19949Re: [Hammock Camping] Best Rain fly/tarp to use for lightweight backpacking with hammock
- Apr 7, 2009The blue tarps can still sweat though! I like the silnylon tarps myself. Their water/wind proofness and weight are more than worth the cost to me. I've used the blue tarps (they do fine, but they wear out easier too) and the nylon taffetta (heavy and needs constant DWR coating) tarps....buy your silnylon from www.speerhammocks.com and sew one up yourself!!
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Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 3:14 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Best Rain fly/tarp to use for lightweight backpacking with hammock
REI sells Polyurethane-treated ripstop nylon rainfly called the ENO DryFly Rainfly. it sells for 79.99. how is this material different from the silnylon i have heard people rave about. is one better than the other and why? i definately will not spend more than 50 bucks for a rainfly... even that seems excessive when you can get along with a 9 dollar blue tarp ( even if it is heavier and bulkier) does anyone have a good suggestion for a good rainfly.. and no i don't think i'm going to attempt to make this one item.. even if i am up for making my own gear 90% of the time.
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