User Review: 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.