Best camping tent traps according to redditors

We found 157 Reddit comments discussing the best camping tent traps. We ranked the 80 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Camping Tent Tarps:

u/campgrime · 16 pointsr/Ultralight

Okay, I got this.

G4Free 40L backpack - $18.99

Paria Sanctuary Sil Tarp - $79.99

Polycro ground sheet - $7.98

Sleep pad - $16.79

Down throw - $31.95

Ultralight, summer set up straight from Amazon for about $150.

edit: oops, you said no tarp. You could add the bug net for $65 and be at ~210 for an ultralight, modular set up. Could also subtract the polycro sheet and save a few bucks if you buy the inner net.

u/ItNeedsMoreFun · 15 pointsr/Ultralight

If you don't want to go the DIY route or the compromise route (Something like the Kelty Cosmic Down), you could get a synthetic quilte like the EE Prodigy

  • SMD 2014 Fusion 50: $100/36 oz
  • EE Prodigy 20 reg/wide: $180/32 oz
  • SMD Deschutes: $165/13 oz
  • Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Net: $50/2.9 oz
  • Polycro ground cloth: $9/1.2 oz

    Grand total: $504/85.1 oz

    Alternatively, go full Jardine!

  • Ray Way Pack: $82.75
  • Ray Way Tarp: $79.35
  • Ray Way Alpine Quilt: $118.95

    Throw in the sea to summit bug net and polycro from above and a lot of free time, and you'll have just gained some serious trail cred showing up in home made gear!

    Not bad!

    You could save a few more bucks with a flat tarp like Sanctuary SilTarp from Amazon.
u/ajb160 · 12 pointsr/Ultralight

1.5 lb, two-person net tent - $40

1 lb, 8x10 tarp with guylines and stakes - $80

Total - $120 and 2.5 lbs for a non-free standing setup (need hiking poles). Enjoy!

u/SidehowRaheem · 7 pointsr/Ultralight

Doing a week long trip in glacier national park in a couple of weeks. A friend is joining us last minute who is going to use our smaller quarterdome tent. That leaves me with a 20+ year old Eureka timberline. It's a great tent for car camping and short overnights but way heavier than I want for longer distance hiking.

On such short notice I was considering a Paria Outdoors tarp tent:

However it'd be the first tarp tent for me and even with the inner mesh net they sell my girlfriend is freaking out that the tent will blow away or somehow magically attract bears.

Is there another model tent out there under $200 I could get quickly? Or am I better off trying to convince my girlfriend that tarp tents are fine and this is the one to get?

I think shes worried about being exposed to the elements and not having any privacy within the group while using this tent.

u/TheMaineLobster · 6 pointsr/Ultralight

Honestly, I would just save up your money and get something that is silnylon or silpoly. 25 oz for a tarp is really heavy. Look into Etowah Outfitters and maybe warbonnet (I think they have one ground tarp). The price will be higher, but if you could get a more packable, lighter tarp for $100-130 it'll be worth it IMO

Edit: here are some good alternatives, keeping price in mind:
Sanctuary SilTarp 10 x 8:

Same weight, cheaper: Equinox Egret Tarps (8 x 10-Feet)

u/tdicola · 6 pointsr/Ultralight

Before dumping a ton of money on a DCF tarp you might get a cheap poncho tarp (they're about the same dimensions of a 7x9 tarp) and try it out. Just a cheap one is fine to experiment, like this: I like tarps but they're just another tool in the toolbox and not a replacement for all my shelters.

u/jsupertramp27 · 5 pointsr/CampingGear

I got this from amazon and it holds up well, although it's heavy as hell so I only car camp with it.

Check out r/hammockcamping as well. They can definitely offer some good suggestions.

u/KenBalbari · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

Sanctuary SilTarp. Tapered version, 10 ounce tarp, 14 ounce kit.

u/AFK_Tornado · 4 pointsr/hammockcamping

Bear Butt makes a cheap and reasonably good diamond configuration tarp that should work for you. Two of my friends use it happily.

u/reachbrian · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

I own a few that I am more or less happy with. The 3mx3m from DD is a popular choice and shows up in quite a few YT videos. The Bushcraft USA storefront tarp is on order, and it shows up in more than a few YT videos. I also have owned the Yukon Outfitter walkabout, the Aqua Quest guide, and the Paria Siltarp. One of my more frequent hiking/bushcraft partners uses an SJK Satellite Tarp and she is very happy with it.

