The Deschutes is a no-frills tarp shelter, everything you need and nothing you don’t, providing the ultimate freedom.
No floor. No pockets. Nothing but the essentials, the Deschutes gets the job done at an affordable price. At a mere 13 ounces, this pyramid-style design is incredibly stable providing 360° protection is some of the most extreme conditions. The Deschutes gives any hiker the freedom to move fast and light without sacrifice.
The Deschutes can be paired with theSerenity NetTent to form a fully enclosed, one-person, double-walled shelter with a bathtub floor. The Deschutes Bundle can be foundhere.
*To completely repel water, shelters need to have sealer applied to the seams before use. *Shelters including a seam sealing service may not ship immediately.
The Deschutes shelter provides 44 sq. ft. of protection and is easily set up with one trekking pole to a maximum height of 49 inches. This allows plenty of room to sit up without feeling tight.**
The tiny footprint allows you to pitch this tarp in even the most precarious spots. That means you can tuck yourself away in locations others would scoff at.
Constructed from tough but light Silicone Nylon.
Pyramid design is extremely effective at shedding wind from all directions
When paired with the Serenity NetTent, it creates a double-walled, ultralight, solo tent that weighs a mere 24 ounces.
One trekking pole setup allows you to vary the height depending on weather conditions.
Side entry for convenience.
44 sq. ft. of living space with a peak height of 49 inches – a surprising amount of space-to-weight ratio.
Easy to pitch with just one adjustable trekking pole and six stakes*.
Long Zippered Entryfor easier entry and exit.
Top Ventto reduce condensation.
Single Pole Setupwith hexagonal shape provides maximum protection at minimum weight.
Easy Tension Adjustmentso you can keep the tent taut from the comfort of your sleeping bag.
I'm over 6'. Will I fit?The answer is: it depends. There are many factors that determine if you'll be comfortable using the Deschutes. It depends upon the height of the setup, the depth of your sleeping pad and your sleeping style. Take a look at the picture of theDeschutes Tarpwith theSerenity NetTent, the Serenity is84" or 7'long and has vertical end walls of9". Without theSerenity, the height is13" between ground and canopy at the point where the Serenity would end.
These days many people like using thick 2" to 4" deep sleeping mats. While they are comfortable, they will significantly compromise internal space and reduce headroom. Setting up the Deschutes low to the ground will do the same. However, when properly set up, most people will find the Deschutes has both plenty of room and weather protection.
What is the recommended Pole Height?TheDeschutes Tarp can be set up at different heights. At40"theDeschuteshugs the ground providing maximum protection. TheDeschutescan accommodate a variable height of between 45" to 49" depending upon conditions and your personal preferences. For maximum interior space or when using theSerenity NetTent, set your pole to49". In most cases, you'll want to angle your pole, so the bottom of it is inside the vestibule area. This helps to maximize the sleeping area.
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