Cuben Fiber,or CF3 for short, is a high-performance base non-woven fabric is quickly gaining popularity in the hiking community. Known for its ultralightweight and durability, the 4-Season Cat Cut Cuben Fiber tarp will pack down to 6.5 ounces for 4 panel pull outs and 10 perimeter tie outs. We use 1/2 inch D-Rings on all tie outs.
SPECS: CT1K.08 material
8.5 feet wide
~No sewn ridgeline (which means no seam sealing needed)
~All guyline reinforcements are bonded and sewn for maximum strength.
*All tarps are made to custom order - Please allow 2-4 weeks for tarp orders to be processed.
There are 23 review(s) for Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with doors
by Greg Wheat gunner76 – 10th Mar 2014
Got after a AT hike as a way to reduce weight. At 8 oz ( I got the 12 ft ridge line version) it is half the weight of my other tarp and this one comes with doors. Quality is excellent. This is my go to tarp now.
Requested that the folks who worked on the tarp autograph their work and sure enough, they did in a corner so I have a true custom tarp,
by treerock – 4th Mar 2014
excellent tarp for the weary the legs to carry! incredibly light.
by Garrett Jorewicz – 21st Feb 2014
Make no mistake, Cuben Fiber is expensive... When I first stumbled across cuben fiber tarps, I thought to myself: "You'd have to be crazy to spend that kind of money on a stinking tarp!!!" Well, I must be crazy... But I couldn't be happier...
I did a lot of research on different shelter materials, brands, sizes, etc... I didn't want to buy a small, ultralight, fair weather tarp, and then a second tarp for winter and inclement weather. I wanted one solution that would meet all of my needs... Adequate coverage, doors (with tie backs) for winter/wind protection, strong material, waterproof, and ultralight.
I was turned off by the idea of Silnylon due to the fact that can bleed through in some cases, and they also absorb a little bit of water which means more weight... But when I found Cuben Fiber and did my homework, I quickly realized that it is the ultimate material for a backcountry shelter. It met all of my criteria at a fraction of the weight of other materials. SOLD!
I have used my tarp shelter several times already and have no complaints what-so-ever. That said, I would encourage you to pick up some mesh tarp sleeves from MountainGoat Hats and Goods (http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/cottage-industries/mountaingoatgear/mesh-tarp-storage-sleeves/). The nice thing about these tarp sleeves is that they are super light and they really do a good job of protecting the cuben fiber material. From what I have read, cuben fiber is really strong, but it can puncture if you handle it incorrectly and drag it on the ground or knock it into a broken tree limb or whatever... By using the tarp sleeves, you really limit the potential for exposure and damage and it is way easier to setup and tear down as opposed to having to fold it over and over. The downfall however is that the tarp ends up being pretty bulky in your pack. Small price to pay in my opinion.
Two things to consider... If you get this tarp, I would encourage you to reach out to Adam first and have him (for an extra fee) add door tie-backs for each of the doors. That is definitely a nice feature, especially for fair weather camping. Also, I paid the extra $ for the camp print and I couldn't be happier. Although the standard color looks to be a little more translucent (which is cool in my opinion), I just think a camp tarp looks better out in the woods than something that is a solid color. It just looks more natural out there...
That said, don't hesitate to order this product from Hammock Gear. It is extremely high quality, and will meet your shelter needs without adding any noticeable weight to your pack. Go for it!!!
by Walking stick – 30th Dec 2013
I brought this trap because in November I was on Springer Mt when a storm came with my old cuben fiber flat trap.. The wind where I was set up usually come in from the west this storm came from the northwest. So i had a hole in my coverage. Luckily, it wasn't a very bad storm but it did make me decide to upgrade to a standard 4 door tarp. Last night, December 28, 2013 I was back up Springer Mt and it was a really strong gully washing type storm. it was easily the stormiest night that I had in a hammock. Once I set pitch right on the tarp. the only other thought I had was to wish that gotten the winter place with the extra 2 feet of coverage. That said I want to thank you for making this tarp because it really protected me. I was able to warm up and dry out and get 6 hours of sleep. Thank and best of everything in the coming New Year
Paul Vazquez aka Walking Stick
by Kanguru – 26th Nov 2013
My first cuban tarp. Glad I chose this one. First quality workmanship just like the other HG products I have purchased. Jenny and Adam are great to deal with.
by Iain Brown (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) – 17th Nov 2013
I guess II will add another superlative to the pile already listed here. I am a Mountain Safety Instructor, Back Country Fly Fisherman and Hunter from NZ. This tarp is absolutely perfect for my needs over here. I have used it on four trips in the last month and a half with a total of nine nights sleeping under it. There's heaps of coverage plus the ability to have a wrap around protection while still having a side out in porch mode.
