6691Re: [Hammock Camping] Fox Face Tarp?
- Aug 31, 2004I've had another look or 3 (I finally found if you click on
the "product demonstration" text a plan view of the tarp pops up) and
see that it's not a decagon at all; it's a kind of an eight pointed
rectangle if that makes any sense at all. An interesting innovation
is that it appears to call for only 2 stakes. the four corner tie
outs seem intended to be wrapped around the tree a few feet below the
hammock tie. That seems like it might give an interesting shape with
tucked in corners.
I'm also wondering if the 24 oz. figure includes hardware. I saw an
Eagles Nest hammock a few months ago at an outdoor show and they
seemed fond of using heavy carabiners for hanging - sacrificing
weight for ease of use. If I had to guess I'd venture that the fly
includes some heavy stainless d rings or more biners at the peaks.
I don't think I'll be purchasing their fly, but if I can infringe on
their patent a little bit . . .
--- In email@example.com, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@y...>
> I don't understand the 24 oz for the 9'x9.5' dimensions for theof
> Eagle's Nest rain tarp. A rectangular tarp would be 9.5 sq yds and
> the shape it uses means it would be much less than that, maybe 65%
> the 9.5 sq yds. So I suspect either the 24 oz is not correct orthe
> either they are not using 1.1oz silnylon that weights around 1.3 oz
> per sq yd. My guess is that if it were the 1.3 oz stuff, that it
> would weigh in the 8 oz range.
> About the shape, it kind of looks like a diamond shaped tarp that
> original Hennessy's used with added material to provide morecoverage
> for the foot and head ends of the hammock. So in that sense it istradeoffs
> kind of clever. You get better coverage and it is probably pitches
> more taut at the price of a little more material, but it takes 6
> stakes versus 2.
> As far as coverage goes, it is somewhere between the original
> Hennessy diamond tarp and Brian's McCat tarp. It uses six stakes,
> the Hennessy uses two and Brian's uses four.
> For now, I still use and prefer the comfort of the larger area that
> my rectangular shaped tarp gives me, but I still review the
> of smaller, lighter weight tarps from time to time. Then, Iremember
> how much nicer it is when it is raining, expecially during thenight
> when I don't have to worry near as much about whether I am going to
> get wet or not in a heavy wind driven rain.
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