Rating: 4 / 5
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and make a netting door. Check out Henry Shires' Make-Your-Own pattern at tarptent.com. I do like all the tie-outs used in Ray's tarps, and his tarps provide great coverage. I also like tarps with beaks. They not only help with rain coverage, but with wind protection as well. Ray gives directions on how to add beaks to any tarp. Somewhere in the bottom of my gear closet sits a Goilte bug "inner nest". It fits in my Ray-Way tarp, but never made it beyond my backyard testing ground. It's too heavy! Of course, one main advantage of using the nest, is that you can leave it at home when bug season is over, and attached netting is combersome when you want to set the tarp at other angles.