The JRB 11′ x 10′ Hammock Tarp is designed for the full range of pitch options.
- The 11-foot ridgeline length is long enough for the longest currently available camping hammocks.
- The 10-foot width allows for “A” frame pitches with generous five-foot sides. Perhaps more importantly, it can be pitched to form a full side wind block ala a Baker hut for hammocks tied to trees a normal 5 to 6 feet above the ground and still provide great top coverage.
Alternatively, this hammock tarp may be hung on its 10-foot length and pitched in a “tent” like mode to provide excellent weather protection and privacy. This technique works well with regular-size hammocks such as the Claytor Mosquito and Expedition, the Eagles Nest Singles and Doubles, Dutchware Chameleon, the Treklight Hammock, and all of the Hennessy models except the Safari.
The use of a rolled hem technique eliminates the several ounces of edging weight associated with more common gross grain ribbon-edged tarps. Combined with the strong JRB corners the resultant tarp is strong yet lighter than similar-sized tarps.
The JRB 11′ x 10′ Hammock Tarp is made out of 1.1 oz. silicone impregnated ripstop nylon Cordura ® with 21 tie-out tabs (9 along each of the 10′ edges, 3 on each of the 11′ edges one on the center of the ridgeline). This provides for a 50% increase in “porch” coverage when in the Baker-style lean-to pitch. Including silnyl stuff sack, it weighs 19 oz. and packs to approximately 10” x 5” x 2″.
- A Few Words About Tarps
- WARNING: Silicon impregnated nylon is flammable, please use caution near open flame.
- CAUTION: Nylon will age and break down prematurely if exposed to continuous sunlight (ultra-violet light). Do not leave nylon products set up in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.