Maybe you’ve just discovered Tarpestry…or you are already a proud owner and want to know so much more! Well hold on to your hats because you are about to become a wizard in the realm of Tarpestry. (More of a long-story-short person? See this page instead.)
This product’s purpose is to be a durable outdoor blanket with a beautiful design on one side. In simple terms, a Tarpestry is a “tarp” and a tapestry put together. It is a weather-resistant outdoor blanket that puts a layer between you and nature, with style. Seems simple enough, but don’t let this short explanation limit what you think a Tarpestry is capable of!
The base fabric is the tarp portion of the Tarpestry, a urethane-coated and heavy duty polyester (similar to duffle bag material). This is the buffer from the occasional unpleasantries, providing water repellency and UV protection. This side of the Tarpestry goes down on the damp or dirty ground – protect those tushies! You can also tie this side up for protection from the sun and rain…even wear it as a poncho! These things are known “lifesavers” from sudden downpours and blistering sun.
The upper fabric comes in a variety of fabric options – differentiated by the name of style. The options are Classic, Rugged and Fleece.
Our most popular style of Tarpestry is the Classic Style. This option has beautifully designed 100% cotton fabric and is much softer than the base fabric – perfect for lounging on. The fabric is hand silk-screen printed with vegetable dyes. Because of unique layering of the dyes, the Classic Style has 3-D options! That’s right, some Classic Style Tarpestry designs come with a pair of 3-D glasses and, trust us, they are f.u.n.!
Another fabric option is the Rugged Style Tarpestry and this style is true to it’s namesake. The fabric is a water-repellent and UV resistant polyester – just like our base fabric but a bit softer. The Rugged Style Tarpestry is built for adventure. Take them to the beach or on river and lake excursions because this Rugged Style will repel water and are quick to dry. The Rugged is also built for famous beverage spillers – children, adults, we don’t judge! This style is so hardcore we’ve made our Dog Duvet Covers with the same fabric.
The third Style is our Fleece with a soft and cushy velour fleece top fabric. This style is, hands down, the Team Tarpestry favorite. We do a lot of camping and this Tarpestry makes sleeping outside a true luxury. Here’s the method: Put one Fleece Tapestry on top of your air mat or sleeping pad, fleece side up. Then make your bed per usual but top it off with another Fleece Tarpestry, fleece side down. The Tarpestry on the bottom keeps cold air from creeping up into your warm zone. The Tarpestry on the top seals in the warmth while the tarp side keeps you dry from tent drips. Voila! The Fleece Style is also perfect for outdoor sporting events – protect your tush from cold bleachers and wrap yourself in warmth!
So, water-repellent backing and beautiful top fabric for your outdoor blanket. Sounds great right? Well brace yourself, the Tarpestry takes it a step further. We add metal grommet rings to the corners of each Tarpestry – with the option of customizing with more. Rope the Tarpestry up for privacy and sun/rain/wind protection and stake the Tarpestry down in the grass or sand when windy. These little metal rings are essential for multiplying the practicality of the Tarpestry. Additionally, each Tarpestry has a corner velcro pocket for storing the small necessities for your adventure. Think sunscreen, snacks, and the car keys that always vanish at dusk.
Well that’s a Tarpestry in a nutshell! This is a robust product that will be sure to enhance your outdoor experience – whether you are picnicking or going on a grand adventure! Pack a Tarpestry next time you head out on your excursion to see what it can do for you.
Still want more? Head on over to the Tarpestry Story page to learn about our origins.