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ZPacks™ Hexamid Pocket Tarp


The Hexamid Pocket is our lightest tarp ever! It is identical to our popular Hexamid Solo tarp, except made from even lighter weight .34 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber. It is meant to be used as an emergency shelter carried in your day pack. It would also be useful for sitting out rain on day hikes, or nighttime shelter on short ultralight trips.

  • Constructed from .34 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber material. This material is made from the same laminate as our normal .51 oz/sqyd and .74 oz/sqyd tent materials, but with fewer Dyneema threads. That means it is equally as waterproof, but has slightly less tear strength.

    The material is strong enough for an occasional use shelter, but may not be the best choice for every day use, such as a thru-hike.
  • 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.

    A Tent pole is available if you don't use trekking poles.
  • Set up Instructions are available.
  • Fixed length guy lines using no-stretch spectra cord make setup easy. No line adjusters or knot tying necessary.

  • 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.
  • Cuben Fiber is made from Dyneema threads which do not stretch. The tarp stays taut all night. Nylon materials by comparison can stretch and sag, especially if it gets wet.
  • All the seams are triple stitched and taped, and the tie outs are bonded. No seam sealing necessary!
  • 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 Cuben Fiber Ground Sheet is sold separately. Alternatively you can use a Poncho, or inexpensive material like Tyvek or Polycryo for your groundsheet.
  • The shelter can be easily repaired in the field since duct tape or Cuben Fiber Tape sticks well to the fabric.
  • The Storm Doors option shown on our other Hexamids is not available on this tarp since it is meant as a super-ultralight emergency shelter only.
  • All ZPacks gear has a one year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Returns or exchanges are welcome.
  • For more info check out the Tent FAQs.

Dimensions (approximate): 

  • 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 3.1 ounces (88 grams) including the taped seams.
  • Bright yellow Z-Line spectra guy lines add .3 oz (8 grams)
  • A mini size Cuben Fiber stuff sack adds .1 ounces (3 grams)
  • Six elastic bands and clips are included to attach your groundsheet to the shelter. .5 ounces (14 grams)
  • The Total weight for a Hexamid Pocket tarp is 4.0 ounces (113 grams) including the guy lines, stuff sack, and elastic clips to attach a groundsheet.
  • Titanium stakes, and a groundsheet are sold separately. If you choose to use a Solo size Cuben Fiber Groundsheet (2.7 ounces), eight 6" titanium stakes (1.5 ounces) and a cuben fiber stake sack (.1 ounces) then your Grand Total for the complete shelter would be 8.3 ounces (235 grams).

    These weights are as accurate as possible. Compare carefully! Many other manufacturers leave out seam sealing, lines, stuff sack, stakes, ground sheet etc from their weights.

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Back in 2011 we made a handful of Hexamid Solo tarps in .34 oz/sqyd material by mistake, but customers bought them up. Here is some feedback on how they have held up!
Hexamid Pocket Discussion at BPL


Steve B. Discusses his Pocket tarp and other ZPacks Gear.

Duplex Tents are in stock and are available for quick shipment! All other shelters are made to order and are currently shipping in just one week. If you need your gear by a certain date please email us after you order and we will schedule accordingly if possible.

There are a handful of lightly used Shelters in our Bargain Bin!

The photos show a clear-orange tarp, but now these are clear-white.
Hexamid Pocket Tarp - $199