View Full Version : OR Helium tarp

10-03-2007, 15:45
Anybody out there have some experience with this tarp? I'm thinking this one looks as good as any to begin a foray into tarping. I'm looking at the bigger one that goes up with two poles, not the solo.

10-03-2007, 16:56
On the subject of OR products.
From two hikers that did the JMT ( John Muir), I heard that the Nighthaven is also good as a cheap Tarptent.

10-08-2007, 16:20
If the "shape" of the OR Helium Awning suits you (it's what I would call a modified trapezoid) then I think you'll find the quality and construction of the OR shelters to be above average. I like the little mesh pockets at the guyline attachment points that hold the cording and keep it from getting tangled (cord is included with the tarp). Pitching options aren't as variable as a square tarp, but it's a worthy shelter in my opinion.