Texsport Ripstop Tarp
Don't leave it outside in the wind and rain
We used this tarp as a cover over a large box. It rained a few days and the wind was a little gusty (not too windy though). The tarp tore in a straight line from one end to the other. Now we either have to come up with a new cover or pay another $10 for a new tarp and hope it doesn't tear.
September 8, 2006
Useful around camp
I have a few of these in my gear box and they're pretty useful.
They make great ground cloths for under the tent or add extra rain protection when laid over the tent's rainfly. They are not waterproof however, and I wouldn't recommend them for serious gear protection. I had one rip on me and one of the eyelets pulled out when it was stretched to tightly in the wind.
Decent tarps with many uses, but not for serious protection.
January 8, 2011
I ordered this tarp on a Thursday, it was sent on a Monday, I received it on Wednesday, and it was over my campsite Saturday. It is thin, and one grommet has stretched the fabric a bit, but it is working great. 12' X 16' is big and roomy. It was great during the bit of rain we had in northern Wisconsin. I can't say how it will hold up in high wind yet.
June 12, 2010
Received items in good shape, just ordered tarps to hang from the top canopy of my tent... have not actually hung them up yet, but upon expection, they are just how I expected them to be... Would of been nice knowing the gromets are on the short end, as I hoped they were on the longer end.
July 11, 2011