I, too, refrained from the camo tarp because of the weight. As to the JRB vs. MacCat, I favor the JRB because of its straight edges make it more suitable when used as a stand-alone tarp because it provides a bit more coverage. When used as a stand-alone, the ridge line runs between different corners. The true rectangular shape makes it easily adaptable laeving planty of room for one person and gear. Nevertheless, I really do like the shape of the MacCat tarp, too. It looks as though it can be a nice taut pitch over a hammock. Another small advantage of the JRB is that it only requires two stakes, one on each side of the hammock. Often it is not easy to get two stakes on a side planted as they might be on level ground in your backyard.
Last edited by rambler; 11-25-2006 at 18:21..