Originally Posted by Bobbinheadlodge
as far as material and weight, what can you tell us about the two?
The Chinook served me well as a winter tarp or full coverage tarp. It's well made with reinforcements on all pull outs but it does have grommets on the ridge line. Typically grommets fail but these never have and I set my tarp up very tight and have been in big storms with high winds. It will close on one end because it has tie outs mid way between the middle and end. But for some reason it only has that feature on one end. I took the stuff sack (which is way too big) and made triangle reinforcements with grosgrain tie outs to match the other side and now it can be closed on both ends.
The Noh tarps are made just as tough but they are wing tarps instead of rectangular. The Noah 9 is minimal but I have never gotten wet with it. The Noah 12 is big enough to have full coverage and can be set up many ways and comes with lots of tie outs.