Ultralight shelter for one person and gear or two folks in
emergency. Small and light enough to always toss into a daypack for
shelter is open at the front for 3 season use, but when the
optional Annex and our back-packable stoves are added, you will
have the ultimate 4 season shelter that will keep you warm in the
harshest conditions mother nature has to offer! This type of 4
season modularity makes the Kifaru shelters very popular for those
folks looking for the lightest solution for their backpacking
model: Includes orange reflective cordage for guy
Tactical: Includes non-reflective coyote brown
paracord for guy lines.
Good quality but small
From M. Woods of Sault sainte marie, Michigan on 1/8/2016.
Pricey and great for one man but the Para stove unfortunately in my opinion is useless..
Paratarp w/ Annex
From Jacob Auwater of Mooresville, North Carolina on 12/11/2015.
The woods here in North Carolina are thick, and can be difficult to find a clear flat space when trekking up the side of a mountain, and that's why the paratarp works great for me. Super lite, and pack-able. I'd recommend pitching the tarp w/ annex before your first use. I poked a hole in my awning with the trekking pole tip the first time trying to attach the annex, so take caution. They give you pins to close the gap between the awning, and the annex. I don't use them. It was suggested that Kifaru should use zippers to attach the annex to tarp which I personally wouldn't prefer. Just something else to break while out in the middle of nowhere. That's my review.
From Montana Mark of Bozeman, Montana on 9/14/2015.
I use this tarp for multi-day wilderness whitewater kayak trips and bow hunting; therefore, my main concern is weight. I love this tarp because it goes right down to the ground and seems almost like a tent. It is large enough for one and sometimes two. I would like to see some type of speedy line tensioners (e.g. ENO) to make setting up the tarp even quicker.
Awesome Customer Service
From Adam Smith of Skagway, Alaska on 8/14/2015.
So I bought the Paratarp, and needed it FAST. Typically when you purchase something from Kifaru, as far as what I've read, it gets put on their production list and is literally made sometime after you put in your invoice. I'd imagine a month or so wait? Well my hunt is in a month and some change, and the tarp was pegged to ship one day before I fly out. So I emailed Angie, and she was able to work some magic and it will be in the mail the end of next week. I can't say enough about the customer service and how relieved I am that Kifaru was willing to go above and beyond. I will be recommending Kifaru to my gear head buddies!! THANKS again Angie!!!!!!
Very Effective Product
From Gary Britton of Troy, Montana on 7/23/2015.
This would be a 5 Star rating except for two discrepancies: 1. It took forever to receive my order in the mail. Although it does not state it anywhere on the product page nor during any of the ordering phases, it seems that this product is made AFTER you order it and it will take almost a month to get it. 2. The product arrived WITHOUT the Seam Sealer and I had to make a call to have it shipped to me and wait another few days before I could set it up and get the seams sealed.As far as the ParaTarp, I have found it to be a versatile item and can be used in countless configurations and heights. I wished I had got the next size up as I like using a cot when I sleep and it would have given me more room. It seems to be a very tuff and well made item but have not taken it to the woods for real use at this time. I have only set it up in the yard and in my own woods. I will be using it this hunting season where it will be fully tested in both fair and inclement weather. There are plenty of tie outs and the stakes and poles that come with it seem to be sound as well. I do wish and/or encourage them to put CAPS on the end of the poles that make contact with the ground and tarp so that they do not cut into the material and/or fill up with dirt. Simple plastic caps are easy to find and install which I have done. At this point I would recommend this product but reserve the right to change it after further testing in the field this fall.
Just the ticket
From Jerry Karbon of Middleton, Wisconsin on 8/3/2014.
I bought a paratarp to throw in my pack to serve as a temporary shelter during mid-day breaks, to ward off sudden rainstorms and for occasional overnight bivies on my western hunts. I use a 6-person Kifaru tepee as my camp on pack in bowhunts. Though I haven't hunted with it yet, I've set it up and sealed the seams. Just the right size for my purposes, very quick and easy to set up with metal pegs or sticks. Of course, it's extremely light and takes up very little space. It will be in my pack come fall. I have no doubt it will perform as intended, just as my Kifaru tepee does.
7/23/2013 – What material are these tarps made from? It looks exceptionally light and weather resistant, but I am rather worried about . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: The material is ultra high tenacity nylon. It is not "fireproof"; it won't actually burst into flame but it will melt if exposed to flame or actually touches stovepipe. Keep stove a few inches away from fabric and pipe around two and you'll be fine. If you build an open fire in the vicinity of the Tarp make it downwind. Patrick
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