Thanks for creating the survey!! I look forward to the results.
@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.
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.
""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?
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?
I've only seen the attraction issue with Sil.
"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.
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.
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.
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