Southern California and Sierra Nevada
An elevated a-frame
A low storm pitch
Another angle on the lean to
Another a frame
A nice wind breaking pitch.
Let me start by saying that this is my first tarp. I like the hex shape and the vestibule it provides in the A-frame pitch. I have heard complaints about the lack of setups this tarp provides, but in reality it provides the setups that you need. I have also pitched it in a few other setups that I really like. I plan on posting a video with my full line of pitches eventually. I took this tarp out right after a snowstorm in Ventura County's mountains. I was pleased with its performance. Haven't rain tested it yet, but snow was melting from the trees as I cooked dinner and thanks to this baby I stayed dry. I wish there were tie outs along the long side at least, if not at the center of each side as well. This tarp is awesome, highly recommended.
Tim, I just noticed your reply. I checked the manual and on the diagram number 8 says vertical zippered main bag access. It does not claim the 34 is any exception. The only access I see that is missing on the 34 is the sleeping bag compartment zipper. This site has the vert zipper in the description as well. http://bestpricebackpackcheap.com/osprey-exos-34-litre-backpack-jungle-green-medium-sale/
I know the old version needed to be seam sealed but this one appears to have taped seams. What upgrades did this one receive from the old version and do I need to seal it?
That sounds like a defect, I would contact Gregory and have them fix it. They have a lifetime warranty against defects. If they say it was wear and tear, then you may have to pay for it, but I would imagine not.
I agree, get the M unless you have a lot of layers.
I've had mine for about a year, still works great. It's possible that the bad reviews come from people who wash theirs too much. I avoid washing mine in the machine. I like to just wipe it off with a wet or soapy rag. If the coating does wear off (which it will eventually) re coating it is not to hard. But my guess is that will take a while to be necessary.
They come in a pair.
You sure can, I like to put mine upright, above my sleeping bag. I stuff my clothes around it and then put my tent on top.
You sure can, I like to put mine upright, above my sleeping bag. I stuff my clothes around it and then put my tent on top.
I use a little dish soap in a sink and let it soak for a bit. Then I scrub them out with the tools and rinse them very well. If possible I let them dry in the sun. If you are cleaning a hose, I use the long brush and rinse as well, but I take it outside and whirl it around a few times to get the big drops of water out of there. i would clean it out after ever 3-4 uses, anytime it sits for more than a day after use, any time you put something other than water in it, and before using it after a long period of storage.
This should work out great for you. It is light weight and breathable. It has vents under the arms to help keep you cooled off as well. The water proofing they use works very well too. Water just beads up and falls off.
Your best bet is to go to a store with a wide selection and check them out. Many styles offer multiple choices on lens color. Go to oakley's website and you can get an idea of how many options there are.
I like to just wipe it clean with a lightly soapy towel, then rise it with a wet towel. Every now and then go ahead and wash it in the machine, but use a mild soap as detergents can damage the water proofing. Dry it on low heat as well, the heat helps the water proofing to spread out a bit. After enough washes, you will need to re-apply the water proof chemical.
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