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Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP"
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Derek Weeks
(Lighting12) - MLife
Name that tarp on 09/17/2013 20:20:48 MDT Print View

Shaperded Tarp

Christopher *

Locale: US East Coast
Re: "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/17/2013 20:24:49 MDT Print View

I think Dale nailed it with "Borahgami".

With all those lean-to configurations, you could just go with the "Lean".

Daniel Russell

Locale: Creation
and here's some more.... on 09/17/2013 20:55:47 MDT Print View

Rakshasa (For the Buddhist mythology buffs)

Again, with or without the UL variety in the name.

I think I'm done going through my mental list because i now have a serious migraine...haha
I sincerely hope you guys at Borah Gear find a fitting name-we at BPL appreciate the innovation.

Edited by Superfluous_Grizzly on 09/20/2013 01:32:35 MDT.

Gerald L
(Mtngeronimo) - F

Locale: SoCal
Name that tarp on 09/17/2013 22:50:24 MDT Print View

-The Borah Snorah-

'For a good nights rest.'

or -The Borah Snorah Somorah-

'When you feel like hitting the snooze button'

or just -The Borah Somorah-

Because there are so many possible pitches.


-The Pro-tean- (adj. 1. Readily taking on varied shapes, forms, or meanings. 2. Exhibiting considerable variety or diversity)

-The D-Lite- (Delta Lite)

Edited by Mtngeronimo on 09/17/2013 23:42:25 MDT.

Steve Chan
(sychan) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
Hmmm... on 09/18/2013 01:57:00 MDT Print View

The "Borahdoor" tarp?

The "Doubledoor" tarp?

Chris Quinn
(cquinn) - MLife

Locale: North Queensland
Name that tarp on 09/18/2013 05:29:33 MDT Print View

The Prism.

Clayton Black
(Jivaro) - MLife
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/18/2013 06:01:27 MDT Print View

The Zinger

Maris L
(Ablaut) - M
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/18/2013 11:11:27 MDT Print View

"Barnacle", for it's ability to contort and cling to all sorts of surfaces.

scree ride
bb on 09/18/2013 12:34:08 MDT Print View


Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/18/2013 12:56:47 MDT Print View

Thanks to everyone for participating, this is taking off way more than I expected.
This is going to be a tuff decision for me and John, keep'm coming you still have 4 days left.

OOOOHHH!!!! This is getting exciting.


Matt Dirksen
(NamelessWay) - MLife

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/18/2013 12:57:47 MDT Print View

How about "Samara"

The actual name of the "helicopter" seeds that drop from a maple tree.

Besides, "The Borah Samara" rolls off the tongue quite nicely.


Christopher *

Locale: US East Coast
Re: "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/18/2013 16:23:31 MDT Print View

The Borah Arbor

or Ar-borah

I just made myself giggle.

... or the Harbor or Harborage.

Edited by cfrey.0 on 09/18/2013 18:43:21 MDT.

robert van putten

Locale: Planet Bob
the wings got put on wrong... on 09/18/2013 17:01:08 MDT Print View

Hey Jack,
Why did you put the door flaps on opposite sides of the tarp ridge line?
If they were on the same side it could be pitched as a lean to with two wings to close the sides.
That would offer great protection from the elements and be great in front of a fire.
If bad weather brewed, the front could then be simply lowered.
As it is, it would have to be completely re-pitched.

Otherwise, it almost reminds me of a mini-version of the Calvin Rutstrum convertible A tent.

David Maxwell

Locale: eastern, tn
.... on 09/18/2013 17:47:30 MDT Print View

Bi- wing

Martin Van Laarhoven

Locale: NorthEast
Name that tarp! on 09/18/2013 20:37:21 MDT Print View

it's hard to remember what's already been suggested but how about...

Borah Magic
Shakespeare (you know, "to be or not to be", oh how will we set it up today)
The Hamlet (No not Shakespeare's but the small village)

Edited by vtrek on 09/18/2013 20:38:16 MDT.

George Ramsdell

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/18/2013 20:58:11 MDT Print View

How about the:

Borah Beaut

just Justin Whitson
Re: Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP" on 09/18/2013 21:04:30 MDT Print View

The Borah Aurora Borealis, cause it's so cool looking, and a great, catchy sound combo.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Borah Gear Sundial Tarp on 09/18/2013 21:59:30 MDT Print View

The Sundial.

Lots of right angles, a huge marketing connection to the first picture, totally different from other tarp names, I dig it!

Trevor Leaf
(HomerJay) - F
naming contest on 09/18/2013 23:35:14 MDT Print View

the FreeJack tarp

I'm not only trying to appeal to the all important ego of the stitcher here. Us light weight backpackers love gear that is adaptable/multi-use, but we mostly use tarps because of the weight savings. The most common use of the word Jack is the saying... Jack of all Trades. Save enough weight and you're dancing up from the valley to the pass, to the peak... Freedom. I'm pretty sure that the word "free" is associated with positive consumer imagery

Edited by HomerJay on 09/18/2013 23:38:17 MDT.

Nick VanBurkleo
(EnvyBee) - F - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Name that tarp!! on 09/19/2013 01:07:10 MDT Print View

There are dozens of clever names in here and a few hilarious ones. lol

For whatever reason, it wasnt the tarp design that gave me ideas for names, rather it was the request to "Pay It Forward" when the winner is ready to retire the tarp and move on to something else. I actually thought it was a very profound and important request. Name it the "Karma" tarp or give yourself the credit, Jack, call it the "PIF" to keep it simple.

Reflecting on that idea, I'm going to make more of an effort to "pay it forward" more often. I can't remember the last time I just gave someone an outdated, retired, or outgrown piece of gear. I've lent plenty that never made it home, but otherwise I think I've pretty much either hoarded my gear or sold it, and I know I'm not alone in this. It's a prudent idea that we should "pay forward" perfectly good gear so other young and old outdoor enthusiasts that we run into can get something different (and hopefully positive) from their experiences in the backcountry. We don't always *need* the money or extra gear, but who doesn't need good juju? Boom! You could also call also name it the "Juju" tarp... Or name it the "Hippy" after me and my random introspective moments on BPL ;)