Adding to the ever-growing collection of shelters and tents of Mountainsmith, the Mountain Shade Tarp has full coverage of the elements, under its durable 12 x 12 canopy. This durable shelter is easily stored away, placed on a tree, or erected with trekking poles. This durable shelter comes in a wide variety of colors that will blend nicely with your other outdoor gear and accent your campsite’s decor. This lightweight shelter is also very weather resistant. The lightweight design makes this product easy to carry and relocate, as well as make it easier to assemble and disassemble the Mountain Shade Tarp for storage or use when needed.
The Mountain Shade Tarp has proven itself to be reliable, especially for people who have taken their tents on an unpaved trail or deep in the forest. In recent reviews, users of Mountain Shade Tents and Shelters have appreciated the ease of setup and stowing, especially on trips that require camping in the wilderness or in areas with rough terrain. The shelters are also extremely durable, even with heavy use. Most reviewers agreed that the Mountain Shade Tarp performed as described, offering protection from both rain and the sun.
This product line from Mountainsmith mountain shade products also includes a product called the Sun Shade Tent. In recent reviews, this product line does not receive nearly the attention or criticism as that of the Mountain Shade Tarp, which may be due to its small size. The Sun Shade tent has a lightweight design, great for families who wish to camp but who do not need the same protection from the sun that the Mountain Shade Tarp affords. Most Sun Shade tents come with a mesh interior, allowing breath-ability; however, some models include reinforced fiberglass mesh on the inside, which can also improve waterproofing.
Mountain Shade offers two different products for families and one for camping enthusiasts. The largest product in the range is the Mountain Shade Tote, which is a bag that is designed to carry all of Mountain Shade’s accessories, or the few accessories that you would like to carry along. The bag has detachable inner mesh stash pockets, zippered mesh side pockets, a storm flap, and an adjustable loop carrier. The bag also features a fold-out cooler tray and an interior mesh stash pocket. It has a non-removable and detachable polyurethane windshield for protection against the sun’s UV rays.
The second product in this series is the Mountain Shade Stroller. This product can be easily folded up and used as a carry on luggage, carrying a comfortable load on camping trips, or as a family backpacker’s best friend. The tarp and poles are collapsible, so the stroller can be stored away when not in use, taking up less room in your trunk or under the bed. There are plenty of attachment points for trekking poles and you can store your tarp, ropes, and poles in the same compartment.
The third product in the series, the Mountain Shade Quick Stove, offers coverage from the rain but is designed to be easy to set up. It includes a built-in lighter, protective fire resistant cover, and is sold separately. It also has an integrated compass and thermometer, and comes with eight D rings for climbing anchors. In addition to the compass, thermometer, and rain shield, it is sold separately for up to ten pounds. The stove can also be attached to the Mountain Shade Canoe, which is sold separately.