Exped Scout Tarp Extreme

rated 4.0 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Exped Scout Tarp Extreme tarp/shelter


Price Historic Range: $96.75-$219.00
Reviewers Paid: $129.00
Weight 1.76 lb / 0.8 kg (Tarp only), 2.4 lb / 1.2 kg (Packaged)
Area 11.4 ft x 9.4 ft / 3.5 m x 2.9 m (Flat), 11.4 ft x 7.9 ft / 3.5 m x 2.4 m (45° A-frame)
Packed size 10 in x 6 in / 25 cm x 15 cm
Setup time 2-3 minutes


I have carried this tent for a couple of years and…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Tarp tent
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: A bit tricky at first
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Price Paid: $129

I have carried this tent for a couple of years and think it is one of the best pieces of gear I own. It sets up quickly and provides a huge space for two. Exped suggests you could sleep up to four but I wouldn't. Condensation is a bit of a problem, so the people close to the walls might get a bit damp.

It has held up well to numerous storms including four plus inches of snow thanks to the taut pitch. If the wind shifts during the night I just shorten the front trekking pole for added protection. After backpacking for nearly forty years I find this simple tarp to be all the tent you need for most any three-season trip.

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