Richard has been great to work with. I'm very inexperienced at Hammock camping and he has taken the time to help me with the set-up and selection. He went out of his way to connect me to a previous AT thru hiker that used his equipment. This has helped great with questions and answers. The tarp is itself is awesome. My use so far has been limited, but it is a major step up from my previous tarps. It was easy to set-up and take down. Can't wait use it at Hangcon and then take it on the AT in 23.
I Enjoyed the added warmth that the DCF tarp added to my Hammock set up. I did not read/watch the (how to links that were sent to me) and I was able to set it up in the dark (night hiking) and get it figured out very simple to use. And excellent customer service.
I have been an avid hiker/hammocker for 10 years now and also a bit of a gear junkie. I have several hammocks and tarps of other brands. Some silpoly and others the DCF. Some of my other DCF tarps I am having to do repairs on because they are starting to tear at the tie out points. That's not a problem I have with my DCF tarp from R&R Hammocks though. With the way that R&R reinforces the tie out area with the Kevlar backing it is giving it extra strength and preventing it from causing the fibers to start to separate. They also feinforce the ridgeline with the Kevlar which I like better too because it keeps the tarp from bellying down in the center when I tie it out. All my others I get that dipping arch in the ridgeline. And because of the quality and workmanship that they put into their products I am currently having a hammock and bug net made which I will be doing a review on once I get them in. The only thing left after that will be quilts.
Right from the beginning they took the time to talk to me and answer questions via email. They kept me up to date on every step of my order personally. These guys are top shelf! I love my tarp and have had zero problems with it. It is well made with great stitching and reflective parts that easy to find it the dark.
I took out this tarp for the first time and found it was very easy to set up and well made with reinforced stitching at the attachment points, of which there are many for different set up options. Richard sent me 10 stakes and extra line to put the tarp into "porch mode" with my hiking sticks. I am endeavoring to go ultralight so I only took 4 stakes and was able to set up the tarp very securely and taut in porch mode. If I go on a longer back pack I will take more or all the stakes in order to deal with potential high wind situations and varying weather. I really appreciate that the tarp came with all the needed rigging and mesh snake skins. I am very happy with my purchase!