Hexamid Pocket Tarp w/ Doors
So freakin light and packs down to the size of a softball. The doors are awesome and there is plenty of room inside (I’m 5'10").
For all you gram weenies cutting tags and planning FKT’s, shave those last few grams off your base weight with the Hexamid Pocket Tarp ; our lightest shaped tarp ever!
This ultralight tarp can be your primary shelter on an ultra-minimalist adventure or can be tucked away in a pocket for a surprise afternoon thunderstorm.
Super simple by design, the Hexamid Pocket Tarp provides shelter at a weight that will keep your pack under that elusive sub-7 lb base weight.
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. Stakes are not included but we have a variety of Ultralight Stakes to choose from. 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. 2.0 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.
Any condensation, which single wall shelters may experience, will run down the walls and out at the edges of the tarp, rather than onto the floor. 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.
The total weight displayed near the 'add to cart' button includes guy lines, sewn in linelocs, taped seams, and a stuff sack. A piece of repair tape is included with the tarp. Your choice of canopy material will change the total weight.
*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. Dyneema® Composite Fabric 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.
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.
Hexamid Pocket Tarp w/ Doors Instructions
Click here for a printable version.
All Hexamid Pocket Tarp w/ Doors come with the guy lines are cut and attached for you.
Front Center (1x) - 54” (137 cm)
*Note that if your pocket tarp w/ doors 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)
In windy conditions orient the end of your tent with the overlapping storm door upwind. The Zpacks label at the corner indicates the upwind end of the tent.
Splash-up can occur when camped on hard packed surfaces during heavy rain. Our tall bathtub floor and overhanging canopy helps to keep mud and water from splashing up into your tent, but for best results please choose camp spots on leaves or pine needles when possible. Remove any pointy twigs and sharp objects to protect your tent floor but leave as much rain-dampening cushioning as possible to minimize the potential of splash-up.
- 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.
- Stake out one of the front corners. There is a label on one front corner to make it easy to find.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stake out the back center guy line.
- 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:
- The distance apart of the two front corner stakes when you first lay out the tarp.
- The length and angle of the trekking pole.
All Zpacks shelters have taped seams and bonded tie outs! No seam sealing necessary.
Click here for full instructions on how to wash our Dyneema® Composite Fabric tents and tarps.
- bug protection
A super light shelter
The shelter does exactly what it is advertised to do and it is light and sturdy. Get stakes and the carbon poles if you plan to use it for bike camping. Otherwise hiking poles will do. Set up is simple. I recommend to bring a light bivy to keep dirt and bugs out. Take a look at catabatic gear.
Love the Hexamid!
I purchased this gear based on internet reviews and find that the Hexamid lives up to my expectations. The great: incredibly light weight - best in class. Small - takes up little pack space. I travel solo so these are top priorities. Surprisingly strong fabric and completely waterproof. The good (enough): not free standing so needs ground that will take stakes plus enough room for the tarp and lines. Compared to some reviews I found it quite easy to pitch, even with the slightly unusual shape. Size:I’m only 5’7” so there was (just) room enough for me and my pack. A person taller than 5’10” or 6’ might find it too small. The not so great: Condensation. Totally expected. Since the fabric doesn’t breathe a lot of condensation forms on the inside. For the most part the water stayed on the fabric, or trickled down the inside and dripped on the ground at the perimeter of he tarp. I stayed (mostly) dry by being careful not to touch the inside of the tarp to the extent I could avoid it. Overall: A great piece of gear. I don’t expect to backpack solo without it. Haven’t tested it yet in high wind or continuous heavy rain, but feel confident it will perform.
Hello Kenneth, Thanks for the review. We appreciate it! And might I add, WOW, that is a gorgeous view!
Utilisé pendant 24 jours en Vanoise et dans l'Oisans-Ecrins, avec un bivy (210g) avec moustiquaire (parce que je veux pouvoir me poser n'importe où) et un tapis en polycree (40g). A résisté à des tempêtes de vent violentes, de gros orages. Montage rapide et facile. Bonne isolation. Assez d'espace pour y placer mon sac Arc Scout 50L. Ma tente préférée pour l'été, je garde l'hexamid solo (avec toujours le bivy d'urgence pour les sols impossibles à planter) pour mes sorties hivernales.
Just enough to keep you dry and comfortable, and not an ounce more
I use this with a Katabatic Bristlecone bivy. I was really surprised at how much shelter it provides in the rain. When the rain starts blowing sideways you can drop the pitch to the ground on the windward side, but the geometry makes it fussy as **** to do that. I prefer tarps over tents in anything but New England winter, and this will probably stay my go-to shelter.
Good stable useful