Wilderness Logic Tadpole Tarp

Several weeks ago I got the last in a long line of recent purchases in the mail, a Wilderness Logics Tadpole Tarp!!!  With this final addition of a tarp I am finally a fully outfitted hammock backpacker!  Sadly I’m experiencing camera issues so there aren’t any pictures yet, but I hope to have that resolved soon.  With the addition of my Zpacks 1.25mm Z-line spectra cord it weighs 11.2 oz.  Pretty light for a 1.2 Silnylon, 132″ x 92″ Hexagon Tarp.

The first thing that I thought when I opened it was just how small it was compared to my 2 man tent and even my winter bivy!  When packed up in its stuff sack it’s a bit smaller than my REI Minimalist Bivy but still is plenty big for a solid amount of coverage throughout the three big seasons.  At some point I’m hoping to make some DIY Cuben Fiber Grizz Beaks for use with this and any other tarps I buy!  The next thing I saw was the stitching.  I couldn’t have sewn it better myself, the quality is impeccable.  The tie outs even when pulled taught do not show any stress in the areas you’d expect.

I can’t wait to get out and give this tarp a good try.  I have a feeling I will be even more pleased with it the more I use it!


About Joslyn

My name is Joslyn and I primarily hike with my husband Richard. We live in Northern Arizona with our dog, Jäger and love camping and hiking. We are continuing our adventure in backpacking inn this our second year and as always, striving towards going Ultra Light.

Posted on 15/04/2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice tarp! Super weight too! I am impressed! Looking forward to some pics once you get your camera going! Will look forward to those DIY cuben Grizz beaks too…

    • Thanks! I was really surprised at the weight to for such a big tarp! I think it feels big because it has the 11′ ridgeline but much shorter width at 7′ 8″. It’s almost the same size as the Warbonnet Edge Tarp but is a bit lighter and cheaper. At some point I will replace it with a Cuben Fiber tarp which is one of the biggest reasons I’m going with CF Grizz Beaks instead of matching Sil ones. Unfortunately it may be some time before I get to go on another buying spree. We are saving up everything we can towards moving to Germany, http://reimaginingreality.wordpress.com/ But as soon as I can figure out what going on with my camera I’ll have pictures up!

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