Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Tarps
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.
*All tarps are made to custom order - Please allow 2-4 weeks for tarp orders to be processed.
**Camouflage print adds approximately 1 ounce to this tarp
There are 40 review(s) for Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with doors
by CTinAZ – 27th Aug 2014
I'll start off by saying I'm a first time Cuben user.
I did two weeks on the VT Long Trail this past July with this tarp. (And a custom made HG quilt)
At first I battled with the idea of Cuben over silnylon, but I'm now a believer. This tarp kicked butt!!
It stood up to torrential rains and storms, it pitched tight, and the camo worked great for those nights in between shelters where I wanted to be discreet.
The extra coverage from the doors allowed me to hang things at either end and not get soaked.
The weight advantage speaks for itself.
The Cuben sleeves worked great as well, I could have my tarp deployed in 2-3 minutes and be dry underneath when the weather closed in quickly.
So if you're torn between Cuben and silnylon and you can make the stretch, go for it, you won't look back.
One last thing, Adam was always a pleasure to deal with,
I'll be acquiring many more products from HG
by Your Name – 24th Aug 2014
Ordered June 1st 2014, delivered June 12th 2014
I've been saving for this tarp for several month, just stashing $50 a paycheck in a PayPal account. My wife never knew a thing, it was flawless.
Standard 11' ridgeline
Camo (extra $45)
Side pullouts came standard
Front and back doors are standard (no catenary cuts on doors)
Side walls have the cat cuts, standard
Plastic "D" rings are very durable, light, standard
Standard CF door tie-backs
Ridgeline cat cut is standard
Ridgeline is all tape/glue so no stitching to seal
12" of CF tape
Standard CF stuff sack
Not 100% transparent and not a dark room; able to privately change clothes without an audience.
Saved 1 full pound of weight after swapping out the hex-fly
Perfect customer service
Flawless website and communication
I'm ready for a top quilt now!
If you are asking for any sort of special features for your tarp be sure to communicate that before the purchase. HG is limiting alterations and special orders at the moment, so please contact prior to purchase.
Will do business with this patient, understanding, flexible, business for years to come.
Price with military discount was significantly less than other CF distributers.
A walk around and pictures for CF gear can be found here...
Thank you again HG!
by Mark – 16th Jul 2014
Awesome tarp, so light but yet so durable. I know I will get plenty of use out of it WOOHOOO!!!. And the Hammock Gear folks really went out of thier way to deliver an awesome product.
by Squawk – 12th Jul 2014
Best tarp ive ever owned. took it up to the green mountain state for a week backpacking trip and was hit with the aftermath of hurricane alberts fury while on top of bald mountain. needless to saw i was extremely grateful to have this tarp with me. it withstood heavy rains and very high winds all through the night. easily my favorite piece of gear!
by idc1970 - Australia – 27th Jun 2014
I hesitated due to the cost of cuben fibre tarps, in the end I decided I'd rather save on weight in the pack, bought one (along with a few other goodies from HG) and man, am I impressed. I got the standard with doors, CF snake skins, set it up with Kelty Striptease and Dutch's Stingerz and it's a breeze to set up. Love this tarp.
by MyD0j0 – 15th Jun 2014
This Hammock Gear tarp is so light and packs so small it made the stock tarp that came with my Hennessey Expedition hammock a joke. Coverage and protection is excellent--on my second use of the tarp, I was hit with an inch of rain in one day and all my gear was rain and mud free while still allowing porch mode to enjoy the storm and movement underneath... I like it so much I've begun to use this as my all around go to tarp for things like my minimalist bivy as well (for those trips with my girlfriend).
by River (Loki) – 13th Jun 2014
This tarp packs down to the size of a paperback book, and is astonishingly light. 6.5 ounces is one thing when you're reading it, and entirely another when you're holding it in your hand. Unfolding this thing is like reaching into Mary Poppins bag – it just keeps getting bigger. The 11' ridgeline alone makes this a bomber shelter. To be honest, even if I wasn't using a hammock, I would bring this as my tarp shelter for ground camping. It's amazing.
by Unknown – 14th May 2014
I had heard good things about the quality of the HG tarps, and I have to say I wholeheartedly agree! I received my camo version tarp with doors, and a 12' ridgeline, and immediately set it up. I am very pleased with the quality of the material, and the workmanship that went into designing and building this tarp. I am very pleased with my purchase. I wanted a versatile tarp that had the option to close up the ends for inclement weather and privacy (should it be needed), but I didn't want to carry around a really heavy tarp. This fit the bill perfectly.
