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Backpacker Magazine – April 2009

Gear Guide 2009: Brooks Range Ultralight Guide Tarp Review

Our top ultralight tarp ensures versatility with no weight.

by: Kelly Bastone

Brooks Range Ultralight Guide Tarp (Genny Fullerton).
Brooks Range Ultralight Guide Tarp (Genny Fullerton).

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The only limit on ways to pitch this tarp is your imagination: It has 19 guyout points. The ripstop nylon tarp will shelter up to three in a pinch, but testers say two is best. Bonus: A seam of Velcro along the edges converts the tarp into an emergency bivy sack or protection for an injured hiker who needs to be transported. $145; 11 oz. Brooks-range.com



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