Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cuben Fiber: the economic vertigo factor

Heard of Cuben Fiber? Invented for competitive sail racing, now the latest for waterproof uses by ultralight backpackers. A company called Mountainfitter will sell you a 9'x9' Cuben Fiber tarp that weighs 7.65 ounces for $295.95.

A plain 12'x16' heavy duty tarp is $31.98 at Home Depot.

This train of thought induced by walking past several actual campers on the way to REI to look at new tents.

The world is weird. That's all.

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