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

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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. The Deschutes Bundle can be found here.

*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.



Ships With
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 7 reviews
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.

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.