No, it is highly water-repellent. Ergo, it will repel the water to a point.
Lay your Tarpestry down on damp grass and you will stay high and dry. If you lay it down in a puddle, it will eventually saturate and you will have a soggy bottom. The Tarpestry is not a float.
If you use your Tarpestry for rain protection, hang it at an angle so that the water can bead up and roll down. If you allow the water to pool, it will eventually saturate. And for the love of pete have the water-repellent base fabric facing the rain.
Treat the Tarpestry like a tarp! Shake it out when it’s dirty, rinse it off with a hose when it’s really dirty. If your Tarpestry needs a machine wash, use a machine without an agitator. Cold cycle, mild soap, hang to dry.
Harsh detergent and the agitation of the machine wash will eventually break down the inner coating on the Tarpestry. You won’t see this but you may notice a decrease in water-repellency. If there is a noticeable difference in functionality, re-coat the Tarpestry with spray for waterproofing outdoor gear.
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If you want to see it before you buy, you can either find us on Tarpestry Tour or pick one up at a local retailer. Find out more here.
There are two sizes of Tarpestrys as well as two sizes of dog duvet covers. For humans we have the full size of 7.5’x5′ and the Mini size of 4.5’x3′. For dogs we have the jumbo size of 4.5’x3.5′ and the standard size of 3’x2.5′.
*These sizes are approximate as all Tarpestrys are hand cut and sewn.
Alongside taking pleasure in the environment there have to be provisions to protect it. That is why we are dedicated to incorporating sustainable components in all aspects of business. Visit our Sustainability page to learn how.
‘Tis the nature of fabric. BUT, our Rugged and Artist Series Tarpestrys are UV treated on both sides – so they will last the longest. These two styles are what you want if you plan to have your Tarpestry outside 24/7.
The Classic style has a cotton upper that is printed with vegetable dyes. The vibrancy may fade but the functionality will not!
Just like your rain jacket or your tent will lose water repellency, so will your Tarpestry. When this happens, simply re-coat with the same outdoor gear spray you would use on your other outdoor gear.
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