The tarp is what will provide wind and water protection to you and your hammock. Think of it like the rainfly portion of a double-walled tent. All our tarps are made with slightly caternary-cut ridge seam to achieve a tighter pitch. They have lightweight low-stretch polyester edge binding on the ridge seam. The binding along the ridge seam makes for an extra-strong low-stretch ridgeline seam that eliminates the need for a separate ridge cord, it also means you'll never need to seam seal the ridge seam. (most folks do seam seal the panel pulls though). We use a proprietary silicone-coated ripstop nylon with a 2000mm waterproof rating. Depending on model, the ridge seams on our tarps are either 132" or 126". This means the 132" models will be about 32" longer than our blackbird hammock (which has a 100" ridgeline), giving you about 16" of overlap at each end of the hammock, the Edge at 126" would give you about 13" of overlap at each end. Our tarps like to be pitched tight, so don't be afraid to crank down on the ground-corner guylines, doing so will stretch the fabric helping keep it tight all night long.
Our tarps come with a stuffsac only, stakes and guyline are sold separately. In regard to guyline, you can get cheap stuff for next to nothing at the hardware store (braided nylon construction line/mason's line). We also carry high-end dyneema guyline on a 100' mini-spool in the accessory section that is highly recommended. It's quite stiff which causes it to tangle much less frequently and any tangles that do occur are much easier to undo. Being dyneema it's also incredibly strong and abrasion-resistant and should last 10 times longer than nylon or polyester line that wears out much quicker. It's also adequate for hanging a bear bag and other purposes that aren't well suited to small diameter nylon/polyester. We are now carrying 7" long Y-shaped tent stakes as well.
All our products come with a lifetime warranty on defects in materials or craftsmanship, and we also have a 60-day return-for-any-reason policy as well. All our gear is sewn with pride right here in the good ole' USA at our small shop near Denver, CO in the foothills of the Rocky Mts.
Current Lead time to ship is 3-4 weeks after being placed, we'll send a shipping notice at that time.Tarp Details :Closeout :Out of Stock :On Sale :Backordered
listed weights include stuffsac. Dimensions are: ridgeline length x max. width.
We now make door kits for all our tarps. A door kit consists of 4 doors (2 for each end) that overlap to provide full 4-walled coverage. The doors attach via hooks and shockcord. Since the doors are removable, your tarp can convert right back to a regular hex tarp. This enables you leave the doors packed away in the stuffsac unless needed, just take coverage for one end, or leave them at home altogether.
We made a few spinn UL doors and found they don’t perform nearly as well as a silnylon door does. The silnylon door is stretchier so it is capeable of a tighter pitch than the spinn doors (opposite of how the tarps work, I know). The spinn doors stay just a little bit loose which makes them very noisy in even the slightest breeze. The silnylon doors stay tight, quiet, and pack smaller for only a slight weight penalty, but their performance is head and shoulders above their spinn counterpart. We’ve decided for now to only make silnylon door kits. We have also sourced a color of silnylon that matches the color of the spin tarps.Door Kit Details :Closeout :Out of Stock :On Sale :Prototype :Backordered
listed weights include stuffsac