Kelty Noah’s Tarp, 16′ x 16′-Kayak Shelters

Kelty Noah’s Tarp, 16’X16’
($85, kelty.com)
5 lbs., 256 sq ft.
Tarps are the single most versatile shelter a kayaker can pack along.  Used as a personal shelter it can be set up in many configurations, one of which is sure to solve weather issues.  Doubling as roof material for a pole structure, they can dry up a kitchen or gathering space.   Tarps make a good sun shade as well if you should be so fortunate to need one in the Pacific Northwest.  The Noah’s Tarp comes in three sizes, with guy-out lines and reinforced grommets.  It has a full perimeter seam around the waterproof nylon and is easily configurable.  Adjustable poles sold separately, but paddles and/or driftwood found on site will work as well.

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  • bouyscout

    I have the 12′ version and like it a good bit. Makes for a geat kitchen shelter and sun shade. It’s easy to pitch with an abundance of tie points for multiple configurations. Used it last summer in the Boundry Waters. Nice shelter during a pop up rain storm. Big enough without being too big. Light without being cheap. Well made.

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