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Deschutes Plus

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Seam Sealing


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  1. Tents are seam sealed after the order is placed. This may add up to a week to delivery time, depending upon the current number of tents in queue.
  2. We do not offer a Seam Sealing service for Polyester shelters.
  3. Cuben Fiber shelters do not need to be seam sealed.

Purchase Options

No: When you choose this option you are indicating that you would like to seam seal the shelter on your own.  You can do that by purchasing SilNet

Yes: When you choose this option you are paying an additional fee ($20 or $30 depending on the shelter) to have Six Moon Designs seam seal the shelter for you.


Over the years, Six Moon Designs has seam sealed thousands of shelters, so we know a thing or two about the process. If you lack the time or space to properly perform this task, you may consider us as an option. I will say there's nothing like seam sealing your own tent then weathering a storm safe and dry.

Drying Time

We generally allow two days for the tents to cure before shipping. This time can vary depending upon heat and humidity. During warm summer days, curing can be completed in less than 24 hours. On those cold humid winter days, drying can take longer.


To seam seal our shelters, we lay them out on a large table and the sealant is injected directly using a bottle with an applicator tip. We have found this method to be effective at penetrating the seams and will provide excellent water protection.

Once all of the seams have been coated, the shelter is then stored to dry in our drying rack. Unfortunately this is the step that’s most likely to cause problems, as hanging shelters can come into contact with each other.

This shelter to shelter contact can allow for some sealer to be deposited on exposed areas of adjacent shelters. This results in a cosmetic issue and in no way compromises the integrity of the sealed seams. If you wish to avoid this potential contact on your shelter, it is recommended that you seal your own tent.


If you purchase a shelter from us and are dissatisfied with the appearance of the seam sealing, you are free to return the unused shelter back to us. You have the option of a full refund or new non-seam sealed shelter. If you select the non-seam sealed option, you will be refunded the difference between the original price of the seam sealing and the shipment of the new tent.

16 OZ - 450 G SOLO TARP

The Deschutes and Deschutes Plus are lean, mean, no frills, down and dirty shelters for ultralight hikers on the move. They pack so small and light they might literally get lost in your pack, yet they are large enough for a comfortable night’s rest without the claustrophobia of a small tarp. With a full 360 degrees of protection, there’s no need to carry an additional bivy.

  • The Deschutes Shelters have 44 ft 2  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. The single pole pyramid structure is easy to set up and sheds winds under the harshest storms.

    The Deschutes Plus has the benefit of an added No-See-Um skirt perimeter, that eliminates the need to carry a bug net to keep away those pesky mosquitoes. The skirt’s generous 18-inch width allows you flexibility in setting up the shelter at different heights.


    I'm over 6', will I fit? 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" at the point where the Serenity would end. Using a thick sleeping mat will compromise internal space and minimize headroom. Also setting up the Deschutes low to the ground will do the same. However, when properly setup, most people will find the Deschutes roomy enough for a good nights sleep.

    What is the recommended Pole Height? The Deschutes Plus 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.

    • Zippered Entry
    • Easy Tension Adjustment
    • Full 18" No-See-Um Skirt allows you to set up the shelter at different heights and still have excellent bug protection.
    • High Vent Allows moisture to escape, helping to minimize condensation.
    • Single Pole Setup, with hexagonal shape, provides maximum protection at minimum weight
    • Easy Setup
    • Seasons
      Ships With
      Pack Size
      Weight 1
      Stakes 2
      Tent, Stuff Sack, Guy-lines
      16 oz - 450 g
      Ultralight Backpacking


      • Weight does not include stakes or pole.
      • Stakes not included.
    • Type
      Frame 1
      Floor Space
      Single Pole
      Side Entry
      44 ft 2 - 4 m 2


      • Vertical Poles Not Included
    • Canopy
      30D Silicon Nylon
      Ultralight 20D No-See-Um
      #3 YKK
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