by Robin in Charlotte – 14th May 2014
When I first discovered this tarp, I thought there was no way I could justify paying so much for a tarp. I was in the process of converting from an ultra light tent to a hammock setup and was trying to make the conversion as inexpensive as possible. I debated for days between this tarp and other alternatives and eventually decided to make the investment solely based on the weight savings. I have now used the tarp on several backpacking trips and I have to say that I love the tarp and am so glad that I made the investment. Setup is so simple and there is just enough transparency to lay in the hammock and enjoy the moon and stars. Please don't let the light weight fool you. The tarp is very sturdy. On my last backpacking trip, I used it in very windy weather and had no issues. You can't go wrong with this tarp!
by Rob in Green Bay – 13th May 2014
This is the best piece of gear I have ever bought. Period. There is nothing that could make me more pleased with this tarp. Lightweight. Durable. Doors. Beautifully constructed. Fantastic attention to detail. Translucent. Love, love, love this tarp. This is the last tarp you'll ever own, its just that good.
by Nathan Klairmont – 7th May 2014
This tarp is truly amazing! I took this gem out on a 2 night adventure a few weeks ago in the White Mountains and it exceeded all my expectations! Weighing in at only 6.5 ounces and taking up minimal pack space it provides you with complete protection from the elements. If you are on the fence about buying, hesitate no more!! This was THE BEST PURCHASE I HAVE EVER MADE and was worth every penny!! Im about to order a 30 degree under quilt and if the craftsmanship is anything like the tarp I will love it!! Keep up the good work Adam and team!! Happy hanging.
by Chris L – 5th May 2014
Don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. Adam and staff have done an excellent job with the design and construction of this tarp. Quality and craftsmanship are second to none on all Hammock Gear products that I own. Love the interior room that this tarp provides and the doors are an awesome addition for increased weather protection and privacy. I love lying in the hammock on a clear night and being able to see the moon through the Cuben material. Be the envy of all your hiking friends and buy the best hammock tarp on the market!
by Douglas Meyer – 22nd Apr 2014
This is my first experience with Cuban Fiber and I must say, it is worth the cost given its carry weight (8 oz with steaks and guy line), along with its waterproof protection. So far, I have little cons about this tarp, other than its a tad noisy, and has very little stretch. Neither cons really bother me much. I have used this tarp in rain, sleet, and high winds with no problems. I also recommend purchasing the tarp covers, also Cuban Fiber.
by Justin – 16th Apr 2014
A bit pricey, but if you are serious about backpacking this is the tarp you should have. It's extremely light weight for the amount of coverage you get, and very well made. Set it up in a 24 hour rain storm when it first arrived and kept me completely dry and happy. Glad I spent the money on it. Here's a video.
by Chili – 11th Apr 2014
El tarpo de Cubano es muy....ahem sorry. Given the name, I got a little carried away. The Cuben Fiber Hammock Tarp with Doors is amazing! I couldn't believe how light it is and at 6.5 oz (minus suspension), it is worth its weight in gold! Thanks Adam and Thorwren for making such awesome and high quality hammock gear!
by Chuck Burgess – 17th Mar 2014
I bought this tarp because of how light weight it is. But when I got it into the mountains in March 2014, I realized that it's more than just the light weight that makes this a great tarp. I had it pitched the way I thought would work best. Little did I know what the wind would do to it when it started blowing. Because of my lousy setup, the tarp sagged when the tension on the lines let up. But even with a not so taught pitch, this tarp kept me seriously protected form the wind and freezing rain. It had icicles hanging off the bottom of the tarp in the morning. But I didn't feel one bit of wind or moisture... and the tarp touched my hammock most of the night! I love this tarp. I will never go back to anything else. Thanks for making a fool proof light weight product. I love it! - The Hammock Backpacker (https://www.facebook.com/hammockbackpacker)
by JohnL – 15th Mar 2014
I ordered my tarp and was instantly please with the weight and construction. The tarp pulls taught so that it shed the wind and rain. Somewhere along the line I managed to know a small hole in it. I talked to customer server, sent them the tarp and had it back in less than 5 business days! Absolutely the best!
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: email@example.com) – 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 !!!