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10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp

Item #: 20070

Our Price: $119.99

The Campmor Sil/Nylon Ultralight Tarps are a lightweight solution to your camping needs. Ultra lightweight tarp made of 1.1 oz. silicone impregnated ripstop nylon. Very strong and extremely water resistant. Almost the weight of traditional tarps. Grommets on outside edge (about every 2 feet). 3 Nylon ties sewn in on center seam for more pitching options. Size: 10 ft. x 12 ft. Wt.: 1 lb. 3 oz. Comes in 3 sizes.
  • "10'x12' - Finished size is slightly smaller - Finished Size: 9'9" x 11'9"
  • Lightweight silicone impregnated nylon
  • *Note: Traditional seam sealers will not work with silicone impregnated materials. A silicone based sealer must be used such as Silnet #20071
  • Weight = 1 lb. 3 oz.
  • Grommets on the corners and down the edges, about every 2.5 feet
  • Made in the USA

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Equinox10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
 
4.2

(based on 34 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (31)
  • Waterproof (27)
  • Durable (19)
  • Windproof (12)
  • Easy to set up (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (29)
    • Car camping (7)
    • Backyard (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (17), Casual/ recreational (13)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (27), Comfort driven (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    Reviewed by 34 customers

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    1.0

    Returned it

    By mattde

    from indianapolis, indiana

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Leaky

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking

    Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

    One of the grommets was missing from one end of the ridge-line and the three tie on along the ridge-line leaked through the stitching with a normal rainfall. The reinforcement of the other grommets was as little as they could do, and felt like a strong gust would rip them out. Returned it and went with the Aqua Quest "Guide" Tarp. Should get it in the mail today.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Ultralight Tarp

    By ravfirefigher

    from Bennington, VT

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Mountaineering

      Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

      Tarp is large and very light weight. I use it for a winter shelter. So far, very pleased. It replaced one I had for years that finally gave out. I expect this one to last a long time too.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      We have bought 8 of these Equinox tarps

      By Moonshine

      from Franklin, Tennessee

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fly Works Well
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking

        Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

        We bought two in 2004 for Philmont 11 day treks. Used them on 3 treks and over and over at home training crews to go. Still in original condition. Bought 6 more to train adult Scout leaders how to prepare for Philmont.
        Big enough to get 12 backpacker under during rain or hail.
        Weighs 2.2 lb with cords, stakes & stuff sacks.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product, great service.

        By Tennessee Scott

        from Tennessee

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Car Camping

          Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

          Good product.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Hammock Tarp

          By JLCamper

          from Baltimore

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Backyard
            • Beach
            • Car Camping

            Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

            This is the 3rd Equinox tarp we have bought. We also have their ponchos. Equinox makes quality products. We bought this for tarp camping, but now use it as a cover for hammock camping while backpacking or camping in a campground. It's lightweight and strong for our purposes.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent and worth the money

            By Kayaker

            from New Hampshire

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking

              Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

              I bought this ultralight for dual purposes, for hiking and kayaking. For hiking, this is a no-brainer. Its lightweight and strong. For touring kayaking, this is also the way to go since when you're on the river for multiple days / weeks, weight matters.

              I just finished 15 days on the Yukon River in northern canada, and used this twice.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
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              • No

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              5.0

              philmont tarp

              By James

              from acton mass

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking

                Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

                Chosen for weight and simplicity.
                It was the crew tarp for a 110 mile Philmont "super strenuous" trek.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Very lightweight and compact

                By JW

                from Cedar Rapids, IA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy
                • Waterproof
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Car Camping

                  Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

                  Although I have not yet used it, the tarp is lightweight enough for backpacking and appears tough enough for much repeated use for general camping. I also appreciate that it is US made.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  10x12 backpacking tarp for hiking

                  By Noguidedtours

                  from Henderson, Nevada

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Sturdy
                  • Waterproof
                  • Windproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backpacking

                    Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

                    This back packing tarp is exactly what I was looking for. It's light weigh and strong, made of nylon ripstop material, it's also waterproof due to silicone treatment. These tarps are excellent shelters for anyone who doesn't want to carry a tent. With a little para cord you can rig up shade from the sun and protection from the rain. Roll up in it for a quick shelter from a storm. Gather the opposite ends and with a few wraps of para cord, you can rig up a decent hammock or use it to collect rain water. It's one of the most useful pieces of equipment that I carry.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Bad manufacturing quality

                    By Yukon

                    from NYC

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                    • Collapses in Wind
                    • Difficult To Set Up
                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Backpacking

                    Comments about Equinox 10 ft. x 12 ft. Ultralight Backpacking Tarp:

                    The material is a bit too thin for this size. The stretching is very noticeable.
                    This is one of many Equinox products I purchased in my pursuit for ultralight backpacking, including other tarps, a bivy, netting etc... They all seem to have one thing in common. The person sewing these things together must be drunk. I can find flaws in all of them. The bivy especially was awful, started falling apart after one use. The materials themselves seem OK, but they are put together badly. I don't get how these could be charged premium prices. I highly recommend getting something stronger and better made even if a little heavier.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Minimalist
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      What is the pack size of this tarp?
                      Asked on 8/6/2013 by Madi

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        compacts very small and was much lighter than I expected. I was surprised. Maybe 8" x 4" x 1.5"

                        Answered on 8/8/2013 by Steve from Campmor
                    • Q:

                      The ties down the middle, are they parallel to the 10ft or the 12ft side.
                      Asked on 6/11/2013 by tim & Ursa from Vail, Colorado

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The center ties run parallel to the 10 ft side.

                        Answered on 6/13/2013 by Matt from Campmor
                    • Q:

                      Will the grommets also accomodate the tips of Eureka Nesting Backpacker Pole item 26604?
                      Asked on 5/21/2013 by bnomastr

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, this tarp will work with the nesting pole item 26604.

                        Answered on 5/22/2013 by Betty
                    • Q:

                      Are the center ties parellel to the 10ft. or the 12ft. sides
                      Asked on 5/13/2013 by Timmers from Vail, CO

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The center ties run parallel to the 10 ft side.

                        Answered on 5/17/2013 by Betty
                    • Q:

                      How well will this material last in the harsh Soutwest sun and heat?
                      Asked on 4/1/2013 by John-on-the-plains from North Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The ultralight backpacking tarp would not be durable in harsh UV environments like the southwest it the tarp was setup and not taken down each day. Long term exposure to UV rays will degrade this tarp. As for wind- I would pitch in a wind break area. Direct heavy wind stress will not be the best for this tarp.

                        Answered on 4/2/2013 by Steve from Campmor
                    • Q:

                      Except for the perimeter, are there any seams on the tarp?
                      Asked on 12/9/2012 by Bob from Seattle, WA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        There is a hemmed seam around the perimeter and a seam down the center with the ties integrated.

                        Answered on 12/13/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                    • Q:

                      Does the tarp come with a stuff sack?
                      Asked on 9/26/2012 by johncsands

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Its a mesh stuff sack that comes with it.

                        Answered on 9/27/2012 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Will the gromets of this tarp work with the Eureka 8 ft. Adjustable Upright Pole (Item #: 21540)?
                      Asked on 6/2/2012 by Deb from Denver, CO

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes

                        Answered on 6/4/2012 by Betty
                    • Q:

                      What are the white tabs down the middle shown in the picture ?
                      Asked on 5/20/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The tads are tie points to run a line down the center for a A frame setup.

                        Answered on 5/21/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                    • Q:

                      How many gromet's are there on each side?
                      Asked on 2/22/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Four on the short side, five on the long side.

                        Answered on 2/23/2012 by Anonymous
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