Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Sleeves Are Here!
If you are looking for a quick, sleek way to deploy your ultra light Cuben Fiber Tarp, you have found it.
Our "Cuben Sleeve" is made of the same water proof material as the tarps and offer a water barrier between your wet shelter and your dry gear.
With a weight of .6 ounce, this super light weight solution to storing your tarp is not only fast, but practical as well.
There are 47 review(s) for Hammock Gear Cuben Sleeve
by David R – 14th Dec 2016
The Cuben Fiber sleeve is not necessary but it makes a nice addition to the gear pile. I have used the sleeves a few times and they don't show any immediate wear yet. The stitching is very strong and the draw strings makes it very easy for me to stuff my guy lines in the sleeve and tighten it up. Keeping all my tarp gear in a single sleeve. It is very sturdy and well constructed. Hopefully I will never need to buy another sleeve again, but if I do it will most likely be another CF sleeve.
by Chainsaw – 10th Nov 2016
Good product and will do the job. It is light and I love the fact that it is just one peace instead of two. I also like the diameter. Other I have used ended up being to large and did not compact the hammock enough. Only issue I had was the QC. Mine had a 1/4th inch hole in when I opened it up. Pretty to large not to see if it was inspected before shipping. The company stood by the product and within minutes sent me the shipping label for a repair/replacement. I opted to go ahead and patch it myself instead of going through the process of waiting for another one. It will work fine with the patch. Great customer service and I do realize things can happen but I would inspect better before shipping. I would not htink this would be a common issue with their products.
by Brandon – 8th Nov 2016
Makes setting up and taking down my tarp a breeze. Can't imagine going without it now.
by Perry Rush – 24th Oct 2016
Did a 76 mile Foothills Trail hike with my cuban fiber Winter Palace and cuban sleeve. I think if you get the tarp you ought to get the sleeve with it!! Works great. I would not want to be without it! Goes on super easy. Light weight and keeps the tarp so manageable in the wind. Takes the hassle out of the process. i did not have one at first but saw the need and should have bought it sooner.
by Gearbob – 11th Oct 2016
This is my first snakeskin/tarp sleeve, although I've used a hammock set-up for many years. I've used this Hammock Gear cuben fiber sleeve many nights on trail, in a variety of conditions - rain, wind, daylight and at night. Generally this has proven an excellent choice to manage my Tadpole tarp. There is plenty of space for my tarp but the sleeve is perhaps eight inches shorter than my tarp at the ridgeline. No big deal. It worked better than my friend's no-see-um meeting sleeves.
A couple notes regarding the small end of the sleeve:
- I don't use D-rings or other hardware to attach my tarp to the ridgeline, so without some type of drawstring, the small end of the sleeve is a bit too large. When I pulled the sleeve across to the other end of the tarp, the small end of the sleeve at the far end unintentionally slid past the end of my tarp. To prevent this from happening, I added a small piece of cord with a cord lock around the small end of the sleeve so that I can cinch it down where I want it to stay. This works as intended, but I would prefer this to be integrated as part of the design.
- I bundle up the cord on both ends of my tarp. I can put one bundle into the large end of the sleeve, but there is no way to do that on the small end of the sleeve - so it remains outside the sleeve.
In summary, it's a great accessory but maybe it would be handy to have a drawstring closure on both ends of the sleeve so you can place the ridgeline cord bundles inside for both ends, and cinch one end to stay put when pulling the sleeve across your tarp.
by KentuckyRed – 14th Sep 2016
So, I haven't actually used snakeskins, but from what I've seen the problem with them is that they meet in the middle forming a "bubble". Not so with the cuben sleeve.
This is a one piece system made of cuben fiber (so ridiculously light) that covers the whole tarp.
You bunch it on one end while hanging and then put your tarp away with one slide down its length. While you slide it, you are compressing the tarp at the same time so there is no real bubble to get rid of.
I like the small drawstring closure on the large end ( the sleeve is basically a long cone) but wish the hole on the smaller end was even smaller to make sure your tarp doesn't poke through.
Even though it's a long Piece of fabric, it doesn't add much volume when stuffing the tarp (my hammock bliss 11' tarp went back into its sack with stakes and lines and didn't get any bigger).
