A tarp provides essential weather protection but still allows you to feel fully “outdoors.” In addition, a tarp can be used to create a breezy patio over your tent’s entrance, or as a kitchen away from your campsite for greater safety in bear country. Tarp use is nearly limitless, and they can be pitched with trekking poles, paddles or branches, and can be suspended from trees, as well.
The larger Tarp 10 has a more traditional rectangular shape. This UL (Ultra-Light) version, is made from Hilleberg's Kerlon 1200 fabric, used in their Red Label tents. It comes with attached 3 mm guy lines.
Designed for two person use, the Tarp 10 pairs wonderfully with the Mesh Ridge, Mesh Box 10, and their Mesh Inner Tents. Any of these combinations are a lightweight – and bug free – choice for warmer weather trips.
Any of Hilleberg's Tarps are excellent things to have with you on any hike: use one during a break as an out of the weather gathering spot, or as a “dining hall” at lunch or dinner. The Tarp 5 will provide shelter for one to two people, the Tarp 10 is a good choice for two to four hikers, and the Tarp 20 will easily cover larger groups.
Weight: 750 g / 1 lb 10 oz
Dimensions: 3.5 m x 2.9 m / 11.5 ft x 9.5 ft
Outer Tent Fabric: Kerlon 1200