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Mike Barney
(eaglemb) - F

Locale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
Large Tarp recommendations on 04/05/2008 09:58:13 MDT Print View

We're looking for a 10 x 12 or 12 x 12 Silnylon tarp. Any recommendations?


Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Large Tarp recommendations on 04/05/2008 13:10:56 MDT Print View

Try Oware.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
Large Tarp recommendations on 04/05/2008 14:04:21 MDT Print View

Granite Gear / White Lightnin'
10 x 12 silnylon tarp
weighs: 1 lb 7 oz


I have an old GoLite 11 x 8 tarp, and I really love it.

Greg Vaillancourt
(GSV45) - F

Locale: Utah
Ditto on Oware on 04/05/2008 18:03:38 MDT Print View

Great service and products.

John Myers
(dallas) - F - MLife

Locale: North Texas
JRB on 04/08/2008 15:47:58 MDT Print View

The Jacks R Better 10' x 11' sylnylon tarp is pretty good also. 18 oz.


p.s. is this for Philmont? I'm taking mine to use there.

Edited by dallas on 04/08/2008 15:49:11 MDT.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Cooke Custom Sewing on 04/08/2008 16:10:34 MDT Print View

Dan Cooke sews largely for the canoe trekker market. His Tundra Tarps have evolved to meet the needs of folks on multi week/month trips north of the treeline and are as bombproof as you can make without weight penalty. Nicely featured too.

p.s. I used a MYOG knockoff of his 10x10 tarp for the crew tarp at Philmont last year .... very nice.

Michael B
(mbenvenuto) - F

Locale: Vermont
tarps on 04/09/2008 06:33:16 MDT Print View

You don't mention if you are looking for the lightest possible weight, or want to trade off some weight for a more durable, better outfitted tarp. There are several large silnylon tarps for canoe camping (including Cooke's).

Piragis has some:,72.html

MEC has some too:

I don't currently own any of these, but have looked and will probably pick one for canoe camping one of these years.