is 5'3" and I've thought her ideal set up would be a hennessy racer with an OES Macat Standard custom ordered a bit wider, say, in between the width of the standard and the deluxe.

  9. #19
    titanium_hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Wimmera, Australia
    Hammock
    DIY speer type
    Tarp
    OES Maccat
    Insulation
    JRB Nest+ORM
    Suspension
    Webbing straps
    Posts
    746
    Images
    18
    my hammock is as long as I want it to be- I'm DIY for cost reasons- I splurge on lovely JRB gear sometimes though.

    (darn it, I'll make that 8x10 work!)

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

  10. #20
    Senior Member shrek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Hammock
    BB 1.7 Dbl, ENO SN, Switchback
    Tarp
    SWT, Diamond Fly
    Insulation
    Infl. Pad, Fleece
    Suspension
    Ring Bckl, Whoopie
    Posts
    531
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    All the comparisons of all the wonderful tarps out there are very revealing. The problem I get hung up onis the quote above. I've been there and done that. Got the t-shirt, hat and working on the tote bag. A $100+ tarp is a real piece of gear. But there are those of us for whom that is simply not a reality. Any chance of lookiing at this from a real world cost stand point? I'm set for now but I know a number of people who are having to scrounge for alternatives.
    Amen! I started with just a cheap 8x10 Walmart tarp. It was a bit heavy, but it worked. Sure, it's not as sexy as a silnylon 10x13, but it can keep the rain or the sun off of you. Of course, I have upgraded, but there is nothing wrong with using what you can afford.
    "I used to be sane, but now I'm better."

Tags for this Thread

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
  •