Zpacks™ Hexamid Pocket Tarp
Shelters are made to order and are currently shipping in about one week
There may also be lightly used gear in our Bargain
The photos show a clear-orange tarp, but now these are now .51 oz/sqyd Olive
Drab DCF material, just like the Hexamid Solo tent
Hexamid Pocket Tarp - $199
The Hexamid Pocket is our lightest tarp ever! It is the same size as
our Hexamid Solo tent
, except without storm doors,
and without screen. A Bathtub
can be purchased separately, or use a Tyvek
groundsheet or a bivy under the tarp.
This super light tarp can be tucked away in a pocket for
emergencies, or it could be a primary shelter for a minimalist tarp camper. It
is also useful for sitting out rain on day hikes.
Sets up with just one trekking pole or walking stick adjusted
to around 48 inches (122 cm), and a minimum of six
stakes. Eight stakes are recommended.
Tent pole is
available if you don't use trekking poles.
Set up Instructions
Packs up tiny. The tarp is a loose fit in an included 2.5" x 4" x 5.5"
tall (6.5 cm x 10 cm x 14 cm) mini stuff sack.
Fixed length guy lines using no-stretch Dyneema cord make setup easy. No line adjusters or knot tying
- Ample space for one person plus gear. The tarp is long enough
for most people to fully stretch out their arms and legs, and tall enough to sit
upright. You may need to shift your position to avoid rain spray
depending on the wind direction.
- The inside of each corner has a loop for clipping on your
groundsheet. The peak also has a loop on the inside for hanging a
flashlight or stuff sack.
- A Bathtub
is sold separately. Alternatively you can use a
inexpensive material like Tyvek or Polycryo for your groundsheet.
- All Zpacks gear has a one year warranty against defects in
materials or workmanship. Returns or exchanges are welcome.
- Made from .51 oz/sqyd (17.4 g/m˛) Dyneema Composite
Fabric. DCF has several advantages over other materials:
- DCF has a very high strength to weight ratio. The
material can handle high wind force and does not tear easily.
- DCF is inherently waterproof. There is no DWR to worry about
- DCF is not coated with any chemicals. It is PFC free.
- DCF is made from Dyneema threads which do not stretch. The
material stays taut all night. Nylon material by
comparison can stretch and sag, especially if it gets wet.
- The shelter can be easily repaired in the field since our
Repair Tape sticks well to the fabric. A small
piece of repair tape is included.
- All seams are sewn, then taped for strength and to make them water
tight. No seam sealing is necessary.
- All tie outs have bonded reinforcements.
- Bright Yellow 1.25 mm Spectra Z-Line cord is included for guy lines
(uncut). This cord is very strong, tangle resistant, and doesn't stretch
so it gives you a tight pitch. Yellow is easy to see day or night. We
recommend fixed length guy lines for the easiest set up with no knots or
adjustment necessary. Some customers choose to add
Linelocs or different
- Peak Height: 47 inches (119 cm)
- Length: 9 feet (2.75 meters)
- Width at center: 54 inches (137 cm)
- Width at ends: 30 inches (76 cm)
- Entryway Height: 29 inches (74 cm)
- A Hexamid Pocket Tarp weighs just 3.4 ounces (96 grams)
- Bright yellow
Z-Line spectra guy
lines add .3 oz (8 grams)
- A mini size stuff sack adds .1 ounces (3 grams)
- The Total weight for a Hexamid Pocket tarp with the
included accessories is 3.8
ounces (108 grams)
- Ultralight stakes, and
are sold separately.
Reviews and Customer Testimonials:
Please email us with feedback (good or bad) if you have any!
A quick note to say that I picked up my Hexamid Pocket Tarp order at the Hiker Hostel back in October,
and was stirred to write.
I hiked the AT this year, flip flop via Harpers Ferry, and used the Hexamid Solo-Plus Tent from three years ago for the northern half,
(for insects) and then the Pocket Tarp for the south. Both were absolutely excellent, and I’ve no adverse comments at all.
Excellent pieces of kit, and very lightweight yet tough enough to survive a through trip on the AT.
At times I had some serious wind and rain – but no real issues, a bit of spay and that was about it.
I reckon its up to another through hike.
Just as background, I’m 66, and have previously hiked the usual UK stuff, the TMB, Haute Route, GR20 and the Kungsleden,
among other treks." -Bob C.
"I've had the Pocket Tarp in my bag on practically every trip for going on 6 years.
Most of the time it's there "just in case"....for actual shelter or for an emergency wrap.
For instance, I carried it for a Wonderland Trail fastpack with a good weather forecast over 3 days which stayed true,
so I never had to unpack it. And sometimes I use it as my primary shelter, like last year's Glacier Peak orbit.
The ridiculous light weight and miniscule size make this one of the most versatile items in my kit." -Steve B.