I'm very happy with the order. Everything arrived quickly and packaged in an organized manner. All materials were very high quality and fit together better than expected. The material sample kit included much more material than I expect and was enough to make two additional 5L stuff sacks. Great tutorial videos and after sales support. Thanks Ripstop team.
As always, the fabric from RSBTR is top notch and the customer service is excellent. Having the fabric pre-cut is a major time saver and well worth the small additional cost! I'd definitely recommend this kit!
My suggestion: The directions are missing the section on attaching the panel pull-outs and the directions for the corner reinforcements do not match the shape / cut of the reinforcements that are sent with the kit. It took a bit of head scratching to figure out which reinforcements were for which parts of the tarp. My (possibly wrong) conclusion: square is for panel pulls, ice-cream-cone shape is for door tie-outs, and half-circle shape is for ridgeline and corner tie-outs. Maybe the new reinforcements are meant to be glued / seam-sealed on like the reinforcements in the ultralight winter tarp kit? If you do want to sew them on, make sure to hem any edges that would end up raw (i.e., not hidden under the rolled hem along the tarp edge).
This is a kit like God's grace because I don't have room to cut the vast tarp fabric.
1.1silpoly was easier to sew than expected, and a great winter tarp was output!
It is recommended to use a thread with a small expansion rate.
Also, each tieout tried the same method as the ultralight version, but it seems to work well with 1.1 too!
I would be happy if there were a little more color variations, but still a great DIY kit!
RSBTR is a treasure trove for me:)
Fast shipping on a silpoly and a silnylon winter 12 kit. My first projects ever! Went together great, one kit was short 3 reinforcing pads, but I didnt have time to catch up with RsBtR, buddy came thru for me and spotted me some fabric to finish up. Have used them twice now in typical Virginia winter weather, low 30°s and rainy.
Love it! Thanks Ripstop!
Everything arrived quickly and as expected. Saved a ton of money and was able to customize it to make it just how I wanted.