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!
I've been a hammocker for over six years and have owned and tried quite a few hammocks and tarp setups. Living in FL which is notorious for its crazy sudden Thunder Storms and several section hikes a year in the Mountains where it can get cold really fast, I had been eyeing and dreaming of owning an Ultralight Dyneema door tarp to keep me dry and warm in such inclement weather. I recently made the switch to a complete R&R system which would included my dream tarp from R&R the Dyneema DCF Tarp with doors for a 10 day section hike of Virginia on the Appalachian Trail. The R&R gear totally rocked it and the was all that I could ask for in multiple nights of heavy rain and included wind gust up to 40+ miles an hour. The Tarp held fast against the intense winds and kept me dry with the doors closed up in the often side ways rain. This tarp comes complete with all the rigging and ready to hang and I love the free snakeskins that come with it as it makes it so easy to pack up and store in my pack. Thanks R&R and can't wait to get out with your ultralight gear again on my next backpacking adventure! :)
The best part is it's all setup and ready to go. No fishing with guylines and knots. For this price you only get the tarp at zpacks. Its a no brainer.