7' x 9' Flat Tarp

7 reviews
$249.00 Weight 5.1 oz / 144.0 g

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Our ultralight Flat Tarps are a minimalist adventurer’s dream. This tarp has plenty of space for a single hiker and their gear.  Whether you’re hiking to a remote destination or cross-country bikepacking over uneven terrain, this ultralight shelter will set up easily and keep you dry and protected.  This tarp can put you well on your way to that elusive sub-7 lb base weight.

Set the tarp up as an A-Frame and enjoy the views and ventilation provided by both ends of the tarp. If the weather becomes harsh, the tarp can be set up in a variety of configurations for maximum protection.

*Guyline not included*

Need another size?  Be sure to check out our other tarps.

  • Constructed from Olive Drab .55 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric.

  • The ridge seam is taped and the tie outs have bonded reinforcements. No seam sealing necessary.

  • Small stuff sack is included in the price and weight shown.

  • Any condensation, which single wall shelters may experience, will run down the walls and out at the edges of the tarp. Click here for tips to avoid condensation.

  • Dyneema Composite Fabric is naturally waterproof and is not treated with any potentially harmful chemicals such as flame retardants or water repellents.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.


7' x 9' (2.1 m x 2.7 m)


Olive - 4.9 oz (138 g)

Perimeter Tie Outs:

  • Four corner tie outs.

  • Two ridge line tie outs.

  • One tie out in the center of each long side.

Made with Bio-Based Dyneema® Fiber

Reduce your carbon footprint with DSM’s bio-based Dyneema® fiber technology. Sourced from renewable, bio-based feedstock, it is the first ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (HMPE) fiber. Commit to sustainability and help reduce our reliance on fossil fuel resources and rely on the trusted performance of the world’s strongest fiber™. Click here to learn more about our sustainability initiatives.

Made in the USA.

.55 oz/sqyd Standard Dyneema® Composite Fabric

The default canopy material choice on this tarp is .55 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric. It has high tensile strength and can handle strong winds, storms, and all the typical conditions a tent will be in. All Dyneema® Composite Fabric material can easily be repaired in the field with the included repair tape if it were to get a puncture.

The material is semi-transparent, allowing you to see the silhouette of trees when looking out. In bright sunlight, you can see the fuzzy silhouette of a person when looking in, but it is opaque in low evening light.

Tensile Strength: 63 lb/in (552 N/5cm)

Puncture Strength: 
1.8 lb (8 N)

Water Resistance:
 15,000 mmH₂O

Made in the USA.

.66 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric

This canopy material choice has the same Dyneema® thread count as standard .55 oz/sqyd, but with a slightly thicker laminate that allows for a darker color or pattern to be printed on the material. The thicker laminate brings the fabric weight to .66 oz/sqyd.  It blends in to nature well. It is darker, less transparent and offers more privacy. Dyneema® Composite Fabric has a bit of a sheen to it when it is new, but it dulls down significantly with some use.  

This video by John Abela shows the opacity and color of the camo fabric.  It adds around .6 ounces (17 grams) to the weight of the 7' x 9' Flat Tarp.

Tensile Strength: 63 lb/in (552 N/5cm)

Puncture Strength: 1.9 lb (8.5 N)

Water Resistance: 15,000 mmH₂O

Made in the USA.

Click here for full instructions on how to wash our Dyneema® Composite Fabric tents and tarps.

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Rob A.
United States United States

Great so far! (In my backyard)

Great, but I haven't used it for its true purpose yet. I'm hiking the PCT in 8 days. I'll let you know more after that.

Tom L.
New Zealand New Zealand


Compacts down to an incredibly small size, I still can't believe it is as strong as it is when I am almost able to see right through it. Blows my mind. Awesome piece of kit.

Fletcher H.
United States United States

Best products ever

I could not be more happy with my new tarp! I have bought many products from Zpacks and they are consistently amazing! The customer service is off the charts amazing! My new tarp is effective, lightweight and durable! Thank you Zpacks for everything! I’m a customer for life!

Clark L.
United States United States

Zpacks has enlightened me!

I bought the Zpacks 7x9 flat tarp and I’m very happy with it as my shelter system is now at 1lb 7oz.

Rob M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Flat tarp

Easy to *****, nice and light, ideal for summer camping

Zpacks 7' x 9' Flat Tarp Review