I love it and highly recommend Hammock Gear product.
by keninct – 14th Nov 2013
DO NOT BUY THIS TARP! unless you want the highest quality tarp available. after purchasing my quilts, it was a no brainer to order this tarp. first time out it rained & snowed w/high winds and i stayed dry & comfortable. again adams work is second to none! thanks , ken c (keninct)
by Bill (Pi) Murphy – 30th Oct 2013
Light as can be, dry as the desert, big as the sky. My regret? Why didn't I have this on the AT in '06? Color neutral, so even if I spend a full day under it, will not feel weird. I can't yet comment on durability or if it flaps loudly in big winds. If I end up on a thru in 2014, I'll report back in the fall. If I don't, I'll loan it to a friend, as this is too nice a bit of kit to spend the year in my closet.
by lostagain – 24th Oct 2013
Love the tarp. Used it to cover my hammock on a recent hang and it woked great. I was unfortunate to have a night of wind which caused problems with stakes and guylines, but the tarp held up to a lot of strong wind gusts. Be warned though...cuben fiber is loud in the wind. Small price to pay for a great piece of equipment. The weight savings are incredible. Everyone I handed the tarp too couldn't believe how light it was. "You could pack that all day and never notice it!" is how one put it.
HG did a great job and I'm exceptionally pleased. Thanks guys! Adam and Jenny are the best!
by KYMike – 12th Aug 2013
Thanks for providing an excellent product. I appreciate the advice. I would not hesitate to purchase for Hammock Gear again.
by Michael Browers – 26th Jun 2013
What can I say...standard HammockGear.com top notch quality . This tarp is amazingly light yet offers so much protection. Well worth the investment in weight savings. Love the doors!
by Charlie – 24th Jun 2013
Just got around to doing this. I'm from the U.K. and was headed out to Seattle, to do a hike up the Chuckanut Trail, yes, Chuckanut! (we don't have names like that over here, we have Pratts Bottom! etc.) I didn't have much time to order, I wanted the Burrow 20° too, and both were sent to our friends house in Seattle for when we got there. Great service and Adam and Jen are the kindest people and extremely helpful. Adam was off on his Appalachian Trail that day and Jen still got these items to me in less than two weeks. So that's the service, above and beyond!
The Tarp is beautiful, and extremely well made, I love being able to see the halo of the moon through it, and now my pack is a lot lighter. Straight away I used it in the field and there were no hang-ups, so you could basically take it on your first trip without opening the packet and trust it'll be ok (like I did) the quality's that good, although you may want a dry run yourself, which is wiser. You should be patient with opening it and gentle too, till you get used to this new material as I would say it's not your usual tarp material. But if you look after it, it should reward you with many memorable trips. If you're heavy handed, stick to a heavier tarp. But this one's great for me and I like the translucent olive drab. All fittings look and feel secure too. I'm really happy with this. Thanks Adam and Jen and co. Happy trails Adam.
by KirkH – 4th Jun 2013
I've waited a while to review this tarp until I had a chance to use it more. The verdict is in.........WOW !! Just the fact that you get all that coverage at under 7 ounces is amazing. The craftsmanship is superb and the service is great. Worth the money......buy it !!!!
by Gavin – 3rd Jun 2013
I purchased this tarp as an upgrade for my Hennessey Hyperlite Hammock. The tarp provides ample room for me and two or three other people to sit out of the rain and cook before hitting the hammock. It's lighter than the fly that came with the hyperlite and provides far more rain protection and room.
by Will – 23rd May 2013
1/3 the weight of my old tarp. And bigger. And it has doors! Utterly fantastic. As an UL'er I've always debated the weather before hitting the trailhead. Trying to save that pound and change, I would often leave it behind. Now I feel 'guilt' free keeping this baby in my pack. The coverage is so much better, looking forward to more winter hang camping. Time will tell how it holds up, but I am optimistic.
by Pizza – 2nd May 2013
Great tarp, excellent design, extremely lightweight! The workmanship is outstanding and the customer service top notch. If you're on the fence about upgrading to cuben fiber from silnylon just do it! The weight savings alone make it worth it!
by LSinor – 17th Apr 2013
This is by far the best tarp I have ever owned. The tarp served well on a rainy weekend hammock trip with howling winds and rain. The doors really helped protect my hammock and top quilt. All my hammock using friends want one!
by Hawk-eye – 6th Apr 2013
This one sweet piece of finely made tarp goodness!
by sbeauchamp – 5th Apr 2013
I just can't believe how light this tarp is. Adam and team did a first class quality job and I'm thrilled with their work! Definitely worth the money to save weight and stay dry.
by Sam F – 26th Dec 2012
I received this for xmas from my parents, it was the first item on my wish list. I set it up in the backyard in the rain. It definitely repels rain - and I love that it is semi-transparent. I cannot wait to take it backpacking with me and my hammock! The other boyscouts will certainly be envious! I love how lightweight it is - thank you for a great product!
by Pig.Slayer – 27th Nov 2012
This tarp is awesome. I've owned a few tarps now and plenty of other gear in cuben. Stormcrows workmanship is second to none and the construction methods used are excellent. The tarp functions perfectly and the geometry is spot on for a perfect pitch with the doors closed leaving almost no gap. Down to the finest detail this is the ultimate hammocking tarp IMO.
by Jon (Dangerous) – 26th Nov 2012
This is an excellent tarp with great attention to detail and superb fit and finish. I love the extra weather protection the doors provide or I can just fold them back and put up the porch to enjoy the view. This tarp feels like it weights nothing, and if I had to choose again, I would definitely buy this tarp. These products are made by people that use them and it shows. Thanks.
by MrGreen – 23rd Nov 2012
6.5 ounces w/o suspension ! More coverage than some three man tents ! 6.5 OUNCES !!!