PahaQue Wilderness Rainfly for Hammock
A very good tarp for the price, although probably not for the ultralight crowd.
- Good coverage
- Not too heavy
- Built well
- Straps can be difficult to adjust
- Attached carry bag can collect rain
- Takes a lot of room in a pack
This is a good inexpensive tarp (going for about $30 on Amazon as of this writing). It has good coverage, and goes up relatively quickly.
This tarp a bit wider than the ENO and other more expensive hammock tarps, and is a bit heavier as well. It will also take up more space in your pack.
The attached carry pouch is sewn on in an odd configuration—when the tarp is put up the carry pouch faces outward and can collect rain. This can be remedied by turning it inside out, but I think it could have been better designed. Speaking of the carry pouch, it is not a stuff sack; it is large enough that you could fit some other small items in it if necessary.
Regarding the straps, the loops are about a foot apart so it can sometimes be difficult to get them taut, although I've always figured it out somehow. The stakes are of fair quality, although might be considered heavy by some. And the tiedown lines are black, so they may need to be replaced with reflective lines.
All this being said, the tarp itself is of quality construction and the material sheds water as it should. It holds up very well in the wind. It's not too heavy, although it's not made for ultralight campers.
For the price I doubt you could find a better tarp.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30
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