I was sure I'd get plenty of input, and yeah...if there was a perfect tarp...somebody would have already struck it rich.
I think the most important feature for me is true protection from the elements (mainly rain and wind in my case) followed secondly by weight, color isn't so important. I'm a guy that was rucking 60 lb only two years ago and once owned a purple pack. I guess I'm a neanderthal in touch with his anima?
Rah Virginia Mil!