Although primarily designed to provide loads of additional space for front opening tents the Diamond Tarp provides enough versatility to use as a stand alone shelter. This PU version is great for regular use, provides excellent value for money and is well suited for groups.
Tailored protection against dew, rain and sun. Voss Diamond PU is a shaped tarp tailored to fit tents with a front opening like Halland 2 PU, Oppland 2 PU and Oppland 3 PU – but it can also be attached tents like Finnmark 2 PU and Faxe 3 PU. Voss Diamond adds extra space to the tent and at the same time it offers great protection against the elements without adding too much extra weight and stuff to your backpack. Use the extra space for extra storage or simply for living by creating a small porch just outside your tent. Voss Diamond is made of heat- and UV-resistant polyester and comes with reflective guyropes – poles and pegs must be bought separately.
Nordisk's Voss Diamond PU Tarp is designed to work with a tent to provide a large, additional vestibule style space or as a more traditional tarp shelter. With the diamond shape you get 6 reinforced points with guy lines attached and an additional 8 points that can also be pegged or guyed out to provide plenty of different options depending on what you need. This shape allows you to use it with a front opening tent and although it is tricky at first it is well worth it for the extra space you get from it. Alternately, you can fashion a shelter from the elements to cook or camp under in a more basic tarp style. The number of points you can use to get the best shape and protection is the best feature of this tarp.
This is the PU version which means that it is nylon treated with polyurethane on one side. This means that it is a fair bit heavier than the SI treated version but also a lot less expensive, often coming in at around half the price.
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