Aug 28, 2005 at 6:59 pm #1216704
I would like to hear from anyone who’s put the Gossamer Gear Spinnsheet Ground Cloth through some trailworthy wear. Is it tough enough to stand up to the typical abrasion that a ground cloth gets…or must it be lain only in fields of heather?Aug 28, 2005 at 10:33 pm #1341040
I don’t know about Gossamer’s Spinnsheet Ground Cloth, but their even lighter and cheaper polycryro cloth held up for me very well over several nights of Sierra camping, and at $3.95 It contributed to my nearly one lb. of weight savings on my BD Lighthouse: carbon fiber poles (6.5 oz.), titanium stakes (1.3 oz), and polycro ground cloth (6.9 oz).Aug 28, 2005 at 10:48 pm #1341041
I agree with William’s assessment of Gossamer’s Gears lighter/cheaper Polycryro Cloth:
Size Small: 32″ x 96″ Weight: 1.3oz. or Size Large : 72″ x 96″ Weight: 5oz. $3.95
It’s extremely tuff for the weight but does have an initial plastic odor.Aug 28, 2005 at 11:23 pm #1341042
I would say that the spinnsheet would be durable enough. I have one that Im going to cut fairly soon to make myself a “G6 like” pack. If you have any GG stuff its the same sort of material as that.
As for the polycro, go for that if you want weight reduction. Its plenty strong.
And again if you want to go lighter use half a mylar space blanket. little under 1oz and will last a few trips. any small holes can be repaired with a little cello tape.Aug 30, 2005 at 7:57 am #1341096
Mark VerberBPL Member
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I have tried 1mil plastic and emergency space blankets, but neither would make it more than a day or two before I put a big hole in it.
I will add my voice as a third who has been delighted with the polycryro ground cloth. I have had mine out for something like 20 days and it’s still in good condition.Sep 28, 2005 at 7:05 pm #1342179
Aaron SorensenBPL Member
@awsorensenLocale: South of Forester Pass
Does the Polycryro Cloth ground sheet make a horribly crinkly noise or is it more like the niose of plastic drop cloth?Sep 29, 2005 at 12:46 am #1342186
The noise is more like a plastic dropcloth.Sep 29, 2005 at 9:13 am #1342193
@craig_shelleyLocale: Rocky Mountains
I have both. The spinsheet is very tough. Much more so than the Polychro. I use the spinsheet on a regular basis.
CraigOct 10, 2005 at 10:08 am #1342659
I have both too.I rate the spinnsheet as tough, but I use the polycro for nearly everything.
One of my rationales is that if such cheap accessories don’t wear out, you can carry lighter ones.
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