Guide Sil Tarp – XL
20 x 13 ft / 6 x 4 m

4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews )

$243.95 USD

Rest easy knowing you have the best all-weather protection for any situation… camping, hiking, travel, emergency survival, home and garden, or for countless other uses. You could use a regular tarp, but this tarp will be lighter, stronger, quieter, more compact, more versatile, longer lasting, and more waterproof. Also available in medium,  large and square sizes.



  • 20,000 mm hydrostatic resistance
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • Packed Size: 16 x 6 x 4 inches (40 x 15 x 10 cm)
  • Total Area: 19 x 12.8 ft (580 x 390 cm)


  • 40D RipStop fabric
  • Non-toxic dual Silicone & PU coating
  • Reinforced stitching
  • Heat taped seams
  • 25 reinforced webbing loops around the perimeter
  • 1 top center loop
  • Stuff sack included

100% WATERPROOF – The Guide tarp will keep you completely dry, even in extreme weather. With a hydrostatic resistance of 20,000 mm, you can be absolutely certain that not a single drop of water will get through your tarp.

ULTRA-LIGHT & COMPACT – At only 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg), you’ll hardly notice you’re carrying it. The Guide packs up so small that you can fit it in almost any small space. Complete with its own convenient stuff-sack. Packed Size: 16 x 6 x 4 inches (40 x 15 x 10 cm)

VERSATILE – With 25 reinforced webbing loops around the perimeter, and 1 top center loop for overhead hanging, you’ve got all angles covered. Make a teepee, attach the side loops to a tree or fence, or peg into the ground and go directly over the top of your tent… you don’t even need trees!

DURABLE – Despite being so lightweight and compact, this tarp is incredibly durable and resilient to the forces of nature. 40D RipStop fabric + Non-toxic dual Silicone & PU coating + Reinforced stitching + Heat taped seams = The best ultralight tarp on the planet!

WORLD CLASS SERVICE & WARRANTY – Aqua Quest is based in the Pacific Northwest, where they have designed and tested waterproof gear since 96. All products are protected by AQ’s Two-Year ‘No Worries Warranty’. Toll-free customer service Mon-Fri, 10-5 PST, at 1-844-775-7770.
UPC: 899248001364

Additional information

Weight 1700 g

Customers' review

Rated 4.89 out of 5 stars
9 reviews
5 stars 8 88 %
4 stars 1 11 %
3 stars 0 0 %
2 stars 0 0 %
1 star 0 0 %

9 reviews for Guide Sil Tarp – XL
20 x 13 ft / 6 x 4 m

  1. 4 out of 5

    I love that there are straps everywhere you would want one I can't wait to use this. I love that there are straps everywhere you would want one. Two rows are running down the center. I bought the straps that go with them. They are short but ropes can easily lengthen to your needs.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Worth It!! Used this tarp everyday for a month during this years Washington state trip. It saved or camp during high winds and downpours. Covered a tent as extra rain protection and provided a dry area for camp kitchen. Because of its light weight and strong guy line loops it was very versatile and easy to use. I made a plastic coated 3mm wire cable with loops for main line ridge and used paracord for guy lines. Worked out standing, in fact I just retired my heavy duty (heavy) old rain tarps. Will never go back, planning on ordering a second tarp of the same size and make. Best buy/find of this trip.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nylon Palace, 20'x13' (nominal) A nylon palace. Sturdy ties 5x5 over all edges and the center allow for every kind of pitching option. Top quality and weighs nothing/packs tight for how big it is. Oh, yeah, IT'S HUUUUUUGGGHHH. Not as sturdy as the King Kamo tarp (10 x 13), but this one weighs less than the half-as-big KK.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Great Quality, took a beating without any problems. Just got back from a 9 day camping trip to Cape Breton Island and used this rain fly for the first time for our "mess hall". (20 x 13 size) We had rain pretty much every night and some days of very strong winds. One afternoon when we returned to camp, our whole "mess hall" (including the fly) where blown down and scattered about. We reset it with stronger rigging and didn't have a problem after that! This thing took a beating with no problems whatsoever. The attached loops provide a number of different pitching options, and held up to strong winds. A normal tarp would have definitely torn out some grommets in those winds! Also, no leaks at all, even along the seams. Kept us nice and dry during meal times. Also, packs up smaller and lighter than a typical 2 person backpacking tent. I was very impressed and will probably buy one of the smaller sizes for personal camping use.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars Finally had the opportunity to use this tarp. We arrived at our camp site with a threat of showers in the forecast. We set up the tarp using standard knots to achieve maximum tightness and logically position within the site. Honestly, within ten minutes of completing the set up the skies opened up and a very powerful thunderstorm rolled in. I was so impressed with quality and design (tie down straps) the tarp served us very we'll, no leaks, no tears, easy to set up and light weight. The saying is true you get what pay for! Just set it up the correct way and you'll stay dry during the worst of storms...tornadoes excluded. Worth every penny indeed.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Aqua Quest Guide Sil Tarp XL I was torn between a tarp and a tent. This Tarp is so large I can fold it to resemble a tent. Very light. Very happy with this tarp.

  7. 5 out of 5

    The best Tarp I have found for camping via backpacking. If you camp, you need one of these if you are into comfortable camping!

  8. 5 out of 5

    It worked great! 9 of us slept in our sleeping bags ... Big and light weight. We carried this on 51 mile hike on the AT. 9 of us slept under it, set up only with a rope down the center, and 4 corners to the ground. It worked great! 9 of us slept in our sleeping bags shoulder to shoulder and had plenty of room. It was easy to fold and fit back in the carrying bag.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Great Group Tarp This tarp is both lightweight and very packable. I purchased it to use for a group kayaking camping trip - it provided fantastic shelter and was easy to put up. Love it!

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