Mega Tarp measurement

Halleywood

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I'm looking at either a super or mega tarp and I'm wondering what the length is between the poles? I tried the search function but couldn't find an answer. Thanks, Gabe
 

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If solo I'd run a super tarp, its big.

If going with a buddy I'd run a mega trap, its HUGE

Both have plenty of room to sleep between the poles if thats what your wondering.
 
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Joe, that's one of the things I'm struggling with. I would probably use it mostly solo but also use it occasionally with a partner. That's why I'm leaning toward the mega. Especially if you throw in a stove. If I'm looking at the specs correctly both the super and mega tarps both are around 11 feet long. I'm just wondering how much of that is between the poles for sleeping.
 

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Joe, that's one of the things I'm struggling with. I would probably use it mostly solo but also use it occasionally with a partner. That's why I'm leaning toward the mega. Especially if you throw in a stove. If I'm looking at the specs correctly both the super and mega tarps both are around 11 feet long. I'm just wondering how much of that is between the poles for sleeping.

I like my supertarp but if I was getting 1 today it would be the mega, few more oz not much more $$ and way more head room. The super is big and I mainly solo but the mega would be nice.
 

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[video=vimeo;44492401]http://vimeo.com/44492401[/video]



Here is a video from the rokslide vemeo web site showing the megatarp and how much room is in it.
 

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todd - good call man, i was just going to post that link for him.

halleywood - I think if you might be using it with a buddy sometimes, I'd run the megatarp. Was just at Kifaru when they had them all set up out back and I was looking at that mega again and it is awesome! I'm not running it but its really sweet. You definitely wont have any regrets s
 

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I hunt solo and am running with the mega. Like what has already been said, its nice to have the extra room and also two entrances.
 
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Halleywood

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Thanks for the responses guys. Todd, I've watched that video many times and I know there's plenty of room. Since I can't make it to Kifaru to check one out I'm just trying to get as much info as I can.
 
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Halleywood

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This is probably a dumb question but if I don't use trekking poles do I need 52 inch tent poles for the mega tarp? Will that get the tarp right to the ground on the edges?
 

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For the minimal weight difference I would get a mega over the super, especially if you plan to run a stove once in a while.
 
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