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Jon Hancock
(bigjackbrass)

Locale: Northwest England
Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn weight on 09/19/2012 15:36:03 MDT Print View

A quick question for any of you with a SpinnTwinn tarp bought in the last year or two: how much does it actually weigh? I've seen conflicting details posted in various places and would like to know if it's down to changes in the tarp since some of the articles were written (perhaps a change in coating weight) or simply a case of different people including different things in the total.

I'm looking for the weight of the tarp and guys, but not including stuff sac, pegs and any other accessories. If you could also tell me whether the weight includes seam sealing that would be a help. Thanks.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn weight on 09/19/2012 16:07:29 MDT Print View

I seem to remember mine weighing in right about 9 oz without seam sealing. I don't have it on a scale here though.

Jon Hancock
(bigjackbrass)

Locale: Northwest England
About in the middle on 09/19/2012 16:29:46 MDT Print View

Thanks, that seems to tally with a few other reports I've seen. Now, if only they weren't out of stock... :-)

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn on 09/19/2012 17:16:35 MDT Print View

Mine is 10.75oz seam sealed with tie outs included.

Jeff Gerke
(mtnrunner) - M

Locale: Utah
SpinnTwinn weight on 09/19/2012 20:04:57 MDT Print View

I bought one last summer. Mine weighs in at 11.4 oz with stuff sack and lines. Not seem sealed.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn weight on 09/19/2012 20:23:38 MDT Print View

Mine was, as I recall, 0.1 oz. over the weight given in the GG website specifications. I bought it about a year ago. This was before seam sealing but included the stuffsack and the chunk of guyline they sent with it, which was at least 5 feet more than was needed. Obviously, seam sealing will add to the weight. I have since sold the Spinntwinn so can't verify. I discovered that my dog is restless all night under a tarp, so I'm back to the tent.

My experience with Gossamer Gear is that you can trust their website specifications. Of course if you're dealing with an older model bought used, the website specs could have changed. However, their outstanding customer service folks can undoubtedly dredge up older specs if that's the case.

Edited by hikinggranny on 09/19/2012 20:31:35 MDT.

Thayne N
(teethless) - MLife

Locale: SF CA
dunno the year... on 09/19/2012 20:54:48 MDT Print View

Mine weighs 10.65oz, seams sloppily sealed, with lines, in the gg spinn stuff sack.

Jon Hancock
(bigjackbrass)

Locale: Northwest England
Most helpful on 09/20/2012 02:29:23 MDT Print View

Thank you, everyone. That gives me a much better idea of the likely weight and makes the tarp a bit easier to compare with alternatives.