Updated May 17, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Tarps

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This wiki has been edited 17 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Even if it's nothing more than a simple sheet of fabric, the right barrier can prevent messes, keep moisture at bay, and protect people and possessions from the elements. So whether you're setting up camp, painting a house, or shading a patio, one of these high-quality tarps is sure to fit your budget as well as your plans. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best tarp on Amazon.

10. Amazon Basics

9. Free Soldier

8. Shade Sail

7. ABN Drop Cloth

6. Dry Top Heavy Duty

5. Tarp Nation

4. Terra Hiker

3. Watershed Canvas

2. Watershed HydraTarp

1. Grizzly Blue

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on May 17, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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