Feb 14, 2021 at 6:58 am #3699356Kyler BBPL Member
I see the stone glacier and sling fin are using removable vestibules that tuck under the front of the tarp. Ray Jardeine has used something similar to this called a batwing for a long time.
I was wondering if anyone made anything (myog or manufactured) that would just clip over the top of one end of a flat tap. Something used to block driving rain and maybe even winds a little bit. Might not have to be filully waterproof.
It could probably be made out of something very light as it’s use would be super limited. Maybe even could be rigged up using something that you brought along like rain gear.
anyway I would love to hear peoples experiences. I know I’m asking the right crowd.Feb 14, 2021 at 7:25 am #3699357
I made a triangular add on for an A frame tarp pitch and I attach it with 3/8″ velcro, then reinforce it with 4 small binder clips. I also sewed a vertical separating zipper on the vestibule for entry and exit. I attach the vestibule before I pitch the tarp. works great. We are frozen under a sheet of ice here in southern Indiana or else I’d set the tarp up outside and take pics. Questoutfitters carries the 3/8″ wide velcro.Feb 14, 2021 at 7:52 am #3699359jimmyjamBPL Member
@jimmyjamLocale: Mid Atlantic
Not on a flat tarp, but it could be rigged to block a good portion of the open end of an A frame tarp. This is my ULA rain kilt with a Cricket tarp.Feb 14, 2021 at 8:21 am #3699365
And here is a zip on/off addition I made for a flat tarp in half pyramid configuration. I used a separating zipper of course.Feb 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm #3699409dirtbagBPL Member
@dirtbaghikerFeb 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm #3699420Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Very VERY minimalist but good coverage in storms.
A slight catenary cut on the two rear seams would give it a more taut pitch and be better in winds.Feb 14, 2021 at 3:17 pm #3699443
Thanks dirtbag. The material is RSBTR 20d silnylon. The add on portion could be made with a much lighter 7d silnylon or a .93 membrane silpoly because the beefier tarp fabric provides the core strength. You could even go with a .34 DCF is you had deep pockets and wanted the absolute lightest.
I’ve been thinking of making a zip add-on like this for a poncho tarp. but the poncho would have to be at least 8′ 8″ long.
Yea Eric, a cut cut on the tarp would give it more of a taught pitch, however, the whole idea in this application is for the flat tarp to retain its flat tarp qualities.Namely much more versatility for a multitude of pitches. The zip on portion for example could be used to close up the end of an a frame pitch with clever tying off.Feb 14, 2021 at 3:34 pm #3699446Kyler BBPL Member
that’s brilliant! Looks like it gives you some better options for camp site selection. Have you had it in bad winds? Makes me wish I could sew better.
I like the attachment for the pole. I wonder how effective it would be made out of say argon67 or argon90 if it was put on the end of a A frame tarp. Maybe the piece with the grommet attachment for the pole could be put on the vestibule and used to guy out the Apex of the tarp. Then the corners steaked out along side of the tarp. I hope I’m making sense.
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