The Haven Tarp is a shaped tarp that is designed to provide the maximum amount of protection for a minimum weight. It's dual pole design with 48" (122 cm) wide canopy provides a tremendous amount of headroom. The wide canopy creates nearly vertical sidewalls. This in turn translates to more usable space with the tarp and less chance of bruising up against the side walls.
The center peak of the Haven is offset slightly toward the front of the tent. This raises the canopy off your face and sets the peak to the more natural position when sitting..
The Haven Tarp can be setup using your hiking poles or our optional carbon fiber poles. Dual tabs on either side of the canopy allow the Haven Tarp to be hung from a line between two trees, eliminating the need for poles.
The Haven Tarp is designed to be mated with the Haven NetTent. Together they form a luxurious sized double wall shelter at a mere 32 ounces (.9 k).
Most of the tarp / NetTent combos on the market today require the NetTent to be setup first, followed by the tarp. Typically the poles are inside of the NetTent, making them easy to bump into in the middle of the night. This kind of setup makes it impossible to keep your NetTent dry when setting up or taking down your shelter in the rain.
The Haven Tarp / NetTent combo is designed so that the NetTent hangs from the tarp. This configuration allows the tarp to be setup first or taken down last under rainy conditions. Your NetTent will remain dry and safely secure in your pack.
Sleeps Ships With
2 Tarp, Stuff Sack, Guylines
12" X 4.5"
18 oz. - .5k
Double Pole Dual
53 ft2 - 4.9 m2
|30D Silicon Nylon
I bought the haven/nettent-combo about a year ago, and it has served me well in a great many locations and occasions. Looking back after a year of long-term use as a digital nomad though, I have to mention a couple of weaknesses which will not bother the more occasional user and are not expensive to implement, either:
• the color is a problem I already reported eraly-on: it could be a military camouflage or just green/brown for not being so obvious out in the nature (spring/summer/fall). In many places, particularly in Europe, camping in the wild is only accepted by authorities under the premise that the tent is "invisible" to passers-by.
• The zippers are a bit on the delicate side: I have to replace the tarp now because the zippers have been ripped off the tent. I understand it's a matter of weight, too, but without tight zippers, the tarp is useless in areas with plenty of rain and wind.
• The seams on top where the poles go in are not water-resistant. Pulling the tarp taut a hundered times will eventually let water seep in---easy to fix with SeamGrip or another seam sealing agent though, but a professional sealing would look a lot better that what I achieved.
• There is no way of venting the tent except for opening the zippers. I had a lot of water condensation in the tent, especially in the summertime, because with neighbors on the campground, I'd rather keep the zippers closed during the night. This is probably the most difficult task to do right technically, because just a window with Velcro lining would be too cheap---Velcro is a @%$^&%#* material wearing off too fast, and that would render the tent unusable after far less than a year.
• A footprint covering the entire ground and able to be spanned between the poles of the tarp would be a great add-on.
All in all, a decent, affordable and exceptionally light-weight one-person-with-luggage tent---with some potential for improvement, even together with the net-tent.
I love my Deschutes Cuben tarp but think the Haven is more luxurious with dual doors and larger storage space inside the net for one. The Christmas sale made it easier.
I like the CF material and prefer it to Silnylon but this will be Silnylon at 18 ounces, The net is 14 for a total of 2 pounds. Sale price is under $300 for this combo. I am a small guy so this tarp tent is a kings palace for one while the ultralight Deschutes is merely adequate in size. Still, the Deschutes combo is 14 ounces lighter. I will soon see if the trade off is worth it.
I gave this tarp 5 stars because it's the best 2 person tarp out there that fit my needs. It has worked every well for my girlfriend and I. Easy set up, light wight, and fits myself at 6' and girlfriend at 5' 10' with room to spare. I just ordered the netting and can't wait to get it!
First off, a note about customer service. Ron sealed and shipped the tarp to me in the UK in double-quick time; and in time for a wet weekend in The Lake District. This tarp, on paper, was just what I was looking for in a shelter for two; light, roomy, two exits, ample headroom, and well vented.rnrnOne practice in the garden confirmed that this tarp is very easy to put up; I can't understand how anyone would find it tricky - which was just as well given the events of my trip. The tarp pitched nice and taught, seems very well made and packs down very small; it was about 530g on my scales. Our plan for the Lakes trip involved a weekend moutain biking, including carrying the bikes over a couple of passes. Day one, all well, tarp pitched, food cooked and no condensation at all; I was quite amazed. Day two - carrying the bike over a pass my old back injury took a turn for the worse and meant a major urgent retreat to set up camp; this was at about 5pm and it was now raining hard (I was making light of the pain I was in to my mate; hence he didn't offer to put up the tarp, more fool me). I was cold, in pain and starting to get very wet. Desite a strong wind, the rain and my lack of movement, the tarp was still incredibly easy to pitch; which I was very grateful of. The rain continued unabated until about 11am the next morning; whereupon I noticed about 4 spots of water on my bag - the result of the sealing around one of the toggles failing; no big deal and very easily remedied. Again, absolutely no condensation. I'm very happy with this tarp; in particular the headroom, space and having two exits, it makes camping for two actaully quite a pleasant and comfortable experience. The Terra Nova Laser is now retired. Great product Ron, thanks. Mac
My wife and I just got back from the Wind river range where we used the Haven tarp and net tent combo. The second day out we had hail, high winds and heavy rain. I think I've finally found the tent I have been looking for. It is easy to set up(practice at home), roomy for two and the ventilation is great. The real upside is that I can use the tarp for my fall trips. This link shows our trip pictures.http://www.flickr.com/photos/d1948n/sets/72157624856848654/ Ron, thanks for another great product. rn Dave Noll
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