Category: Oilskin Tarps & Other Products

Tarps are kind of tents, and oilskin is technically canvas, but oilskin tarps are a different category on their own. And there are a few other items we make in oilskin to complement the tarp.

contents of shoulder bag on table

Tour of the Anything’s Possible Bag

Take a quick tour of Tentsmiths’ newest products, our Anything’s Possible – Shoulder Bag. In stock and ready to ship now.

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Oilskin tarp set out in Africa

Why don’t you have a true 10×10?

Just a quick video explaining why our 10′ tarp is only 9’8″ wide. The answer may surprise you! (actually, it probably won’t, but we felt like we had to say that.)

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Man and boy by fire pit, man lighting canvas on fire

Stress test for Tentsmiths Canvas

Here at Tentsmiths we only use a few types of canvas, that we have chosen very deliberately. Sure, you can stitch a tent out of just about anything. But we make all our tents using the best quality materials we can find, and with the strongest stitching we can, in order to provide the greatest […]

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The whole area is also reinforced underneath

Reinforced center loop – do I need it?

What is a reinforced center loop? When folks are contemplating the purchase of an oilskin tarp they often ask about the option for a reinforced center loop. All of our oilskin (and even our less commonly purchased canvas) tarps come with a row of loops spaced evenly down each seam. On every tarp under 12 […]

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