Product Review: ENO Housefly Rain Tarp

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Eagles Nest Outfitters Housefly Rain Tarp

I was so excited when I got this tarp in the mail that I LITERALLY couldn’t wait til the next camping trip try it out. I immediately put it up in our front yard!

Specs

Description

Specifications

Weight 27 oz.
Material(s) Silicone Impregnated Ripstop Nylon w/PU
Unfolded dimensions (L x W) 10′ 6″ x 10′
Best use Family/car camping & backpacking

Pros

The absolute best part about this tarp is that it essentially creates a tent around your hammock.  It’s perfect for keeping you warm during the winter. If you’re using it during the summer and don’t want to get too hot during the night, all you have to do is roll the side doors up and they clip right into place.

There’s enough room underneath the tarp to put your backpack and gear. So not only does it keep YOU dry, it also keeps your gear dry!

The first time I went hammock camping with the Housefly it was insanely windy allllll night long. I’m happy to report that the Housefly held up amazingly against the crazy wind. It kept me very dry and warm all night long. Though the wind was really noisy against the tarp.

You can adjust the tarp to be higher up from the ground or lower to the ground, depending on how you like it. I prefer it to be a little lower to the ground so that it keeps the wind down to a minimum.

Cons

It is a bit confusing and difficult to set up and definitely takes some practice! You don’t want to be setting this thing up for the first time in your campsite or in the dark. It didn’t come with directions on how to set it up so I had to look online at some videos and Tim had to help me with the knots.

It doesn’t come with stakes! You need 8 total, 4 for the side “doors” and 4 for the corners of the tarp. I recommend lightweight aluminum tent stakes, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. I bought mine at Academy Sports for cheap and they stood up really well against the crazy wind. These are the ones that I bought: Coghlan’s 1000 4-Count 9-Inch Ultralight Tent Stakes.

The one thing that was horrible was the smell of the tarp when it first comes out of the packaging! My nose can be really sensitive to smells so it bothered me but it didn’t really Tim at all. If you are sensitive to smells, you’ll definitely need to take the tarp out as soon as you get it to let it air out, A LOT. The good thing is that when it’s outside and set up, the smell isn’t as strong.

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