Now that I'm done telling you about the minor hiccups (which are only mentioned here in the interest of full disclosure), let me explain why I am still giving this rain fly a rating of 5 stars... When I had this delivered today, I immediately set it up out in the back yard to check it out. The first thing I noticed is how durable the material feels. The vast majority of my tarps are a lightweight silpoly or silnylon and are made with weight and space saving in mind. This tarp from TNH is made from a heavier material, and for most applications, I feel the excess weight is worth the performance and durability this tarp should provide. The PU coated 210T poly material should hold up to a lot of abuse from the elements, while providing enhanced stretch resistance over its nylon counterparts. I've also found the poly tarps to stand up against UV degradation better than similar weight nylon.
The craftsmanship of the tarp is top notch, with flawless stitching and strong reinforced corners. I was unable to test its ability to shed water as I was running out of daylight, but I don't suspect any issues there and will update the review when I am able to give it a good soak. The reflective nylon guy lines that TNH includes with this rain fly are made from the same material that they sell separately. I love this line as it is strong, lightweight, thin, and is both reflective AND glows in the dark. They include 6 generous lengths of this line, all with pre-attached line tensioners so all you need to do is secure each one to a tie-out and hook to a stake. Simple. The stakes that are included with this tarp are made of aluminum and are very lightweight. They are the tri-beam style of stakes with a notch accompanying each beam. Each stake also comes with a small length of reflective cord tied to it so that they can be easily pulled from the ground.
As you can see, TNH Outdoors did a wonderful job offering a complete rain fly kit that is affordable, but doesn't sacrifice quality when keeping the cost down. The only minor recommendations I would make to improve this kit is to include their single notch tri-beam aluminum stakes which I find to be much more durable than the three-notch style they are shipping with it. I also prefer my tarps to have side panel pull-outs which this is missing. But at 1/6 the cost of the last tarp I bought (tarp only - no hardware included) this product is a steal! I'm excited to put this tarp to the test this year, and I'm confident I will be using it for many years to come! I am extremely happy with my purchase and would recommend this rain fly to anyone looking for quality gear on a budget. Once again, for the money TNH simply CANNOT BE BEAT!