  • DD Hammocks Tarp 3x3. Also available in a Superlight version.
  • Bushcraft Outfitters 10x10. Proceeds help support the Bushcraft USA forums site.
  • Paria Siltarp. Amazon link, non-affiliate.
  • Aqua Guide Quest Tarp 10x10. Amazon link, not an affiliate.
  • SJK Satellite Tarp. Can be found online or also at Cabela's.

    If you have access to a sewing machine, DIY is also an option. A tarp is pretty easy to sew, though I found the tieout reinforcements a little tricky at first--just practice a bit on some scraps. Ripstop By The Roll is a great source for fabric and other materials, as is /r/myog.
u/moLuc423 · 4 pointsr/bonnaroo

So I have been working on my totem since the lineup dropped. All put together and fully extended its 9 ft but collapsed it’s about 3. I used this telescoping pole and it’s absolutely perfect for the job. Not sure how easy it will be to get it in though!

u/reinhart_menken · 4 pointsr/hammockcamping

You can get a Yukon Outfitter hammock with bug net built-in (if you don't want it just flip the hammock over) for around $40-50s:

You'll want a hammock tree strap which is REALLY handy. You won't need to do any knots or anything and it stays on there merely by tension with just one wraparound of the tree, and you won't need to worry about it not being sturdy enough compared to a cord. They're cheap, $8 dollars:

Then you can get a tarp around 10x10 feet for also around $30 (you might already have one since that's universal to tents and hammock). You don't need a heavy duty one, it's hanging in the air above your hammock barely coming into contact with anything, the one you linked in another comment looks heavy. You do want a big one in case of rain, so you'll have enough coverage b oth for your hammock and your gear.

Like isogreen42 said, just sleeping in a sleeping bag in a hammock will mean that you will quash the bottom of the sleeping bag, compressing the material and nullify the insulation, so you'll want an underquilt. You could just use an ultralight sleeping bag or a jungle blanket, and tie the 4 ends to a tree or the line from the hammock. I don't have a link for this one, I'm assuming you already have an ultralight sleeping bag. If you don't, any one you find on Amazon will do. I think I got mine around $15-30.

And then you'll be warm (unless it's down in the 30-40s) and you can just use another ultralight sleeping bag or jungle blanket as the top quilt / actual blanket. Again, $20-30s:

And then you should be set! So you're looking at...around $130? Not too bad for an experiment.

u/Suspendedskinnykid · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

what is your main goal here? Do you need a cot? or are you looking at this saying comfortable, and offers protection? You could get a cot and pretty decent tent for that price. That thing is 25 lbs. My 8 person tent weighs the same and it's humongous. Depending how tall you are, you can get a pretty decent cot for $50, and a really nice tent for $120. it'd probably even be lighter, and just more practical. You could go this route. I think even this, a cot, plus a sizable tarp would probably be plenty of shelter, or orrrr strap this on top of a cot.

u/azonenberg · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm thinking a silnylon tarp (maybe something like this?) for the top.

For the ground sheet I'm renovating my house and have a lot of 6 mil polyethylene sheeting ( or similar) around so I figured I could just cut maybe 6x8 feet of that out and be good. I just want to keep my bag/pad and any gear inside the shelter off wet ground.

u/PackPup · 3 pointsr/bicycletouring

Buy a better tarp. I just got mine from Amazon an hour ago lol. I got a "Chill Gorilla". I'm happy so far just pulling it out of the package.

u/unclesamchowder · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

I've found better tarp options on amazon but this tarp is about half the cost and about half the weight. Set it up on the ground with a pair of cheap trekking poles. If you need bug protection you could grab a net tent off amazon for 10-15 bucks; use it as-is or cut it up to use as a perimeter netting.

