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PostWed Oct 10, 2018 5:55 am 
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Dutchware hammock gear is now selling an asym tarp that weighs 3.27 oz. Add lines and two stakes and it still will be under 5 oz.

Granted, asym tarps are designed for hammocks and offer limited protection in horizontally blowing weather. But in normal rain storms and/or combined with a hammock top cover they do ok. I had Warbonnet Hammocks custom make a hammock with sewn on winter top cover completely out of 1.1 silnylon that is less than 1 lb. With suspension and the asym tarp you get storm coverage for 20 oz. That compares to the Zpacks Plexamid cuben tent that is around 20 oz after you add a carbon pole, stakes and cuben ground cloth (or less if you set it up with a trekking pole).

Both of those 20 oz options pack down small and could be thrown in a day pack for emergency shelter or used as your main backpacking shelter. You could even take both if you are unsure about ending up in trees or above treeline.
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PostWed Oct 10, 2018 9:04 am 
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I've been packing and using a Zpacks pocket tarp for a few years now, 3 oz without stakes. Although it is listed as "emergency shelter" because of the thin .34 oz/SqY cuben (Dyneema Composite Fabrics), I've had no problems with it on extended trips.


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PostWed Oct 10, 2018 9:40 am 
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diy rectangular .34 CF tarp ~ 2oz, 54" x 96"

I rarely take it with me tho, guess I like playing the odds on rain in my bivy sack  hockeygrin.gif
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PostWed Oct 10, 2018 1:39 pm 
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DreamHammock has a bunch of solid lid options FWIW. And the fabric selections are indeed dreamy.  peace.gif

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PostThu Oct 11, 2018 1:57 pm 
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DigitalJanitor wrote:
DreamHammock has a bunch of solid lid options FWIW. And the fabric selections are indeed dreamy.  peace.gif

Yeah, I have perused their hammock lineup several times in the past. But I always come back to Warbonnet because of the bootbox design. Just a quirk I have.
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PostSat Oct 13, 2018 8:30 am 
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They're expensive but they make sweet stuff.

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