Sep 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm #1307730
Backpack JackBPL Member
@jumpbackjackLocale: Armpit of California
Borah Gear give-away “NAME THAT TARP”
Hi BPL members,
I work with John at Borah Gear, I sew the tarps.
I came up with a new design for a tarp and we wanted to post it here first, and ask BPL members to come up with a name for the new design. The person that comes up with the name that we choose gets the final prototype of the tarp for free!
This will be listed as a 2 person shelter/tarp and it can be set up using trekking poles, branches, or tying off from trees in an unlimited amount of different configurations, from your basic flat tarp to a modified lean to, and when the weather turns bad you can put it into storm mode to keep out the bad weather.
The tarp weighs in at 13.3 oz and it measures 15 ½ feet long from tip to tip , (but the tarp is rarely used at this length, this would be mainly for maximum shade), and measures 8’ wide at the widest point, these are the measurements if you were to lay the tarp flat.
When pitched in storm mode the sleeping area is approx. 6’ wide x 7 ½“ long with a minimum peak height of 34” when it is set all the way to the ground in storm mode.
Most configurations will only be approx. 10’x7’ or less, while this may seem like a big foot print, it’s really not, I’ve had the much bigger prototype(#3 18'x 10') set up in the same space as a 2 man tent, if you included their vestibules.
So here's to helping us come up with a name and to someone getting a new tarp, we only ask that you do not resale it, but PIF it to the next person if you decide you don't need it anymore.
The winner will be chosen by John and I and announced here on BPL, and we will only run this contest until Sun., the sooner we come up with a name the sooner we can post it on the web site!
Once the name has been chosen we will post them for sale at $135.00
Any and all feed back is appreciated, good luck everyone.
Thanks, John and Jack from Borahgear
Here it is in storm mode with the door in the half open position, when the weather gets bad just close it up.
This is the other end showing it completly closed up in storm mode.
This is a modified lean to, I used this set up on a hike up to Shepherds Pass and it worked really well to block the wind so I could cook.
These next 3 pictures are the tarp in a basic lean to with the wings spread out, lots of room under there on this set up.Sep 17, 2013 at 12:46 am #2025352
Some early ideas for names are "Shapeshifter" for the obvious reasons, "Morph" in a similar vein, and "Swallow" just because the door wing in some of the pictures reminded me of a swallow's tail. Looks pretty neatSep 17, 2013 at 2:07 am #2025355
William ChiltonBPL Member
A couple of things it reminded me of in the photos: The Origami; The Rubic Tarp.Sep 17, 2013 at 3:02 am #2025357
Velimir KemecBPL Member
I would suggest calling it MIXMATCH TARP as it offers mix of pitching options to match
different weather conditions.
CheersSep 17, 2013 at 3:13 am #2025359
Travis LeannaBPL Member
The Borah Deviant
The AnarchistSep 17, 2013 at 3:28 am #2025362
John HillyerBPL Member
The Borah FlexTarp
The Borah FlexiTarpSep 17, 2013 at 3:35 am #2025363
John ZBPL Member
Multi TarpSep 17, 2013 at 4:14 am #2025364
Kevin SchneringerBPL Member
@slammerLocale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
XcaliberSep 17, 2013 at 5:11 am #2025369
Thanks and good luck with the productSep 17, 2013 at 5:23 am #2025372
Katharina LångstrumpBPL Member
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
I don't have a suggestion of my own, but I like three of the above:
Shapeshifter, Morph and Deviant.Sep 17, 2013 at 5:51 am #2025376
@thebenternLocale: Central Arkansas
Thanks for the opportunity!
Evolve tarpSep 17, 2013 at 6:08 am #2025378
Velimir KemecBPL Member
Just came up with another one Borah "Amoeba".
cheersSep 17, 2013 at 6:16 am #2025381
Charlie MurphyBPL Member
The Borah Converter
Tarp looks good. ThanksSep 17, 2013 at 6:27 am #2025382
Steven AdeffBPL Member
Borah Gear TessalateSep 17, 2013 at 6:29 am #2025384
M HBPL Member
Very nice looking tarp BTW.Sep 17, 2013 at 6:34 am #2025386
J RBPL Member
The SharpTarp.Sep 17, 2013 at 6:37 am #2025388
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I thought about Maxi-Tarp, that way if you start making sleeping pads they can be called … :) JUST KIDDING!
I really like this shelter! Best of luck with the rollout.Sep 17, 2013 at 6:47 am #2025391
David MaxwellBPL Member
@davidmaxwellLocale: eastern, tn
Autumn Ridge….. in honor of our daughter, who passed away in April. Mom and I need more time in the woods together. She had " Zellwegers". Which is another idea – ZellwegersSep 17, 2013 at 6:55 am #2025393
D SBPL Member
TIP Tarp (The Infinite Pitch Tarp)
CTC Tarp- Configuration Transformation ConglomerationSep 17, 2013 at 7:43 am #2025403
The Typhoon, just because it sounds cool :)Sep 17, 2013 at 7:43 am #2025405
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Jeffrey McConnellBPL Member
The StormchaserSep 17, 2013 at 10:03 am #2025440
TAG in AZBPL Member
Here are mine.
ShantySep 17, 2013 at 10:08 am #2025443
SanctuarySep 17, 2013 at 10:20 am #2025449
The Sister Bertrille
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