This type of setup is less than two pounds packed weight and still less than the solitaire, more living space, better ventilation. You can sit up and cook under it. Sleeps two if you're netting is large enough...

u/zero_dgz · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Just to throw an oft-repeated comparison out there, if hammock coverage is your goal than the Yukon Outfitters Walkabout is 11'10" x 9'4". It has fewer guyout points than the Kelty as it is an asym tarp meant specifically for hammock usage. However, it has an integrated ridgeline seam and weighs 10 ounces less than the 9' Kelty and 22 ounces less than the 12' Kelty. It's only $40, but it shows up on Woot now and again for around $20 (which is where and when I last bought one). The Bear Butt is very similar... suspiciously similar, but only $30. If weight and packed size are your concern, this is a small additional outlay.

If you want a flat tarp for non-hammocking purposes the Kelty is an excellent deal. There are lighter options out there for cheap, but not as cheap as this... At the moment. Sanctuary or Bear Paw Designs are usually at the bottom of the price ladder and will be significantly lighter and pack smaller at around a $70-$80 price point.

I'm just pointing out that the Noah's Tarp may very quickly become an intermediary purchase for people once they realize that lighter/better options are out there and financially within reach, and this one sits in a tote in the basement forever thereafter.

If you don't care about the weight, jump on this deal. Bet you it won't last.

u/fluffman86 · 3 pointsr/hammockcamping

Not OP, but I had a chill gorilla tarp and it was fine until I wanted to use two hammocks with a spreader bar. Bought this one and it's actually bigger, lighter, and cheaper than the chill gorilla.

I replaced the paracord with some dyneema to keep the weight down further. It came with some of the lightest stakes I own and a fairly light stuff sack. I added in some shock cord on the guy lines per Shug's tarp video and made a continuous ridgeline per the video by Derek Hansen.

u/danielle3625 · 3 pointsr/hammockcamping

Are all of these recommended tarps really super awesome or is this just a case of people being elitist about their brand name equipment?

I've used this in numerous all out lightning thunderstorms and been perfectly dry, for $30.

u/PalpablePenguin · 3 pointsr/hammockcamping

The Noah's Tarp 16 foot seems like a good choice. For a tarp that size it's a good price at just under $90. Lots of tie out points if you need them. Since you're car camping the weight shouldn't be an issue.

I bought a 12 foot a while back for a similar purpose and it's been really great and totally waterproof so far.

u/sweerek1 · 3 pointsr/CampingGear


If you’re willing to leap decades ahead, join r/ultralight where these are all common ideas just using far more ‘modern’ and lighter materials

Why canvas and not silnylon? For $90, less than 2 lbs, and 10x12’ you can get a simple, starter one that is easily rigged in trees or with trekking poles. Sanctuary SilTarp - Ultralight and Waterproof Ripstop Silnylon Rain Shelter Tarp, ...

I’ve many heavy HF silver tarps. They last a long time.... few years covering the go kart with southern exposure.

Netting. Like this but far cheaper, no? If you search, you will find something like this .... US $9.72 23% Off | Ultralight Bug Net Hammock Tent Mosquito Outdoor Backyard Hiking Backpacking Travel Camping Tent Hamac Rede Hamaca Hangmat

Knife? Just a single 3” lockblade for my backpacking. (EDC is a fat Victorinox.)

For sleeping bags in winter, just layer a down bag and a down quilt, add a vapor barrier liner inside, and many pads below. If you want DIY & cheap for the latter see

Or check out

Shifting from bushcrafter to UL is a big change in gear. Best book I know & recommend to my Scouts is... Only $10 ish

I’m from MN. Love winter camping.

u/Lancet_Jade · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

>In terms of weight, the Uber is 26 OZ, which is very comparable to a smaller flat tarp (in Silpoly) with a bug bivy, while probably being significantly more storm worthy

I feel like a tarp + bivy is modular, lighter, potentially cheaper, and performs better in the majority of situations a backpacker would be in. However, I see the benefit of the Uber/Pico in the ease of setup and smaller footprint.


