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Sometimes simple, lightweight protection from the elements is all you need. That’s why we offer the Noah’s Tarp. Great for camping, backpacking, and festivals, this simple shelter travels anywhere with a convenient roll-top carry bag and sets up in a snap.
Staff Poles sold separately.
I purchased the 9 and 12 for both 1-2 person outings and small group use.
The 12 just spent a week in storms and held up nicely. The stakes are high quality, I was expecting to replace them, I don't need to. Bipo on Jul 11th 2017
It worked well, I also like the pockets for the rope that are used to tie down the tarp. The Noah 16 works great Rick VanderForest on Jul 5th 2017
I use the tarp mainly as a sun / wind shade while boating. Added some stakes that hold in sand and it stays put in 25+ mph winds. Excellent quality. Unknown on Jun 9th 2017
As a Scoutmaster with a Boy Scout troop from Woodinville, near Seattle, we see our share of rain. We bought one of these tarps for each of our patrols. These tarps are so easy to hang, with the flylines already attached and stored in four sewn-in corner pockets - this one feature probably saves you an extra 5 to 10 minutes of line wrangling every time you put it up. The 9 footer is perfect for a hammock and with the loops and grommets, you are sure to find a setup that both fits in between the two trees you are using, AND is tight like a guitar string. It is out of the box much more versatile than my Eno, and it costs less too. George the Scoutmaster on May 22nd 2017
Although the noah works well in treed and soft ground areas, it is a challenge to errect in canyon country. I have tried rocks, 7 gallon tanks and climbing chocks and always in combination without success. Free standing shelters are the way to go in southern Utah canyon country.1 Unknown on May 17th 2017
When they say a sleeping bag is three-season, that means it won't keep you warm enough in winter. But a tarp is not supposed to keep you warm, so what can't it handle in what season? Does it get brittle and crack in winter? Does it get soft and stretchy in the heat of summer? Martin Meiss on Dec 29th 2016
Quality, sturdy (if a little heavy) construction. Nice product for hammock users, if you buy the smallest size. I ordered the Noah's Tarp 12 first, and it is much bigger than I imagined for some reason (my perception problem). Like large enough to cover a very large picnic area comfortably. Way too big to protect a hammock. They are a little diamond shaped, so not exactly square, but if you assume squareness and use Pythagoras, the Noah 9 is about 13' along the spine and the Noah 12 is about 17' along the spine. Hope this helps! Brian on Dec 19th 2016
Used the Noah's 9 for 4 months of camping in snow and rain. Held up amazing. Pitching between two conifers about chest high and stake down the two remaining corners and you've got a simple, effective, lightning-fast shelter. I'm eager to try out some more Kelly products. I'll never need another tarp. Harry Potter on Dec 18th 2016
I have a Noah's 12 foot and a Noah's 16 foot. Both have been indispensable on camping trips. I use the 16' when family or group camping to provide a shelter over a picnic table or over multiple tents. I use the 12' when motorcycle camping over my hammock. It's even usable as a shelter over my hammock when being set up as a bivy with hiking poles (see picture). Loads of guy out/attachment points, catenary cuts, and attention to construction detail make these tarps my go to shelters. The versatility, quality, and packability are second to none in this inexpensive option from Kelty! Steve H. on Oct 13th 2016
I purchased the Kelty Noah - 12 while on vacation this summer and have used it several times in various conditions. My best friend and I were on an overnight backpacking trip when it rained hard for three hours strait with heavy winds and we stayed dry under the tarp!
I hadn't yet bought the (2) poles that I have now, but used a tall dead branch for the front and a ridge line between two trees. the back was low like the "Flying Diamond" setup and we were able to collect rain water in our Nalgene bottles as it ran off the corner!
I have since used it several other times in different setup configurations and I must say that the Adirondack setup is one of my favorite ones.
Note to Gordo:
I have found that if there is any sagging on a particular area that I probably need to "pull" or put tension on the area opposite to take out the slack although this might not always work, it's a good rule to start with.
I suggest to anyone, if you have the poles (or even if you don't) to do practice setups before you go out to really use this amazing shelter. danofiremano on Oct 9th 2016