Hexamid Pocket Tarp w/ Doors

7 Reviews
$299.00 Weight 5.2 oz / 148.0 g
Lead Time Ships in 1 to 3 Days

The Hexamid Pocket Tarp w/ Doors is one of our lightest tarps ever!  This tarp can put you well on your way to that elusive sub-7 lb base weight.

We added overlapping storm doors to the standard Hexamid Pocket Tarp to provide additional protection from the elements.

This ultralight tarp can be tucked away in a pocket for emergencies, or it could be your primary shelter on a minimalist adventure. It is useful for sitting out rain on day hikes. Keep it in your day pack just in case.

A Bathtub Ground Sheet can be purchased separately. Another option is to use a Tyvek groundsheet or a bivy under the tarp.

  • 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 here if you don't use trekking poles.

  • Packs up tiny. The tarp is a loose fit in an included 2.5" x 4" x 5.5" tall (6.5 cm x 10 cm x 14 cm) mini stuff sack.

  • Ultralight Lineloc V adjusters are sewn to all the tie outs. 1.2 mm bright yellow Z-line cord is cut and attached for you. Linelocs, cord, and the stuff sack are included in the weight.

  • Either of the storm doors can be opened or closed independently. Leave both open on nice weather nights for a breeze and great views. Close the upwind door to block cold wind, or close both for 360° rain protection. The overlapping doors are closed with a custom made metal hook, with a toggle at the center to keep them pinned.

  • 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. You may need to shift your position to avoid rain spray depending on the wind direction.

  • 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 Bathtub Ground Sheet is sold separately. Alternatively you can use a Poncho, or inexpensive material like Tyvek or Polycryo for your groundsheet.

  • 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.


The Hexamid Pocket Tarp w/ Doors weighs a total of 5.2 ounces (148 grams) including guy lines, sewn in linelocs, taped seams, and a stuff sack. A piece of repair tape is included with the tent.

*8x Stakes are required but are not included. We have a variety of Ultralight Stakes to choose from.


Peak height: 47" (119 cm)

Length: 107" (271.75 cm)

Width at center: 54 inches (137 cm)

Width at ends: 30 inches (76 cm)

Entryway Height: 29 inches (74 cm)

  • Lineloc V adjusters are sewn to all tie outs. Bright yellow Dyneema Z-Line cord is cut and attached for you. The yellow lines are very easy to see night or day, and Dyneema has very low stretch.
  • Our tarps are made from Dyneema Composite Fabric. DCF has several advantages over other materials:

    • High strength to weight ratio – the material can handle high wind force and does not tear easily.

    • Chemical free, PFC free

    • Waterproof – there is no DWR or coating to worry about wearing out. The material will not absorb significant water that will add water weight to your pack

    • Stretch-free – the tarp will stay taut all night. Nylon material by comparison can stretch and sag, especially if it gets wet.

    • Taped seams – our seams are sewn, then taped water tight. The tie outs have bonded reinforcements for high strength. No seam sealing will be necessary!

    • Easily repairable – Any damage can easily be fixed in the field with our Dyneema Composite Fabric Repair Tape.

.51 oz/sqyd Standard Dyneema Composite Fabric

.51 oz/sqyd Dyneema Composite Fabric has high tensile strength and can handle strong winds, storms, and all the typical conditions a tarp will be in. All Dyneema Composite Fabric material can easily be repaired in the field with 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.

Hexamid Pocket Tarp Instructions

Click here for a printable version.

Guy Lines:

All Hexamid Pocket Tarps come with the guy lines are cut and attached for you.

Front Center (1x) - 54” (137 cm)

*Note that if your pocket tarp is the version with doors, the front center line is 75" (190 cm) with a stake loop tied at 30" (76 cm). The short end of the cord is attached to door hooks.

Front and Back Corners (4x) - 32 inches (81 cm)

Back Center (1x) - 32 inches (81 cm)

Back Walls (2x) - 54 inches (137 cm)

Setup Instructions:

  1. Adjust your trekking pole to around 48 inches (122 cm). If you expect your pole tips to sink into the ground, add a couple inches to compensate.

  2. Stake out one of the front corners. There is a label on one front corner to make it easy to find.

  3. Pull the other front corner guy line tight, then give it about 14 inches (36 cm) or so of slack and stake it out. The distance that you come back with the stake determines the peak height of the shelter.

  4. Insert your trekking pole with the handle at the peak of the tarp. If you angle the pole just a little bit it will stay standing up easier during setup.

  5. Stake out the front main guy line. The front corners of the tarp should be about 6-8 inches (15+ cm) or so off the ground.

  6. Stake out the back center guy line.

  7. Stake out the back corners, and back wall guy lines. The tarp should be about 6-8 inches (15+ cm) off the ground all the way around.

If you have trouble getting a good pitch try playing around with the following:

  1. The distance apart of the two front corner stakes when you first lay out the tarp.

  2. The length and angle of the trekking pole.

Seam Sealing:

All Zpacks shelters have taped seams and bonded tie outs! No seam sealing necessary.

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Jonathan R.
United States United States

Great Product

This hexamid pocket tarp with doors and the bathtub floor is just what I need. Lightweight! Roomy! After an accident I need ways to get ultralight pack weight. This will help. Thank you Zpacks!

Toni G.
United States United States

Pocket Tarp with doors

Good but the overlap needs to be higher to avoid hitting it upon every entry & exit. It should be wider to accommodate sleeping with my backpack.

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Glen O.
United States United States

Awesome tarp , worked well

Awesome tarp , worked well on CDT. , light and low profile , good in the wind , works best when pitched low . I used it with a bivy sack , even lighter than the floor version .

Glen Otis verified customer review of Hexamid Pocket Tarp w/ Doors
Jack B.
United States United States

Intro into the tarp world

Been dragging my feet for a while on wether or not to get into the tarp world. Decided to jump in. I’m about 6’2” and there is plenty of room under this shelter. And it’s weight and packanility are a joke. So light. The doors are a nice touch, seems to close out the surroundings enough to be at ease in your own world under the tarp. Now my base weight has gone below 10 and I can’t wait to take this one a properly long hike.

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Craig P.
Australia Australia

Outstanding customer service

The customer service team is world best.