I couldn't recommend this more to a person trying to decide between it and skins.
by Unknown – 22nd Aug 2016
Awesome material and functionality. Trying to (what I would call) roll the tarp first didn't work for me. Instead I left one tarp end attached using cord and a toggle to my straps, then twisted the free end to make a long spiral, in effect rolling it up before sliding the skin over it. I think its better not to leave anything large, hard or sharp attached to the tarp (like my Night-eyes bungees). It would be perfect if there was a better way to bundle or package it up once in the skin, it's kinda hard for me to figure out what to do with it at that point. Maybe another attached loop somewhere near the middle to tie off or turn at. Or a video on what to do once it's skinned. But it's still AWESOMENESS!
by Intimidator – 21st Aug 2016
As always, the HG crew hooked me up with exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks for providing quality products.
by Keith Nix – 11th Aug 2016
I have HG Cuben sleeves for both my tarps. They make deployment and packing up so easy and quick. Simply slide the sleeve over the tarp as you roll it a bit, tucking the doors to the center of you have them. Then detach the ridge line and drop the tarp in your pack! No stuff sack, expensive tarps never touch the ground!
by Bruce Johnson – 2nd Aug 2016
My pretty new cuben sleeve strung right onto my tarp. It fits, covers the whole tarp, keeps everything in place and rolled up when I don't need it, and deploys quickly when needed. I have not tried to unroll it in the dark, but it is lovely in the wind and rain. It is covering a Standard Tarp in .74, and there is plenty of room. The whole thing coils up and fits in the outside pocket of my pack, along with my rain gear and water pump. Nice addition to the kit! Thanks, HG!
by Derek – 2nd Aug 2016
The weight is lighter than snake skins, and unlike snake skins I don't have to deal with the taro bunching up in the middle. The sleeve once pulled over the tarp van be compressed so it packs up small, the draw strings function perfectly. What more is there to say? The product functions exactly as I had hoped.
It actually is quite a bit wider on the wide end than I thought it would be so I think this woukd work with larger tarps. I have a tarp comparable to the Cloudburst and it fits easily in the sleeve. Quality product.
by NateInSac – 11th Jul 2016
Purchased this after reading about tarp skins and similar products. This one far exceeds the others in ease of use. I bought it for my Warbonnet Superfly and after confirming with Harry@hammockgear that it fits.
The tarp fits perfect into the sleeve. I just attach one end to a tree, attach the other end, and slide it off to one end. I used it this weekend in winds of 25 mph, gusts up to 50, and the sleeve helped by allowing me to attach the tarp one end at a time, instead of it flopping everywhere in the wind.
When the trip was over, just slide the sleeve back over the tarp. It does this smoothly and easily. My mind was blown.
by Adam Skinner – 20th Jun 2016
I've used snake skins in the past, as well as just placing my tarp in a stuff sack. This sleeve is far better than skins for one simple reason: there is no bunching up in the middle. You just draw it across the entire length of the tarp and cinch it up at the end. To store it, just roll it up from the big end and you'll end up with a cuben ball to put in your pack.
by Frank Popofsky – 2nd Jun 2016
Good Quality. Its just one not 2 half's. bit pricey at 29.00 for one . 5.00 shipping.
Again good product just pricey it is long enough for tarps
by Topo – 2nd Jun 2016
This is my initial impression as I have yet to use the item in the field but so far I'd say the product is exactly as advertised. Well made with clean and tight stitching. It held my tarp easily and after fiddling with it a couple of times to see what would work best it folded up in a compact bundle. I'll be using it in the field this summer for 6 weeks and expect to have a clearer idea of its usefulness by the time I'm done with my season. Initial impression? Two thumbs up.
by Scott – 23rd May 2016
Sleeves are very well crafted and work flawlessly to hold my tarp. I love being able to keep a wet tarp from being stored with my dry hammock
by K Friedman – 15th May 2016
a very nice product that easily works with my Warbonnet Superfly tarp.
by Chuck... – 12th May 2016
I hung my 11 x 11 tarp and rigged up a continues ridge line with the Cuben Sleeve at one end. Rolling the outside edge of the tarp I can roll the tarp up to the center line ,sliding the sleeve over the tarp as it is rolled. Then stuff the whole outfit in the stuff sack.
Hanging the Cuben tarp I just fasten one end to a tree and let it slide out of the Cuben Sleeve as I go to the other tree to hand it.
by SloeBro – 14th Apr 2016
Well made sleeve for stowing hammock. Excellent seam work and overall a great product,
by Steven Wise – 5th Apr 2016
First time I put my winter palace up it was insanely windy, and I was actually afraid I was going to loose it a few times. Next morning I put this on the line and rolled it up. The next time I put it up I was able to section the setup, and avoided all flapping, and risk. Awesome Product, Recommend +10 :)
by scott – 4th Apr 2016
This sleeve makes tarp hanging and stowing so much easier. Adds negligible weight. Fundamentally more convenient due to being able to hang the tarp over a hammock for example, and keep it stowed until you need it deployed.
by Unknown – 26th Feb 2016
A must have for your tarp. Makes setting up in windy conditions easy. People at hammock gear are amazing, got me this just in time for my trip.
by Michael Dosch – 25th Nov 2015
These are the best sleeves I have found. I particularly like the fact that they are one piece, not two like many of the others out there. The Cuben fiber is so very light and smoothly cover hammock or tarp. I use one for each!
