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    New Tadpole

    I just received my new Tadpole (brown with side pulls). Quality is amazing, which was expected but the Turn around was unreal. I ordered it Wed afternoon and it was in my hands Sat morning. I did some googling and I found some contradicting advise on whether or not the tarp needed to be seam sealed but the most recent I found was in 2011.

    So......... To seal or not to seal. That is the question

    Jon

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    Unsure of sealing, but to err on the side of caution,I would. You definitely have your hands on a quality piece of gear. Enjoy, and pics or it didn't happen.
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    I would contact Marty at Wilderness Logics and get a definitive answer.

    http://www.wildernesslogics.com/contactus.sc

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    I figured id try the forum first before I bothered him with a question he probably gets asked all the time.

    Jon

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    There's no need to seem seal the tadpole. The way he does the ridgeline it acts kind of like a shingle on a house. As long as you set it up with the label on the outside you shouldn't get wet. You might want to hit the pull outs, but the ridgeline shouldn't get you wet. I never sealed mine and have been through many good storms and stayed dry. I've only heard of a very few rare occasions where users got wet, but I'm of the belief that it may have been user error. (but that's just me)

    The tadpole is my favorite tarp and I carry it on almost all of my backpacking trips. You got a great piece of gear.
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    New Tadpole

    I have two Tadpoles. Never sealed, never wet.

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    Congratulations ! Tadpoles are Great tarps.
    I have not sealed mine and it's 2 1/2 years old.
    Mine does not have pullouts so I can only speak for the ridge line.
    Due to the nature of pull outs, I have heard of them leaking or more like oozing.
    The pull outs on my Oldman Winter have not needed sealing after almost a year and a half.
    My personal rule is, if it don't leak don't seal... i'm just say'n.
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    Marty seems to have access to space ships which help him deliver the Tadpoles quickly...or maybe they are already in all of our mailboxes and only become visible once our order is placed.

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    What ever it is, I like it. Now they just need to start making/shipping Jeep parts and firearms accessories. Thanks for the quick responses. I think ill wait and see if it leaks before I do anything.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonC View Post
    I figured id try the forum first before I bothered him with a question he probably gets asked all the time.

    Jon
    give marty a call.marty always has time to talk with his customers
    marty rocks.i talk to him all the time.he makes the best gear and treats
    everyone like family.he has told me several times that seam sealing not neededneo
    the matrix has you

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