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Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/17/2013 00:49:58 MDT Print View

Borah Gear give-away “NAME THAT TARP”

Hi BPL members,

I work with John at Borah Gear, I sew the tarps.

I came up with a new design for a tarp and we wanted to post it here first, and ask BPL members to come up with a name for the new design. The person that comes up with the name that we choose gets the final prototype of the tarp for free!
This will be listed as a 2 person shelter/tarp and it can be set up using trekking poles, branches, or tying off from trees in an unlimited amount of different configurations, from your basic flat tarp to a modified lean to, and when the weather turns bad you can put it into storm mode to keep out the bad weather.
The tarp weighs in at 13.3 oz and it measures 15 ½ feet long from tip to tip , (but the tarp is rarely used at this length, this would be mainly for maximum shade), and measures 8’ wide at the widest point, these are the measurements if you were to lay the tarp flat.

When pitched in storm mode the sleeping area is approx. 6’ wide x 7 ½“ long with a minimum peak height of 34” when it is set all the way to the ground in storm mode.
Most configurations will only be approx. 10’x7’ or less, while this may seem like a big foot print, it’s really not, I’ve had the much bigger prototype(#3 18'x 10') set up in the same space as a 2 man tent, if you included their vestibules.

So here's to helping us come up with a name and to someone getting a new tarp, we only ask that you do not resale it, but PIF it to the next person if you decide you don't need it anymore.

The winner will be chosen by John and I and announced here on BPL, and we will only run this contest until Sun., the sooner we come up with a name the sooner we can post it on the web site!

Once the name has been chosen we will post them for sale at $135.00

Any and all feed back is appreciated, good luck everyone.

Thanks, John and Jack from Borahgear

Here it is in storm mode with the door in the half open position, when the weather gets bad just close it up.

proto type #5

This is the other end showing it completly closed up in storm mode.

proto type #5

This is a modified lean to, I used this set up on a hike up to Shepherds Pass and it worked really well to block the wind so I could cook.

proto type #5

These next 3 pictures are the tarp in a basic lean to with the wings spread out, lots of room under there on this set up.

proto type #5

proto type #5

proto type #5

Edited by jumpbackjack on 09/17/2013 00:56:05 MDT.

Phillip Tatti

Locale: Adirondacks
Early ideas on 09/17/2013 01:46:53 MDT Print View

Some early ideas for names are "Shapeshifter" for the obvious reasons, "Morph" in a similar vein, and "Swallow" just because the door wing in some of the pictures reminded me of a swallow's tail. Looks pretty neat

William Chilton
(WilliamC3) - MLife

Locale: Antakya
A couple of choices on 09/17/2013 03:07:17 MDT Print View

A couple of things it reminded me of in the photos: The Origami; The Rubic Tarp.

Velimir Kemec
(velimirkemec) - F
RE NAME THAT TARP on 09/17/2013 04:02:15 MDT Print View


I would suggest calling it MIXMATCH TARP as it offers mix of pitching options to match
different weather conditions.


Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/17/2013 04:13:00 MDT Print View

The Borah Deviant

The A-Wing

The Anarchist

Edited by T.L. on 09/17/2013 05:08:17 MDT.

John Hillyer
(TrNameLucky) - MLife
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/17/2013 04:28:39 MDT Print View

The Borah FlexTarp
The Borah FlexiTarp

John Z
(Feather) - MLife
Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/17/2013 04:35:38 MDT Print View

Transformer Tarp

Multi Tarp

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
Name that tarp on 09/17/2013 05:14:38 MDT Print View




Lee Oz
(LeeOz) - F

Locale: NY
Name That Tarp on 09/17/2013 06:11:49 MDT Print View

Borah 'Infinity'
Borah 'Flow'
Borah 'Abstract'

Thanks and good luck with the product

Kat ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Great names on 09/17/2013 06:23:39 MDT Print View

I don't have a suggestion of my own, but I like three of the above:
Shapeshifter, Morph and Deviant.

Benjamin Meadors

Locale: Central Arkansas
Tarp names on 09/17/2013 06:51:26 MDT Print View

Thanks for the opportunity!

Mode tarp
Crystallis tarp
Evolve tarp

Edited by thebentern on 09/17/2013 06:52:05 MDT.

Velimir Kemec
(velimirkemec) - F
Another one on 09/17/2013 07:08:19 MDT Print View


Just came up with another one Borah "Amoeba".


Charlie Murphy
(baltocharlie) - F

Locale: MAryland
how about on 09/17/2013 07:16:51 MDT Print View

The Borah Converter

The Interchange

Tarp looks good. Thanks

Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/17/2013 07:27:55 MDT Print View

Borah Gear Tessalate

(mthirsch) - MLife

Locale: Caribbean
The Chimera on 09/17/2013 07:29:43 MDT Print View


Very nice looking tarp BTW.

Edited by mthirsch on 09/17/2013 07:30:18 MDT.

(JRinGeorgia) - F
name on 09/17/2013 07:34:24 MDT Print View

The SharpTarp.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/17/2013 07:37:39 MDT Print View



I thought about Maxi-Tarp, that way if you start making sleeping pads they can be called ... :) JUST KIDDING!

I really like this shelter! Best of luck with the rollout.

David Maxwell

Locale: eastern, tn
Borah Tarp on 09/17/2013 07:47:34 MDT Print View

Autumn Ridge..... in honor of our daughter, who passed away in April. Mom and I need more time in the woods together. She had " Zellwegers". Which is another idea - Zellwegers

Edited by DavidMaxwell on 09/17/2013 07:53:03 MDT.

(smoke) - F
NTT on 09/17/2013 07:55:27 MDT Print View

TIP Tarp (The Infinite Pitch Tarp)


CTC Tarp- Configuration Transformation Conglomeration

Edited by smoke on 09/17/2013 08:52:32 MDT.

Scott Musack

Locale: Oregon
Typhoon on 09/17/2013 08:43:06 MDT Print View

The Typhoon, just because it sounds cool :)