View Full Version : Grace Solo Tarp

11-18-2007, 10:41
I FINALLY had the chance to put up my Grace Solo (http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=32&osCsid=a68b7d20290b6c8c8f49fbc64904c68b) Tarp from Mountain Laurel Designs (http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/)! It is fantastic! Its my first tarp and I plan to use it for my 08 Thru-hike.
I put it up in my Mother's front yard over the weekend. It is Very well built! This is not a review of the tarp as I have not gone hiking with it. I'm just bragging about it!!!!!!!

I have a couple of pics of it up on my website if you are interested.

11-18-2007, 20:26
Cool! Is it silnylon or spinnaker? I've always wondered how well MLD builds their caternary-ridgeline tarps and if it would be easy to get one of their spinnaker ones taught enough to eliminate flapping.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
11-18-2007, 23:06
Very nice. I can totally see you and the Mojave on the trail. When do you plan to start?

11-18-2007, 23:49
Frolicking Dino,
Thanks for the vote of confidence! Me and the fam start mid march next year! We may push it to april 1st but doubt it.

I have been through this thing from stem to stern. It is VERY well made. I broke the bank and went with the spinnaker cloth as silnylon stretches when wet. As to the taughtness. I staked it at all six points. the wind wasn't tremendous. But it was present at times. I played with it for about twenty minutes. I got most of the flex out of the tarp. I think that when the tarp finally completely relaxes the flex will be near zero. We'll see!