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Granite Gear White Lightning Ultralight Tarp


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8' x 10'
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Product Description

More and more hikers are going ultralight. That’s why we chose now to introduce an ultralight tarp that we’ve been brewing for quite some time. This simple shelter is engineered to perform. The edges have a slight catenary cut that helps keep the whole thing taut. The edges and center seam are bound with Tension Tape which allows the ultralight 30-D Sil Cordura Ripstop fabric to be stretched tight as a drum from eight points along the edge and one in the center. After setup, the corners can be tightened without re-tying. Comes with micro cordage and stuffs into it’s own attached stuff sack. Weights include self storing stuff sack and guy lines (no stakes). Tension Tape and quick adjustment make the White Lightnin’ an ultralight tarp that’s easy to pitch.

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  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000XUJ206
  • Item model number: GG940281
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,392 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By guitarchon on July 28, 2012
Probably a 4-5 star product on its own merits, but I'm deducting stars for misinformation - see below.

First, the image on Amazon shows a tarp that is entirely blue. If the order page indicates the color as "blueberry/cloud", the tarp you receive will be half blue and half white, divided along the 10' ridgeline (8'x10' version). A minor gripe. If you want to see what this 2-color scheme looks like, do a quick YouTube search.

Second, while the Amazon page is short on specifics, a quick web search reveals that the weight of the 8'x10' model is supposedly 19 oz. The product tag on the tarp says this as well, and further indicates that the 19 oz includes the lightweight guylines shipped in the package. The problem is that even without guylines, the 8'x10' tarp I received actually weighs 25 oz. I double-checked the size...triple-checked the weight...even removed the tiedown straps from the sides and corners to see if they were the source of the discrepancy, but to no avail. I emailed Granite Gear to inquire if they had some known quality control issue with a batch of tarps (e.g. maybe the Chinese factory - yes, it is made in China - used a heavier grade of sil-nylon...?) and/or if they have any exchange/return policy to compensate for what appears to be false advertising, but I have so far received no response. In my book, false advertising is a 2-3 star penalty at least, but I will be happy to revise this review if I receive a suitable response from Granite Gear.

Complaints aside, the tarp itself appears to be well constructed. All edges are reinforced with heavier black nylon webbing stitched to the lightweight tarp material.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By avidbackpacker on October 20, 2010
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First off, the tarp is completely worth the money. There are lesser tarps out there that might have a more appealing price tag but this tarp will stand up in the strongest winds. I went on a backpacking trip to Roan Mountain along the AT that is famous for high winds and freezing rain. I pitched this right on the side of the bald facing North to North East. That night through rain and wind the tarp completely kept me dry and out of the wind. My friends who were tent camping suffered water on the floor of the tent.

Cons: with only grommit loops on the corners and middle it can be difficult to keep low to the ground.

EXCELLENT TARP!!!
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