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MLD Cuben Fiber Grace Duo Tarp Vs. GG Cuben Twinn Tarp.
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Justin Tremlin
(notu) - F

Locale: Central Washington
MLD Cuben Fiber Grace Duo Tarp Vs. GG Cuben Twinn Tarp. on 04/10/2011 09:36:35 MDT Print View

I thinking of adding a two person tarp to my quiver and would like your input. Currently I am looking at a Gossamer Gear Cuben Twinn Tarp at 5.5oz or a Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben Fiber Grace Duo Tarp at at 7.7oz. I obviously like the weight of the GG tarp, but I am not familiar with the “CTF3” weight of Cuben Fiber. On the other hand I do like the idea of the bonded ridge seem on the MLB tarp. Discuss.

Justin Tremlin
(notu) - F

Locale: Central Washington
Re: MLD Cuben Fiber Grace Duo Tarp Vs. GG Cuben Twinn Tarp. on 04/13/2011 10:11:45 MDT Print View

Really? Nothing. I posted this three days ago and no one has an opinion on these two tarps. I'm kind of surprised.

Edited by notu on 04/13/2011 10:12:40 MDT.

Andrew F
(andrew.f) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: GG vs. MLD on 04/13/2011 11:17:00 MDT Print View

I don't have any first-hand experience with either but was shopping for a 2-person tarp myself recently.

The Grace Duo is quite a bit larger than the GG, and has linelocks on the ridgeline in addition to the pullouts. The GG only has webbing loops on the ridgeline.

The GG is lighter, primarily due to the smaller size. From other people's comments, it sounds like the GG is more of a "normal" 2 person size, whereas the Grace Duo is larger than most other 2-person tarps. I think Ron would make it for you in the GG size at lower weight if you wanted the ridgeline linelocks and bonded seams. The lead time is also a lot longer for the MLD tarp (6 weeks.)