8.5' x 10' Flat Tarp

10 reviews
$275.00 Weight 6.5 oz / 184.0 g

Lead Time Ships in About 2 Weeks

Our ultralight Flat Tarps are a minimalist adventurers dream. This tarp has plenty of space for a single ultralight 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 the rest of our 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.
  • 16 total tie outs.

  • 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.

  • 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.


8.5' x 10' (2.6 m x 3 m)


Olive - 6.5 oz (184 g)

Camo - 7.5 oz (212 g)

Tie Outs:

  • Four corner tie outs.

  • Two ridge line tie outs.

  • Three evenly spaced tie outs on each long side.

  • Two panel tie outs on each wall.

.55 oz/sqyd Standard Dyneema® Composite Fabric

The default canopy material choice on this tent 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 1.0 ounces (30 grams) to the weight of the 8.5' x 10' 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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Florian S.
Great Product!

I’ve use this tarp several times since I’ve purchased it. It endured heavy wind and rain and kept me dry and sheltered perfectly. The compact packing size and the weight are just unbeatable! Totally worth the prize!

dominik r.
Flat Tarp

This Tarp is great, extremly light. First night in rain I staid well dry. The colour is to white for my tast.

A Zpacks Customer
New Zealand
Unbelievably good

Have had one of these for about 4 years now. Its incredible - so much space and shelter for so little weight and space. Its revolutionised fly-camping for me, no more small shelters when for only 200g I can have a ton of space solo or room for 3 if needed. Tough, can pitch it multiple ways and pitch it taut so it sheds rain and wind. Love this thing.

Phil W.
United States
Lightweight and versatile rain protection or ground cloth

I really like this tarp, but I had to get used to how translucent it is when the sun is out or just coming up. No sleeping in with this tarp! the weight is great and it has been versatile to use a ground cloth if needed.

Benny B.
Hong Kong
Zpacks 8.5' x 10' Flat Tarp

Very nice cuben tarp.