Re: [Hammock Camping] Looking for advice/product opinions
- *the brand name is equinox tarps. they have 8x19, 10x10 all sill nylon, but
make sure you get it
without the grommets, go with the tie-outs. i know several places sell it. *
*for a little more monye yo can go for the speer cat cut tarp or jrb 10x11*
On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 7:02 PM, John Coy <traveling2u@...> wrote:
> Can anyone offer some helpful advice, or suggestions for a good
> lightweight, (at least 8' x 8' and not bigger than 10' x 10') rain fly for
> less than $100.00. Hopefully my explanation below will give you some ideas
> for what I'm looking for.
> I've enjoyed hammocks forever, as an add-on for camping in comfort. Now,
> I'm decided to finally use one exclusively, no more tent. I've already got
> my hammock w/no-see-um mosquito netting. I love it.
> It's not one of the brands that I see everyone talking about, but I'm
> going to stick with it, and just need a tarp now. (by the way mine is
> a "hammockbliss" brand, at www.hammockbliss.com).
> I'm in need of a tarp/rain-fly for my hammock sleeping rig. I'd like to be
> able to use it in most any condition, but I use it mostly in alpine forests
> here in Utah. (It seems square or diamond shape is best/most versatile for
> use, but if anyone prefers a rectangular cut, let me know the
> advantages to you.)
> I'm open to suggestions, but I'm considering: the white Kelty Noah, 9' x 9'
> tarp ($59.00), weighing 1 lb 7 oz, made of 75D 190T 450mm PU polyester
> taffeta (which I don't understand); and the "Big Rain Fly" Camo 3 meter x 4
> meter diamond shaped tarp, (apparrantly measured opposite corner to opposite
> corner), weighing abt. 1 lb. 4 oz., made of polyurethane coated 244 ripstop
> Nylon, found at www.mosquitohammock.com (I have an idea what the
> polyurethane coating is, but I don't know how to compare different types of
> nylon, or polyesters, nor know whether it matters with respect to how it
> takes the polyurethane coating, nor as to whether it is even any better than
> just spraying, or washing with a silicon or other treatment). If it helps
> in getting info., specs for the Kelty Noah are found quickly at REI.com, and
> searching key work "noah"
> Incidently, other than weight, what are the downside to just getting a
> cheap-o polyeurathan tarp / tarpoline to use as a fly? Are they really that
> much heavier than nylon, or is it just that they don't back away very small,
> or is it all about durability, and ripping more easily if cut??
> Thanks a million for your advice and suggestions.
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I J. (aka peanuts)
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