3 on each edge (8 unique tie-out points) Included:
Each V9 tarp comes a thick ridgeline cord as well as plenty of tie-out line for securing the edges of your tarp. Since every location can require a slightly different tarp setup based on your surroundings, the included Tie-Out line is uncut for your convenience. Simply cut the line as needed.
The V9 Tarp is made with polyester treated ripstop nylon
and is extremely versatile - there are 3 grommet tie-out point on each edge and it comes with enough cord to tie it out or stake it out in any situation (stakes are not included with the tarp
). It even has a reflective underside
to help you keep the sun out or the heat in on a cold night.
Setting Up Your V9 Tarp: To begin, tie the included ridgeline cord (thick) from tree to tree above the hammock.
You can also just tie the ridgeline cord directly to your hammock's suspension (Go Anywhere Rope Kit) instead, which can be useful if the trees are really far apart or have thick trunks. As long as the cord is tight, above your head and extending slightly beyond the end of your hammock you're all set. Next, drape the tarp over the ridgeline cord.
You can choose to set it up as a square or a diamond shape
over the hammock(picture laying it flat on the ground, rotating a square to the side will give you a diamond) and here's the difference:
Square: If you're expecting side winds and blowing rain this is the way to go. A square tarp setup will give you full side coverage (much like an A-frame tent/shelter) to keep out blowing wind and rain. Once you've chosen your tarp layout, simply drape it over the ridgeline and begin using the tie-out line to tie (or optionally stake) the tarp until it's secure.
Diamond: The diamond shape gives you a longer center ridgeline (~'12) and the angled sides will allow for more airflow and visibility. If you've got trees that are 12+ feet apart and you're not worried about a very windy storm, this is a great way to stay protected from the elements while still keeping an open-air feel.
Again depending on the weather, you may choose to tie one side of the tarp up high (to a surrounding tree) as an open awning or you may want to stake it down to the ground if you're dealing with blowing rain.
The versatility of the V9 Tarp means you can set it up quickly and easily
for whatever weather situation is at hand!