Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Aqua Quest Defender Tarp - Review
Up for review is what I consider the perfect Bushcraft tarp; the Aqua Quest Defender Tarp!!!
Link : http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Quest-Defender-Tarp-Waterproof/dp/B004I4EXVG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445455876&sr=8-2&keywords=aqua+quest+camo+tarp
Price: $130 on the Aqua Quest web site.
$75 on Amazon
Heavy Duty Nylon Material
The company likes to describe this as Compact but no this is no compact in the least.
10 x 7 ft Medium
Available in a lot of colors
Camo, Camouflage, Brown, Black, Olive, Tan, Green
Waterproof : Yes
Materials: 70D nylon + Heavy TPU coating + Reinforced stitching + Heat taped seams
Weight : 2lbs 12oz. Almost 3lbs. The tag on the package is printed incorrectly.
packed size of 12 x 6 x 2.5 inch,
VERSATILE: With 20 reinforced webbing loops around the perimeter, pole inserts in all four corners, and 1 top center loop for overhead hanging, you've got all angles covered. Set it up in virtually any situation
USA SERVICE & WARRANTY: Aqua Quest is based in the Pacific Northwest, where they have designed and tested waterproof gear since 96. All products are protected by AQ's Two-Year 'No Worries Warranty'. Toll-free customer service Mon-Fri, 10-5 PST, at 1-844-775-7770.
This is what I consider to be the perfect bushcraft tarp.
More attachment points than I have ever seen! If you are a fan of origami and tarps, this is a dream come true.
The quality is excellent, the materials are very strong. Typically when you have strength, there is weight and this is a heavy tarp. 3lbs for a tarp is heavy especially when a lot of tents these days are approaching the 1lb mark.
Not a great backpacking tarp because of weight.