EE Rival Tarp - Two thumbs up!
My Rival tarp came yesterday.
It is very well constructed.
Size and weight.
Little or no seam sealing. Out of the box, no leaks!
Tie outs / Pitching options.
Bug bivy loops to keep the mesh off your face and quilt.
Line locks work.
I prefer to cowboy camp while backpacking. I count the shooting stars, satellites, and oh ya the BP drones (it's Arizona right?)as I fall asleep. I only need a tarp or tent when I expect rain. The light weight of this tarp allows me to carry it full time.
Out on the lawn I quickly tried several pitches, imagining several environmental conditions. Your imagination is the only limit as to how you pitch it.
Then it started to rain! I left the tarp pitched high and wide. This morning there was beading water on the outside, and no moisture on the inside. I was surprised to find no sag in the pitch even though it rained all night.
Unexpected rain is no longer a worry.
Thanks to EE for prompt customer support.