Deschutes Ultralight Tarp With Door Closed
Deschutes Ultralight Tarp With Door Open
Deschutes Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
Deschutes Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
Dimensions diagram for the Deschutes tarp
deschutes ultralight backpacking tarp
deschutes ultralight backpacking tarp

Deschutes Ultralight Backpacking Tarp

Sale price$190.00
A no frills ultralight tarp that provides full weather protection.

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Tarp Only: Exactly what it sounds like. The Deschutes Tarp with no frills.

Plus: Make your Deschutes Tarp a little less buggy with a no-see-um skirt. Only adds 3oz.

Bundle: The pinnacle of versatility. Set it up as a tent, tarp, or a net tent, with the included Serenity NetTent.

Deschutes Plus Closed
13 OZ – 370 G SOLO TARP

The Deschutes is a no-frills tarp shelter, everything you need and nothing you don’t, providing the ultimate freedom.

No floor. No pockets. Nothing but the essentials, the Deschutes gets the job done at an affordable price. At a mere 13 ounces, this pyramid-style design is incredibly stable providing 360° protection is some of the most extreme conditions. The Deschutes gives any hiker the freedom to move fast and light without sacrifice.

The Deschutes can be paired with the Serenity NetTent to form a fully enclosed, one-person, double-walled shelter with a bathtub floor.

*To completely repel water, shelters need to have sealer applied to the seams before use.
*Shelters including a seam sealing service may not ship immediately.


The Deschutes shelter provides 44 sq. ft. of protection and is easily set up with one trekking pole to a maximum height of 49 inches. This allows plenty of room to sit up without feeling tight.**

The tiny footprint allows you to pitch this tarp in even the most precarious spots. That means you can tuck yourself away in locations others would scoff at.

Constructed from tough but light Silicone Nylon.

Pyramid design is extremely effective at shedding wind from all directions

When paired with the Serenity NetTent, it creates a double-walled, ultralight, solo tent that weighs a mere 24 ounces.

One trekking pole setup allows you to vary the height depending on weather conditions.Side entry for convenience.

44 sq. ft. of living space with a peak height of 49 inches – a surprising amount of space-to-weight ratio.

Easy to pitch with just one adjustable trekking pole and six stakes*.

Deschutes Plus Open


Long Zippered Entry for easier entry and exit

Top Vent to reduce condensation.

360° Weather Protection

Single Pole Pyramid Design with hexagonal shape provides maximum protection at minimum weight.

Pairs Easily with theSerenity NetTent to keep the bugs at bay.

Easy Setup


1. I'm over 6'. Will I fit? The answer is: it depends. There are many factors that determine if you'll be comfortable using the Deschutes. It depends upon the height of the setup, the depth of your sleeping pad and your sleeping style. Take a look at the picture of the Deschutes Tarp with the Serenity NetTent, the Serenity is 84" or 7' long and has vertical end walls of 9". Without the Serenity, the height is 13" between ground and canopy at the point where the Serenity would end.These days many people like using thick 2" to 4" deep sleeping mats. While they are comfortable, they will significantly compromise internal space and reduce headroom. Setting up the Deschutes low to the ground will do the same. However, when properly set up, most people will find the Deschutes has both plenty of room and weather protection.

2. What is the recommended Pole Height? The Deschutes Tarp can be set up at different heights. At 40"the Deschutes hugs the ground providing maximum protection. The Deschutes can accommodate a variable height of between 45" to 49" depending upon conditions and your personal preferences. For maximum interior space or when using the Serenity NetTent, set your pole to 49". In most cases, you'll want to angle your pole, so the bottom of it is inside the vestibule area. This helps to maximize the sleeping area.



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Pack Size
Tarp, Stuff Sacks, Guy lines
12" X 4.5"
13 oz - 368 g
6 (sold separately)


Single 49" Pole (sold separately)
Side Entry
44 ft2 - 4 m2



20D Silicone Coated Nylon
3,000mm Rating
#3 YKK


1 Weight does not include stakes or pole. 

*Support poles and stakes sold separately.

**Individuals over 6’ may have limited headroom depending on sleeping pad height and other factors. Review dimensions to determine whether this shelter meets your height needs.

Lost your set-up instructions? Additional instructions can be downloaded here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Passed the front country test! So, back country! Here we come!

Set it up during a rainy day just to get the first test out of the way and we stayed dry. No problem. Fits my 80 pound dog and myself (150 lbs & 5' 6"). Love the bug net around the bottom. A nice baby step for me coming from a double wall fully inclosed tent and taking this step in order to reduce my pack weight and bulk. Looking forward to taking this into the back country!

Bob K/ Ohio
Deschutes tarp & Serenity Net Tent

Received from Six Moon Designs. Lite weight and compact. Like the packaging. Like the versatility of using either, or both together. Haven’t used them yet but looking forward putting them to the test.

richard dahlgren
My new toy

I wanted a tent similar to the Gatewood Cape, but with more room. The Deschutes fills the bill, and with the seams sealed, weighs just under 12 ounces. I recently set mine up behind my house, on a cold night. I guyed it out at each end and used 2 trekking poles, joined at the handles by a plastic pipe elbow, to support the tent. Using 2 poles gives me more room than using one pole.

I used an Exped air mattress with a foam pad on top, and slept in a 30F rated quilt with a 40F quilt spread out over top of the 30F quilt. I wore 2 hats, including a down filled balaclava.

I'm about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds and the tent was long enough, even though I had pitched the tent really low. The temp dropped below 15F for a while, but I slept warm. The tent has enough headroom, but just barely. The loops for the tent pins are a nice touch, having an easy adjustment arrangement and reflective tape.

Considering that I pitched the tent for the first time in the dark, it was quick and easy. Now I'm planning to just use my Gatewood Cape as a poncho.

Richard Taylor
Great set up, great value

Replacing my double wall tent the Deschutes tarp. I also bought the mesh insert and with both items I am shaving 16 ounces off my base weight. Taking it on my AT thru hike in March. Easy set up and also saves space in my pack.

Great tarp hybrid

I have a few UL tarps and tents and this is absolutely my favorite for summer. I took this on the Wonderland trail and Timberline trail this year. It’s very spacious for one person and fits all my gear in the tarp with me. Highly recommend and would love a version in Ultra or Dyneema.