RAB's SilTarp 3 a large tarp made from excellent fabric, suitable for three at a push or luxurious for two.
The Siltarp3 is a 10 ft x 12 ft rectangular tarp made from ultralight waterproof nylon.
Designed for adventure racers that need an extremely lightweight and versatile tarp to protect them from the elements the Siltarp 3 will protect 4 - 5 in 120sq ft. (11 sq m) of space. It can be setup as a semi-enclosed modified A-frame or be a wind/rain shelter for larger group. The possibilities are limitless for the different ways that you can setup a Siltarp3.
The 30 denier parachute ripstop nylon with silicon impregnation weighs only 1.35 oz per sq yard. It is incredibly strong and resilient. The Siltarp3 is designed for groups looking for a lightweight shelter. At 20 oz (596g) it is light enough to take on all trips.
The Siltarp3 has a seam down the centre of the 12 ft length which provides extra strength but does require manual sealing using a suitable prouct such as Silnet. There is 1 lightweight nylon tie loop sewn to a reinforced center patch and there are 20 lightweight nylon webbing loops sewn to the corners and at 2 ft intervals along the 12 ft sides and 2`6` intervals along the 10 ft sides. These loops facilitate a variety of setups on trekking poles paddles avalanche probes or off trees.
`The versatility of this tarp is tremendous. You can make a sturdy semi-enclosed shelter for 4 or protect a whole group from the rain.` Jim S
RAB's SilTarp is a hugely respected name so you are buying into that fully tested security. The Siltarp 3 is a huge tarp suitable as a group shelter - certainly luxurious for two.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear