Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Hex Tarp
Cuben Fiber, a high-performance base non-woven fabric is quickly gaining popularity in the hiking community. The Hex Cat-Cut is a dedicated shelter designed without doors. The tarp weighs in at 5.3 ounces for 2 panel pull outs, 4 perimeter tie-outs, and 2 ridgeline tie outs. We use 1/2 inch D-Rings on all tie outs. Our tarps ship with a cuben fiber stuff sack and repair kit for field repairs. Guy lines are not standard with our tarps and should be purchased seperately.
*All tarps are made to custom order - Please inquire with email@example.com for current lead times.
**Camouflage print adds approximately .75oz to this tarp
There are 25 review(s) for Cuben Fiber Hammock Hex Tarp
by Mike – 21st Aug 2016
Ok, I've been "tarp camping" for 40 years...sometimes because it was all I could afford and others because it's light and simple. I've used cheap blue tarps, ponchos, you name it. Over the last 10 years I've had a good silnylon tarp that I've used exclusively for all my trips. It has had problems; soaks water up, stretches, light but not light enough, etc. I really liked it, but I had a trip last week for 7 days on Isle Royale and they were saying it was going to rain and be stormy. I've been looking at cuben fiber for awhile and decided this was the time. Boy, was I glad I did it. It did rain, and it was windy, and it was hot and I had to sleep on the ground as well as in my hammock. The tarp performed flawlessly. I've heard fears of it being fragile and easy to puncture....well, the same can be said for little thin nylon tarps too. The trick is to pay attention where you hang it. The benefits however out weigh that little bit of attention by a mile. I shaved 12 ounces off my shelter/sleep system, it was huge and the whole party of four could sit under it for lunch during a bad rain spell, and did I mention it was light. Also, the camo cuben tarp was great for off trail because we just disappeared into the background. I've also heard concerns about the noise the tarp makes when moving it around or when raining. Interestingly enough, I never noticed much difference when it was raining from the other sil taps. The sound was different, but they both sounded like a drum. Unfortunately for the sil users, they had to go out and tighten their setups as the sil collected water (sil tends to stretch). Also, when they packed, they packed all that water along with them. Not so the cuben. It was wet, no doubt, but didn't retain water and didn't stretch. I loved this tarp and it was totally worth it. More importantly though, is who you buy it from. I've bought gear from lots of places, but when I decided at last minute to try this, Hammock Gear came through for me. Their customer service is top notch and I got the tarp on time even though it was a late purchase. They did exactly what they said they would do. I already knew they were good, because I've bought a whole range of quilts from them, but this was a special circumstance and they came through brilliantly.
by Dadburnet – 5th Aug 2016
Really nice cuben tarp. I got the 12 foot length. The build quality is very good and the side tie-outs create quite a bit of extra room, something that normally costs more It is the best value out there!
by Unknown – 15th Jul 2016
I have only had it up once it was easy with Dutch gear looks great the camouflage does not stand out so bad in the woods plenty of cover on my 11 foot hammock lightweight that's the best part.
I am good with it if there's something different I'll let you know.
I almost forgot the snake skin one covers the whole trap works great !
by Chuck – 12th May 2016
The 11 x1 11 is one compact and light tarp , less then 6 oz according to my scales.
The Tarp , Stuff sack , repair tape , Snake skins , 40 feet of line and two ( not so light ) carabiners comes to a total weight of 10,3 oz.
It replaces the tarps for the Warbonnet Black Bird , Clark Tropical , Hennessy and even the ENO Hammocks for a considerable weight savings when backpacking.
by Romer – 4th May 2016
I had the tarp that came with my Hennessy Hammock and thought that was good enough.
Throw in a few stormy nights, and realize that those tarps don't dry quickly, and I noticed how much extra weight I was carrying.
My first trip with the cuben fiber tarp was awesome. Super light, easy to handle, and strong. I added on a few Dutchware Stingerz and was ready to rock. Super easy and still half the weight of my old tarp.
Plus, having a little moonlight filter through the tarp is a nice feature — unless of course you're a light-sensitive sleeper.
by Adam (TheWeekendHiker) – 13th Apr 2016
Tested out the hex tarp this weekend. I am pleased with the light weight and craftsmanship. Only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars instead of 5 is due to the fact that for the price I paid for the tarp I really wish they included cordage with the tarp. Thanks for a well made product that I feel I will get years of great use from. -ATB Adam (TheWeekendHiker)
by Matjbrown – 7th Mar 2016
i wanted to lighten my pack, and so glad I pulled the trigger on this tarp. Plenty of coverage, and as usual excellent craftsmanship.
by Blackbeard – 5th Feb 2016
Excellent product. Very lightweight and durable. Excellent customer service. My tarp was ordered and delivered in two weeks, almost two weeks earlier than expected.
