The perfect choice for the ultralight hammock backpacker.

The Simplicity tarp offers the basic level of protection from the elements at the lightest weight possible.  It is designed as a minimalist tarp for light rain and as a sun shade.  It does not function as well in blowing wind and rain and extreme wind can possibly damage the tarp.

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.

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  • Standard Size(measured from corner to corner): 140" x 110" (@146" X 120" for Silpoly XL or Xenon Sil Wide)
  • Ridgeline runs along longest length - 140" (146" for Silpoly XL or Xenon Sil Wide)
  • Reinforced corner tieouts
  • Optional Storm Mode Tie Outs - allow for shortening ridgeline and lowering tarp sides slightly to ride out heavier storms
  • Ground tie outs can be configured with a variety of tie out options
  • To help visualize the setup of an asym Tarp, imagine a parallelogram shaped tarp with the ridgeline running along the distance between the two furthest points
  • Available in two lengths, standard and XL (adds 12” to length)

Please note: Since this is an asymmetrical product, you will need to decide which orientation you would like if you sleep in a diagonal in your hammock. When laying on your back in the hammock and looking up, if you sleep with your head to the right of the hammock and feet to the left, choose the "head right/left feet" orientation, or vice versa.

Also, since the ridgeline of the tarp runs along the bias (or angle) of the fabric, there is no ridgeline seam. Due to fabric stretching along the bias, your ridgeline will not be as "tight" as standard tarps. Exercise care until you are familiar with setting it up that you do not over tighten your ridgeline.


  • Asym Tarp & Stuff Sack 
  • Weights will vary depending on fabric and options chosen (see charts below)

Optional Accessories:

  • 2mm Reflective Guyline in various lengths (Does not work with Line Lock V's or Line Lock Lites (10mm version)
  • Zing It, Flyz, Spliced Flyz or Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline 
  • (2) Aluminum V-stakes, UL Titanium Stakes
  • 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")
  • Patch Kit - Perfect for emergency repairs or there is even enough caulk that it can be used to reseal the seams if that ever needs to be done in the future.  Includes small tube of silicone caulk, 12" x 12" matching fabric (custom tarps may not have quite a large piece, but will include what is available), stir stick (caulk can either be applied directly to tarp without diluting, or it can be diluted for thinner applications).  

Weight Estimates

 Fabric Type Standard Length XL Length
Xenon Sil .9 5.25 oz 5.75 oz
Silpoly 1.1 6.75 oz 7.45 oz
Silnylon 1.1 7.0 oz 7.75 oz
Xenon Sil 1.1 7.0 oz 7.75 oz
Xenon Sil Wide 7.95 oz 8.75 oz


Accessory Weight Averages 

 Accessory Type Average Weight
(2) V-Stakes .72 oz
(2) Light Duty Ti Stakes .46 oz
(2) Heavy Duty Ti Stakes .8
10’ Standard Reflective Guyline .25 oz
10’ Premium Lawson Glowire .58 oz
25’ Zing It  .53 oz
Pair of Dutch Flyz Spliced to Zing It .68 oz
Dutch Continuous Ridgeline .88 oz
Patch Kit 2 oz

Simplicity Asym Hammock Tarp

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Tom Patterson
Amazing Tarp for Summer and even early spring and fall

I love this tarp. Get the storm mode tieouts and it really extends the comfort level of using this tarp in rain. It makes it easy to pitch it low just above your hammock and also provides nice flap in each of the narrow edges to prevent rain from blowing in the side. Total game changer for me - it makes me much more confident that I’ll stay dry given the minimal size of this tarp.

As usual, super well made and designed. All in all, this tarp is a no-brainer to buy at this Great price and utility. I also use it as a sun shade when out for the day - easy to pitch and provides a nice shade for several folks.

Blown away

This is an amazing tarp. The build quality is outstanding, it weighs practically nothing (5.2oz stuffed), and covers just enough to protect from the sun or a light rain on those fair weather days. As cool as it is, I don’t think it’s the star of the show. Jared’s customer service is outstanding. You have forever won me over.

Chris Halbert
It is what it is.

This is a very well made minimalist type tarp, but know what you are getting! This covers the hammock, the whole hammock and nothing but the hammock. When I lay in the hammock at an angle, I feel it will do its job, but if I am out of the hammock and it rains, part of the hammock is unprotected. At least in my case with how I rigged it up. I didn't really understand that when I bought it but I can't fault anyone for that but myself. If you're looking for an asym, look no further! You can't beat the value on this one.

Patrick Lee
Great light-weight Tarp for Hammock Backpacking

I bought this A-Tarp design years ago and it has gone out on many adventures. Its made with excellent fabric, and sewn to t 'T'. Should out-last my Backpacking days since its made so well. Thanks again Simply Light Designs!

Travis Carson
Jared & Simply Light are the best

I this year ordered the Simplicity ASYM tarp from Jared, and asked him to apply a few "tweeks" to it in addition. This is the lightest, strongest, and now my only tarp I use. It's been used for easy, windy days and horrible rainy nights along the Cumberland Trail system...without fail!
He helped me with my additions without hesitation, always amazing work, shipped it super fast, and made it with love. I now shop primarily with Simply Light. Jared, you are the man!