Tarps and Shelters

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Six Moon Designs
Kelty
Hennessy Hammock
Sierra Designs
Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Appy Trails
UGQ
Cooke Custom Sewing
Gossamer Gear
Aqua Quest

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Unisex

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less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Tarp/Shelter Reviews

Six Moon Designs Deschutes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tarp is well made, spacious, and not difficult to pitch. It's essentially the more popular Lunar Solo, but without a floor/net. I've used this tarp on a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail, and in various trips in the Rockies, Ontario, Quebec, and the eastern U.S. It is easy to pitch, requiring one pole, and is well sewn so it's not terribly difficult to manage a taut pitch. It packs down very small, about the size of a Nalgene if necessary. Like all single-wall shelters, condensation can build… Full review

Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent versatile tarp that is extremely rain and wind resistant. Every camper/backpacker should own at least one of these! I own this tarp in the 12' and 9' size and love them so much. They can be set up in so many different ways. There are guide loops along one diagonal seam if you want to string a rope through them. There are also loops along the edges to create a shelter in any situation. There are poles that can be purchased separately to prop up one or two corners to create a raised shelter… Full review

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, versatile, comfortable, easy to use, but it has some drawbacks in certain areas. I've used this for over 10 years. I've even used it while taking a 47' Motor Lifeboat across the great lakes, and could manage to still put it up after a day of nasty Lake Erie sloughing waves. It goes up easy, is quick to use, versatile, and packs up really nice. Airline friendly as well. The downsides are simple; you have airflow on all sides, so it gets cold easier. If there are no trees or hammock stands,… Full review

Sierra Designs High Side 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs High Side tent is a good compromise between weight and space with a low profile, roomy if low interior, and intuitive setup. The 2-pound tent comes with poles and does not require trekking poles. The High Side 1 tent is a new tent from Sierra Designs, a company that is known for innovative designs at a reasonable price. This one-person, non-freestanding tent is lightweight, compact and intuitive to set up. The packed size is smaller than most due to the short length of the included… Full review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultralite secure shelter. I've long been a fan of floorless single wall shelters. To me the advantages of space per weight, dry pitch, flexibility of just how much to bring along, tracking dirt in onto...the ground, more than offset the disadvantages of fussier pitch, condensation control, and BYO bug protection. I've been a fan of pyramid tents since I first got a Chouinard MegaMid. The Ultamids from HMG are what the MegaMid wanted to be. The UM 2 is a pretty easy pitch since it has a rectangular… Full review

Appy Trails Mark III

rated 4 of 5 stars Cost-effective lightweight shelter for 1+ The AT MKIII could conceivably shelter three people, but not any of their gear. It is even a bit cozy for two, but is spacious bordering on luxurious for one. Light weight (21.25 oz / 602 g + 4.65 oz / 132 g for the included pole set) makes this a viable solo option. I have a deep-seated distrust of grommets, especially if it's possible that tension could be pulled in any direction other than exactly parallel to the fabric. I would never put a tent stake… Full review

UGQ SilPoly Rectangular Cat Cut Tarp (10x12)

rated 5 of 5 stars Light silicone coated polyester panels held together with sewn tape edges and ridge line make this tarp an easy to carry, yet sturdy shelter. Well designed and constructed by a self described cottage company located in Michigan well known in the hammock community for their quilts.   Drying out after a storm at the 13 Falls camp in the Pemi with some laundry on the line. Underground Quilt (UGQ going forward) is a small cottage maker of quilts and other hammock centric gear based in Jackson, Mississippi. Full review

Cooke Custom Sewing 1.9oz Silicone Tundra Tarp

rated 4 of 5 stars Sturdy materials well put together make the Tundra Tarp perfect for applications where lighter materials might be a liability. Custom made in two weights (1.1 oz and 1.9 oz) and a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors Cooke gives you a lot of options to fit your needs. The numerous tie out loops and flat shape let you get really creative in your setup with lots of options at your disposal. Cooke Custom Sewing is a small family business well known in the paddling community for their shelters, packbags,… Full review

