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Recent Tarp/Shelter Reviews

Quest (Dick's) 10x10 Sun Shelter

rated 1 of 5 stars Flimsy at best, piece of crap..  Could be a good design but all parts are to thin and weak to stand up to any type of winds Full review

Eagles Nest Outfitters Fast Fly Rain Tarp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tarp, upgraded the paracord. Have not used over a hammock. Might at some point, but I prefer sleeping in a tent. Got the tarp so I would not be tent bound in a rainstorm. Removed the cords that came with it, and replaced with four Sea to Summit reflective accessory cords. Brought it on a solo canoe trip on Lower Saranac Lake July 2015. Attached tarp to four trees and it covered all my supplies laid out on picnic table provided on my primitive Island campsite. The second night it poured. I… Full review

Kelty Noah's Tarp 9

rated 3 of 5 stars This tarp is an excellent beginners tarp, although you will need to replace the guylines and stakes. This tarp is an excellent tarp for a beginner just getting into backpacking, or for anybody that prefers durability over light weight. Sil-nylon tarps of the same size can be half the weight, but I have ripped them in rough backcountry settings. For the casual camper who is unlikely to use this tarp over anything but a picnic table, weight is not an issue, and the price of this tarp cannot be beat. Full review

Kelty Sunshade

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great sunshade. As usual Kelty makes a fine product. I got the small from Sierra Trading Post and with Deal Flyer discount cost me about $65 (a great price).  I bought it for car camping/beach camping. Camp at Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, yearly, and the lack of trees doesn't allow a tarp to be hung. The stakes should be upgraded (I went with Kelty No-Bendiums), you'll want a u topped stake as opposed to the x top stake that comes with the shade. Haven't set it up on sand (only sandy hard… Full review

HammockGear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors

rated 5 of 5 stars Super lightweight. No stretch. Packs small. Expensive. This is an incredible product for hammocks. It weighs just over 8 ounces without tie outs and included stuff sack. I use the sack as a waterproof bag for some down items. The product is well made, for easy deployment its packed in no-see-um skins and kept in an exterior mesh pocket on the pack. I haven't had any abrasion issues or wear. You can buy a silnylon big tarp with doors for $150, but it's going to be heavy. This is the opposite of… Full review

Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great tarp for a decent price and weight. Would recommend. The only reason I give this product four stars is because it has stretched out over time. It's seen its fair share of rain storms, and after setting it up numerous times over the last year it has begun to stretch. This could be user error though, maybe I had it a little too taut. But it has kept me dry more times than I can count and it's a decent weight. There are also a ton of eyelets so you can tie it up a million different… Full review

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

rated 4 of 5 stars I have used the Hennessy since 2010. I have suggested to the manufacturer five relatively easy modifications that would make this very comfortably hammock almost perfect, but none have been implemented. I did have it on a canoe trip one fall in Upper New York. Very strong rainstorm filled the hammock with a gallon of water, and I and sleeping bag were drenched. If the rain is coming straight down, it is fine, but if blowing sideways, you will get wet. BUT there is any easy fix. I also had it for… Full review

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent! Comfortable, rain-proof, bug-proof, easy to set up and take down. Me: 210 lbs. Female, 30 y/o. You don't have to be old to want to sleep soundly in the wilderness. I used the entire setup as intended. I did pay attention to wind direction when choosing trees and setup. The asymetrical design made it very easy to point it in a wind-resistant position every time. Depending on wind, the lines to stabilize the fly work best staked and stakes aren't included (though I always find a free stake… Full review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Flat Tarp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a phenomenal product. Light, exactly what one would expect, and very strong. This is a great product. It does exactly what one would expect a flat tarp to do. Multiple tie outs for guylines. Extremely lightweight cuben fiber. Extremely strong. I've used this on multiple trips, for sun shade and rain protection. It pitches as one would expect — in any fashion you can imagine. If you make the pitch taut, it stays that way through wind, rain, etc.   I wish it were available in more sizes,… Full review

Top-Rated Tarps and Shelters

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Outbound All Purpose Tarp
Coghlan's Tube Tent
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Equinox Egret Nylon Tarp
$26 - $69
Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Bug Tent
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Base All Weather Tarp
$23 - $29
Equinox Mosquito Bar
Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Hex Tarp
$30 - $39
Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Draw Shade Shelter
Outdoor Products Tarp 8ft x 9.5ft
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 9
$48 - $59
Crazy Creek Crazy Tarp
$50 - $85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
$51 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Kelty Sunshade
$58 - $169
Terra Nova Adventure Tarp 2
Equinox All-Purpose Tarp
$59 - $74
Big Agnes Poncho Tarp
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Ultra-Lite Poncho/Tarp
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Eagles Nest Outfitters Fast Fly Rain Tarp
$64 - $99
Eagles Nest Outfitters Dry Fly Rain Tarp
$64 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Rain Tarp
$64 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
MSR E-Wing
$65 - $174
Terra Nova Competition Tarp 1
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Siltarp1
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Equinox Globe Skimmer Ultralight Tarp
$72 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Cabana
$77 - $99
Wenzel EZ Rise Shade
Byer Traveller Hammock Rain Fly
Hennessy Hammock Asym Hex
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 16
$80 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Poncho Tarp
$80 MSRP
Rab Element Solo
Wenzel Eclipse Shade Tent
ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Awning
$90 - $104
Big Agnes Whetstone Shelter
$90 - $119
Kelty Range Tarp
$91 - $129
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Crazy Creek B.A. Tarp - Lite
$94 - $106
Paha Que' Shadow Mountain Cabana
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Betamid
$99 MSRP
Easton Sundial Shade Shelter
REI InCamp Shelter
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Cot Sun Shield
$100 - $199
L.L.Bean Sunbuster Folding Shelter
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Appy Trails Mark III
$100 MSRP
Brooks-Range UltraLite Alpini Shelter 200
Snow Peak Penta Light Tarp
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT
$104 - $129
Eagles Nest Outfitters FlexFly Utility Tarp
$108 - $134
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