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100g tarp - again.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:59 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Back on this. Made a couple of alterations and I'm starting to like it. By no means a stand alone shelter but it provides a surprising amount of additional coverage for those in a bivvy. There's certainly enough room beneath to brew up, sort / stash your kit and keep the rain off a decent amount of your person.

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Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:49 pm
by ScotRoutes
Yeah, the micro tarp and waterproof bivvy bag appeals. I've used my Siltarp 1 a bit like that but much of it ends up flat on the ground and therefore unnecessary. Is that the spinnaker fabric?

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:55 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Is that the spinnaker fabric?
It is Colin. With Spectra lines in place, it weighs 99g.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:47 pm
by oreocereus
Why spinnaker? Haven’t seen that used since the pre DCF days!

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:04 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Why spinnaker?
Better abrasion resistance but mainly - have you seen the price of Cuben these days. I'd much prefer them to be affordable :wink:

Perhaps the question should be, why Cuben?

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:57 pm
by oreocereus
I don’t like Cuben, personally, having tried it and gone back to silpoly. Not much heavier for something that will last much longer, is much easier to pitch, and packs way smaller.
As you say, cost is a factor - it was also hard to justify how much I had wrapped up in a cuben tarp!

But, having not been interested in the lightweight stuff when spinnaker was being kicked around the UL backpacking world - why did it drop out of favour?

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:24 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
why did it drop out of favour?
It is still used a bit in the US - Gossamer gear spring to mind. I imagine the reason is one of 'newness' and the desire to shed even more weight. Sometimes we simply can't help ourselves :wink:

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:35 am
by oreocereus
Do they? I can’t see a spinnaker shelter in their website? I know they did in the past.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:34 am
by Bearbonesnorm
Do they?
I'm sure they still make the Spinn-shelter but as you say, nothing listed on their site. Maybe I'm thinking of another company and not the Spinn-shelter.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:48 am
by oreocereus
Anyway, I always liked the idea of the micro tarp bivvy combo. Interested to see where this one goes :)

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:15 pm
by u02sgb
Like that Stu, what size is it?

I've got some silnylon I never used I might give this a go if I can find the time. How do you attach the guys is it grosgrain?

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:27 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
what size is it?
Sizing is a bit odd as it's actually 'shaped' rather than a square or rectangle.

Yep, 6mm crossgrain for the lines.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:03 pm
by techno
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Back on this. Made a couple of alterations and I'm starting to like it. By no means a stand alone shelter but it provides a surprising amount of additional coverage for those in a bivvy. There's certainly enough room beneath to brew up, sort / stash your kit and keep the rain off a decent amount of your person.
Hi Stu. Is this going to be for sale on the site or would you share the plans?

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:40 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Hi Stu. Is this going to be for sale on the site or would you share the plans?
It is. I've just made a few adjustments so it can be pitched with either end 'up' which adds a bit more protection should you wish but at the sake of height.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:50 pm
by Teetosugars
Will it come in any other Colours Stu?

And how much..

Need ideas for christmas pressies..

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:08 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Will it come in any other Colours Stu?
I can only source it in white and blue - I figure the dark blue blends in well to a night sky / damp dark ditch.

Price? I wasn't sure whether to offer it as a tarp only or bundle it up with a pole. I suppose i could do both. Tarp with lines, probably about £60.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:55 pm
by Cheeky Monkey
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:08 pm
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Price? I wasn't sure whether to offer it as a tarp only or bundle it up with a pole. I suppose i could do both. Tarp with lines, probably about £60.
I'd like one but it would be Jan' before I'd want to pay for it.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:34 pm
by redefined_cycles
Stu.. do you have a price for this tarp yet please sir... plus, would it fit the pole you made me (you made it to work with a SMD lunar solo as well as a TT AFAIR...)

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:39 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
As I say, likely to be around £60 Shaf. The pole in the pictures is 106cm but is just the first thing I picked up - it'll work fine with most things from 100cm (ish) - 120cm (ish). There are small steel O rings at each end for a pole tip to sit in (makes setting the thing up quicker and easier for those not used to tarps). However, you don't have to use them and a longer pole would likely work better if the pole was set further away from the tarp.

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:51 pm
by Shewie
You could probably clove hitch a line around a pole at any height too, I’ve done this regularly with trekking poles. I’ve only just switched to Stu’s poles though so not tried it yet.
Planning my first outing I realised all my shelters need trekking poles for support, a good excuse to buy more kit :-bd

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:07 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
You could probably clove hitch a line around a pole at any height too
You could but no real need. With decent tips, simply wrap the line 2-3 times round the tip, peg the line out and it'll all stay in place. :-bd