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Kelty Waypoint Tarp Tent

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Kelty Waypoint Tarp Tent

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Home is where you park it.

Every camp could use a little more protection from the elements. With our new Waypoint Tarp, you can dramatically extend your camp's footprint with a rugged, reliable shade structure that easily attaches to most vehicles-without a permanent mount. With more weather protection than a traditional awning and a sturdy one-pole design that enables you to leave it up overnight. The Waypoint tarp is about to up your car camping game.


  • Semi-universal vehicle attachment system
  • More wind, sun and rain protection than most traditional square awnings
  • Simple one-pole construction-sturdy 25mm steel pole included-with center attachment strap for additional mounting possibilities
  • Comes with heavy duty steel stakes and guylines
  • Shark-mouth carry bag for quick and easy pack-up


  • Capacity: Variable
  • Peak Height: 94.49" / 240.0 cm
  • Floor Area (Flat): 120 ft3
  • Length: 132.68" / 337 cm
  • Width: 165.35" / 420 cm
  • Packed Weight: 8 lb 5 oz / 3.77 kg
  • Packed Size: 23" x 7" x 7" / 58 x 18 x 18 cm


  • 68D Poly / 1200 mm / CO
  • Source: Imported

Our Story

At Kelty, pranks on the boss, bring your pet to work day, and working with the sound turned up aren't perks for our crew, they're our daily jams. The whole work hard to play hard thing is actually reversed for us. Here, playing outside is WHY we're here. Kelty gives you the easy and spontaneous excuse you need to get out there and escape from the mundane. We build great gear that's made to last and inspire you to rediscover the joy of spontaneous play. Every. Day.

Kelty is: Built to last. It shows in our products. Since 1952.

Product Reviews

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100% Recommend this product (3 of 3 responses)
By Gordon A.
Victoria, British Columbia
Excellent tarp at a good price.
March 30, 2022
The Waypoint Tarp appears to be well made. As noted in another review, the buckles that attach to the wheels do not seem to be the nylon type. But they look to be fine in tension. It’s not an area of great compressive stress. The pole has bungee internally with a wire segment at the joints. I haven’t seen this before but seems to address wear from assembly and disassembly. I give them credit for this extra thought.

Setting up is straight forward. The one deviation I made was with the middle attachment to the back roof rack. I found to get the ridge line from sagging, I moved that middle attachment point to the forward roof rack. Just a small cord was used. The provided five stakes are bomb proof. The guy lines are not an obstacle course. Coming and going is from the ‘front’, pole end. The side are lower and deflect a good amount of wind. This tarp creates and wonderful space. I really like the small ‘eyebrow’ in front of the pole. It adds to the feeling of being sheltered and also deflects some of the wind. I speak of the wind because it was windy when I set it up.

Lastly, I have a pickup with cap. Raising the windowed part of the back pushes into the tarp. This could wear fast in windy conditions. I bought two swimming noodles and a dowel to fit down the centre of the noodles. Cut all to just wider that the back and attached to the handles on each side with bungee. Now only soft spongy areas touch the tarp. With this back glass in the upright position is how I tensioned the tarp.
By Gordon A.
Victoria BC
As advertised
March 26, 2022
I am very pleased with this tarp. It appears to be well made. They speak the truth about learning how to set this up. There are some nuances around the truck anchoring. I found it important to secure the middle point to the roof rack. My back bar is close to the back of the cap. I used a line from that point to the forward bar to secure that point of the tarp. This gives a taught ridge to the tarp. There needs to be some slack to allow the cap upper window to be opened. Then all is tight. I used a couple of swimming noodles on the edge of the window to protect the tarp. The rest of the setup is straight forward. It’s a wonderful space. I didn’t find the five lines an obstacle course. They are well spaced out. Also the five stakes are heavy duty, no messing around here.
  • This is a sort of pro and possible con. The pole is heavy duty. Internally it has bungee line. But at the joints themselves it is wire. This shows extra care has been considered. The wire will not wear from use through disassembly. Not having seen this before, I appreciate the extra thought that went into this. The wire should last a good deal longer than if it were just bungee cord. But it does add more connections that could fail. I may be a bit too picky here. But again it shows this tarp is not just a quick knock-off.
By Ray E.
October 10, 2021
Noticed Clips broken when setting up tarp. Need to get repaired at an upholstery shop. Beyond that it will work as it's meant to.