Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW VA
Insulation: No Sniv & Yeti
That's an awesome tarp - I haven't made the jump to Cuben yet, but when I do, that one will be at the top of my list. And I, too, use my tarps as gotoground pup tents when I camp with the kids, who need to be right by me during the night. I pitch a GoLite ShangriLa2 bugnest underneath my superfly or bmj with doors and it works great. The Cuben seems to be about 18" shorter on the sides, but I think you could still make it work. Good luck.
Any of the cuben tarps,
are awesome. The weight savings is noticeable, and the coverage and protection is perfect.
I have the zpacks tarp, and have used it many times. Zpacks sews their seams and uses a light weight cuben. Hammockgear and Mountain Laurel Designs tapes, with very high bonding tape, their seams, and uses a stronger weight cuben material. While I am more than happy with my zpacks tarp, I'd prefer the bonding as it's stronger and doesn't require seam sealing before use.
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern NJ
Hammock: Traveler SL 1.1 w/ diy tulle bugnet
Tarp: Z-packs cuben
Insulation: BurrowTQ &BreezeUQ
Suspension: dynaglide whoopie
I'm currently waiting on my zpacks hammock tarp, but having owned a few other products from Joe I can attest to his impeccable customer service and products.
-- edit: i'm sure for literally a few dollars, he can modify the tarp to more easily accommodate trekking poles