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Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Rain Tarp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Rain Tarp tarp/shelter

This is a great tarp that packs up small. The coverage will keep you comfortable and dry.


  • Packs small
  • Lightweight
  • Full coverage
  • Dries quickly


  • Can't handle high winds

I was hesitant to buy a rain tarp from ENO for a pretty long time because they're so expensive ($80 +/-). Luckily, I have an awesome friend who bought me one as a gift, so I didn't have to spend the money. However, after having it, I would say that it's worth every penny. 

Before having the ProFly, I used a normal heavy duty tarp like you get at any hardware store or Walmart. The difference is unbelievable. With the ProFly, it packs up small and is lightweight. It is easy to set up and and tear down. 

I have slept under this thing in some pretty heavy downpours and stayed completely comfortable and dry. I actually use it about every time I sleep in my ENO all night, whether it's supposed to rain or not, because it keeps the dew from soaking me. 

I did have one of the plastic pieces that holds the guy line snap in a really heavy storm when the wind was blowing really hard, but ENO sent me a brand new tarp. I was inside my house during this, if I had been sleeping in backcountry, I would have been a little upset. 

Overall, I would recommend this product. I would pay the money and get a good tarp like this one if you like to hammock. 

Source: received it as a personal gift

After a long day hiking with a full pack, a comfortable hammock is far more relaxing than sleeping on the ground or in a tent! It is also a lot faster to set up a hammock than a tent and easier to locate a suitable campsite.

Like with any choice of camping gear, there are trade-offs, but the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The hammock with a rain-fly and bug net, takes up less space in your pack than a tent. If camping in a region where there are no trees, you can still use the rain-fly with your hiking poles to set up a shelter.


  • Makes a hammock campsite more comfortable


  • It can be difficult to get the tarp to line up centered over the hammock

I prefer a lighter pack and a comfortable night's sleep. I do this with an ENOs Double Nest Hammock, tree straps, ENOs Pro-Fly Rain Tarp, ENOs Guardian Bug Net, a sleeping pad (for insulation), a sleeping bag (bag varies based on weather), and a felt Kelty bag liner. 

I can set up virtually anywhere that I can find two trees (they're everywhere).  I do find it challenging to get dressed discreetly camping with friends of the opposite sex.  I also do like that I can hang all of my gear on the ropes, off the wet ground. 

The one time that we camped in a location with only one suitable tree, I used a hiking pole to setup the rain-tarp and bug net as a shelter.  I ended up sleeping on my sleeping pad on the ground (which is basically what I would have been doing if I used a tent...).

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70

Too small to be effective and convenient.


  • Pitches nice and tight
  • Packs as a nice neat little package
  • Good workmanship


  • Not enough headroom or coverage

I received an ENO ProFly as a gift. Fortunately, the giver purchased it from a source with a generous return policy, as it is the only item I have ever returned after use because I found it unsatisfactory.

The ProFly comes in its own stuff sack, and is very easy to set up neatly and tightly. All the lines are pre-attached with tensioning devices on the guy lines, and the cut of the tarp makes it easy to get it smooth and tight. The material and workmanship seem to be of good quality.

BUT it is just not very big. It just barely spans the length of a normally pitched ENO hammock, and must be perfectly centered to do so. Also, it doesn't come very far down to the sides. Thus, minimal privacy or protection from blowing rain, even if it is so low down over the hammock that you can't sit up in it. 

Source: received it as a personal gift

Quick coverage when you need it.
Packs small and lightweight.
Can be set up for many situations.


  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Just the right size
  • Will keep you dry.


  • None that I could find

The ENO ProFly is a lightweight solution for keeping dry and out of the rain and sun when backpacking. Setup is a breeze and can be done with tent stakes or tied off on surrounding trees for a quick place to get out of the sun or staked in an inverted V to get you out of whatever mother nature can throw at you.

Rain, snow, doesn't matter. The trap is made to withstand just about anything and with proper care should last for years. All in all, a very handy addition to a backpack.

Source: Online

Well constructed and fairly lightweight. Stay dry with this ProFly.


  • Lightweight
  • Easily packable
  • Line locks


  • A bit pricey

This tarp is well constructed and fairly lightweight. I especially appreciate the line locks, which make is easy to tighten up the tarp and secure it easily without extra needless tie downs to carry.

The size of this tarp will create ample coverage for ENO hammocks and most others. Cover while hammock camping is really where it shines, but it can serve many uses with a little creativity. Stay dry and in the shade with this ProFly.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79.98

Compact and lightweight. Keeps water off and away from you extremely well.


  • Very compact for a tarp its size
  • Holds out water extremely well
  • Great for backpacking due to light weight


  • None

Most tarps will leak a little on the inside if you run your hand across it due to condensation, but as much as I have used this with my hammock backpacking, I've never once had an issue with seeping thru.

Doesn't take up hardly any room in my pack and folds up easily in the bag to pack away when you're finished using it.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70

This tarp provides great coverage. It kept me dry on one of the most rainy weekends.


  • Covers a larger area

Solid investment for anyone using the ENO hammock system. Has an excellent balance between footprint and coverage, better than that of ENO's other rain flies (Dry Fly and Fast Fly).

I like how it is a completely separate unit as well; this allows for it to be more than just a rain fly for your tent. I have used it several times for a sheltered work station and it is much better than hanging around in a tent for the weather to pass.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60

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Price MSRP: $79.95
Current Retail: $59.94-$129.95
Historic Range: $39.99-$129.95
Reviewers Paid: $60.00-$79.98
Weight 22 oz / 640g
Dimensions 10’6" x 6’4" / 3.2m x 1.9m
Material 70D Ripstop Nylon with 1000mm PU Coating
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