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5.9 out of 10

Kelty Noahs Tarp 9

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Overall 8
8.0

A nice option if you don't want to pitch a tent, and…

bigger al, Trailspace.com
24 August 2013
  • Summary: A nice option if you don't want to pitch a tent, and a great choice to keep stuff dry.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Packs small, Lots of guyout points, Stays waterproof
  • Cons: Odd shape, Optional poles are huge
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Overall 9
9.0

It's not the lightest or largest option out there,…

jiynx, Trailspace.com
17 August 2013
  • Summary: It's not the lightest or largest option out there, but it's one of the best.
  • Pros: Generous coverage, Easy setup, Tons of guyout points, Strong, Sheds water like a pro, Versatile, Excellent single-person shelter
  • Cons: Not the best shape for hammock coverage, A little heavy, Pitching in snowy conditions requires steeper pitch, Two people sheltering under it can be cozy depending on the weather. Three gets crowded.
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Overall 9
9.0

I like the variety of tie points that allow dozens…

shakeNbake, Trailspace.com
22 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I like the variety of tie points that allow dozens of setup options. The 9 foot size is about perfect for a backpacking kitchen or to allow a dry place to assemble or disassemble a tent. I use trees and trekking poles to set it up when backpacking so the stakes and lines are the only additional items needed. I have owned mine for 10-15 years with no problems. I don't take it on backpack trips when rain is not in the forcast, but always take it when rain is anticipated.
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My wife and I purchased a Green River 6 along with…

August (guest), Trailspace.com
22 July 2009
  • Excerpt: My wife and I purchased a Green River 6 along with the footprint this summer. When we tried to setup the tent, the footprint wouldn't allow the tent to fully extend. Upon contacting customer service at Kelty to verify the dimensions, we were told that they didn't have that information but that the footprint should be smaller than the tent.
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Overall 8
8.0

This a very durable tarp with tons of options for…

Trailspace.com
17 May 2009
  • Excerpt: This a very durable tarp with tons of options for set up. I take mine for three season hammock camping. Suspended on the diagonal, it gives great end to end coverage while retaining the option of staking it to the ground for max side coverage when the rain is blowing. When I get to areas above treeline that do not offer good hammock hanging options, I use my hammock as a bivy and use the Noah's tarp as a tarp tent.
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Overall 10
10

This is truly a great product! Kelty rocks on this…

Rex, Trailspace.com
28 April 2005
  • Excerpt: This is truly a great product! Kelty rocks on this tarp for backpacking or anywhere you need a quick, dependable, rugged, lightweight tarp. I have both the Noah's Tarp 9 and the Canyon Tarp, which is the same as the 16. I highly recommend this tarp. Plenty of guy out points, factory taped seams, light pleasing color....Just the right size for an extra backcounty shelter or vestibule for you tent. I love mine.
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Overall 10
10

This is probably the best value for the buck in tarps.

Joe White (guest), Trailspace.com
28 December 2001
  • Excerpt: This is probably the best value for the buck in tarps. light enough to be carried for extra shelter if you plan on carrying a tent. I use this with my bivy in winter when bugs are not a problem. The tarp's design allows a reasonably taut pitch with just two stakes and a guy line on each end tied to two points, ie trees, bushes, trek poles whatever. The polyester material will not stretch and is very waterproof however I found it necessary to seam seal it carefully.
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Overall 8
8.0

A very lightweight and cheap alternative to tenting.

Josh Newcom (guest), Trailspace.com
30 September 1999
  • Excerpt: A very lightweight and cheap alternative to tenting. I added two old aluminum tent poles and about 12 stakes/guy out lines and it still comes in under 3 pounds. You can get it very taut, it has a multitude of configurations and can be raised or lowered to alter the declination of the sides, depending on how much storm protection you need. Very inexpensive when compared with the Moss Heptawing.
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