I'll certainly be a return customer.
by Unknown – 16th Jan 2016
As with all my previous purchases from Hammock Gear (2 top quilts, 2 bottom quilts and 1 previous Cuban tarp) this is of the utmost top quality. I like the new tie out attachment points. First camo print I own now. Love the pattern! You won't be disappointed!
by Unknown – 14th Jan 2016
This is the lightest and highest quality tarp, period.
by sidvicious – 13th Jan 2016
Great quality in a great product. Very light and strong. Would recommend to anyone. This should be the part of any camping kit.
by Clockw3rk of Portland – 9th Jan 2016
Thank you HG for making such an outstanding product! The cut is perfect and the quality of the camo print is outstanding. Buy this tarp!
It should work great for everything but the heaviest weather, so I will just go to my cf tarp with doors! Keep up the good work!
by Binerbabe – 1st Jan 2016
I cook a pound and a half off my pack weight and it does not absorb water like a conventional nylon part does.
by Wildcat – 10th Dec 2015
One of my favorite things to do with my tarp (besides laying under it) is tossing it to a fellow backpacker in its stuff sack an saying "check this out". The shocked look is priceless :)
Sets up very easy and I love the tie out points with the D rings. Very easy to move guy lines around. The interior glow on brighter nights is very nice.
I highly recommend the cuben sleeve (snake skin) I used the tarp twice with great success before coming back and buying the sleeve. I'm glad I did
Thanks to Harry for his prompt responses to my my emails. Top notch customer service
by Eric J Owens – 28th Nov 2015
What do you get when you combine CF with Hammock Gear quality? An unbeatable tarp, that's what! Incredibly light weight with great coverage means extreme packability, quick setup/tear down, and exceptional protection from the elements. This is my second Hammock Gear tarp (the other is the Standard w/ Doors) and is everything that I have come to expect from their products.
by Unknown – 28th Nov 2015
We've used it in high winds and heavy rains so far so good, love it.
by Don Nelson – 23rd Jun 2015
I have had a couple other tarps that were a little heavier....a little bulkier....and not as large a surface area. I have been backpacking for about 50 years and the only way I can still get out there (without hurting myself ;-) ) is by embracing an Ultra Light kit and this tarp was the next 'must have' thing to make my light weight adventures a reality. Love it! Like that it is a little translucent and covers me up so well.. Price is as much as a decent tent, but the weight and how it compresses takes ups so much less room that this and my hammock are the only way to go out in the woods now! I also got the Cuben Sleeve so I can quickly deploy my tarp and get under it when it is raining and then set up out of the weather...a real win-win situation for me....Thanks Hammock Gear!!
by Stephen Escallier – 9th Apr 2015
Great tarp! Incredibility light and strong, the tie out points are perfect for trekking pole tips to fit in. I knocked a pound off my pack weight!
by Clinton – 22nd Jan 2015
Both the tarp and the customer service level I recieve every time I work with Adam and Jenny are amazing. My wife bought me this tarp for Christmas and they bumped my order up so I could have the tarp in time for a recent trip. This is my second piece of gear I have from them and once again I am nothing but impressed. This is a high quality tarp that is super lightweight! In fact I recommend the cuben sleeve to go with it to make setup and take down a little easier. It is so light it will blow away if you are not careful! On the aforementioned trip the tarp held up in some pretty windy and rainy conditions! It is definitely investment but one you will not regret.
by Bionic Man – 7th Oct 2014
I ordered the12'. Quality is excellent. The sales departments communication was excellent. Shipping was quick with solid packaging. You can't go wrong.
by Unknown – 6th Oct 2014
I love this tarp. I love this company. When I ordered it last minute, not only did they get it to me in time, they offered to send a tarp for me to borrow until the color I ordered came in! Seriously?! Who does that?!! Hammock gear has the best customer service. I actually just choose a different color which I like better and had it right on time for my trip. This tarp isn't noisy (I was slightly worried about that) and with a 10 foot length, it's the perfect size for my warbonnet blackbird. It's incredibly small and light. Worth every penny. Thanks for bother great product, Hammock Gear!
by Don – 13th Jul 2014
My first Cuban. The lack of mass is impressive. Hammock Gear's quality is top notch, I will invest again.
by Unknown – 16th May 2014
I wanted a cuben tarp that would blend into the trees and other plants in my back yard. I have two other cuben tarps but the standard color is bright and sticks out. I saw a picture of the Hammock Gear camo tarp and immediately ordered the hex camo. It is perfect. I really like the pattern. This is by far my favorite tarp. Excellent quality, excellent service. Excellent company.
by Arkansas Pitbull – 29th Apr 2014
This is an incredibly light weight yet strong tarp. It is very easy to hang. I rode out 30-40 mph sustained winds with 50-60 mph gusts in this last night on the Buffalo River Trail in Arkansas. Props to Adam at Hammock Gear for a very well made CF tarp. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quality, durability, and lightweight.
by Jackpine German – 19th Apr 2014
Very light, very strong and good coverage on my traveler using the standard size tarp. Can't ask for any thing more.
I'm really going to enjoy this during my summertime treks.
Its very translucent, last night I could see the moon and stars thru it, as there are no leaves on the trees yet.