I'm new on these forums. First of all I want to thank everyone for the amazing information shared on this community.
I'm planning to do a backpacking trip along the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. Unlike most people visiting this area, I would like to do this trek being self-sufficient. The trek is about 10-15 days (depending on the route taken) and most likely I will be doing this trek solo.
This has forced me to look into trimming my base pack weight as much as possible. Encourage by the posts of many of you, I'm looking into building my own shelter out of Cuben Fabric (Something along the lines of the Duomid). I do love the Tipi style of shelters (I currently own a Golite Shangri-la 5 which is a bit heavy and too large for this trip).
Anyway, I understand is not uncommon to have short but intense pours of hail on this area. Do any of you guys have experienced hail on their Cuben tents/tarps?. (I'm considering the 0.7 oz variety).