A tarp provides essential weather protection but still allows you to feel fully “outdoors.” In addition, a tarp can be used to create a breezy patio over your tent’s entrance, or as a kitchen away from your campsite for greater safety in bear country. Tarp use is nearly limitless, and they can be pitched with trekking poles, paddles or branches, and can be suspended from trees, as well.
The Tarp 10 has a more traditional rectangular shape and a heavy duty XP version. Made from Hilleberg's Kerlon SP fabric, it comes with attached 3 mm guy lines.
Designed for two person use, the Tarp 10 pairs wonderfully with Hilleberg's Mesh Ridge, Mesh Box 10, and Mesh Inner Tents. Any of these combinations are a lightweight – and bug free – choice for warmer weather trips.
Tarps are excellent things to have with you on any hike: use one during a break as an out of the weather gathering spot, or as a “dining hall” at lunch or dinner. The Tarp 10 is a good choice for two to four hikers.