Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

5

The Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp is a HUGE hammock…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65

Summary

The Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp is a HUGE hammock tarp with a 14.8' ridgeline. Being so large, the coverage is phenomenal, keeping this hammock hanger dry in even the hardest wind-driven rain.

The extra large size and numerous tie out points allows for reconfigurations not normally associated with a diamond shaped tarp (see the video included in this review).

Pros

  • Lots of tie-in points
  • Easily reconfigured
  • Full coverage in all weather conditions
  • Can put 2 hammocks under this is milder conditions

Cons

  • Not an ultra-light tarp

The Funky Forest Tarp is not my lightest tarp, but it is the one I carry on multi-day trips. With a 14.8' ridgeline, I am ready for anything mother nature has to throw at me. (For a size comparison, check out Derek Hansen's pictures over at The Ultimate Hang: http://theultimatehang.com/2013/03/hammock-tarp-coverage-comparison/ )


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The Grand Trunk is in the foreground and pitched steep to deal
with hard winds. Note how much larger it is than the ENO FastFly
in the background.

 

You can do so much with this tarp, because it has so many optional tie-ins. I've used it as a wall, simply to deflect winds while cooking. It can be brought in low and anchored down in heavy rains.

Here is my cold weather configuration:


Credit goes to Derek Hansen over at http://theultimatehang.com/
for the origami design that I started with and modified slightly.

There are lighter tarps out there, but as I did my research, I kept coming back to all this tarp offers. Great tarp!

0

Very durable with plenty of coverage over a hammock.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift

Summary

Very durable with plenty of coverage over a hammock.

Pros

  • Great value
  • Durable
  • Good coverage

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Hard to see at night

Great price on a great tarp. I use it with my hammock and it provides more than enough coverage for me and my stuff. I replace the line with reflective lines to help with visibility at night.

Has a stuff sack, which holds the tarp and the stakes. Easy to setup, only requires 2 stakes and stays very taut. It is a little heaver than a nylon tarp but not that much, great value.

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On Sale. Free Shipping. Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp FEATURES of the Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp 15 Takeoff's: 3/4in. Nylon Webbing Seams: 3x stitched and reinforced Tent Stakes and guy lines included SPECIFICATIONS of the Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp Dimension: (L x W): 10' x 10' Weight: 28 oz 210T-PU-Coated Ripstop Polyester

- Moosejaw

When you need a quality tarp to keep you dry, the Funky Forest tarp is the perfect solution. It can be used in conjunction with your hammock or used separately to stay dry or as a shade from the sun. Use it while camping, at the beach or any outdoor event.

- Grand Trunk

Grand Trunk Funky Forest TarpThe perfect stay-dry solution for those soggy nights in the wilderness, the Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp can be used in conjunction with your Grand Trunk Hammock. You can Use it independently for staying dry, or as a shelter from the sun. It can be used in the forest, at the beach, or in the backyard. It Stuffs away for easy transport. You can pack it in your bag and head out for an adventure. Hang it over your hammock for shelter from the rain, use it to make a sunshade, make an ultra-light backpacking shelter with it, or hang it over your picnic table when the clouds rip open. However the Funky Forest Tarp comes in handy for you, you can depend on its sturdy construction. It is 100% Rip-stop polyester and it has 210T-PU coating and it is 500 waterproof. Experienced campers will not dream of venturing out without the Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp to use as a ground cover or quick rain-fly.

- SunnySports

The perfect stay-dry solution for those soggy nights in the wilderness, the Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp All Purpose Rain Fly can be used in conjunction with your Grand Trunk Hammock. Or you can pitch it over your tent to stay dry when it's really dumping, or set it up above your picnic table as a shelter from the sun. It weighs just 28 ounces and comes with a small stuff sack for easy transport.

- Altrec Outdoors

Description of Grand Trunk Funky Forest TarpThe perfect stay-dry solution for those soggy nights in the wilderness. The Funky Forest Tarp can be used in conjunction with your Travel Hammock, used independently for staying dry, or as a shelter from the sun. Use in the forest, at the beach, or in the backyard. Stuffs away for easy transport.FeaturesDimensions 10 x 10 MaterialWeight 2 lbs100 Rip-stop polyester 210T-PU coated 500 waterproof 15 takeoffs nylon webbing Seams 3X stitched and reinforced Reinforced grommets on all corners Free ground stakes and guy lines Included with the Funky Forest Tarp are six aluminum tent pegs and six 14 guy lines for easy hanging.

- US Outdoor Store