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Utility Tent / Tarp Reviews: Quechua Tarp

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18 Reviews of the Tarp        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Daddypig1980  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 14/08/2014

Used this for the first time, with a small 3 person tunnel tent in the tail end of Hurricane Bertha. It stayed up, kept our little camp area dry, what more can I say?. It could really do with taller poles, so I'll be investing in some soon. But to be honest this will give me more pitching options so this isn't a drawback. Great value, I'm really impressed with the quality of the bag it goes in too.
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By: Cabravieja  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 15/12/2013

Being only 5 ft tall I struggled to get this up on my own but should be a doddle with 2. It provided great shade but I don't think it stops UV. It has got a lift point in the centre if you have a handy tree to run a line. I want to work out a way of extending the tents without having a pole in the middle of the door so thinking of getting an extra pole.
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By: Lilcark  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 28/07/2013

Just used this for the first time

The reason I got this one is it came with 2 1.8m poles

All the other ones only had 1 pole

The amount of ways you can have this up is unbelievable

We used it as a porch to our tent then just as a shelter to put our things wile I took tent down

I am getting another one as we like bare back camping and a spare tarp never goes amiss
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By: Tired-lady  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 13/08/2012

There are some good things about this tarp, but for me the two problems were:

1. It was too big for my purposes.

2. It was on the low side.

Nevertheless it was reasonably cheap and sturdy and useful in emergencies.
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By: Boogiesteve1062  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 27/06/2012

This is an invaluable addition to our camping equipment, we use it with our Quechua 2sec air11 and our 4.2 I've also used it as a BarBQ shelter, a beach shelter, a wind break and a bivi, oh yes and a picnic rug, a shooting shelter and work canopy.

It has stood up to the weather well and I will buy another without hesitation should I ever wear this one out.

As I said. Invaluable!
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By: Helen Mann  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 09/06/2012

Bought one of these as I couldn't get an Outwell one for our Yukon River 6 It's a great addition to the front of our tent, creates a rain safe entrance, protects from rain to cook under and is stable in wind and rain. Only minus point is the guy ropes could be more visible. They are black and white, rather than the hi-vis luminous ones, but can be easily changed. Highly recommended
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By: Boogiesteve1062  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 24/03/2012

I Bought this Tarp to compliment with my other Quechua outfit of AirII and 4.2 It makes an ideal outside extension to enhance the living space. It also acts as a beach shelter, rain shelter and a basha.

A well made, quick and easy to set up, versatile.

Simply brilliant.
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By: JButts  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 31/01/2012

Brilliant and handy, only downer is the weight and it is quite low if you are 6' plus! However, what do you expect for under twenty quid! I use mine when family camping, it's a perfect solution for keeping dry or keeping out of the sun (remember, that bright orange round thing in the sky we see from time to time?!?). Don't buy any other, cut to the chase, save your hard-earned and buy the Quechua.
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By: Awedlock  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 30/01/2012

I love it.The one piece of additional camping equipment I wouldn't be without. Check out my photo on my review of Biscaya 440 to see it in action as Sun canopy.

We also use it when we are packing if it is raining to store all of our equipment under as we need to pack away our tent first.

If your tent leaks throw it over the top and you have an instant fix.

If its sunny pitch it as a sun canopy (some places charge for gazebos, but we have never been charged for this extra space).

It has guys at each corner and also the midpoint of each side allowing almost any pitching combination.

The only down side is it could do with taller/more poles. We bought an extendable king pole which we use along with the original poles and now it gets 10/10 ! Would also be good if they did a slightly larger version.
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By: Twigletzone  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 20/06/2011

Fantastic piece of kit. Used this to keep rain off the front of my Eurohike Avon (has a dodgy door design which lets water in) and to provide a cooking shelter. Other reviewers are right about the height of the poles, the ones provided make it about tall enough for someone 5'3' to stand up in but my 5'9' friend was hitting the top with his head.

Stood up very well to heavy rain and a lot better than I was expecting to some wind - nothing gale force but once it's well pegged down and the guy ropes are taut it can take a surprising amount. The extra guy attached to the centre of the tarp really helps reinforce it against wind. I borrowed two more king poles from a Gelert windbreak I have to give me more pitching options but didn't use them in the end.
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Manufacturer's Description

Capacity Provides up to 9m extra protection, depending on how it is set.

Practical benefits Many set up options: use the poles supplied or your own walking poles.

Lightweight 1.9kg (1kg without poles).

Easy transport Compact carry bag: 39cm x 11cm. 2 x 1.8m steel poles.

- Waterproofing : Protects from the wind, sun and rain (PU-coated tarp, taped seams).

- Capacity : Provides up to 9 sqm extra protection, depending on how it is set up.

- Ease of use : Can be set up in several ways using the included posts or your hiking poles.

PU-coated polyester flysheet, thermobonded seams.

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