Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65
Lots of tie-in points.
- Lots of tie-in points
- Easily reconfigured
- Not an ultra-light tarp
Tie-in points says it all.
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.
Another commenter discussed weight. I've found my Grand Trunk Skeeter Beater Hammock and this tarp shave off pounds in my pack—it's already 3lb. lighter than my Kelty tent, but I'm also ditching sleeping pads (except in cold weather) and the tent footprint. Not to mention, I'm sleeping better.
There are cheaper and lighter tarps out there, but as I did my research, I kept coming back to the multiple tie-in points. Great tarp!
Credit goes to Derek Hansen over at http://theultimatehang.com/ for the origami design that I started with and modified slightly.
Source: received it as a personal gift
Very durable with plenty of coverage over a hammock.
- Great value
- Good coverage
- 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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Key Features of the� Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp15 Takeoff's3/4� inch� nylon webbingSeams: 3X stitched and reinforcedReinforced grommets: all corners100% rip-stop polyester210T-PU coated 500WaterproofTent stakes and guylines includedWeight: 1� lbs.Dimensions: 10 inch x 10 inchGrand 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.
Free Shipping. Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp DECENT 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 The SPECS of the Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp Dimension: (L x W): 10' x 10' Weight: 28 oz 210T-PU-Coated Ripstop Polyester
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
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