The flat tarp is the quintessential shelter, prized for its versatility, simplicity, and roominess. A flat tarp can be adapted to just about any set of conditions by changing the pitch, and is equally at home as an emergency shelter on a day-long ski tour or as a group hangout for cooking on a rainy backpacking trip.
Our NFT is a 9.5' x 10' flat tarp that addresses several qualms we had with most flat tarps by adding subtle catenary curves around the long edges, which make for a gorgeous, taut pitch in the A-frame configuration, unlike straight-edged tarps, which tend to flap due to bias stretch in the large side panels. However, we didn't add a caternary cut to the ridgeline seam so your pitching configurations wouldn't be limited to an A-frame. We also added cord tensioners at both ends of the guylines to make trekking pole positioning straightforward and quick.
Our 10D NY66 ripstop sil/sil fabric is perfect for the NFT. It has already been field-proven in our Portal, SplitWing, and 2Lite. It's ludicrously packable, has a terrific strength-to-weight ratio, absorbs less water (and sags less) than PU-coated fabrics, and has astounding UV resistance.
The NFT comes loaded with 6 pre-attached 1.5mm reflective Dyneema guylines, 4 accessory guylines, and 12 of the larger 8" long DAC J-stakes so you can pitch the NFT anywhere, any way.
With its packability, light weight, and practically unlimited pitch configurations, we'll think you'll agree... this is a Nice Flat Tarp.
Want a full-featured bug-proof shelter? Buy the NFT and SplitWing Mesh Body at the same time and get the SplitWing Mesh Body for 20% off (discount applies automatically at checkout). Includes additional adjustable cords for attaching the SplitWing Mesh Body to the NFT.
- Generously sized at 9.5' x 10'
- Compatible with SplitWing Mesh Body and most bug tents
- Tons of tie-outs for numerous pitch types
- Catenary cuts along the edges for taut pitching
- Includes 10' pre-attached ridge guylines and 8' pre-attached corner guylines
- 4 additional 8' guylines included in accessory sack
- Includes 12 8-inch DAC J-stakes
- Cord tensioners at both ends of all pre-attached guylines
- 3 long-edge perimeter pull outs
- 4 mid-panel guy loops (two on each side)
- 2 mid-ridge line guy loops
- 20D PE-coated reinforcements
|Minimum Weight (tarp only)||12.3oz (349g)|
|Minimum Weight (including pre-attached guylines)||13.6oz (386g)|
|Packaged Weight||1lbs 5.8oz (618g)|
|Dimensions||120" x 115" (3.05m x 2.92m)|
|Packed Size (uncompressed)||4" x 4" x 9" (10cm x 10cm x 23cm)|
|Total Area||95.8 sq ft (8.9 sq m)|
|Guy out loops||6|
|Perimeter pull out loops||6|
|Included Guylines||6 pre-attached, 4 additional (1.5mm Dyneema core reflective cord)|
|Included Stakes||12 DAC J-Stakes size M (8"/20cm)|
|Tarp Fabric||10D Nylon 66 ripstop sil/sil|
|Reinforcement Fabric||20D Nylon ripstop sil/PE|