The Adventure Tarp is designed to be used as an additional porch for a Vango tent or as a standalone tarp-style shelter. It comes with guy lines, pegs and a very robust pole as well as an elasticated edge to provide a closer fit to a curved tent. When used as a more traditional tarp it can’t be set up in such a wide range of configurations as others, as it doesn’t have the range of rigging points that other tarps are fitted with. But you can still create the classic A-frame and flying V configurations easily, and you can of course use additional trekking poles to enhance the shape of your shelter. At £30 for pegs, guy lines and pole, this is the best-value tarp option in our test. The Adventure Tarp is less versatile than other more dedicated tarp designs, though it’s ideal for adding to a Vango tent and occasional tarping.
Fabric 70d polyester
Packed size 58x9cm
Weight 1346g (includes guy lines, pegs and pole)
The Vango Adventure Tarp is the best choice for budget tarping in our buyer’s guide.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine August 2013