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Hummingbird Heron Rain Tarp and Guyline Kit Never let rain spoil your fun outdoors again with the Heron Rain Tarp. This 8.6oz (243g) Silpoly hexagonal rain tarp is ultralight and won’t weigh down your pack. Traditional lightweight tarps are often made from 1.1oz Silnylon that can stretch out when wet, but Hummingbird’s Rain Tarp is made from a newly developed 0.9oz Silpoly which provides a full coverage that doesn’t mist through or stretch. The Heron Rain Tarp come with a tube of Sil-Net and an applicator brush for sealing seams, giving you years of protection from the tarp. The whole thing packs down into a compact little stuff bag, 8 x 3.5 x 3inches, so it won’t take up too much room in your bag. When erected, it produces a generous cover of

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126 x 96inches (10.5ft x 8ft). The Heron Rain Tarp doesn’t come with Guylines, so you can use your own or get the Hummingbird Guyline Kit, which includes 80ft of 1.5mm reflective sleeved Spectra Guyline cord, four glow in the dark friction adjusters and four super-light titanium stakes. This kit won’t add too

much extra weight or bulk to your bag at only 3.7oz (105 g). The Hummingbird Heron Rain Tarp is a functional lightweight tarp that is easy to set up and pack down and can make all the difference if you get caught out in bad weather. The Guyline kit provides you with everything you need to hook the tarp up - it’s a pity it isn’t included with the Heron and has to be bought separately, as the glow in the dark Guyline cord is a nice touch to help prevent you from tripping over them in low light and at night. RRP $144.95

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Gadgethead April 2017  

Gadgethead April 2017