Building on the success of their White Lightning tarp, Granite Gear is introducing their Northern Light tarp. This is truly a premium tarp, with catenary cut edges and a stretch seam binding that reduces direct stress on the fabric. It even includes attached lightweight guylines.
Photo: The new Granite Gear Northern Light tarp has side catenary curves and short sidewalls. Lightweight guylines are included.
The Northern Light comes in one size, 8 x 8 feet, big enough to sleep two. It has sidewalls that hang down below the edges. Another innovation is optional “Dodgers” that attach to the ends to create vestibules when more protection is needed.
Specifications and Features
Style: flat tarp with catenary edges
Fabric: 1.3 ounce sil Cordura nylon
Size: 8 x 8 feet, plus sidewalls
Options: “Dodgers” that create end vestibules
MSRP: $135, Dodgers are $55
"Granite Gear Northern Light Tarp (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/granite_gear_northern_light_tarp_orwm2006.html, 2006-01-29 03:00:00-07.