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Recent Tarp/Shelter Reviews

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Gatewood Cape is a versatile and clever piece of gear that serves multiple functions so saves a lot of weight and packing volume both by using ultralight materials and by reducing your overall gear item count. It takes the place of some of the larger and heavier items in your pack—your shelter, your rainwear, and your pack cover. This is a review of the Gatewood Cape from Six Moon Designs. SMD is a cottage gear company in Oregon that makes ultralight, high quality shelters and backpacks. I… Full review

MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars Small and light emergency tarp. Have a previous generation of e-wing, the one without rand and smaller. I use it as emergency shelter in my kayak. I had to seal the seams, but after that it is waterproof and incredibly small. Packs in own supplied stuff bag, not in the portion it was originally packed (that would be impossible to fit after unpacking) but into bigger portion that is attached to it. I can fit four Mountain Hardwear sand anchors, 6 V stakes, some rope with Nite Ize figure 9, and after… Full review

Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars I got this tarp as a rain fly for my hammock, but found many other uses as well. I got this tarp as rain fly for my hammock. Our Boy Scout Troop went to bike ride the Va. Creeper Trail. It rained on our last night and all day Sunday. All the gear I had on the ground and my boots stayed dry. My son's gear got soaked as well as all the other Scouts who had smaller rain fly. The 12x12 was big enough that eight of us used my tarp to stay dry and cook at the edges of the tarp. The lunch style bag it… Full review

UnderGround Quilts Winter Dream

rated 5 of 5 stars The Winter Dream offers superior protection from the elements for hammock campers. Closing the doors cuts the wind and creates a cozy, dry, happy space from which one may enjoy sitting out the storm. UnderGround Quilts Outdoor Equipment is one of my favorite cottage industry suppliers. I have two hammock under quilts, one Renegade top quilt, and five different tarps from UGQ. All feature top notch quality in every stitch. This review is intended to be about the Winter Dream tarp.  It should be… Full review

Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mountain Shelter LT is simple, pretty easy to set up, and great for non-winter backpacking. It is a single-walled, floorless shelter, so it is prone to condensation. It has been very durable and dependable for me in wind and rain in the Colorado Rockies. It isn't the lightest option, but it is an amazing value. Setup: Like most floorless shelters, this one takes some practice to get where it looks nice and taut. Trekking poles are required for setup. I really like that the shelter has a label… Full review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4-Person

rated 5 of 5 stars In the category of floorless tents, the Ultamid 4 is the best product I've owned (I've owned four other pyramid- styled tents) and used several others. Because of the Cuben-fiber the Ultamid is also the lightest and the strongest of the lot (mine weighs 22.5 ounces with the staking cords but not the stakes). This tent will sleep four people (tight), but is light enough to use as a palatial solo tent. I've owned four pyramid-styled tents since the early 1980s including the original Chouinard Pyramid,… Full review

Etowah Outfitters 8 x 10 Tarp

rated 5 of 5 stars A very durable yet lightweight shelter for anyone not looking to spend hundreds of dollars on an overpriced shelter. Lighter than most more expensive shelters and made in the U.S.A. I picked this shelter up in 2006 and used it for 10 years before it finally wore out. For the price I don't think you could beat that. I put an average of 30- 40 nights a year under this tarp before finally taking it with me on my 2014 thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. It made it halfway before finally needing to… Full review

Sea to Summit Escapist 15D Tarp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Large lightweight tarp with a variety of pitching possibilities. As an (extra) roomy shelter against rain and sunshine, even if you don't really need it, it's fun to add it to a minimalist tent. No stakes included, but then you can choose from your own stock the ones that will be best for the circumstances. Do not try to put it back in its own stuff sack. We (my daughter and me) bought this tarp before heading out on the Overland Track in Tasmania, because we were warned about the usually wet weather… Full review

Sea to Summit Escapist 15D Tarp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent tarp that delivers on exactly what it promises. It's lightweight, simple to use, allows a variety of different setups, works well with the separate Escapist Bug Tent, and unlike other silnylon tarp products (read you, Integral Designs) it comes ready to go out of the bag. Half a star off for making the discovery of dark matter easier than trying to repack the damned tarp. This is a 3x3m tarp that I bought to accompany the Escapist Bug Tent (reviewed separately).   Setup: A previous… Full review

Top-Rated Tarps and Shelters

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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 - $148
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 12 reviewed Feb 17, 2016
$60 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UnderGround Quilts Winter Dream reviewed Feb 13, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT reviewed Feb 12, 2016
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4-Person reviewed Feb 11, 2016
$825
 
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 15D Tarp reviewed Jan 28, 2016
$169
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip reviewed Jan 1, 2016
$153 - $179
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hilleberg Tarp 5 reviewed Dec 14, 2015
$155
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 16 reviewed Dec 8, 2015
$100
 
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
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Kelty Noah's Tarp 9 reviewed Nov 5, 2015
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Kelty Sunshade reviewed Oct 14, 2015
$140 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
HammockGear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors reviewed Oct 13, 2015
$295 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Flat Tarp reviewed Aug 4, 2015
$300
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
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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
$99 - $109
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
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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: 5 of 5 (1)
DD Hammocks Tarp 3x3 reviewed Oct 22, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eagles Nest Outfitters Housefly Rain Tarp reviewed Sep 21, 2014
$140
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp reviewed Sep 2, 2014
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR OutfitterWing reviewed Aug 26, 2014
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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Rain Tarp reviewed Jun 23, 2014
$80 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR 19' ParaWing reviewed Jun 2, 2014
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user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
REI Alcove Shelter reviewed May 27, 2014
$109
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
HammockGear Cuben Fiber Hammock Hex Tarp reviewed Apr 18, 2014
$235 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Appy Trails Mark III reviewed Mar 27, 2014
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2-Person reviewed Feb 19, 2014
$675
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Base All Weather Tarp reviewed Nov 3, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
GoLite Shangri-La 5 reviewed Sep 26, 2013
$350 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Penta Air reviewed Sep 20, 2013
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Cave 1 Shelter reviewed Aug 10, 2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ZPacks Hexamid Solo-Plus reviewed Aug 8, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MEC Silicone Guides Tarp reviewed Jul 18, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis reviewed Jul 6, 2013
$175 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Zing reviewed Jul 2, 2013
$300
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Tarp 2 reviewed Jun 28, 2013
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Transform Tarp reviewed Jun 27, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter reviewed Jun 25, 2013
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Betamid reviewed Jun 9, 2013
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Fast Stash reviewed Jun 6, 2013
$190
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