Backpackers May find this tarp a touch heavy, however for car or van camping this tarp is a perfect addition. I typically set it up on either a lean-to with porch or the adarondak setup. Typically I hang out during the day and stash all my daytime camp hardware under it at night. Over the last two years I have set it up in all kinds of weather including the very windy. I use it as I would use any tarp and this one has no damage. It’s splattered with pine sap, it’s been drug across the ground high winds have destroyed the set up but the tarp still has no damage. If I ruined it today, I would order a replacement today. I have absolutely no reason to look else where for another tarp. I would recommend this tarp to everyone for car, van, canoe and RVing camping. It’s a little heavy and bulky for most backpackers. But the quality is outstanding.
This is a wonderful tarp already treated or at the least fairly waterproof.But it's bigger than I thought and at first I thought too big!My bad, it's the perfect size!I just needed another smaller one ??
It's a great durable tarp. And pretty light for its size. I would consider it more of a car camping tarp then a backpacking tarp. It has enough tie off points to make setup easy. The Paracord it comes with works but it's not the greatest and I can see it only being used a few times before it really starts degrading. I am currently searching for a nice Ridgeline and guylines for this tarp.
I only used the tarp for a day and it did what a tarp is intended for. When I opened the package to look over the tarp I noticed right away the storage bags stitching was coming undone. Very poor sewing job. I fix it witch was easier than returning it. The bag would come completely unstitched had I not.
It is a big solid tarp. May be more of a car tenting tarp than backpacking. Well made. Big. Will hold up to rugged use, but again dont get it for backpacking.
I am very happy with this purchase. It comes with four really long cords for securing it. Easy to set up and the perfect size to cover a picnic table.
13 guy points not 19 as advertised. Really limits the versatility to make various set ups. I wanted to make a combo rain fly to extend over the front of the tent for a sitting area. Correction! There are only 9 tie out points, not the 19 as described. Have contacted the supplier . Update to follow.Update: I contacted the supplier who recognized the discrepancy. Returned to Free Solider. The brown tarp has the 19 tie outs. The green one is a "SIMPLIFIED" version with only 9.