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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:Twelve (12) 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
  • Weight9.0oz | 255g
  • Dimensions102.0" x 102.0" | 259.1cm x 259.1cm
  • Packed Dimensions7.0” x 6.0” x 4.0” | 17.8cm x 15.2cm x 10.2cm
  • Made InMexico

8' x 10'

  • MaterialDCF8
  • Weight10.9oz | 309g
  • Dimensions96.0" x 120.0" | 243.84cm x 304.8cm
  • Packed Dimensions7.5” x 8.0” x 2.5” | 19.1cm x 20.3cm x 6.4cm
  • 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:Twelve (12) 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)

A-Frame Setup Demonstration Video | Flat Tarp

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Amazingly light and super durable. I dropped 4 pounds of weight upgrading to this incredible piece of gear! The reinforced guide out points are sewn well.

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  • Bikepacking
  • Packrafting/Paddle
Rated 5 out of 5

Review of a flat tarp.

It was flat though it came folded up. It is a trap. It is the dimensions I ordered. It fits all the specifications as provided. It is the color I ordered. It seems like it will work. Thanks.

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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
  • Backpacking
Rated 5 out of 5

Well worth the expense!

For those who think this gear is too expensive I offer this thought. None of us are getting younger and stronger. In my case, I'll be 68 in a few months. My former silnylon tarp weighed in at 1.5 lbs. This tarp weighs about .5 lbs.

The tieouts on this tarp boggle the mind. This is tarp perfection. I have yet to pitch it, but it's going on every day hike and backpacking trip I take.

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Reviewed by marshall f.
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Great Piece of Gear

I mean, it’s a tarp. But, it’s light enough to never not take on every adventure or mission. Uses are endless.

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Rated 5 out of 5

Hammock fly

I will use this, primarily, as a rain fly for my Hennessy hammock but plan to do some ground camping in early spring as well. First set up is in the pics below.

My first impression is that is really light weight and strong. I bought the white 8 x 10 flat tarp and used 3 different colored light weight cords to help me orient the tarp while im getting used to it.. Black for the 4 corner tie outs, 1 blue guy line in the middle tie out of each side, and 1 yellow line for the ridge on each side.

Getting the cords in the tensioners for the first time was the most difficult part of setting up the tarp. This only has to be done once though. I used a thin metal rod to help push the melted tip of the cord through. Other than that it was super simple to set up and take down.

I really expect this tarp to function really well based on my initial set up and cant wait to put it to use soon.

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