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  • Made from durable polyethylene; heavy-duty grommets at the corners and one at the center of the long-side edges provide attachment points for securing tarp


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Material(s) Coated polyethylene
6 x 8 ft
8 x 6 feet
8 x 10 ft
10 x 8 feet
12 x 14 ft
14 x 12 feet
6 x 8 ft
11 oz. ounces
8 x 10 ft
1 lb. 5 oz. pound
12 x 14 ft
2 lbs. 4 oz. pound
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's a Tarp! I picked this up as a makeshift tent footprint for a tent for which the purchased footprint did not arrive (not purchased at REI, I should add). In the process of setting up the tent over the tarp, I managed to poke a hole in it with the end of one of the poles on the very first use, alas. But it's a simple multi-purpose tarp for a cheap price, so I guess I can't complain too much, and just one hole can be easily patched up with duct tape. It's exactly what you or Admiral Ackbar would expect--a tarp.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good price, not very durable I bought this tarp to use as a basic shelter while backpacking in the warmer months. The second time I pitched it, as an A-frame, one of the grommets popped out. Granted, the weave of the nylon is pretty coarse, but I expected it to hold up better. Taking the price into account, this is still a good deal overall - it's large, versatile, and has repelled light/moderate wind and rain without a problem. (I folded a small rock inside the tarp and tied cord around it as a replacement tie-out point).
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof! These tarps are totally waterproof. I have been using these tarps from REI for years and can say that with confidence. They will not leak (unless you get holes in them). These tarps make great rain flys for a cooking area, in front of a tent or for gear storage. I cut one to make a tent ground cover and another as an inside tent floor so doggy toenails wont damage my tent. They can be pulled tight with twine or cord using the grommets. They do not easily tear and the grommets are pretty solid. They are TOTALLY WATERPROOF! 20 minutes ago, after reading a previous review stating these tarps were not waterproof, only water resistant, I went to my camping shelf and grabbed a new 6x8 that I picked up 2 days ago at REI, took it to the sink, filled a section with about 2 gallons of water like a water bag. Its still full. No leaks. I wiped down the outside of the "tarp water bag" with tissue paper, no weep through. Dry as a bone outside.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's A Tarp! It's A Tarp! That's pretty much it. It's in line with the general tarp. Solid product that comes in handy for whatever you need it for - whether it's to put under a tent, to make a tent, to make a canopy, or to catch water - it's good to have. Just in case.
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap Handy Tarp I used a 6 by 8 for my hammock rain fly in the Boundry Waters MN, summer of 2014. I bought a knew bigger and thicker tarp after this trip because we got a down pour with a lot of side driven rain didn't let off a bit until about two hours after it started. I had to abondoned my hammock and retreat to another tent in our group, but hey that is camping, it makes for a good story. It is a nice thin tarp, and will hold up in a drizzle or a light shower as a rain fly, so not very reliable, but comes in handy around the house and anywhere for hardly an expense.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Strong Enough For Use with Hiking Poles If you plan to use this tarp with a set of hiking poles, you should consider a different tarp. Within a couple of minutes of pitching, both grommets holding the hiking poles tore free. If you are going to pitch this tarp using a ridgeline, it should hold up well enough.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works as expected Perfect as a footprint for my Kelty 8-person tent that doesn't have its own footprint available.
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works fine We purchased two of these tarps and used them for lean-to shelters without any issues. They are very lightweight and held up just fine both as floors and ceilings.
Date published: 2014-06-20
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The specs say this is nylon, but the tarp appears to have same construction as a standard cheap polypropylene tarp.  Is the description accurate?

Asked by: Barnaby
The tarp is made of polyethylene.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

How many grommets does this tarp have?

Asked by: jmkinsf
The 6 x 8 ft. tarp has 8 grommets. The 8 x 10 ft. tarp has 12 grommets. The 12 x 14 ft. tarp has 18 grommets.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

What is the pack size of the 6x8?

Asked by: ShelterOne
The 6 x 8 tarp is rolled and has a packaged size of 15 x 2.5 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18
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