Ultralight Backpacking Tarp Shelter Comes in Handy, Rain or Shine

tarp shelter chill gorillaPictured: Chill Gorilla backpacking tarp shelter

A backpacking tarp shelter is sometimes overlooked as an essential piece of gear for backpackers. However, their usefulness is quite versatile, with uses such as a rain fly, a sun shade, or even a tarp tent.

If you pack ultralight and prefer to sleep out in the open, a tarp tent might work well to give you protection from dew settling on you. Paired with a bivy sack, or a camping hammock, you’ve got ultralight rain and sun protection.

Chill Gorilla Pro Waterproof Tent Tarp, Rain Fly and Hammock Shelter (Pictured above)

  • Dimensions: Width 108”, Centerline 142”
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Material: Ripstop nylon
  • Number of Guy Points: 6

Read more about the Chill Gorilla Pro

yuedge tarp shelter

YUEDGE  Portable, Lightweight Waterproof Tent Tarp

  • Dimensions: 118” x 118” (about 10’x10’)
  • Weight: 34.57 oz
  • Material: Lightweight, water resistant polyester
  • Number of Guy Points: 6

Read more about the YUEDGE tent tarp

vigor tarp tent

Vigor Waterproof Tent Tarp

  • Dimensions: 10’ x 10’
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs
  • Material: Ripstop parachute nylon
  • Number of Guy Points: 4

Read more about Vigor Waterproof Rainfly

rolling fox tarp shelter

Rolling Fox Tarp Shelter

  • Dimensions: 9’ x 11’
  • Weight: about 1 lb
  • Material: Polyester with a PV waterproof coating
  • Number of Guy Points: 16 tie-off loops, 4 stakes, and 4 guy lines

Read more about the Rolling Fox Tarp Shelter

eno eagles nest rain fly

ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Rain Tarp

  • Dimensions: 6’4’’ x 10’6’’
  • Weight: 22 oz
  • Material: Polyurethane-treated 210D ripstop nylon
  • Number of Guy Points: 6

Read more about ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Tarp

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