Gossamer Gear SpinnShelter

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultralight and very weatherproof tarp. Late to the dance with my Spinnshelter. Got it used on eBay. Weight is 8 ounces on my scale. Can use trekking poles to pitch, sticks, or aftermarket poles. I bought two used for around 20 bucks. The tarp is made of spinnaker cloth—light and strong. I pitch with Groundhogs—use Groundhogs for everything!!!! I bought a Dimma Bivy from Borah to hang under it, but one night just slept in my sleeping bag on a ground cloth. The tarp bivy combo was under 20 ounces. Full review

Top-Rated Tarps and Shelters

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Six Moon Designs Deschutes reviewed Jun 19, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 12 reviewed Jun 18, 2018
$48 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip reviewed Jun 13, 2018
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs High Side 1 reviewed May 5, 2018
$280
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 reviewed Apr 6, 2018
$715
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Appy Trails Mark III reviewed Mar 31, 2018
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UGQ SilPoly Rectangular Cat Cut Tarp (10x12) reviewed Jan 19, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Cooke Custom Sewing 1.9oz Silicone Tundra Tarp reviewed Jan 12, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Gossamer Gear SpinnShelter reviewed Dec 14, 2017
$195 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Aqua Quest Safari Sil Tarp Square reviewed Sep 28, 2017
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Rain Tarp reviewed Jun 27, 2017
$68 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Cot Tent reviewed Feb 23, 2017
$195 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 9 reviewed Feb 17, 2017
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Appy Trails Mark V reviewed Jan 14, 2017
$120 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
YAMA Mountain Gear Cirriform Tarp 1P - 0.8 oz Dyneema reviewed Jan 9, 2017
$360 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bushcraft Outfitters 10' x 10' Tarp reviewed Nov 10, 2016
$64 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
DD Hammocks Tarp 3x3 reviewed Sep 17, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Paria Sanctuary SilTarp reviewed Sep 3, 2016
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Flat Tarp reviewed Jul 9, 2016
$355
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Eagles Nest Outfitters HouseFly Rain Tarp reviewed Jun 27, 2016
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Terra Nova Adventure Tarp 2 reviewed Jun 2, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape reviewed Feb 28, 2016
$135 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
MSR E-Wing reviewed Feb 19, 2016
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UGQ Winter Dream reviewed Feb 13, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT reviewed Feb 12, 2016
$97 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4 reviewed Feb 11, 2016
$865
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Etowah Outfitters 8 x 10 Tarp reviewed Feb 2, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp reviewed Jan 28, 2016
$169 - $179
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hilleberg Tarp 5 reviewed Dec 14, 2015
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 16 reviewed Dec 8, 2015
$70 - $99
 
user rating: 1 of 5 (5)
Quest (Dick's) 10x10 Sun Shelter reviewed Nov 26, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Eagles Nest Outfitters Fast Fly Rain Tarp reviewed Nov 19, 2015
$40 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Kelty Sunshade reviewed Oct 14, 2015
$140 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hammock Gear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors reviewed Oct 13, 2015
$295 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Warbonnet Superfly reviewed Aug 3, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Megamid reviewed Jul 31, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Logics Tad Pole reviewed Jul 30, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Six Moon Designs Haven Tarp & NetTent reviewed Jul 30, 2015
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Cabana reviewed Jul 28, 2015
$60 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
BearPaw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 2 reviewed Jun 8, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
GoLite Hex 3 Shelter reviewed May 31, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zpacks Triplex reviewed Dec 21, 2014
$695 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
NEMO Hunker 2P reviewed Dec 20, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wiggy's Freedom Shelter reviewed Nov 7, 2014
$350 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp reviewed Sep 2, 2014
$75 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR OutfitterWing reviewed Aug 26, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR 19' ParaWing reviewed Jun 2, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
REI Alcove Shelter reviewed May 27, 2014
$109 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Hammock Hex Tarp reviewed Apr 18, 2014
$235 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Base All Weather Tarp reviewed Nov 3, 2013
$23 - $29
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