Lin wrote:Would you use it to tarp over your tent? For that purpose they do look good.
That's the idea Lin, and to give a bit of shade.. it's often too hot to sit in the vestibule of dome tents if you're trying to escape from the sun, and i'm looking for options that I can erect myself and pack compactly - eg so I can take on a motorbike. If you're somewhere privacy (or bugs) is not an issue, then could get away with not even using a tent. So max 2 poles would be perfect.
GollyGee, thanks for the one you posted - I saw that after I made this thread and it does look much more versatile and practical given it's rectangular shape.