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Deschutes Zero-G

8.1 OZ – 230 G SOLO TARP – USES ONE 49” POLE

The Deschutes Zero-G is a no-frills tarp shelter that is so light you might forget you brought it.

The Deschutes Zero-G is part of the Zero-Gravity Family – our premium line of ultralight products. You thought the Deschutes was light? The Deschutes Zero-G is 40% lighter. And at mere 8.1 ounces, this pyramid-style design is still incredibly stable and still provides 360° protection in some of the most extreme conditions. Pair it with the Serenity NetTent and enjoy a double-walled tent that only weighs an amazing 19 ounces. Go farther faster.

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NOTE: The second and third pictures are not the most up to date model; the actual product will be more like the first image. 

  • The Deschutes Zero-G is an ultralight shelter designed to give you the most interior space while maximizing protection from the elements and minimizing weight. The simple pyramid structure is easy to set up and sheds wind with ease. It can be pitched with adjustable trekking poles or with our fixed length aluminum or carbon fiber poles (sold separately). The Deschutes Zero-G has 39 ft2 of coverage and a setup height of 49”,  providing plenty of room to sit up and spread out gear. A full-length vestibule zipper makes for easy entry. 

    The Deschutes Zero-G is can be mated with the Serenity NetTent, together forming a double wall shelter. The NetTent is attached to the tarp after setup, keeping the inner net dry when setting up in wet conditions. If desired this pair can be left attached when packing, but a larger stuff bag may be necessary.

    Six Moon Designs has spent over a decade working with Dyneema®. Through the process, we have developed our own proprietary tape which creates a stronger bond than conventional methods.

  • FAQ

    1. I'm over 6', will I fit? The answer depends. There are many factors that determine if you'll be comfortable using the Deschutes Zero-G. 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 it 13" at the point where the Serenity would end. Using a thick sleeping mat will compromise internal space and minimize the headroom. Also setting up the Deschutes Zero-G low to the ground will do the same. However, properly set up, most people will find the Deschutes DCF more than roomy enough for a good night's sleep.
    2. What is the recommended Pole Height? The Deschutes Zero-G 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.
    • Long Zippered Entry for easy entry
    • Single Pole Setup, with a hexagonal shape, provides maximum protection at minimum weight
    • Easy Setup
    • Top Vent
    • Mates with the Serenity NetTent

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

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

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Somewhere on the PCT
Almost Perfect Shelter

My wife and I replaced our overly complex tent with two of these DCF tarps for our current PCT thru hike. We thought we wouldn't use them much as we'd be cowboy camping most of the time. However, this year's wacky weather has meant we've used them a lot more than we would have liked! They've proved excellent, weatherproof shelters alongside our bug bivies and are incredibly lightweight. We attached a couple pieces of cord to the door hooks to make them far easier to attach to the guy line clip and added side guy lines for extra stability and a bit more interior room. We plan to attach a couple of interior loops so we can tie our bivy bag cords and some linelocs, as dealing with sliding knots on 2mm cord in the snow gets tedious real quick :-) The build quality is very good with the only issue we've encountered was a small leak where the door tie was attached in heavy rain. Here's a photo:

Deschutes Cuben Fiber

I have been tarp camping for a few years with a net bivy but have avoided the tarp shelters because they block the view on rainy days. I did get a net tent with tub floor but it was heavy so I went to a floorless and doorless net which worked ok with my tarp and bivy sack but I was not satisfied. Then I saw the Serenity Net Tent at 11 ounces and ordered one immediately. While looking through Six Moon Designs offerings I spotted the new Deschutes Shelter. Now I get the view, a tub floor, net with door, and lose the weight of the silnylon tarp, poles, and bivy bag. The 45 inch height (48 inch shelter height) is perfect. It is easy to enter I had to back into my net bivy and could not turn around. The vestibule allows exit/entry without getting my bag wet. The negative is that it is not free standing but I have gotten used to spiking down my tarps and can relocate them relatively easy now. The trick is to eliminate knot tying.