7' x 9' Flat Tarp

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$259.00 Weight 4.0 oz / 114.0 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.

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

  • Constructed from Olive Drab .51 oz/sqyd or Camo .67oz/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.


  • 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.

Size:

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

Weight:

Olive - 5.2 oz (148 g)

Camo - 5.7 oz (162 g)

Perimeter Tie Outs:

  • Four corner tie outs.

  • Two ridge line tie outs.

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

.51 oz/sqyd Standard Dyneema Composite Fabric

The default canopy material choice on this tarp is .51 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.



.67 oz/sqyd Dyneema Composite Fabric

This canopy material choice has the same Dyneema thread count as standard .51 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 .67 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.


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DW
08/13/2019
Dane W.
United States United States

Dyneema, expensive but essential

For ultralight durability this composite fabric is currently the best choice for a variety of applications. As an outdoor enthusiast who happens to be a chemist, I can speak to the value of its near bullet proof molecular composition. As a medical doctor on an active search and rescue team I have observed, as many of you have, that carrying the lightest possible load without sacrificing function promotes fresh legs and a favorable sweat threshold in the backcountry. Z-packs adds to this a commendable history of innovative design and fine workmanship. I can say all this, and I don’t even work for z- packs or earn a commission. Dyneema could be improved by becoming breathable and less expensive, but in the meantime attention to good ventilation and having a well designed budget seem to do well enough.