User Review: Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 35$ at Gear Revival in Atlanta, GA
- Fairly light and compact for the size and price
- Great in severe weather if set up well
- None really
This tarp is so versatile. I typically use it as an area cover, however it makes a great bivy with no poles. The center loop on the top allows it to be suspended from above with sides and corners attached at ground.
As a cover I have suspended it from trees, cars, signs, vines... with the right no stratch cord you can suspend this from objects quite a distance away. If you don't want poles at the corners but have no close trees, try poles 10 to 20 feet from the corners with cord to the corners and two stake lines holding the poles in place.
It is loud during rain. That is due to the light weight mateial and the tension. It's a giant drum. You can use less tension and "shape" the angles to not allow puddling however you will lose some size when creating the angles and less tension makes it less stable in rain.
Just bought my second 12 and have a 16 on the radar. My 300 dollar MSI has not left its bag in years.