Lightweight convenience for ultralight backpackers and tent campers.

Weighing a little over one pound, the Kelty Upslope Tarp increases your comfort whether you're camping or backpacking. This tarp can pitch as a lean-to shelter with your own trekking poles for ultralight backpacking trips, or it can attach to Kelty TraiLogic TN tents to extend its vestibule coverage or set up an awning in bad weather. Its sil-nylon ripstop fabric is surprisingly durable for how little it weighs, and a PU coating offers excellent water-resistance to help keep you dry in rainy conditions. Guyline storage pockets and adjustable stake loops make setting up and packing up as simple and quick as can be.  

  • Sil-nylon ripstop tarp with PU coating
  • Trekking pole pitch (sole separately)
  • Guyline storage pockets
  • Adjustable stake loops
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  • Q & A

Has anyone used this in the rain? Looks pretty thin so I'm wondering about the "excellent water resistance" it claims to have...

Best Answer

I havent used this tarp in the rain but, I have used thinner Sil-Tarps. They will keep you dry to an extent. The water will come from the ground if its really raining, or the water will run down the tarp and soak around the tarp. If you can get completely underneath the tarp should keep you dry. I like mine in the snow more as its easier to manage a solid than a liquid.