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Kelty Noah's Tarp Shelter

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  • Reinforced guy out points and adjustable corner guy lines
  • Lightweight shelter offers instant shade and weather protection
  • Made with sturdy yet lightweight, water resistant polyester
  • Taped seams prevent water breach
  • Great for boating, camping, backpacking, sporting events, and festivals

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The Kelty Noah's Tarp provides simple, lightweight protection from the elements is all you need. That’s why we offer the Noah’s Tarp. Great for camping, backpacking, and festivals, this simple shelter travels anywhere and sets up in a snap.

Specifications (Noah's Tarp 9):

Season: 3
Length: 108 in / 274 cm
Width: 108 in / 274 cm
Height: NA
Minimum weight: 1 lb 8 oz / 0.68 kg
Packaged weight: 1 lb 12 oz / 0.79 kg
Floor area: 81 ft2 / 7.53 m2
Packaged diameter: 4 in / 10 cm
Packaged Length: 10 in / 25 cm

Specifications (Noah's Tarp 12):

Season: 3
Length: 144 in / 366cm
Width: 144 in / 366 cm
Height: NA
Minimum weight: 2 lbs / 0.91 kg
Packaged weight: 2 lbs 4 oz / 1.02 kg
Floor area: 144 ft2 / 13.38 m2
Packaged diameter: 3 in / 8 cm
Packaged Length: 11 in / 28 cm

Specifications (Noah's Tarp 16):

Season: 3
Length: 192 in / 488 cm
Width: 192 in / 488 cm
Height: NA
Minimum weight: 3 lbs 10 oz / 1.64 kg
Packaged weight: 3 lbs 15 oz / 1.79 kg
Floor area: 256 ft2 / 23.79 m2
Packaged diameter: 3 in / 8 cm
Packaged Length: 12 in / 30 cm

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 108 x 108 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00AA6SX8A
  • Item model number: 4082021309-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,333 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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109 of 111 people found the following review helpful By J. Martin on June 2, 2013
I took a Noah's Tarp on a solo winter trip to Yosemite National Park. I used it as a secondary 'roof' over my 3-season tent; my primary interest was to protect my tent from ice and snow falling from trees and onto the tent.
A storm dropped sixteen inches of heavy 'sierra cement' snow my first night and eight inches the second night. Noah's Tarp held up well to the abuse. The poles flexed severely but did not bend. This storm required 3 guy lines (a total of 12 stakes) on each corner to support the weight of the snow. Properly guyed, this tent would be secure in strong winds, too.
After the trip, I inspected the grommets and stitching; everything held up and is ready for more.
I have posted a 'customer image' to show the tarp in action.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Lomion on December 22, 2013
Size: 12-FeetColor: No Color Verified Purchase
I bought the 12 because the 9 was out of stock everywhere I looked. When I received the tarp I opened it up and thought “this thing is a monster” it seemed much larger than what I wanted, but it was what I had ordered and it has the features that I wanted. This weekend I used it for the first time and I discovered that the 12 is exactly the size I needed.

I set up the tarp for the first time in the dark so I used a simple “A” configuration, and the only option immediately available required setting up with the prevailing breeze rather than across it, or diagonal as I would have preferred. This would have been great for warm dry weather but not so much for a cool wet weekend in December. It began to drizzle while I was setting up and was raining steadily by the time I finished. The rain was almost continuous night and day all weekend, slowing to a drizzle occasionally but rarely stopping entirely, but the tarp remained dry on the underside until I took it down for the trip home.

I don’t care for the cordage that came with the Noah’s Tarp and I had replaced some of it with paracord before ever using it, I will be replacing the remainder before my next over night or wet weather trip.

The square zippered case the tarp came in is nice but will probably never be used again; it is simply too much bother to fold the tarp neatly enough to fit back into the original case. I fold and roll the tarp so it fits easily fit into a lightweight stuff sack and then pack it in and around other items in my backpack.

The accessory that comes with a Noah’s Tarp seems to vary with when and where you purchase the tarp.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Brian McGregor on May 19, 2013
Size: 16-FeetColor: No Color Verified Purchase
I have never gone to the BWCA without my Noah's Tarp. I just upgraded to the 16 x 16 size after using the 12 x 12 size for the last 16 trips into the Canoe Country dating back to 1998.There is nothing more miserable than being caught in the rain, trying to cook or even just trying to stay dry! I have been in some real bad ones over the years and this tarp has saved the day including camping in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I don't think I have ever set it up the same way twice because of the way different campsites are laid out with trees, rocks, etc. That is why the Noah's Tarp is so great. Improvise, Adapt and Overcome! Please, don't get caught up in silnylon silliness. Hey, don't get me wrong they are good but cost so much more. My 12 x 12 has seen it all weather wise and has held up when I thought maybe it would not.. I have one small hole that I patched and I really think that came from a hot ash when I we had a fire under the tarp. I don't recommend cooking under the tarp for obvious reasons but sometimes it can't be helped. Overall, I think for the money spent this is the best light weight tarp on the market.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Larry on September 16, 2013
Size: 9-FeetColor: No Color Verified Purchase
We use a 12'x18' striped tarp for car camping sites. I wanted a smaller quick setup cat cut style tarp, mostly for shade purposes while on beaches, and it gives us other options at the campsite or somewhere else. I bought this 9'x9' tarp.

I have worked with this tarp in a park, fine tuning it and setting different configurations...over a period of days. Fun, and I love this tarp's capabilities. It seems to me the tarp material and construction are very good. The bag that comes with the tarp is great too in that it has enough room to stuff the tarp, my 8+ stakes, cords and parts bin (more later).

I have some suggestions for improving the setups. When I say "seam", it is the down the middle seam from one grommet end to the other grommet end - about 13.5' long. There are only two grommets. The other corners have loops.

1. Two long cords come connected at each grommet end. Each cord has a plastic length adjuster (4 total). The first thing to do is untie the adjuster knot and retie using only the two outside holes - abandon the middle hole. The adjusters will work far superior this way. Tied as they come are quite hard to make cord length adjustments.

2. Ignore the set up instructions. I tried it but I found a much better way, and I can set it up by myself too. First, lay out the tarp about where you want it, with the seam in the direction you want. At one grommet end, pound in two stakes about 5' or so out from the grommet and spaced about 3' or 4' apart - about perpendicular to the seam. Connect a cord end to each stake, insert a pole into the grommet, and raise the pole and tarp. Use the adjusters to tighten so the pole is standing up where you want it.
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