Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 141
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Camano Why are tarps blue?
Why are tarps blue?
That's what my wife asked me when I brought this tarp home. I thought that was a good question and Wikipedia had an answer - it's an informal way of indicating the grade of the tarp; Blue = light duty tarp, approx. 5–6 mils (about 0.14 mm) thick.
Based on that definition this is a good quality "blue" tarp. It's 6 mils thick, and the finished measurements are 9' 5" x 11' 6". The package says it's a 10' x 12' tarp. I compared this tarp with an old generic blue tarp and this one was thicker and stiffer. Since this is of woven construction, I tested it for waterproofness, ponding water in it for 24 hours with no sign of a leak.
October 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios Thin and flimsy, not durable
The tarp had a hole worn in it before we'd even taken it out of the pacakge. We used it to cover our wood chipper/leaf shredder vac. The ringlets in the edge made it easy to connect a tie down to keep the tarp in place when it is windy although I was careful not to overtighten the tie downs due to the fragile nature of the material. The hole that was in the tarp seemed to be due to the woven style of the thin plastic fabric. These tarps are probably better for putting on a floor while decorating than for outdoor use.
November 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mophead Standard Blue Tarp
This tarp is a standard inexpensive plastic tarp useful as a camping ground cloth and as a multi-use covering. Though fiber reinforced, they don't hold up well to ozone exposure or high winds, breaking down within a year or so in direct sunlight or coming apart if used to cover a pickup truck bed during an expressway speed limit haul if not tied down properly. There are a sufficient number of metal grommets built in for tie down or stake down purposes, but once torn, it's toast. I will continue to purchase these as necessary for general use.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmgirl95602 Covering the firewood
There was a couple of splashes of a yellow/green on the blue tarp when I took it from the package and opened it up to full size; call it a manufacturing flaw.
I hung it under the eaves to keep my firewood dry this winter. Three screws in back side of the fascia board, hang the grommets on them. I thought 9 feet should be enough to put bricks on the bottom to keep the wind from blowing it around, but it came just to the sidewalk; call that my measuring my flaw. So I took pieces of rope tied through the grommets and looped the rope around a brick and a piece of firewood to hold it down. There are grommets on each corner and one in the center of each side. The wind is blowing today and the tarp billows, but the brick and wood are keeping it from looking like a flag blowing in the wind.
I will definitely buy a larger tarp when I need to replace this one.
September 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Poor Quality Material
My experience with this tarp is that the material tears easily. I could push my finger straight through the material with very little effort. It ripped just dragging it over some equipment. The grommets are also thin metal and tend to cut through the material as well. The material immediately ripped away from the grommet with only the slightest pressure. I would only recommend using this for the lightest duty applications.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hurwizzle Quality, durable tarp
I use tarps to drag copious amounts of leaves across my rough, blacktop driveway every fall which can take a big toll on the tarps. So far, I've used the BOEN 9 ft. x 12 ft. All Purpose Blue Tarp for 3 major leaf hauls, and no holes have been torn in it (in comparison: last fall, I wore several holes in the tear-resistant tarp I bought from a different company). I'm very happy with this tarp, and, based on my experience with it so far, I expect it to last for a long time.
November 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sdgiant Solid Light Duty Tarp
Good for light around the yard work. It is waterproof at least to start out with, but very thin woven material, so I wouldn't expect it to stay waterproof for long. Very light and easy to maneuver, but be prepared to fasten it down, as it will blow up in even a slight breeze. Grommets are solidly fastened in folded corners, and 2 extra along each side should hold up as long as the tarp.
October 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ThisOldGarageNJ Not Bad For The Price
This is a general purpose light duty tarp. Quality on the one I received was good. Grommets were tight. Seams were straight. Covers the woodpile well. Checked it with the hose and couldn't find any leaks . For the price I thought it was a decent tarp and I should get a lot of use out of it
October 29, 2013