What is the best thickness for tarpaulin can be used?

By: polytex_admin

Posted on: 2021-07-15

Now that summers are near and people are starting to think about saving good items, we thought we’d give some more tarpaulin for saving good items in farms camps. Let’s face it abroad may still be problematic for some time, so it might be the perfect getaway! And though it’s summer you can never be sure of a rain-free in the Australian countryside – so here are some rainproof tarp tent designs!

Using nothing but a 3m x 3m Tarpaulin, a trekking pole, and half a dozen tent pegs she was able to build some nice tarp tents. Her main reasons for using tarps instead of a conventional tent set up are chiefly low cost and the fact that they are much easier to pack, store carry and erect. And with money tight for many after the impact of Covid-19, a decent tarp tent could really help you save a pretty penny.

Whereas we at Polytex seem to favor the 3rd design, I’m not so sure. Seems to me the 2nd design would be the best thanks to its inner door flap feature. I reckon the 3rd design would leave you far too exposed in a real windy downpour. What do you think?

It should be pointed out as well, that though the video does not show it, but Polytex does favour the use of a groundsheet. For a groundsheet, you could use a very lightweight tarp such as our Budget or Value of tarpaulins.

Our tarpaulins come in weights of 105, 205gsm, and 270gsm.  This choice of weights offers the widest range of applications, quality, and value for money.  Our tarps are therefore suitable for DIY, Trade/Industrial, and Camping. These are the best-weighted ones for all kinds of seasons.

Just keeps one important thing in mind, that always lifts a tarpaulin onto or off the item(s) being covered. Don’t drag a tarpaulin on or off a load – it may get caught on sharp corners or edges and tear.