A favourite option for ultra-light hikers, the Scout tarp makes a fine shelter for two. The versatile design can be rigged as a roof, or pitched at an angle to create a comfortable shelter from the wind.
- Multiple attachment points provide lots of rigging options.
- Nickle-plated solid brass grommets are rugged and corrosion-resistant.
- The stuff sack attaches to an attachment near the middle of the centre seam, so you can use a trekking pole, paddle, or length of wood as a centre pole.
- Centre loop lets you suspend it pyramid-style.
|Fly fabric||75-denier polyester ripstop|
|Fly coating||Ether-type polyurethane|
The standard test for coated fabrics uses a standing column (a pipe) filled with water. The figures given are the column height. A 1000mm coating allowed no leaks after 1 minute under 1000mm of water.
These tents can be set up without stakes or pegs on any type of ground. All tents should be anchored or weighted, so they don't blow away.