Kelty Noah's Tarp Shelter
|Price:||$49.01 - $255.65|
- 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
- Poles not included
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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):
Length: 108 in / 274 cm
Width: 108 in / 274 cm
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):
Length: 144 in / 366cm
Width: 144 in / 366 cm
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):
Length: 192 in / 488 cm
Width: 192 in / 488 cm
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
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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.
I recently moved to S. Cal. Since I now camp in both WA and CA, I have equipment in both state. I settled on this tarp for S. Cal since I didn't need one quite as big. It comes with cords which I don't need as I prefer my longer cords to reach appropriate tie point in camp. I didn't even try the stakes as I prefer to tie off to trees / branches.
As luck would have it, on the maiden voyage of this tarp in the Sierras, just as we pulled into camp the skies opened up and it rained about 2" in two hours. I quickly got my tarp up, while my girlfriend got our tent up. It was very windy so rain was blowing in from the side. The tarp is not quite big enough to block out all the side winds. It has ample tie points on the top and side so is very versatile. I've always used a rectangular tarp so I'm still learning how to pitch a diamond shaped one.
In spite of a HARD downpour for two hours, nothing leaked through.
Even with heavy winds, I was able to secure it so it was stable. The attachment points are sturdy.
This is a two person tarp. There's not enough room under it to cook and have more than two people and some gear. That's what I bought it for so it's perfect for my use. Since I'm not using the included bag, cords or stakes, I find the weight very acceptable.
We'll see what it's like after a few years of use but it was a life saver it's first trip out.
Took this on a weekend trip on the AT in Georgia in place of a tent and it worked out pretty good in most regards.
First the pros:
-Tapped seams seem weatherproof (although I haven't actually used the tarp in any inclement weather yet)
Now the cons:
- Cat-cut makes this hard to really even up on the ground. Would have preferred an actual square.
- Included stakes and line are garbage. Seriously just throw them away...
- Could use more tie outs. Having only 2 per edge divide this into thirds instead of fourths like most you see. Limits the amount of configurations you can pull off...
-Item received was not the item pictured (no functional difference, just a newer, or maybe older color, but was a surprise)
All in all for the money it's a pretty solid option and met my needs, but at the end of the day I think I might try to flip this one and go for something else a little more versatile....
This tarp is really well made and has tie-out points all over so that you can tie it in many different configurations .. (Basically tarp origami)
I was thinking about an ENO house fly, an MSR twin brothers or another type not sold on Amazon but I saw a video on you tube where a guy folded this tarp around to form doors, he could still stand upright with the tarp almost touching the ground and there were side pull / tie out points to pull the sides away form you so that there was more room (The side pull outs were the selling point for me)..... Oh, the you-tube video is River Kings Best Hammock Camping Tarp.
Oh, one thing that I did right off was to store the tarp pegs separately.. That may be paranoid but why risk a hole.