Classic Solo Backpacking 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.


  • Size - 56" x 108” (standard width fabrics) or @ 68" x 108" for Xenon Wide / Silpoly XL
  • Includes 8 perimeter tie outs (4 corners and 4 mid points)
  • Stuff sack included

Additional Options:

  • 2mm Reflective Guyline in various lengths (Does not work with Line Lock V's or Line Lock Lites (10mm version)
  • An additional 4 tie outs (2 more evenly spaced on each long side) can be added from the drop down menu
  • 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")
  • Side Panel Pull Outs are a pair of pull outs within the field of the tarp body, centered down the middle of the tarp length wise and spaced at 3' & 6' (unless you specify otherwise)
  • Patch Kit - Perfect for emergency repairs. 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).  

Average Weights:
Silnylon 1.1 oz Silpoly 1.1 oz Xenon Wide Silpoly XL
Standard 7.85 oz 7.65 oz 8.85 oz 9.15 oz
Extra Ties 8.30 oz 8.10 oz 9.30 oz 9.60 oz
Side Panel Pulls 8.03 oz 7.83 oz 9.03 oz 9.33 oz
Extra Ties & Side Pulls 8.48 oz 8.28 oz 9.48 oz 9.78 o


Additional options will effect the final weight. See the below chart for their approximate weight changes.

 Additional Options Weight
Swap Line Locs for loops only -.4 oz
20’ Reflective Guyline (Standard Quality) .50 oz
20’ Reflective Guyline (Premium Quality) 1.16 oz
(5) V-Stakes 1.80 oz
(5) Ti Stakes 1.15 oz
(5) Heavy Duty Ti Stakes 2.00 oz
Patch Kit 2.00 oz

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

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Andy K
Has been a great tarp!

Having used the tarp for over half a year I have been very happy with it and feel I can leave an honest review. The stitching and quality are great. It still looks good as new.

At a little under 6 feet tall I have used the 56” wide tarp in a low a-frame through freezing rain and snow late in the fall all the way to light drizzles this spring.

The 108” length has been plenty for me to sleep dryly using either A-frame or half pyramid. All perimeter tabs have been holding up without any wear.

Lastly communication with Simply Light Designs was straight forward and great! I was able to pick the silpoly of my choice and it was made and shipped out as promised.