Oct 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm #1264454
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
I'm looking for a silnylon tarp – roughly 8×10, plus or minus.
Used would be great, but recommendations for new would be appreciated.
I tried Alpinlite Gear, but Gen is not taking orders right now.
The OES MacCat tarps look nice, maybe I'll go that way if he has them in stock.
Where else should I check?
Are there any west coast vendors?
Thanks in advance…..Oct 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm #1655066
Eric LundquistBPL Member
@cobbermanLocale: Northern Colorado
Oware seems pretty decent. You could also look at Bear Paw Tents. The latter has a few tarps on ebay for a discount but not always.Oct 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm #1655072
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
I purchased my 8×10 silnylon tarp from Campmor, a lot of years ago. It sat around unused until this year, and it got used on a rainy/snowy trip. I've been doing business with Campmor now for almost 30 years, and they have never fouled up an order yet.
–B.G.–Oct 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm #1655075
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
Integral Designs Siltarp 2:
$118.00 at http://www.e-omc.com
Not sure how that compares in price with the Oware stuff, which seem to get high praise here on BPL.Oct 16, 2010 at 1:08 am #1655099
eric chanBPL Member
is the cheapest sil is probably …
http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___20069 … 13 oz …80$Oct 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm #1655207
Michael RayBPL Member
If you're willing, look at the homemade tent thread in the Philmont section. Very simple and cheap to make 112"x91" flat tarp unless you'll be in lots of wind.Oct 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm #1655243
@pillowthreadLocale: like, in my head???
I've got an ID Silwing that I'd not soon trade for a flat tarp of a similar size. Indeed, I'd call it better in all respects than a flat tarp, save for configuration options. Replace the supplied paracord with masons line for the guylines, as I have, and the whole setup comes in under 13oz. My wife and I have used it under extended (1-2 days) heavy rains, without bivies, and stayed completely dry (seam-seal the ridgeline though). I've added 1/4" shock-cord loops at each tieout point to eliminate the need to re-tighten in the middle of the night. The catenary-cut edges/ridgeline really do help reduce flapping in high winds, while the edges, specifically, allow a bit of cross-breeze in (thus reducing condensation misting). One can find the Silwing for around $100 without too much trouble. I use it every time I go out when there's no bugs to worry about, or heavy snow in the forecast.Oct 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm #1655256Oct 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm #1655257Oct 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm #1656173
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Thanks for all the input……….I ended up buying MacCat Deluxe…….Oct 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm #1656344
They also have tarps on their web site
I am really happy with the Minimalist Bug Bivy he designed for me (and now sells.)Oct 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm #1656421
Ben WortmanBPL Member
I have an Etowah outfitter siltarp 6×10 that you (or anyone else) can have for $50 shipped
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