I no expert on tarps but I thought this might help. I bought this tarp a couple of weeks ago while they were on sale for $21.95 to use as a spare or kitchen tarp for car camping. This thing is huge! For the money I wish I had bought 2. The only concern is on a couple of the tie outs there are brass grommets reinforced with nylon. I hung one of my cheap hammocks underneath it while it was windy and raining and it held up fine. Hope this helps.