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GG Spinntwinn and Summertime bug protection
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Andrew Brinkman

Locale: So Cal
GG Spinntwinn and Summertime bug protection on 01/12/2013 10:34:56 MST Print View

So I have one of these amazing tarps and I have slept under it in the rain so far and it is interesting that I get a much better night sleep under the tarp than I do in the tent so far with no bugs. My concern however is summertime when the bugs come out. What do you fellow tarp users recommend in terms of bug protection under this tarp? I will mostly use it at a solo shelter but at times it will be used as a 2 person as well. I'm 6'2 180lbs.

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
SpinnTwinn bug protection on 01/12/2013 11:15:07 MST Print View

Ive been using a Borah Gear bug bivy for bug protection with all of my shelters, including my SpinnTwinn.

Great price, quick turn around, nice quality.

I opted for the side zip option, regular length, wide size. I'm 5'10" 210lbs, athletic build. Plenty of room in the bivy. Packs down tiny and weighs about 6oz.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
GG Spinntwinn bug protection. on 01/12/2013 11:17:19 MST Print View

MLD Bug Bivy, simple - light - effective!

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
GG Spinntwinn with MLD Bug Bivy on 01/12/2013 19:19:21 MST Print View

I use the MLD Bug Bivy with my Spinntwinn. Good writeup and pictures on that combination here

Edited by randalmartin on 01/12/2013 19:19:55 MST.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
GG Spinntwinn and net tent on 01/13/2013 07:30:13 MST Print View

Tarp Setup

1.25 from Yama Mountain gear.
I had him put in a 1/2 solid front and full back. Love it.

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Bug shelter 1.25 + Spinntwinn in rain on 06/07/2013 01:28:47 MDT Print View


That's a nice setup. I was thinking about getting a 1.25 shelter for my Spinntwinn. Have you had your setup in the rain? Do you need extra coverage in the front or back?


David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
GG Spinntwinn and net tent on 06/07/2013 05:47:28 MDT Print View

I've had it in rain, but never real heavy. I had him put the full sil nylon back in just for that eventuality, but so far no real chance to test it. I'm pretty sure that if I dropped the back fairly low it would handle a lot of rain and wind. He does really nice work and is very easy to deal with.