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Flat Tarp

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There are virtually limitless ways to shield yourself from the elements with our simple, ultralight Flat Tarp.
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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 rectangular for 8' x 10' tarp shelter configurations. Pitch according to weather conditions, terrain or need. Flat edges and square corners, non-catenary cut for maximum versatility. Every Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dyneema® Composite Fabric (formerly Cuben Fiber) tarp features fully bonded seams, adding near-total impermeability to a long list of attributes, including exceptional durability and UV resistance, that distinguish the Flat Tarp from other ultralight tarp options. Use adjustable trekking poles for set up. Stake kits sold separately.

WHY CHOOSE THE FLAT TARP?

WHY CHOOSE THE FLAT TARP?

DOUBLE REINFORCED TIE-OUTS

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

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

Constructed with DCF8 Dyneema® Composite fabrics. Super light, tough, and 100% waterproof

STRATEGICALLY PLACED TIE-OUTS THROUGHOUT

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

FEATURES

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 for attaching Echo 2 Insert under the ridge line
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Echo 2 Insert
  • Includes:Medium Drawstring Stuff Sack

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

8'6" x 8'6"

  • MaterialDCF8
  • Weight0.55 lbs | 8.85 oz | 251g
  • Dimensions8'6" x 8'6" | 259.1cm x 259.1cm
  • Packed Dimensions6.5” x 5.5” x 3.5” | 16.5cm x 14cm x 8.9cm

8' x 10'

  • MaterialDCF8
  • Weight0.61 lbs | 9.74 oz | 276g
  • Dimensions6.5” x 5.5” x 3.5” | 16.5cm x 14cm x 8.9cm
  • Packed Dimensions6.5” x 5.5” x 3.5” | 16.5cm x 14cm x 8.9cm

WHY CHOOSE THE FLAT TARP?

DOUBLE REINFORCED TIE-OUTS

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

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

Constructed with DCF8 Dyneema® Composite fabrics. Super light, tough, and 100% waterproof

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 for attaching Echo 2 Insert under the ridge line
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Echo 2 Insert
  • Includes:Medium Drawstring Stuff Sack
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Rated 5 out of 5

Replacement for previous HMG tarp

Used and loved your 8.5 x 8.5 flat-cut Dynema tarp as my only shelter on last 2100 miles of NOBO PCT thru hike (see Pensioner 2015 PCT at postholer.com). The extra length on this 10 x 8 “replacement” will be a big plus (at less than an additional ounce of weight) under the most extreme conditions of wind and rain encountered on that hike.

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Flat tarp

Light but rugged, perfect for me at 6’4”

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superb it size and weatherabilty

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Supreme

It is evident from the beginning that the HMG tarp is designed and refined from a calculated, experienced mindset. All tie-outs are reinforced with high density DCF adhesive patches and feature double/triple redundant stitching to affix webbing loops. Stress concentrations from adverse conditions (wind, etc.) are of no concern. I haven't seen a better stitched alternative on the market.

In addition to the perimeter tie-outs, there are four thoughtfully-placed panel tie-outs and a single center ridgeline tie-out. All these combined, the user can actually achieve the versatility that a flat tarp offers. Being able to adapt to conditions makes all the difference.

The main panel material is the ideal balance for DCF, achieving high durability while maintaining packability.

Two interior D-ring loops are great for attaching bivys/net tents/clothesline/etc.

The provided cordage is very high quality (though one minor suggestion would be to offer a reflective option).

I could go on, but know that what you have here is an actual shelter for real use, not just a DCF rectangle.

And yes, the weight is on spec. ;)

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Excellent quality tarp, not great for taller hikers.

Tarp itself is outstanding. 100% recommend for reasonably sized folks. If you’re 6’6+, you may not have enough spare material to create decently rain-resistant pitches. I’d love to see a larger square tarp option.

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