Summary: THis tarp is fast to set up. pull a rope from the 2 corners on the main seam and tie to trees. Stake out the sides.Add a pole, but its not needed. This tarp can take high winds and strong rain storms. I will never use a square tarp again. Well worth the money.
Summary: I bought one of the 16' Noah tarps for our annual Memorial day camp outs in the Ozarks. The blue poly tarps I had used in the past always leaked and tore in strong winds, however the Noah tarp provided a dry shelter from heavy rain and strong winds. I used two of the Cabela's adjustable tent poles with it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the lack of poles.
Summary: I bought this for use as a tarp shelter and was a little dissapointed. It is basically designed to be set up just as the stock picture shows. The tie downs are well made, but it needs more because they are oddly spaced. If you want to use this as an A frame shelter, it does not have loops in the center of the tarp sides so you have to use a pine cone or rock and make your own tiedown by putting the rock inside the tarp and tieing a rope around the rock.
Summary: Fantastic product - goes up easily, stretches out tightly with just a few tie off points used. Lots of tie off points provided for many setup options. Fits easily back into the neat stow bag. Again, an excellent product, shipped quickly out to Australia. Thanks again Cabelas and Kelty.
One of my car camping staples (and I've even taken…
9 November 2013
Summary: One of my car camping staples (and I've even taken it backpacking a few times when we needed extra shade or protection from rain). The 12' size works well for shielding 3-4 camp chairs from the sun or elements as well as creating a little privacy barrier when camping in congested areas.
Pros: 12' size works well for 3-4 people, Waterproofness has been flawless, Light color creates a cooler shaded area, A lot of guy points for setting up many different ways
Cons: Heavy for backpacking even though I've done it a few times
Summary: I have both the 12' and 16' versions of the Noah's Tarp--both have served me well during some torrential downpours and fairly high winds. I also have the adjustable poles, and if I can rig the ridgeline between two trees then I use the poles to secure the wings. On family outings our table often becomes the gathering place because it is the only place that is dry.