Example #1 (most protection):

7' x 9' Yama Mountain Gear Tarp = 13.2oz - $115

Long/Wide Borah Gear Bivy (Dimma) = 7.4oz - $120

Total = 20.6oz - $235


Example #2 (lightest)

6' x 9' Simply Light Designs Trail Duster tarp = 10.5oz - $90

Reg/Reg Borah Gear Bivy (Argon 67) = 5.2oz - $105

Total = 15.7oz - $195


Example #3 (cheapest)

10 x 7' x 5' Paria Tapered Tarp (Silnylon) = ~11.5oz - $75

Paria Breeze Mesh Bivy = 14oz - $60

Total = 25.5oz - $135


*these weights include guylines, but no stakes


>my options are somewhat limited with mids/tents/shaped tarps as I use 135cm fixed length trekking poles.

For a tarp, I'd imagine that you could overcome this by utilizing different angles of the pole during setup? Or even digging a small hole to set it deeper. It seems most people setup between 40"-50".

u/pfeper · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Second. It definitely sounds like a tarp.

There a few varieties of tarps:

  • One one hand there are light-weight specialty tarps like this one
  • And there are more general tarps like this one which are more bulky, but much less expensive
u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Hammocks

There's two routes you can go. The all together route, or you could do what I did. I got a 15% discount on gotyourgear on an ENO junglenest which got it down to about $73, and either buy, This which is just a tad short, but with enough sag 10ft should get all your hammock within it. I opted to sew my own tarp because I wanted a much larger one for sheltering two hammocks and keep my gear protected. Pretty good prices on silnylon. And Here are some simple [guides] ( to make one on your own. For straps people opt for a shorter polyester webbing, coupled with whoopie slings. Atlas Straps are the easy way out if you don't want to modify your hammock, personally i'm happy with using all stock on my system, tried whoopies not a fan. I'm 6'2", singlenest will fit you perfectly, make sure to have plenty of sag when hanging your hammock, it may look wrong, but that how you achieve a flat lay. So either route you go, it basically boils down to if you want more customization with your equipment, or want something premade.

u/tomcatHoly · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

You sound like you approach it all the same way I do.

I have the small geertop one from your link, it packs up to the size of an apple. It's a good ground sheet just slightly larger than my pad. Even the large one would make for a decent tarp if it weren't so small.

I've got this one with its incredibly stupid name across one corner, and I like it just fine. Water beads off of it, it has decent tie outs that haven't torn yet. Yet, of course.

I think hikers prefer silnylon simply for its weight, plain and simple.

The way I look at it with a bushcraft perspective is: it's going to eventually get fucked up by your own fault in some regard while you're out, and that'd really bum ya out with a $120 tarp. It wouldn't bum ya out with an 8 dollar crunchy poly tarp, but having to deal with one in the first place is a bummer in and of itself.
To me, a 40 dollar tarp is the perfect balance of risk and reward.

u/King_Ghidra_ · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

12ft Extra Large Tarp Hammock Waterproof Rain Fly Tarp 185in Centerline - Lightweight Ripstop Fabric - Stakes Included - Survival Gear Backpacking Cam

This doesn't have doors but it's 12x10 so you can just make them. This is what I use and I like it. Tons of tieouts

u/orngchckn · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Somebody posted this a while back. Great deal. 8x10 would be good for two people.

u/patrickeg · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

The forecast called for it to be rainy with a chance of thunderstorms, so I wanted to make sure I had a place where I could cook with my stove and sit outside of my tent that was dry and out of the rain. It was basically a front porch.

I also just wanted to see how it went up, that was the first time I'd ever set up a tarp. I was given a hammock as a gift for my birthday and eventually that tarp will be used as part of a hammock-camping set-up once I get an under quilt so I wanted to familiarize myself with it. :)

Edit: Some things about the tarp, in case anyone is interested. The tarp weighs in at 13.5oz, which is pretty good for a budget tarp. Once you add the stakes its probably closer to a pound, but still not bad considering. It also has a reflective coating on the inside so It can be used as an emergency blanket in a pinch or used to signal if you're really desperate. All in all its an awesome bit of kit, one of my favorites considering it cost ~$30.

u/emt139 · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping
u/DreadfulDrea · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

In that case maybe something like

I own this but can’t vouch for it just yet. I got it for Xmas and haven’t had the chance to use it yet sadly. It seems to be of a good quality build. It’s definitely not as lightweight as some of the other options out there though.

