The precut kit was great—I was able to finish my tarp in a couple of evenings. The precut reinforcement pieces were super convenient, though they seem a little too small to leave a good guyline storage pocket. And I'd love to see the instructions updated with more detail about what components to use where—I was guessing about the precuts and I still have no idea what to do with all these extra D-rings!
Got this tarp kit. First the good. The pre cut parts make this a really easy project to sew. I got the silpoly option and it went together quickly. Kit doesnt come with seam sealer, but that's no big deal.
Confusing part. The reinforcement panels arent the same shape as what's in the instructions so you get parts that are hard to determine where they go. Furthering the complication is I got all the parts for the winter tarp but that's not what I ordered.
So, if you order this kit you'll get 6 semi circles, 4 quarter circles and 4 diamonds. b
The 4 diamonds are gor the panel pulls.
The 4 quarter circles are for the corners of the doors which you only need if you got the winter tarp.
The semi circles arent really "pre cut" in the sense of being ready to go. these are for the 4 tie outs and the ridgeline connections. These need to be trimmed to fit.
But it's a good kit. Comes with everything you need, even supplies for a stuff sack.
My final weight including shock cord and zing it is only 14.25 ounces. Very happy.
Just need the instructions updated to reflect what actually comes in the kit.
Everything arrived and cut to perfect diminsions
Shortly after making the winter tarp, I started making this hexagon.
It's simpler than winter tarp, so it's easier to build.
The laser cut by RSBTR was amazingly accurate and the cut edge could be sewn as a ruler.
It works perfectly on the trail and I am very happy with it!
Thanks for making a great product.