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Tundra Tarps

by Cooke Custom Sewing

Setting up a nylon rainfly just right brings that feeling of comfort and security to a campsite, making it feel like home. In addition to being light weight and strong, CCS nylon rainflys are designed to give maximum flexibility in set-up to match every campsite. All CCS tarps are now sewn utilizing 1.1 oz or 1.9 oz silicone coated nylon. Sil-nylon is lighter weight yet provides more than twice as much tear strength when compared to 1.9 oz urethane coated nylon. The Tundra Tarps come in a variety of sizes & colors to fit just about any campsite. 1.1 oz tarps are available in 6 sizes ranging from 8'x10' ($142) to 15'x15' ($480). 1.9 oz tarps are available in 8 sizes ranging from 8'x10' ($99) to 15'x15' ($229).

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We've used the 15'x15' Tundra Tarp for the past five years now…

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We've used the 15'x15' Tundra Tarp for the past five years now. It is the best. It'll take extreme winds, rain, bugs, and makes the harsh life in the bush manageable. We wouldn't paddle in the wild without it.

I have used a Cookes 10x10 tarp for several years, but I…

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I have used a Cookes 10x10 tarp for several years, but I developed a longing for a 15x15 to better shelter a small group around a picnic table. The smaller tarp performed flawlessly, so I expected as much for the larger. I put the Big Guy (WesD calls his the "Big Top") to use on my recent trip to the Chesapeake Bay, and the weather provided a serious test of materials and construction.

What a tarp! Small Craft Warnings were posted by NOAA for three days of our trip, and the Big Guy kept us dry and comfortable. It is large enough to allow me to sneak my backpacking tent underneath adjacent to the table, making for dry transitions from after-dinner socializing to snug sleeping quarters. Dan Cooke had recommended seam-sealing only the center pole patch, and his advice was good. No seepage was noted from any seam, and the only moisture to enter was via wind-blown spray.

Why a nine? It doesn't set itself up in the rain. Other than that, this is as close to perfection as any piece of camping gear can come.