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Flat Tarp

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SKU: 2-03002-1

There are virtually limitless ways to shield yourself from the elements with our simple, ultralight Flat Tarp.

IDEAL FOR

  • The Ultimate Minimalist
  • Flexible Setup Due to Weather or Terrain
  • Maximum Versatility
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THE ULTIMATE ULTRALIGHT TARP SHELTER FOR MINIMALIST BACKPACKERS

The ultimate minimalist, ultralight tarp shelter for backpacking; our Flat Tarp is engineered to be precisely what passionate adventurers need and nothing more. With nearly unlimited pitching options, the Flat Tarp is available in two sizes: 8'6" x 8'6" square or 8' x 10' rectangular. Pitch according to weather conditions, terrain or need. Flat edges and square corners, non-catenary cut for maximum versatility, every Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dyneema® tarp features fully bonded seams, adding near-total impermeability to a long list of attributes that distinguish the Flat Tarp from other ultralight options. Use adjustable trekking poles for set up. (Ultralight Stake Kit sold separately; trekking poles not included)

THE ULTIMATE ULTRALIGHT TARP SHELTER FOR MINIMALIST BACKPACKERS

WHY CHOOSE THE FLAT TARP?

WHY CHOOSE THE FLAT TARP?

Key Feature

DOUBLE REINFORCED TIE-OUTS

Fully reinforced tie-outs with line locks. Create a taut pitch with confidence

Key Feature

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

DCF8 Dyneema® composite fabric; a 100% waterproof material for confident nights of sleep in harsh weather conditions

Key Feature

STRATEGICALLY PLACED TIE-OUTS THROUGHOUT

Whatever you're pitching around or attaching tie-outs to, there are options for a great setup

FEATURES

  • Seams:Fully-Bonded, Stitchless Ridgeline Seam
  • Tie-Outs:16 perimeter tie-outs; 4 in the center, 1/3, and 2/3 of the interior body
  • Guy Lines:Ten (10) Ultralight 2.8mm UHMWPE Core Guy Lines
  • D-rings:Two (2) Sewn in D-rings under the ridge line
  • Includes:Medium Drawstring Stuff Sack (Ultralight Stake Kit sold separately; trekking poles not included)
Rated five stars
Ultralight Versatility!
We use our tarp both for a fly on our smaller tent insert and as a cooking shelter with our Ultamid 4. A versatile piece of well made, ultralight gear, so quick to pitch in a hurry on trail to provide a quick rain shelter or windbreak for lunch. We love it!!
Derek B.
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Rated five stars
Everything I Hoped For
It's pricey, but this is an excellent shelter. Great construction - I cinched down a serious trucker's hitch and cheaper tarps would have torn on the tension. Exceptionally light and compact. My new favorite shelter!
Andrew W.
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Rated five stars
Great Quality!
Durable, light, and effective; everything you come to expect from this outstanding company. As close to perfect as you can come. I purchased the 8' by 10'. The extra weight is negligible and the extra space is definitely worth it.
Benjamin C.
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SPECS & DIMENSIONS

8'6" x 8'6"

  • MaterialDCF8
  • Weight0.6 lbs | 9.0 oz | 254g
  • Dimensions8'6" x 8'6" | 259cm x 259cm
  • Packed Dimensions6.5” x 5.5” x 3.5” | 17cm x 14cm x 9cm
  • Made InMexico

8' x 10'

  • MaterialDCF8
  • Weight0.7 lbs | 10.9 oz | 308g
  • Dimensions8.0' x 10.0' | 244cm x 305cm
  • Packed Dimensions6.5” x 5.5” x 3.5” | 17cm x 14cm x 9cm
  • Made InMexico

WHY CHOOSE THE FLAT TARP?

Key Feature

DOUBLE REINFORCED TIE-OUTS

Fully reinforced tie-outs with line locks. Create a taut pitch with confidence

Key Feature

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

DCF8 Dyneema® composite fabric; a 100% waterproof material for confident nights of sleep in harsh weather conditions

Key Feature

STRATEGICALLY PLACED TIE-OUTS THROUGHOUT

Whatever you're pitching around or attaching tie-outs to, there are options for a great setup

Features

  • Seams:Fully-Bonded, Stitchless Ridgeline Seam
  • Tie-Outs:16 perimeter tie-outs; 4 in the center, 1/3, and 2/3 of the interior body
  • Guy Lines:Ten (10) Ultralight 2.8mm UHMWPE Core Guy Lines
  • D-rings:Two (2) Sewn in D-rings under the ridge line
  • Includes:Medium Drawstring Stuff Sack (Ultralight Stake Kit sold separately; trekking poles not included)

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Very good flat tarp

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Excellent experience

Returned from 8 days in Colorado. Tarp kept the sun away at lunch and the rain in the afternoon and night! Definitely worth the expense!

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Reviewed by Tony -MudFoots- B.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Not my first tarp...

The size and design of this tarp is quite different than previous tarps I have used, and why i bought it. I love the size and the number of tie-outs, however, I do not like the sewn in tensioners. If you want to do any other setup than what you last used, you must either unthread the ridge length lines and rethread to where you want them OR make all the lines really long. I personally prefer beasty-D tieouts and simply larks head and truckers hitch for faster swapping. I also dont care for the precut lines it came with, the 4' sides and 6' ridge lines were too short at the ridge for versitile setups and the sides were too long for most setups (except hammocks). If your only setup want is A frame based, then you are good to go out of the box! I would prefer no lines with the tarp and drop the price. Overall, this tarp is still worth the price and changing out or the lines is not a big deal. In my picture I have already changed out the ridgeline. In that configuration, it will easily sleep two tall people and all thier gear with tons of storm coverage.

P.S. the reinforcement added for the Echo insert is perfect for the setup pictured.

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Great product

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Perfect tarp

Thoughtful features. Efficient. Super easy to set up. And fantastically light!!!

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