by Marshall Righter – 21st Nov 2015
I had no idea how superior the sleeve design is to the snake skin two piece. I there is no air bubble in the center of the tarp to mess with. After pulling it over the tarp all you have to do is start at the narrow end and make accordion folds the as long as the stuff sack and press the air out as you go.
by Trip – 17th Nov 2015
Have you ever put up a tarp in the wind with all that violent flapping? This takes care of that, and the tapered shape rolls the tarp into a nice compact package. I'm so happy I chose Hammock Gear quality. The absolute best customer service that I have ever experienced!
by Chad Von Dette – 27th Oct 2015
I was looking at the snake skins and I'm glad I purchased this to go with my tarp. I like the pattern and the set up/take down is super easy.
by Paul "Skeet" on Hammock Forums – 21st Oct 2015
I keep coming back to HG for all my hammock camping needs because they consistently provide high quality gear at extremely reasonable prices all while providing outstanding customer service.
The CF tarp sleeve is no exception. It allows for lightweight protection and extremely easy tarp deployment and pack up while on site. Even with my spectra no tangle line and shock cord on the doors, the tarp rolls up very nicely into the sleeve.
I give this sleeve a most enthusiastic tbumbs up!
If you do not already have this accessory for your tarp, do not hesitate! It will make your hammock camping experience just that much more enjoyable!
Keep up the excellent work Adam, Jenny and HG team!
by Unknown – 13th Oct 2015
Works great and is high quality. I used it on a 3 season tarp that is 11' x 7'10". Fits great and I'm sure it would fit a winter tarp easy. No that I own one, I'll never leave it home.
by Jon Avery – 4th Oct 2015
I picked up a matching sleeve to go with my new Cuben tarp. This thing is da bomb! I had some reservations about the single-piece, long sleeve, but the smooth taper and the "pull tab" at the mouth make this sleeve slide right over my rolled up tarp. I also don't have to worry about someday misplacing 1/2 of my snakeskin sleeve (don't ask...).
Rolling the tarp and sliding the sleeve on from one end only really pushes out most of the entrapped air. The sleeve-encased tarp then folds nicely and pops back into the HG stuff sack if you like. When I received my tarp I pulled it out for a quick look and then stuffed it into the stuff sack- it was quite a chore getting the last quarter of the garb in the bag.
You're being penny-wise but pound foolish if you don't spring the few extra bucks for HG's Cuben sleeve. It's the icing on a great piece of cake.
by Ara – 27th Apr 2015
Do yourself a favor and buy it.
You only need one unlike other solutions.
It is a cuben fiber thing of beauty!
by hiker63 – 23rd Apr 2015
One sleeve fits my cuben fiber standard perfectly. I bought a second sleeve for my Dream Hammock. The sleeve is bigger than others on the market. It's so large that it fits my hammock with a HG pillow. The sleeve makes setting up and breaking down so much easier.
by CGreen – 12th Apr 2015
This is the perfect companion to my Winter Palace tarp. I was a Hennesey SnakeSkin user but the cuben fiber skin is really great. The 11" length is a little generous but better too long than too short. I would definitely recommend this product.
by Geoff – 10th Apr 2015
Now I understand how cuben tarps can be so light. Can't get over the weight savings, and how much easier it is to deploy than two snakeskins that push the air in my tarp towards the middle. Thanks guys, very nice piece of kit.
by Stephen Escallier – 9th Apr 2015
Works perfectly with the tarp. My Hennessey snakeskin-tarp combo was a pain to use, this consumes the tarp effortlessly.
by Linck – 23rd Mar 2015
So, when I ordered this, I just assumed it would be two sleeves that would work similarly to snake skins I had used before... instead I received one. I thought I had either made a mistake and needed to order two for the set, or that I had mistakenly not received the second of a pair.
What I discovered is that this works as one sleeve that starts at one end and totally encases the tarp. It is much easier than the snake skins I had used before. Perfection!
by Mad Uncle Andy – 23rd Mar 2015
I didn't pay close attention when I read the description. Unlike similar products by other manufacturers, this is a single sleeve for the entire tarp. It is quite "roomy"...I could probably put 2 tarps in there. It is a few inches shorter than my tarp, so a bit of my tarp hangs out the end.
I ordered camo, and I know the camo print weighs more than solid, but this weighed .9 oz, on my scale instead of . 6 as advertised...way too much to be accounted for by the print, based on other products where camo and solid weights are given for both.
