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January 28, 2014

Hammock Bliss Extra Large Rain Fly Review

Hammock Bliss Extra Large Rain Fly Overview

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I got a first look at the Hammock Bliss Extra Large Rain Fly this past summer, and the production model that Dov recently sent me has improved the design with a slightly lighter weight.

Weight: 535 g (19 oz)
Dimensions: 124×76 in (315×193 cm)
Packs down to Nalgene size, 6×8×3.5 in (15×20×9 cm)

The rain fly is a basic, rectangular tarp made with 70 denier waterproof ripstop nylon with corner tie outs that use line locks for quick adjustment and set-up. The guy line is no-frills and somewhat stretchy, so if you buy this tarp you might look into upgrading. The tarp is designed with no seams along the ridge line. There is an extra panel of fabric, but the seam is half-way down the side. The stitching is seam-sealed.

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The tarp has ample coverage for hammock camping in the standard rectangular configuration. As with other rectangular tarps, this one can be pitched on the diagonal. The lack of additional tie outs limits additional out-of-the-box configurations, but you can purchase tarp pull outs that can do the job easily.


Disclosure of material connection: The author (Derek Hansen) was provided with a free sample from the manufacturer for testing and evaluation purposes. The comments in this post (written & spoken) are of my own opinion, which I formed after personally handling the gear. I was under no obligation to publish a review of this item.

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5 comments

  • mike

    width should read 76″

    Reply to mike
    • Post authorDerek

      Fixed! Thanks; good catch.

      Reply to Derek
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  • Kevin Smith

    Thanks! Great Information & Great Photo!

    Reply to Kevin Smith
  • Solhim

    Tarp works great. I used it in rain, snow, and in tight quarters where I had to have it stretched over my dirt bike or rubbing up against a tree and it’s held up very well. The corner ties did break and will need to be replaced sadly

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