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Deschutes (Closeout)

13 oz - 370 g Solo Tarp

The Deschutes is a lean, mean, no-frills, down and dirty shelter for ultralight hikers on the move. It packs so small and is so light it might get lost in your pack, yet it is large enough for a comfortable night’s rest without the claustrophobia of a small tarp. The Deschutes can be paired with the Serenity NetTent to form a fully enclosed, one-person, double-walled shelter with a bathtub floor. The Deschutes Bundle can be found here.

*All closeout items and items in the bargain bin are final sale and cannot be returned.
*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 shelters have 44 ft2 of coverage and a setup height of 49”. Inside you have plenty of room to sit up and the extra room lets you spread out your gear. The full-length vestibule zipper makes for easy entry.

    Constructed from tough but light Silicone Nylon, the Deschutes Tarp weighs 13 ounces and is quite affordable. When mated with the Serenity NetTent you have a double-wall solo tent, that weighs a mere 24 ounces.

    Most tarps have one or more gaps that you need to address in order to stay dry. The Deschutes has 360o weather protection. This tarp helps shelter you from the worst storms while staying nice and dry. Its single pole pyramid structure makes it easy to set up and very stable. It easily handles both wind and light snow loads.

    When using a trekking pole for setup, you can vary the height of the tent to optimize for prevailing conditions. Setup higher for maximum ventilation and low for stormy conditions.

    • Long Zippered Entry for easier entry
    • Top Vent
    • Single Pole Setup with hexagonal shape provides maximum protection at minimum weight
    • 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.

1. Weight does not include stakes or pole. 2. Support poles sold separately.

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