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I bought the large Pendragon tarp from dragonfly tarps in the Spring of 2018, and I was amazed at the high quality of the tarp, the seams, the accessories and the ease of putting it up and taking it down.
I ordered through their website, and it was very easy. I was able to specify what colors I wanted, uploaded my company's logo, and also bought their custom poles.
After ordering I had a small question, and Matt (the owner) answered me immediately (no receptionist or "press 1" to get to someone). He clarified it to me with no problem at all. This is what I call great customer service!
Everything came in in a very timely manner, considering that everything about it was custom - colors, logo, etc.
I thought it would/might be hard to put it up, but it was extremely easy. I did it on my own, and it took less than 5 minutes. Wow!
And, the size is phenomenal - it's the largest I was able to find anywhere.
Since we got it, I took it on a few of our outdoor excursions. On one of them, we were hit with very high winds. Everything blew away, but the dragonfly tarp stayed in place, as if the weather did not bother it at all. Obviously, after the wind slowed down, everyone else around us came to see, admire and inquire about where I got the tarp. I was very happy to give them Dragonfly's information and website.
Oh, I'm also considering calling them next month, to order a custom tarp for my camper. I've been saving for it, and I'll be placing my order next month. I can't wait to get it and use it during our next trip.
We love Dragonfly Tarps! We are incredible impressed with the construction and design of the tarps.
They are durable and built to be used in harsh conditions and we have definitely put it to the test.
We have used our tarp on river trips and camping trips and have loved the protection and shade it provides.
We really like the cam buckles that are used for tie downs.
They make the tarp very easy to rig in a hurry.
We could not be happier with our tarp!
We’ve had our tarp, built by Dragonfly Tarps, for about ten years and it has held up for 6 Grand Canyon raft trips, twice that many Middle Fork of the Salmon and two Lower Gorges of the Main Salmon trips, as well as many other multi-day trips.
It is remarkably easy to set up using either our raft oars with extensions we bought for that very reason or with standard composite military surplus stacking tent poles for when we’re in situations other than river trips.
It sets up easily with standard 1-inch cam straps and ground stakes.
For setting up in sand we often use a deadman (log or other such device buried in the sand about 2 feet deep), but only on days when we expect strong winds. Otherwise, the stakes provided with the tarp work well enough in the sand.
The material is rugged and we’ve just recently re-waterproofed it with spray-on waterproofing and seam waterproofing compound.
Our large tarp is 18′ x 25′ and we also have a smaller Dragonfly Tarp, measuring 15′ square, that we often use for shade on our Grand Canyon trips, at lunchtime.
Both tarps set up easily & quickly and they come down just as easily and quickly.
In addition to our tarps, we have a custom-built rain fly that fits over our 17 1/2 foot raft so we can convert the raft to a solid surface and sleep on it, even when rain threatens.
Like the tarps, the rainfly attaches directly to our raft with cam straps.
Often, other rafters who see our rainfly and tarps stop by to ask us about them. They are very visually impressive and I’ve given out the contact information for Dragonfly Tarps many times, on rivers, to people expressing an interest.
All of they tarps that we’ve bought from Dragonfly Tarps are of exceptionally high quality in both material and workmanship.
I can’t possibly recommend their products any more highly.
Squeeeee!!!! OMG, I can't even begin to express how stinking excited I am about my custom dragonflytarps.com river wing!!!! 😍 It showed up in the mail on Saturday but I didn't have a chance to set it up until last night. Now I want to go on a multi day River trip even more!!!! (Keeping my fingers crossed for some trips this fall!) Thank you, Matt & Stephanie Nelson, for making such awesome local handcrafted River equipment! I LOVE my tarp! ✨❤️✨