The Trail Bird is a tapered style tarp that maximizes coverage at the head end, where you want it most.

If you choose a U-Pick color(which only applies to the solid colors and not any specialty printed fabrics), these are ordered as needed from either Dutchware(Xenon Sil lines) or Ripstopbytheroll (Silpoly lines), so please verify colors and availability at their respective sites.


  • You choose the Taper (Head/Foot widths) you want
  • Available in 9’ or 10’ lengths (measured along the sides, as the ridgeline goes across the angle of the fabric, so is  slightly longer than the sides)
  • Catenary curves applied to ridgeline, head end and sides
  • Seam Sealing & Stuff Sack Included
  • Tarp comes standard with 8 tie outs (each corner, center of head and foot end, and one in the middle of each side)
  • Tie outs in middle of sides are not necessary to setup, but nice for stabalization.
  • Optional Bivy attachment points are set in @ 12" from each end (please note that bivy hooks are not intended to hang heavier items like water bottles, lanterns, etc.)
  • NEW (1/4/24) - Tie Outs for the top of the Ridgeline Seam are now available on my backpacking tarps.  A small loop is barracked in place at the selected locations.  
    You can choose between:
         - One that is centered
         - Two, with one at 1/3 length and the second at 2/3 length of tarp
         - Three, with a tie out at 1/4, 1/2 & 3/4 along the seam 

Optional Accessories:

  • 2mm Reflective Guyline in various lengths (Does not work with Line Lock V's or Line Lock Lites (10mm version)
  • Tie outs can be configured with:
    Loops Only
    Line Loc 3's (standard on my tarps, work best with 1.5-2.5mm line)
    Line Lock V - Small "v" groove can hold line as small a 1mm
    Line Lock Lite (10mm) - works well with line around 1.5mm)
    Line Lock Lite (15mm) - lighter version of Line Loc 3's holding 2-3mm line)
    D-Rings (1/2")
  • (6) Aluminum V-Stakes, UL Titanium Stakes 

Weights will vary depending on options chosen

Trail Bird Tapered Backpacking Tarp

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  • Regular price $100.00

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