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Kelty Car Tarp

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    Kelty Car Tarp

    The Kelty Car Tarp provides the right amount of protection and everything else you need to ensure a near-perfect, hassle-free fit to your car. See details

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    The Kelty Car Tarp provides the right amount of protection and everything else you need to ensure a near-perfect, hassle-free fit to your car.

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    The Kelty Car Tarp provides the right amount of protection and everything else you need to ensure a near-perfect, hassle-free fit to your car.

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    The Kelty Car Tarp provides the right amount of protection and everything else you need to ensure a near-perfect, hassle-free fit to your car.

    • If you have struggled to attach a makeshift tarp to your car with frustrating results, worry no more—Kelty has just made your life easier
    • Polyester taffeta fabric won't sag when wet
    • Comes with 2 DAC DA17 poles for standing tarp and 1 spreader pole for car attachment point; also includes stakes and a Nite Ize® Figure 9™ adjuster
    • The versatile Kelty Car Tarp can be attached to other structures as well
    • Peak height varies with setup configuration and site selection; guyout points stabilize the structure

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    Kelty Car Tarp Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Family & car camping
    3-season
    4 lbs. 1 oz.
    1.8 kilograms
    4 lbs. 9 oz.
    5 x 21 inches
    110 square feet
    Varies
    Varies
    3
    Aluminum DAC DA17 / fiberglass
    13.0 millimeters
    Polyester taffeta
    Non-freestanding shelter
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    Kelty Car Tarp

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    Kelty Car Tarpis rated4.0out of5by1.
    Rated4out of5byfromThe good - not so goodI camp in my SUV and purchased this tarp to give me protection as I get in and out of the vehicle in wet weather. Shade was a secondary consideration. On my first use it got the test for wet weather and setup ease. I found the first-time set up for one person was difficult. Once I figured out to place the horizontal pole on the car side of the tarp on the inside of the roof rack rail, things went better. I'm not a fan of the Figure 9 clips on the ropes. I find them awkward to use and don't seem to hold the rope taught. And the stakes provided are next to worthless. They bend when you encounter rocks in the soil (and this was pretty easy soil compared to some) and they turn, (because they are round) releasing the rope. You need to drive them all the way into the ground so the hook end is also in the ground. Also, I found black ropes to be difficult to see. Leave them on the ground while setting up and they disappear. Also a tripping hazard once they are set up. The tarp was pulled as tight as possible while dry but gathered water when it got wet. A late night storm built up water on the tarp, eventually pulling one of the stakes out, collapsing one of the poles, jerking the car when the weight was released. A frightening experience in the middle of the night. I would recommend this product, but am purchasing better stakes and trying to figure out a better rope clip option.
    Date published: 2013-08-23

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