- 20,000 mm hydrostatic resistance
- Tarp Only Weight: 3.1 lbs (1.415 kg)
- Packed Size: 12 x 6 x 3 inch (30 x 15 x 8 cm)
- Total Area: 13 x 10 ft ( 4 x 3 m)
- 70D RipStop nylon fabric
- Non-toxic dual Silicone & PU coating
- Reinforced stitching
- Heat taped seams
- 19 reinforced webbing loops
- Tough webbing straps
- Aluminium pegs
100% WATERPROOF – The Aqua Quest Safari 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.
LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPACT – At only 3.1 lbs (1.415 kg) for the entire kit, you’ll hardly notice you’re carrying it. The Safari packs up so small that you can fit it in almost any small space. Complete with its own convenient stuff-sack. Packed size: 12 x 6 x 3 inch (30 x 15 x 8 cm)
VERSATILE – With a total of 19 reinforced webbing loops including 3 on the centre ridgeline, 8 Boa adjustable strap sets and 8 pegs you’ve got all angles covered. You can even use the top center loop to make a teepee, attach the side loops to a tree, 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. 70D RipStop nylon fabric + Non-toxic dual Silicone & PU coating + Reinforced stitching + Heat taped seams + Tough webbing straps + Aluminium pegs = The best lightweight tarp kit 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.
Great, bomb-proof tarp Appears to be a heavy-duty tarp, seams are strong, color and size as noted, and comes in it's own matching tote bag. I got this relative to other users reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I only gave it 4-stars because I haven't actually used it yet; it's part of my BOB. I have, however opened it up, ran the seams and checked it out pretty thoroughly. Yes, I would/will buy again. Check it out...!!!
High quality, essential gear This my 2nd tarp from Aqua Quest. The first trip that I brought my original Aqua Quest tarp on, we got hit by long, intense thunder storm with high wind (that shifted direction multiple times) driving steep-angle torrents of rain. The poor-quality (but still not inexpensive) tarp from REI that we also had setup literally shredded apart: failing at the grommets but also just splitting a few places in the middle as well. Even though we had the AQ setup in a much less sheltered spot, higher from the ground, and under quite a bit of tension, it came through that storm (and many others) with no sign of wear. Had it not been for the AQ tarp, much of our gear would have been soaked and we would have been confined to our individual tents. Instead we where able to enjoy the storm together dry and warm under the tarp and even had a hot meal. I usually leave mine up in the sun, wind, rain for week-long trips (only taking it down to move sites). My older model from the same company (apparently of the same material) and the one that's seen a few seasons of the use described above and is indistinguishable from the new one in terms of wear. This tarp is not inexpensive, but it's an excellent value. IMO even if this tarp makes the difference between 1 day being miserable or pleasant , it's already more than justified it's cost (how valuable is your limited vacation time to you?).... and it will continue to do so time and time again, year after year. Plus, considering it's size and durability, it's shockingly light and pack-able. I think they only way to beat it in terms of performance-to-weight ratio is with cuben fiber (and you'll pay 5x the price to save those few ounces.) The plethora of tie-out loops not make both getting a good initial setup as well as quick changes (when the weather shifts direction) easy, so you can have good coverage, good internal space, eliminate pooling of water/ direct run-off and have minimal buffeting. The new tarp (the one for which this review is posted) has even more tie-outs the older one. On my last trip this year we had 2 more rainy days in middle of the week (+about 2 hrs of hard storm). But we had both tarps setup: one lower to cover the sitting area and gear and one higher to give standing room for doing work like wood and food prep. We used the tie-outs to attach then to each other at the corners and then to also create a gap in the middle to let the smoke out. Again, these tarps turned days that would have been pretty miserable into ones that where fun and productive. It's like fort-building for big-kids, but the fun factor doesn't make them any less a seriously essential piece of gear.
Very nice product! Works great. Rained on it while we were out camping multiple times. No issues. Nice happy medium tarp, but still pretty lightweight. Lightweight enough for me to bring backpacking! Love it.
Same coverage, same quality, half the pack size and much lighter!! Same quality and dimensions as the King Camo that I already had, but MUCH lighter and more compact!! It packs at about half the size and feels like half the weight as the King Camo. I haven't gotten it out of the house yet, but with this company's reputation for making quality tarps, I am not afraid to take it for a test spin in a monsoon.
I personally think that the ultralight tarp is great for rain protection but is not strong enough for ... I haven't had a chance to use the tarp yet but upon inspection it appears to be well made and a bit heartier than the ultralight tarp that I have now. I personally think that the ultralight tarp is great for rain protection but is not strong enough for strong winds. The little bit of extra weight of the Safari tarp will be well worth it.
Another fine tarp from Aqua-quest. I was able recently to take this tarp on a three night hammock camping trip. Although I was unable to test it against rainy conditions, I was able to set it up and test the integrity of the stitching and quality of it's construction. In these areas I was quite pleased, the materials and construction are up to par with the other Aqua-quest tarps I have, just on a lightweight scale. This 13'X10' "Safari" model provides the same coverage as the, "King Kamo" but it weighs about 3 lbs. lighter. I will update this review when I have used the tarp more.
Great piece of gear I have used this a few times over the past month and in less than awesome weather. No worries, works perfectly. Straps were a helpful addition too. Oh, and by the way... I paid full price for it and was not compensated for my opinion in any way.
Waterproof, strong, and lightweight. I initially wondered how the sewn in loops would work for my different applications, but after a two week cross country motorcycle trip I have decided they are much better than grommets for stakes, poles, and ropes. The camo design is a quality pattern. You definitely will not be able to use this tarp for signaling rescue personnel in the air, but if you want to be unobtrusive at camp or get off the grid this will do the trick. If you need a large, lightweight, sturdy, and waterproof tarp this is recommended.
Fantastic tarp Fantastic tarp! Size is great and the tie down loops work great. I went hammock camping shortly after receiving my tarp and of course it came a blowing rain storm that night. No worries though, didn't get a single drop of water on me or the hammock. It packs up small is is very light. Do yourself a favor and get this tarp, you'll be glad you did.