The most basic shelter solution: lightweight, simple, and remarkably adaptable.
A tarp provides essential weather protection but still allows you to feel fully outdoors. In addition, a tarp can be used to create a breezy porch over your tents entrance, or as a kitchen away from your campsite for greater safety in bear country. Tarp use is nearly limitless, and they can be pitched with trekking poles, paddles or branches, and can be suspended from trees, as well.
Our smallest model, the new Tarp 5, is designed specifically to cover a single person while also providing extra room for gear. Its shape makes it easy to get into and out of, and it can be pitched fairly high off the ground for the full, airy, tarp experience, or with its edges nearly, or even fully, on the ground for a remarkably protective refuge from bad weather.
Using a Hilleberg Bivanorak when sleeping under the Tarp 5 or any of the Tarp models adds both sleeping bag protection and an extra defence against bad weather. In keeping with its minimalist mission, the Tarp 5 is made from very light yet strong Kerlon 1000, used in 3-season, Yellow Label tents, and comes with attached 2 mm guy lines.
The larger Tarp 10 and Tarp 20 have a more traditional rectangular shape. Both are available in a lighter UL version, made from our Kerlon 1200 fabric, used in our Red Label tents, and a heavier duty XP version, made from Kerlon XP. Both come with attached 3 mm guy lines.
Designed for two person use, the Tarp 10 pairs wonderfully with the Mesh Ridge, Mesh Box 10, and Mesh Inner Tents. Any of these combinations are a lightweight and bug free choice for warmer weather trips. The Tarp 20 pairs with the Mesh Box 20, and is ideal for larger group use.
Any of these Tarps are excellent things to have with you on any hike: use one during a break as an out-of-the-weather gathering spot, or as a dining hall at lunch or dinner. The Tarp 5 will provide shelter for one to two people, the Tarp 10 is a good choice for two to four hikers, and the Tarp 20 will easily cover larger groups.
For orders below £30 it's currently a very reasonable £3.50 charge.
* We are currently unable to offer an international order/delivery service. Delivery to BFPO usually counts as UK mainland, though (and some BFPO locations are also VAT-exempt).
Orders received by us before 12 Noon are sent by Royal Mail First Class Post or via our courier - depending on their size, weight, value and destination.
Orders received by us from Monday to Noon on Friday are usually delivered the next working day (working days are defined as Monday to Friday, inclusive).
Orders received by us from Friday afternoon to Noon on Monday are generally delivered on Tuesday.
Please note: We usually contact you personally to clarify delivery instructions for larger / more expensive items. This can add a short delay in despatching your order.
For Click & Collect: Please bring order confirmation, the card used for purchase and photo ID to collect your order from our Keswick store during normal opening hours. Please allow 2 working days.