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Perfect Bushcraft Tarp? – Aqua Quest Defender Tarp – Review

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Up for review is what I consider the perfect Bushcraft tarp; the Aqua Quest Defender Tarp!!!

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Price: $130 on the Aqua Quest web site.
$75 on Amazon

Heavy Duty Nylon Material
Extremely Durable
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.

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