Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp
Historic Range: $28.64-$79.99
Reviewers Paid: $65.00
The Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp is a HUGE hammock tarp with a 14.8' ridgeline. Being so large, the coverage is phenomenal, keeping this hammock hanger dry in even the hardest wind-driven rain.
The extra large size and numerous tie out points allows for reconfigurations not normally associated with a diamond shaped tarp (see the video included in this review).
- Lots of tie-in points
- Easily reconfigured
- Full coverage in all weather conditions
- Can put 2 hammocks under this in milder conditions
- Not an ultra-light tarp
The Funky Forest Tarp is not my lightest tarp, but it is the one I carry on multi-day trips. With a 14.8' ridgeline, I am ready for anything mother nature has to throw at me. For a size comparison, check out Derek Hansen's pictures over at The Ultimate Hang: http://theultimatehang.com/2013/03/hammock-tarp-coverage-comparison/
The Grand Trunk is in the foreground and pitched steep to deal
with hard winds. Note how much larger it is than the ENO FastFly
in the background.
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.
Here is my cold weather configuration:
Credit goes to Derek Hansen over at http://theultimatehang.com/
for the origami design that I started with and modified slightly.
There are lighter tarps out there, but as I did my research, I kept coming back to all this tarp offers. Great tarp!
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65
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.
Source: received it as a personal gift