Deschutes Plus Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
Deschutes Plus Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
Deschutes Plus Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
Deschutes Plus Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
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Deschutes Plus Ultralight Backpacking Tarp

Regular price$200.00

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The Deschutes Plus is the ultimate tarp shelter – go light, go fast, go bug-free.

The Deschutes Plus carries all the promises of a no-frills tarp with the added benefit of a No-See-Um skirt. So you can leave your bug net at home and still not suffer – and you only gain 3 ounces. The pyramid-style design is incredibly stable providing 360° protection in some of the most extreme conditions. The Deschutes Plus gives any hiker the freedom to move fast and light and sleep in bug-free comfort.

*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.

Deschutes Plus Closed
Deschutes Plus Open

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 nest yourself among a dense forest of trees.

With the added net skirt, you have one less annoyance to deal with at the end of a high mile day. The generous 18-inch width still allows you the flexibility to set up the shelter at different heights.

And on bugless nights, throw open the large entry for some extra ventilation and an evening of stargazing.

Constructed from tough but light 20D Silicone Nylon and 20D No-See-Um netting. Pyramid design is extremely effective at shedding wind from all directions.Side entry for your convenience. One trekking pole setup allows you to vary the height depending on weather conditions. 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*.


• Zippered Entry for easier entry and exit.
• Easy Tension Adjustment 
so you can keep the tent taut from the comfort of your sleeping bag.
Full 18" No-See-Um Skirt allows you to set up the shelter at different heights and still have excellent bug protection.
• Top Vent to reduce condensation.
• Single Pole Setup,
with hexagonal shape provides maximum protection at minimum weight.
• 360° Weather Protection
• Pairs Easily with the Serenity NetTent to really keep the bugs at bay.



Ships With
Pack Size
Tarp, Stuff Sacks, Guy lines
15" X 6"
16 oz - 450 g
6 (sold separately)



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




20D Silicone Coated Nylon
3,000mm Rating
Ultralight 20D No-See-Um
#3 YKK

User Video

Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus Tarp - First Impressions

By: Jacob Ziech
Published: 4/2/2016

Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus Tarp
Setup and Initial Impressions

By: ChrisGoesOutdoors
Published: 8/1/2016

Deschutes Plus Tarp
Minimal Camping, Lightweight Backpacking

By: Shingo Inoue
Published: 10/16/2016


 Weight does not include stakes or pole.

*Support poles and stakes sold separately.

*Set-up instructions can be downloaded here.

**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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Perfect 1 man shelter

I have been using the Deschutes Plus for 5 years now, in some extremely buggy country mainly (wind river range).

Needless to say, its almost the perfect shelter. Perfect blend of light, small, bug and weather proof, while still being one of the cheaper shelters I own. Its small packed size (between a softball and a volleyball) means it can fit in any pocket of a backpack.

Replaces a tarp for the same weight while being easier to set up, and more bug and weather proof!

Excellent little shelter

After some time backpacking with this shelter in a myriad of conditions I have came to the conclusion that I very much enjoy the Deschutes Plus. The shelter provided more than adequate rain protection in heavy storms and excellent bug protection. Ventilation isn't amazing, probably because of the netting but I generally have at least one of the doors wide open unless I am in a buggy, dewy, or rainy area. I have found that using the guyline attachments provide much more headroom and I prefer to always use them. Also when it is buggy, I generally set items on top of the netting as the a breeze can blow the netting up and allow a swath of mosquitos in. Overall I am happy with my purchase and it is my go-to shelter for going solo.

So far, so good

After setting this up once in the park (city living;-), I took it on an overnight bike trip, along with the serenity tent and a pole. The setup went great and the net inside was surprisingly roomy, with more floor space than my Big Agnes Tiger Wall 1P. I haven't sealed it yet but I knew it would be dry and there was no problem with any condensation. I was warm and comfortable all night and was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to enter and exit.

It is awesome

I like this tarp, it was my first time camp with this tarp. There is a big space for cooking, rest. When you use the tracking pole around 125cm, the ventilation is awesome.
Thanks for this tarp and arrival in time.

Worth every penny

I’ve had this tarp for 4 years. I’ve used it in every kind of weather you can think of from heavy rain and snow to summer mountain backpacking. Once you accept that this is to keep weather off and not bugs out, you quickly realize how awesome it is. Ultralight, easy to set up and keeps you dry. Set the low side to the wind and your Good to go. It has room enough to put all your gear inside and keep it dry as well. I’m getting older (62) and this helps me keep up with the younger punks on the trail. I also love how little real estate it takes up in my pack.