8.5' x 10' Flat Tarp
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.
Need another size? Be sure to check out the rest of our tarps.
Constructed from Olive Drab .51 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric or Camo .67 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric
The ridge seam is taped and the tie outs have bonded reinforcements. No seam sealing necessary.
- A Small stuff sack is included in the price and weight shown.
16 total tie outs.
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)
- 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.
.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 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.
- trekking poles
So far I used it for 3 nights - no, light and heavy rain. Always a-style setup in the wood. Everything is as expected functional and quality wise. It’s comfortably big and light as feather. I cannot say something about it’s durability yet but as I’m already using the duplex from ZPacks and thus know the fabrics and the craftsmanship I’m very confidently for the future.
Have used once and was very happy with it. Was plenty long and wide enough for two. Long enough to put your pack at your feet and still be under cover. Wish they made a 10X10 to give a little more width when set up as A-frame, which is how I set it up.
what a truly marvelous trap, light, light light!, well built, easy to set up and wonderfully waterproof.
Flat tarp 8 1/2 x 10
Great tarp. Extremely light. Easy to set up to a simple A frame style tent using trekking poles or trees with a little cordage. Simplicity at its finest!