Rain or Shine!
This tarp works great for keeping the rain off of you or keeping you cool in the shade. I've used it as a rain fly for my hammock when I use that for camping, and I've used it to create a sheltered area for cooking and stuff other times. I have the 9-foot version, and it's a pretty useful thing to have, that's for sure...very light, packs down small (it only takes up half the space in the included stuff sack), and has a good area of coverage. You just have to remember to flip it around depending on if you want sun protection or rain protection. And sometimes it's hard to get the tarp nice and taught if you don't set it up in the "V" shape like in the picture but instead try to have it flat. But it has lots of tie-on points, both around the exterior and sewn onto the tarp face, so it's very easy to "dial in" the right tightness and get the right angle. All in all, a very useful piece of gear, great to use as a main rain/sun protection or to add on to your campsite.