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    Senior Member whitefoot_hp's Avatar
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    Is 8 x 10 a sufficient rainfly?

    i have an eno double nest, im 6'5, i was wondering if 8 x 10 tarp will be sufficient for a rainfly set up?

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Depends on how much sag you hang your hammock with. Put in a structural ridgeline less than 100" and you'll be ok with that tarp. You get to decide if that hammock is good for your height with a 100" ridgeline...I'm guessing you'll need a longer hammock ridgeline, and therefore possibly a larger tarp. But you won't know until you try.
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    Is your concern the length or the width of the tarp. I would have some reservations on the 8' width. I purchased the Sportsman Guide 9x9 tarp reccommended on this site for my HH and I found it is more than adequete coverage. You hang it just like the stock HH tarp(at the corners) I recently got caught in a nasty & windy spring storm and i didnt really experience any rain being blown under the tarp. I primarily kayak /fish/camp so the extra weight is not really an issue for me.

    Good Luck

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    The dimension of the ENO is 6'8"x9'10" so it would cover the hammock,but barely. Not going give you much blowing rain and splash protection. As Lone Wolf said a Gear Guide tarp has a 12' ridge line when pitched in a diamond shape. Plenty of coverage.

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    Senior Member whitefoot_hp's Avatar
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    thanks for the welcome. can i not go diagonal with the 8 x 10, or will the rectangular shape be a problem?

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    I would not pitch a rectangular tarp on a diagonal. I was just saying that the 10' length might not be adequate coverage for that hammock and the GG tarp would be a cheap option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I would not pitch a rectangular tarp on a diagonal.
    It is do-able though. And will provide more coverage than pitched as a rectangle. It replicates the ASym tarp, so be particular to pitch it so it matches your diagonal lay.
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    I have an ENO DryFLy and have decided that it definitely doesn't provide the extra coverage I need. It's just plain old not wide enough. I just bought a sewing machine on ebay and am going to try to get some help sewing a BlackCat (http://www.jhatkhat.com/Khat/camping/bcdir/) to give better coverage and reduce weight. I used the 9x9 Sportsman Guide that some others spoke of last weekend in Hot Springs one night (Thanks again HC4U!). It gave pretty good coverage, but had definite sag issues. I saw a couple OES MacCat tarps (http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier.com/maccattarps.htm) there, the Deluxe model. If you don't mind spending a couple extra bucks, it would probably be worth it. I've talked with a few people now who have the MacCat and I've nevr heard anyone say anything bad about them. As a matter of fact, everyone's pretty much sung praises of them.
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    I tried using an 8 X 10 with my ENO single and got wet from the hammock absorbing water from the blow in at both ends. The diagonal set up helps but I still think I'll switch to a 10 X 12 for the ENO. The 8 X 10 works great for all my other hammocks though.

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    The large 9x9, 8x10 and 10x12 tarps are a lot more than necessary....and heavier.... all you need is about an 11 foot ridge line and side coverage to match the hammock....

    But then I'm biased.

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