u/DirkMastodon · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

This is the setup I picked up, I've taken it out a few times. The weather was mild, maybe dropping to 40F overnight. I really like them both.



u/Maswasnos · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Here's my setup that I'm planning to use at the beach this year:

u/Fries-Matter · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

You can't get a full setup for $100. And basically that is because you need a rain fly and bugnet along with the hammock.
If I'm right, a Bear Butt hammock comes with suspension system and wll run you $30. I have a Honest Outfitters setup, which is basically the same. I only mention Bearbutt because so many people here talk about that. The bugnet should go for $30 as well.
That's what I have.
And the tarp. Well that can be very pricy if you worry about weight. Silnylon is what to go for here but they are costly from what I could tell.
I'll be buying a new tarp soon enough, for now I have a $45 fairly heavy one because I had winter in mind.

Then there is the insulation. An underquilt is something you may want, but that all depends on where you camp. I mean, how cold will it get at night. Cold butt syndrome is not something you want to deal with.
But a UQ can run you a good $70 for a 40 degree one. Let alone the ones for colder weather.
So, Hammock, bugnet, tarp and perhaps underquilt. With that, you should be good for summer camping to start you off. So for the $100 you can camp, but aren't insulated. I hope this helps you a little.
Mind you, I am not an expert. I only started late last year with hammocks. I'm just telling you what I did. Which, I'm afraid is not lightweight compared to the $400 setups.

Edit, my hammock

u/chrisbenson · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I've gone the DIY route with tarps in the past, but I recently decided to order a 10'x10' on-sale for $30 on Amazon. Apparently weighs 1.4lb which seems pretty decent for a $30 10x10. I haven't received it yet though so I can't comment from experience. The same company makes a hex too which appears to be 1lb without lines and stakes. It's on sale for $60 right now. They get mostly great reviews but a few have commented on flawed seams or leaky seams. I plan on seam-sealing it which should hopefully solve that issue.

u/Pearl_krabs · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

This one or This one or several others. I just searched silnylon tarp.

u/alaskaj1 · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

There is always the classic blue tarp.

You could also pick up a rain fly like this one. I have a kelty Noah 12 but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

For poles there are several options. There are various collapsible poles, some more compact than others.

REI adjustable collapsible pole

Kelty fixed collapsible pole

Coleman telescoping pole

You can also do a DIY approach using a 2x2 with a nail/screw in the top (not very compact though) I also just made a 6ish foot pole that collapses to fit in the trunk of my car out of 2x2's and a couple bolts. It could have been 7-8 feet but I cut it down to suit what I wanted. This is untested but I'm hoping to try it out this weekend.

u/bigparkfan · 1 pointr/camping

I was looking at this guy: nature's hangout

It's a little pricey I guess but it's apparently silnylon and seems fairly convenient to set up. Are you familiar with it at all?

u/jacks-colon · 1 pointr/Hammocks
u/__helix__ · 1 pointr/hammockcamping

I picked up one of these for my kid's hammock, and was pleasantly surprised with the quality.

u/Philrulesworld · 1 pointr/hammockcamping

If you're on a budget, you could look into this. I picked one up a a few months back, though I haven't had the chance to try it out yet.

u/pattdamon86 · 1 pointr/hammockcamping

This is my budget setup. I have been a ground dweller for years and always just had a Grand Trunk double hammock for lounging around. Over the last couple years I have found myself just sleeping in the hammock and throwing a blue tarp over in rainy weather. I have committed to sleeping in the hammock now so have begun building a hammock based sleep system. I found this Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro ( for 25.00 on Craigslist and picked up a cheap tarp on Amazon (
I have replaced the rope suspension with tubular webbing and two carabiners on each end for a variable adjustable suspension. I haven't seen Shug lock the suspension quite like this but I find it eliminates the need for a stopper knot.
I will be trying out the Ridgeline that Shug suggests next time I hang.
Overall I have about 80.00 into the setup and I don't have any complaints.

u/Brettc286 · 1 pointr/camping


There's also some middle-ground. Some companies that make much more reasonably priced rainflies. I have not tried them though, so I can't personally say if they're any good. But I bet they're better than a simple tarp. So you don't have to go all or nothing. :)

u/BeerEqualsGod · 1 pointr/Ultralight

If you are looking at a hammock setup, I wouldn't go for what you have listed, it's pretty heavy and you will move on from that quickly. I just built a modular hammock setup that comes in just a little over 2lbs for $200. It uses no hardware, just a becket hitch to attach the straps to the continuous loop. Don't know the name of the knot I use to tie up the tarp, but many can be used.

