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Flat Tarp

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
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There are virtually limitless ways to shield yourself from the elements with our simple, ultralight Flat Tarp.
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
  • 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
  • Made InMexico

8' x 10'

  • MaterialDCF8
  • Weight0.61 lbs | 9.74 oz. | 276g
  • Dimensions8' x 10' | 244cm x 305cm
  • Packed Dimensions6.5” x 5.5” x 3.5” | 16.5cm x 14cm x 8.9cm
  • Made InMexico

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
  • Compatible With:Echo 2 Insert
  • Includes:Medium Drawstring Stuff Sack
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Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome tarp!

This is a great tarp and for the versatility of a shelter like this you can't beat the price! Its light enough for me to bring it even if im sharing a tent with my wife and versatile enough to use for a hammock tarp or a ground shelter. All the different tie out points make this a gem!

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Rated 5 out of 5

Still working after many years

I don't remember, but my 8x10 tarp must be close to 10 years old by now.

I used it in 2018 on the PCT in Southern California, then changed to a tent because of the mosquitos.

We used it one week in the Pyrenees this September 2021, with two people in Catabatic Bristlecone bivies underneath. It is still as good as new, just a little wrinkled. It does take what seems an insane amount of time to set up compared to a freestanding tent. My children would not believe you can stay dry under a tarp, but now they know. If it does not rain, then you can use one half as a ground sheet and wrap the other half around you to have a strange looking bivy. The tarp has the size of a house. I just love things of good quality that don't break as soon as the garantee expired.

My ideal shelter would be a freestanding double wall tent of up to 800g. Just so you (HMG) know. Happy hiking!

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Rated 5 out of 5

Looking forward to many more nights under this tarp

The materials and construction are super solid -- no concerns about cinching guylines nice and tight for a taut pitch -- and the design is thoughtful. On my most recent trip, I particularly appreciated the clip on the underside for suspending the bug net panel of my bivy sack. I find 8'6"x8'6" is a great size for me as a solo camper, but folks much taller than 6' might want the extra length of the 8'x10' version.

Only one thing would make this tarp even better out of the box, and that's reflective guylines. Easy enough to add after purchasing, but it'd be great if the tarp came with them.

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Amazing strength and lightness

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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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