Granite Gear White Lightnin'
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
- Quality construction
Originally I bought this tarp to use at Philmont. It performed very well we had rain every day and no one's gear got wet. I had enough space for 11 backpacks to be stored under it. Easy setup with 2 hiking poles, very compact and light. Will be using in the future with my hammock.
Ease of Setup: Easy as pie EAP
Price Paid: $100
I bought this tarp because it was the only 8x10 tarp available in Damascus, VA, when I walked through on my AT thru hike. I hated how much it cost. But it has proved its worth over and over again. I have slept under this thing in all conditions, and set it up in a million different configurations. It's simply beautifull!!!
The cantenary cuts make this thing pitch like a drum head. And the sewn fabric around the perimeter make it tough as nails. It came with adjustable tightening straps at the stake down points but I thought they were too heavy so I cut them off and accidentally cut my finger in the process. Ouch!
Bottom line, this is the only tarp you need to consider! Thanks again, Sun Dog Outfitters. You really made my trip with this thing!
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Many hikers are going ultralight. This simple shelter is engineered by Granite Gear to perform. The edges have a slight catenary cut that helps keep the whole thing taut. The edges and center seam are bound with Tension Tape which allows the ultralight 30-D Sil Cordura Ripstop fabric to be stretched tight as a drum from eight points along the edge and one in the center. After setup, the corners can be tightened without re-tying. Comes with micro cordage and stuffs into it's own attached stuff sack. Weights include self storing stuff sack and guy lines (no stakes). Tension Tape and quick adjustment make the White Lightnin' an ultralight tarp that's easy to pitch.
Key Features of the Granite Gear White Lightnin' Ultralight TarpStakes and poles not includedCatenary cut helps keep tarp tautAdjustable guypointsSewn in stuffsackCordage included (stakes not included)8 inch x 10 inch weights 1 lbs. 3 oz.10 inch x 10 inch weights 1 lbs. 5 oz.10 inch x 12 inch weights 1 lbs. 7 oz.Fabric: 30 D Sil - NylonGranite Gear White Lightnin' UltralightMore and more hikers are going ultra light with the Granite Gear White Lightnin' Ultralight Tarp. This simple shelter is engineered to perform. Its edges have a slight catenary cut that helps it to keep the whole thing taut. The edges and center seam are bound with Tension Tape which allows the ultralight 30-D Sil Cordura Ripstop fabric to be stretched tight as a drum from eight points along the edge and one in the center. After setup, its corners can be tightened without re-tying. It comes with micro cordage and stuffs into its own attached stuff sack. It features tension tape and quick adjustment that make the White Lightnin' an ultralight tarp that is easy to pitch. The Granite Gear White Lightnin' Ultralight Tarp is for anyone looking for a large'ish size durable effective tarp for backcountry camping.
Free Shipping. Granite Gear White Lightnin Tarp DECENT FEATURES of the Granite Gear White Lightnin Tarp Catenary cut helps keep tarp taut Adjustable cinching straps Sewn in stuff sack Comes with cordage (stakes not included) The SPECS of the Granite Gear White Lightnin Tarp Fabric: 30 D Sil - Nylon The SPECS for 8 x 5 Feet Dimension: 8 x 10 feet / 2.44 x 3 meters Weight: 1 lb 3 oz / 540 gram The SPECS for 10 x 10 Feet Dimension: 10 x 10 feet / 3 x 3 meters Weight: 1 lb 5 oz / 600 gram The SPECS for 10 x 12 Feet Dimension: 10 x 12 feet / 3 x 3.66 meters Weight: 1 lb 7 oz / 650 gram
For those ultralight packers looking to lighten their load, the new White Lightnin' Tarp by Granite Gear offers an incredibly lightweight shelter option.
- Mountain Gear