Hammock $30: Wide Netless Hammock from Dutchwaregear with continuous loops and ridgeline

Tarp $80: Hexagon Siltarp from Amazon

Bugnet $57: Bottom entry bugnet from dutchwaregear

Suspension $25 UHMWPE Straps from dutchwaregear

The only additional things you need is an underquilt/pad and a quilt/sleeping bag.

If you are trying to sleep two people. I would get two hammocks, maybe a bigger tarp, and dutchwaregear offers a double bugnet. Sleeping two people in one hammock all night is not going to be comfy.

u/thenoweeknder · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Get yourselves an air pad, sleeping mat or underquilt so you don’t end up freezing in the middle of the night since the sleeping bag will compress on the side you’re laying causing you to have no insulation, which means you’ll feel the cold. I would also suggest getting a tarp to give you an extra layer of protection from possible rain and wind, the latter being a multiplying factor in the cold.

You can go cheap with something like this from amazon:

There are cheaper options as well if you search for hammock tarps on amazon. Just remember the length of your hammock when you’re laying in it, you’ll want adequate coverage.

u/SplitBoardJerkFace · 1 pointr/searchandrescue

I bought an 8'x10' $80 sil-nylon tarp on amazon ( that I use with my bivy when I think there's going to be rain. My OR Alpine bivy is awesome, but getting in and out of one (and unpacking/dressing) just standing there in the rain is absolute hell.

The amount of people you can put underneath it depends a bit on how horrible the weather is. If it's not windy you can pitch it rather horizontal and then you could put a banquet underneath. But if it's blowing hard then you need to put one end down to keep the rain from coming in sideways and that reduces the overhead size. If it's whipping around super nasty you need to stack everything down and then it's no bigger than a small a-frame tent. But having something spacious in terrible weather is basically expedition gear so no surprise there.

There are some neat tarp pitches you can do, depending on the size, weather, and trees/poles:

I've used it once in patient land to keep some rain off a dude while packaging, and when backpacking I dig it because short rain storms can just turn into a break where you spend 5 minutes popping the tarp up, having lunch, and waiting it out nice and dry.

u/bc2020 · 1 pointr/Ultralight


Option 1:

Option 2 (more durable):

Bug net:

Quilt: (get a warmer one if you need it)

Sleeping pad:

You will need trekking poles for the tarp/tent or save a few bucks and find a couple of sticks when you get there!

Trekking poles:



u/m3atcurt4ins · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Sorry didn't see that.

Still would recommend saving your pennies for one if you can, it will definitely save you money in the long run.

If that is completely out of the question, maybe buy a cheap light weight 10x10 tarp off of Amazon to pair with a more affordable tent.

I have this tarp and love it.

u/Hanginon · 1 pointr/camping

I recently picked up this 3 x 3 meter tarp, It's fairly light & compact (23oz) and has worked out really well so far. It's not the cutting edge of tarp protection, (no center tie outs) but it also wasn't $250.00! I like it well enough that I've ordered another one for my brother.

Good luck!

u/My_comments_count · 1 pointr/AppalachianTrail

Yep, I was reading about the DIY down quilts and I may go that route. Right now i'm going to McGuyver a winter sleep system with my available resources before I start spending money. IDK if you've ever seen someone use a reflective tarp like UST hex tarps but it has the reflective properties like the emergency blankets. I have two of these and i'm going to see if I can use one as a rain fly that wraps around the top of the hammock and one that drapes the underside and covers it completely. I'm hoping to create a solid pocket of air to keep wind and temperatures out as well as get the reflective coating to keep in my own body heat. This is all just made up in my mind but if it works i'm going to pot it on this sub. The weight should just be 5lbs with everything and cost a 5th of the price.

oh, and thanks for letting me know the weight!

u/Knubinator · 1 pointr/hammockcamping

Now I'm looking at this tarp because I can get prime shipping on it and hopefully two day shipping. Any thoughts?

u/BashfulDaschund · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I've been using this tarp with an eno single for several months now. Been pretty happy with it so far.

