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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: L
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Although the Kelty Noah's Tarp won't shelter two of each animal in the forest, it's certainly spacious enough to shade a couple of weary hikers from the mid-day sun and offer protection from unexpected rain showers. Whether you stretch it between two trees in an alpine meadow or utilize a couple of extended trekking poles in a sparse desert landscape, the Noah's Tarp provides versatile sun and weather protection you can count on.
I like it.
I like it.
Mine is at least 10 years old. Here is a photo.
Use this for river trips. I had the 9 for years. Got the 12 recently. Pretty bomber. Goes up quick. Tie off point and anchors are limitless. I use rocks, cams, nuts,, and trees. Solid product.
Easy to install, and really protect you from the sun and rain.
4/5 because poles are not included, btw, these are awesome https://www.backcountry.com/kelty-adjustable-pole
Quick shade for Dino's pool party!
Well made and it seems super durable. I needed a tarp strong enough to provide overhead cover while camping and this is exactly what I was looking for. I decided to go with the 12 X 12 and it will be perfect for covering my camp kitchen and a couple of chairs.
I really like this tarp and I've put it up all over Utah, in all conditions. I have the 12 and its plenty big to cover the back of the Tacoma and provide plenty of shelter to cook and kick it under. I added a few extra tie downs to mine because it can get pretty windy in Southern Utah, and the added stability is nice. Must have, and just do your self a favor and get some poles too - I have 2 and that seems to be enough
Used tarp for hammock cover. The Noah's tarps are alittle heavier than others out there but I know I can trust them to hold up for along time
I purchased the 16 X 16 to cover my camp kitchen. I set it up with 8 foot adjustable poles on the ridge-line corners and it easily sheltered our camp kitchen with room for me to stand and prepare food and cook on the stove. If anything, it might be too big for some sites--which is why I'm going to grab a 12 X 12 for tighter locations where this colossus won't fit. I have two small gripes: The stuff sack could be a tad more generous, and the the stakes it ships with are inadequate for holding a large tarp down in windy conditions. I carry a large assortment of heavy-duty stakes for my Springbar tent and awning and these secured the tarp nicely.
The Kelty Noah's Tarp is a nice addition to any campsite. It can shade a table, provide a place to get out of the weather or act as a supplemental rainfly is the weather is looking really bleak. It has plenty of ways to set it up and holds up to even the strongest winds. Overall, a great product from Kelty.
Simple and effective. easy to figure out different set up's. Still waiting to test it out in the rain and stronger winds, but on day's in the park and as a sun shade it's wonderful so far
Seems well built. Reinforced tiedowns. Pockets built in for guylines. Packs down fairly decent for its size. Can't wait to get it out and use it.
Pros:Solid tarp for the $. Stops rain and wind. Snow too if you string it tightly. Tie loops are reinforced and durable. Never had a leak.
Cons: This isn't a light tarp but you aren't paying for a light tarp. NOT A RECTANGLE, which means it's a pain in the *expletive* to roll and stuff in your pack in a hurry. Could use a few more tie loops for windy conditions.
This tarp is for you if you don't want to drop the cash on silnylon but still need a tough tarp that can be compressed to a fairly small size.
Just returned from 5 day rafting trip on the Yampa/Green river(s). Used the tarp for lunch time stop and camp one night with no trees. Also used yesterday in back yard for family swim party. This is a BIG tarp. recommend several folks to help set up. Oars work great as poles. Wider velcro strips or 2 or 3 on the corner pockets would help keep the tie downs from falling out. Did I mention this tarp is BIG? It is perfect for river trips. Covers the whole kitchen area and more. I used carabiners to fasten the top to a center line in the back yard use. You should practice putting it up before you get to a campsite so you know what to do with no trees.
the stakes are not sufficient for use in beach sand only, optional sand stakes would be a nice option with the pole
I love this tarp. I have been waiting for someone to make a decent 20x20 tarp, and Kelty has done it. It is light and durable, easy to set up, and there are a variety of ways it can be set up. we use it for a camping shelter, and on multiday desert river trips where wind is a problem. This tarp seems to handle the wind just fine. highly recommended.