Only .3 0z difference on the one hand, but on the other, 150% of the advertised weight. Bought this for a sil tarp to test the cuben waters and see if it was really as light as all that. Based on this, I'm not sure I want to soak a lot of money into a cuben tarp that may weigh 150% of advertised weight.
by Hiker63@facebook – 11th Mar 2015
I purchased the camo version to go along with my Dream Hammock. As usual the quality is top notch as it is with every piece of equipment I have purchased from HG. Surprisingly, I'm able to slide the sleeve over my hammock and the HG Down Pillow without any issue. One sleeve will fit a11' hammock perfectly. I will most likely buy another sleeve for my HG Cuben Fiber Tarp.
by UrsaMajor – 20th Jan 2015
I love my Cuben Sleeves. They are just the right size for my standard tarp with doors and have made taking down the tarp in the wind a breeze. No complaints at all and have been using them for about a year both when backpacking and car camping. When taking the tarp down just roll it up and tuck it in the mesh panel on the front of my pack and off I go!
by Richard Egan – 7th Nov 2014
The first set of the skins were perfect, the second set was perfect and the camo tarp I got a few months back ... PERFECT AGAIN!
Can't say enough good things about you guys. Thank you!
by Keith – 16th Oct 2014
Well made product great way to keep your Hammock,rain fly and bug orginazed and clean. Good experance with the Hammock Gear Company. Thanks and I will be doing more bussines with you.
by kevin B. – 4th Jun 2014
The cuben sleeves worked great.
Very well made , very light weight.
I just want to say thanks you guys bent over backwards to make sure I had them for my trip.
I would highly recommend this product.
Thanks again you guys rock...!!!!
by Rob in Green Bay – 13th May 2014
I bought these sleeves with my new Cuben Fiber Tarp with doors. I am really glad I did as the sleeves really speed up the packing process when its time to break camp but still allow the entire tarp plus sleeves to pack into the stuff sack included with the tarp. Very cool. The only thing that would make them 5 stars is that the small opening on the d-ring side is too big so the sleeve slides down too far on the tarp allowing the ends to hang loose outside the sleeve. If the ends were tight enough to stop below the d-ring they would be perfect. However, this little drawback in no way diminishes the quality of this product. They are a GREAT add-on for any tarp or hammock set-up. Thanks!
by Chris L – 5th May 2014
Another masterpiece from the folks at Hammock Gear. These Cuben sleeves are a great addition to your tarp setup. They work wonderful with my HG standard tarp. I use these sleeves in place of the stuff sack that comes with the tarp and make for a simple and effective way to store and deploy your tarp. They slide seamlessly on and off the tarp making my setup and takedown of camp faster and easier allowing me to spend more time on the trail. Thanks Adam and Jenny for building such great pieces of gear!
by Richard Egan – 26th Apr 2014
I pulled off the 2.3oz Hennessey Hammock style snake skins and added these .9oz skins to the collection. I would have enough room inside these to wrap the entire H.H. and H.H. hex fly along with it if I chose to do it (I did it with the old skins before getting the whoopee sling assembly).
I don't mind the loose skins, they make it malleable to fit in the pack without me getting worried about stretching any stitching. speaking of the stitching...everything looked great; there were no defects that I could see. I did note that when I held one end and tried to blow up the skin like a balloon it did not hold the air like a dry bag might do.
The skin is 70" long, an open end of 5" and the small end is 2.5". The skins are dark but I don't mind much at all, at least they're not a bright, shiny beacon. I'll be going the cuben camo tarp with doors next.
I would like to thank HG.com for offering me an active duty military discount today, you cats are great! I will be doing more business as soon as I can!
by david – 21st Feb 2014
I've been wanting cuben snakeskins for a while and as usual, HG is top notch. Solid build quality and materials. I think by rolling the tarp then sleeping it I actually am reducing the number of creases I was getting by having to fold it before. So hopefully these will also extend the life of the tarp.
Only reason I have it 4 stars is that the camo was a lot darker than I expected. Not bad or bad looking. Just different and it's a form over function statement. No shortcomings that I've found in the function.
Thanks for making these a standard offering!!
by Michael Reece – 8th Oct 2013
I did some searching to find light weight Tarp skins.I knew about Hammock Gear and when i did a web search, there the skins were, I emailed Adam and Jenny and they quickly responded about my question if the skin work with a Warbonett tarp and they do . PERFECTLY..!!! I love that they have to be anchored down or they will float away since the skins defy gravity. lol..!! I cant weight to try out more of the Hammock gear products, Thanks again Adam and Jenny.. Michael From NC
by David Alvarez – 10th Jul 2013
I just got back from a rainy, buggy 3 night hang in the Lake Superior Provincial Park where I got to use my new Cuben sleeves. My Cuben tarp didn't arrive in time for the trip, but I decided to pack them on my current tarp to try them out. We often had just been rained on or were still wet from the previous night's rain when we were packing up. The sleeves were extremely lightweight and covered my tarp in a waterproof cocoon. They slide on and off easily and are very sturdy and appear to be quite rip resistant (I caught them in my carabiner a couple of times and not a scratch was noticed). I'm going to order another set for my existing tarp too! Thanks to StormCrow for a great product.