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u/wuji_MT · 1 pointr/hiking

I use a Kelty Noah's tarp 9' size. Usually with a hammock. It's spendy for a tarp but the catenary cut, multiple tie-outs and versatility make it worth the cost. It's plenty large for two, can be used on the ground or with a hammock, and can be hung in a hundred ways. It's light and easy to pack. I never carry trekking poles, and never have a problem finding a stick in my neck of the woods if the setup requires it.

u/SaguaroJizzpants · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I have the Paria Sanctuary and I love it! Its your basic 8x10, no-frills tarp. It's big enough for me and my SO w/ some gear and it has the the added benefit of being super cheap ($79) but also good quality. Their website says that they should have some more back in stock at the end of the month, here's the page

Also: I agree that you're likely to find 13x13 too big unless you're tarping with 3+ people.

u/spiz79 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

You could always try a Kelty noahs tarp.
There are a few different sizes.

u/vankorgan · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

UST base hex. Light, extremely durable and waterproof.

u/TheEndlessSearch · 1 pointr/4Runner

The tarp is the Slumberjack Roadhouse Tarp. I didn't have any inclement weather so I can't say how well it would do; this was my first time setting it up and learning to use it.

It took about 5 mins to setup and it packs up pretty conveniently. The tent poles it comes with were heavy so I ditched those for some Ridge Outdoor Adjustable Tarp Poles and they're much lighter.

u/zackfroslie · 1 pointr/Hammocks

You can look at UST or Eastern Ridge Tarp as decent budget options.

And if you can go a little higher to 60 bucks, check out the Chill Gorilla Pro-tent tarp or the costlier Kelty Noah.

u/DavidRandom · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I toured this summer with this rain poncho/tarp hybrid.
I don't think I'd do another tour without it.
I got caught in a bad thunderstorm in the middle of nowhere with no tree's or shelter, and ended up just sitting in the grass off the side of the road using the ponch/tarp as a cocoon, worked great.
I also used it at night if it looked like rain to cover my bike and gear.
It's nice because it has loops for guy-lines or tent stakes so it's pretty versatile.

u/ryanbuck · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I just pulled the trigger on this as well. I haven't had a chance to even set mine up yet, but I'm super excited.

I went with this:

I like it because I can use it to make a floor if I want, or just a really huge roof if I don't need a floor. The only downside is my tent has zippers and keeps my dog in the tent, not sure how I will manage that situation when I use this new tarp. I'm thinking the dog will just stay home.

u/SB62 · 1 pointr/hammockcamping

Little more than $30 as the $30price is just the body w/o continuous loops or anything. You'll want to add a structural ridgeline, the $7.50 option is fine, and the suspension I'd recommend is the Whoopie Hooks with 5ft Huggers for $39, bringing you up to $76.50 for hammock and suspension. The only downside to this is limited fabric color options. i believe is the bugnet referenced, though Dutch also has some on his website as well. I personally have one of the Dutchware Bottom Entry ones and it works quite well. is the Bear Butt Tarp.

u/I_COULD_say · 0 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

IDK What sort of weather you'll be camping/hiking in, but this is a pretty basic list of gear that I would take if I were on a budget:

That's a bag, tarp, hammock and sleeping bag. They all have great ratings and should get you through just about anything.

Me, personally, I carry my hammock, a wool blanket and my tarp from ( ) in my army surplus bag. I also carry my stainless steel pot and cup, cordage, zip ties, leather gloves, folding saw, axe and knife with me when I'm out in the woods. I have a "space blanket" too.

My pack could be lighter for sure, but everything I have serves a purpose.

Whenever you decided you want to get into campinp/hiking/bushcraft/whatever, decided what you really need/want to have with you. Don't just jam random "camping" supplies in your bag. Take your time, research and pack carefully. Your back will thank you.