I’ve been loving my new tarp pull outs, although I have yet to use them on my tarp. I’ve found that these work great with a hammockto pull out the sides. This works especially good on extra-wide hammocks (e.g., “doubles”) or those with floppy side rails. Not only does this create larger shoulder and head area for maneuvering and visibility, it creates some structure for the hammock.
Both of my clips broke with a few short uses. The small plastic clip snapped when I tried to close the latch. The good news is that these clips are still serviceable and work fine without that clip, although I noticed that the original yellow line tied into the clip and to the elastic pulls unevenly. To update my clip, I took 12 in. (30 cm.) of braided mason line and tied a double fisherman’s knot on the end after I threaded it through both holes in the clip. In this way, the clip is pulled equally and I find it holds better. To attach the shock cord to the loop, you can tie a double or single sheet bend knot, or tie a loop in the shock cord and tie a lark’s head knot.