Forum Index » GEAR » MLD Tarps


Display Avatars Sort By:
Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: Swiss Alps / Southern Appalachians
Survey on 03/31/2010 14:04:11 MDT Print View

Thanks for creating the survey!! I look forward to the results.

James Patsalides
(james@patsalides.com) - MLife

Locale: New England
MLD Tarps on 03/31/2010 14:08:53 MDT Print View

@Greg:
LOL. Nope, but I do some quantitative business consulting, so I use surveys / scientific method all the time! We already have 6 responses... when it hits 20 or so, we can start looking at the results. Tell your friends!

Cheers, James.

James Lantz
(jameslantz) - F

Locale: North Georgia
Various Tarps on 03/31/2010 19:33:48 MDT Print View

I own both a GG SpinnTwinn & a MLD Grace Cuben Solo. A few observations: I would judge the durability to be about equal; the smaller tarp is better in wind because of less surface area; Spinnaker fabric is a bit more noisy until broken in; I use the SpinnTwinn when I need room for 2 people & the Grace Solo when alone. In either situation, my gear goes inside my MLD Superlight Bivy so storage under either is not an issue; they are both equally easy to pitch; neither will stretch when wet like silnylon so when pitched little or no extra fiddling is necessary.

bryan Schuetz
(bryanschuetz) - F
Cuben Hammock Tarp on 04/01/2010 10:26:05 MDT Print View

""I've a cuben hex tarp for my hammock which I used all last summer and even once this winter. Never a problem""

Hey Douglas, just curious about this cuben tarp you use for your hammock. Is this something you put together yourself or did you pick it up somewhere?

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
Related Cuben Fiber Question on 04/01/2010 11:06:41 MDT Print View

I have heard that cuben fiber attracts dust and pollen like a magnet. Since we are at the height of our spring pollen season locally, I am curious how much of an issue this has been to cuben fiber tarp users. How does it compare with spinnaker cloth in this regard?

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Related Cuben Fiber Question on 04/01/2010 11:10:02 MDT Print View

I've only seen the attraction issue with Sil.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Related Cuben Fiber Question on 04/01/2010 11:11:37 MDT Print View

"I have heard that cuben fiber attracts dust and pollen like a magnet."

I have never had, or heard of, this. Got any first hand experiences?

I have experienced it with the SUL silnylon used in a Terra Nova Photon tent. Exactly what you describe. However, I camped in that same spot a month ago with a Cuben DuoMid and had NO issues.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Cuben Hammock Tarp on 04/01/2010 12:54:23 MDT Print View

It's the standard MLD cuben hex hammock tarp. Great tarp. I've used it quite a bit. I am having one custom made though. Hope to have it in a few weeks.

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
Re: Re: Related Cuben Fiber Question on 04/01/2010 19:44:27 MDT Print View

I have no personal experience (yet) with Cuben fiber. I thought I read somewhere about cuben fiber attracting dust but from what you folks say, it is a non-issue, which is great! I have not had the problem with spinnaker cloth with either my Squall Classic or Spinntwin.