Ok I have set it up as a winter tarp along with my HHED and Super shelter, and I didn't have to mod anything, which was nice.
Trying to attach the pics that are in my Photos, if not just browse the Guide Gear album in my profile
My Guide Gear Album
At 1.8 lbs, it is pretty nice. Not like a Cat Tarp , but I definately got more than I paid for in my opinion.
The box came in a 4' x 1' x1' and the label stated 8lbs! Man I was nervous. But it was just the poles and all the packaging.
The tarp compacts down nicely and already has the center tabs ready to deploy into service. In Fact it works great with the Hennessy Snake skins #4 in this picture
I did use a ridge line made of 660 Paracord, until I can get some Amsteel, and used figure 9's to attach, I didn't make it nice and taught for the pictures, mainly becasue I had to hang it high in the garage, but it will definately tighten up. I was very surprised to find that it came with 6 guy lines and tensioners, cheap ones, but they are there and they work.
I think it will work great as a winter tarp as you can see in this picture it has all the room that you'd need.
It also has plenty of room to wing the doors closed and block the wind.
Just turn your head
Overall, I am happy as I can be with it for the 35$ I spent