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Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
5'x8' cuben flat tarp on 04/20/2007 15:25:18 MDT Print View

Im looking for a 5'x8' flat tarp made of cuben fabric.

the closest I have found is the MLD monk spectralite .60. but it is only 4 feet wide, thats a little too narrow for me.

And if BMW ever comes out with a stealth NANO X tarp, it will only be 4'3"x7'9"

will i have to get a tarp custom made?


Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
cuben widths on 04/20/2007 15:39:22 MDT Print View

FYI On Cuben:

The roll widths are 48". A few odd rolls are 50 or even the super rare 52 ( we're talking bigfoot rare- so no use calling them to wrangle width short lengths... 48" is the standard and products must be figured on this roll width.

A wider tarp is only possible with a seam -More cost in material and labor.

In the future (quite a few months away) , all the cuben weights will be standarized at 50".


Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: cuben widths on 04/20/2007 15:56:39 MDT Print View

Thanks Ron,

I forgot about that.

The monk spinntex .97 is 4.6'x9'
do you have an estimate price or weight for a custom 5x8 spinntex flat tarp?

how strong/waterproof/puncture resistant is spinntex compared to Cuben?

Woubeir (from Europe)
(Woubeir) - F - MLife
8'x10' flat tarp ? on 04/20/2007 15:57:31 MDT Print View

I'm actually looking to something similar but for 2 persons, made of cuben or spinnaker and with lots of tieouts (16-18). All the models I've found seem to be catenary cut which limits te pitching options.
Hope you don't mind Ryan.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Cuben Widths on 04/20/2007 16:52:25 MDT Print View

You might check with
Quest Outfitters, they are selling 54" Cuben Fiber - about 0.43 ounces per sq yard. This is 54" after the edge stuff is trimmed away. I have a bunch of the same 54" stuff that I plan to use for tarps.

Edited by bfornshell on 04/20/2007 16:53:31 MDT.

(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Cuben tarp on 04/20/2007 17:27:38 MDT Print View

I own a Cuben "Cat Bird" tarp from Oware, that I got at a discount because his stitching ran over a little on this one. It's not quite flat, though, it has little, built-in beaks at each end, and is about 6.25 oz. It may be all sold out in Cuben.

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
cuben widths on 04/20/2007 18:59:50 MDT Print View

Hi Bill,

My guess on the wider cuben at Quest is that is was from a much earlier production run that Cuben Corp is no longer are set up to make.

My width info is from this week talking to the Cuben folks about widths. I was looking into a special run of wide and they gave me the new info I posted above.

So, if you are DYI'er want wider and the Quest weight and construction is something you want, jump on it!

Edited by mountainlaureldesigns on 04/20/2007 19:00:42 MDT.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Cuben Widths on 04/20/2007 20:16:32 MDT Print View

Hi Ron,

I got my 54" Quest Cuben back in Sept. 2005.

Yes, I would guess it is long out of Cuben Corps inventory. What I have gotten from Cuben Corp since then has been anywhere from 48 to 50 something inches wide.

David Olsen

Locale: Steptoe Butte
Re: 8'x10' flat tarp ? on 04/20/2007 21:46:31 MDT Print View

I have a couple of 8x10 flat tarps from the white spinnaker.
They have 12 tieouts on the hems and 4 in the center. 9.5
ounces. They are listed in my online shopping cart under