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    North Ridge flys

    Are they any good? I was looking at a Oz trail one but might be a bit small this one seems like a better size. Need a fly my old tarps pretty buggered but has served me well.

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    Loks good Toby but why wouldn't you just get another tarp if you have had a good experience with one. They are bugger all at the Warehouse.
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    Hi Toby

    I have 2, the jumbo and normal.

    I have used them quite a bit and are actually pretty good for the coin. The tapes loops for the cord have broken on one, no drama to fix up.

    Unless you need a huge area get the normal size one, perfectly fine for a couple of guys and all their gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Loks good Toby but why wouldn't you just get another tarp if you have had a good experience with one. They are bugger all at the Warehouse.
    It ripped on its first outing Rushy. Was a camo warehouse one haha. Also might as well get something lighter and that packs smaller. It's pretty big when packed. 18cmx58cm and weighs 2.1kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Hi Toby

    I have 2, the jumbo and normal.

    I have used them quite a bit and are actually pretty good for the coin. The tapes loops for the cord have broken on one, no drama to fix up.

    Unless you need a huge area get the normal size one, perfectly fine for a couple of guys and all their gear.

    My 2c

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    I just measure dit out on the floor. it is quite big. Probably could go with the smaller one
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    get a fly, you will be able to take more cans of piss...lol

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    It cost me $80 and as you'll see it's even cheaper than that on special now. It's pretty spacious (two is alright) but light enough for solo trips (1.48kg). To be honest I'm a bit wary about it's quality, haven't had it for long so I guess we'll find out, but I got it because it seemed like a hell of a lot more bang for your buck than a glorified tarp and as it seems, lighter.
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    Lots of other ones on special too that you should check out
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    I just brought that other one from mad mikes. Could have been a little faster Phillip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    I just brought that other one from mad mikes. Could have been a little faster Phillip!
    Or you could have slowed down and shopped around

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    Was slow enough, checked trademe, outdoors supplies, hunting and fishing then found mad mikes and brought it.

    They are taking a while sending the email with there bank details though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Was slow enough, checked trademe, outdoors supplies, hunting and fishing then found mad mikes and brought it.

    They are taking a while sending the email with there bank details though.
    Not too late if you haven't paid yet?

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    Nah it'll be alright. This one will do
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    Like Dino I've got both sizes of the North Ridge ones - on the big one I got a bag zip repair shop to reinforce the loops and they are all good.I use the small one mostly.
    I replaced the rope with paracord, got 6x plastic pegs and sanded down the sharp edges on em and carry a 6x4 warehouse ultracheap blue tarp as a floor. If it rips another one is about $6.
    Small one could sleep two if needed - I use stretchies to keep em taut and they are bloody good for hanging ya socks up inside at the end of a days hunting to dry out

    I wouldn't go back to a tent unless I was down in sandfly country or up on the tops - if it's windy I back one end up to a big tree and put the open end downwind.
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