- Feb 3, 2018 at 12:49 am #3516233
Hello Subject Matter Experts,
I’m making an inner net for my Hexamid Solo Plus tarp. I’ve decided to use 1.6oz HyperD PU4000 from Ripstopbytheroll.
What color is the best? I’ve had black and lost my electronics on the floor which are also black. My Big Agnes was orange which surprisingly wasn’t too annoying. But too light of a color shows all the dirt. i have a choice of black, grey, dark olive, ‘coyote’ (kind of dark tan)and ‘foliage’ check the link, its not camo. My Zpacks tarp is the heavier weight so ‘greener’ than the .51.
Any compelling cases for a color?Feb 3, 2018 at 1:22 pm #3516280
First let me play devil’s advocate and ask why you don’t want to use 1.1 pu4000?Feb 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm #3516310
I read your archived posts on making a tarp and inner awhile back, it’s inspired me to give it a try..
Well, I chose the heavier weight since I’ve always put some protection under my tents/tarps..Tyvek, polycro. Thought if I didn’t need to do that anymore, one less thing to pack, clean, remember etc,,but since I still want that piece of mind, decided I’m willing to carry the 2.3 Oz difference. If I leave the Tyvek groundsheet at home, I’m actually negative 3.25 Oz,
That’s my thinking anyway…Feb 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm #3516311
Cool, you have definitely thought it through. I just wanted to make sure you had looked at it as an option. If you want to skip the polycro then the 1.6 is a great option. I prefer the ground sheet simply to keep my tent clean in which case the 1.1 is plenty durable enough.Feb 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm #3516312
Sorry never even answered your question. I really like the charcoal gray.Feb 3, 2018 at 5:29 pm #3516317
Lester MooreBPL Member
@satoriLocale: Olympic Peninsula, WA
Pam – Hoosier T is right about gray – it goes well with black netting. Had the same trouble as you with a black bug bivy making it easier to miss gear on the bottom. Right now I’m also making a partial-solid inner for a hex shaped tarp (Deschutes CF). I went with Khaki color because it was on sale and it matches well with the pale green color of the tarp.Feb 3, 2018 at 8:05 pm #3516332
grey is never a bad choiceFeb 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm #3516438
Thanks all, grey it is!Feb 4, 2018 at 3:07 pm #3516445
Brad WBPL Member
if you’re concerned about showing dirt, I would think a factor is what’s the dirt like where you go most often….. red clay would be very different than sandy florida soil….
I agree though, black or dark colors for tent floors or even sleeping bags is not my pick…. I like to be able to see the dirt, find my stuff, and also to see things like scorpions or spiders that might find their way in….
I’d go with either a grey or a tan color.Mar 27, 2019 at 5:53 pm #3585777
Justin MckinneyBPL Member
Can you post finish pictures of your project ? I’m making one myself . Thanks !!
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