It can be hard getting time to work on your own gear sometimes, but a mate wanted a tarp and that was enough motivation for me to take some time to make myself a tarp as a test for his. He wanted a hammock tarp that was lightweight and compact but still able to handle some testing wind conditions that we can get here in Tasmania.
Fabric is Xenon sil, which is a lightweight silicone impregnated polyester fabric.
These are the tie out configurations I went with which use Silkworms, and a small length of 12mm grosgrain stitched along the hem. Weight for the 4 corner tie outs is under 4 grams. It's a minimal design which initial testing suggested would be more than adequate for the job but the real testing will be the fun part.
The ridgeline is bound with polyester binding tape for added strength, and very little, if any weight sacrifice.
Now for the testing.