Wanted Micro tarp

Discussion in 'Wanted & Swaps' started by Chiseller, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    The recent thread, rebooted my love of tarps & bivis...
    So before I go the DIY route....
    Anyone else have a micro tarp like the BPL or something similar sub 250 grams preferred...
    Cheers
  2. Shafiq

    Shafiq Trekker

  3. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    This poncho-tarp at 225g in 15D silicone is twice the weight of the seriously hardcore barebones microtarp but then it is dual use and more than twice as big at 2.3m x 1.5m. And more than three times cheaper.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32979141754.html
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2020
  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    The bear Bones is lighter, less absorbant, supports a man that is passionate about ultralight and Is probably customisable.

    Cheers Rog, I don't mind ponchos, but I can get near to that weight with a more practical jacket and micro tarp, without the fuss and flap.
  6. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I use mine as a groundsheet, emergency pack cover if I have a good rain jacket with me, poncho/pack cover if I haven't. It's versatile and cheap.

    I agree there is an appealing aesthetic to true minimalism though.

    Enjoy your handkerchief. ;)

    Edit to add; How much does the waterproof/breatheable bivy you'll need weigh? I don't carry one of those.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2020
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  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I feel this is the right moment for the "Imperial Dave with tarp in Wales" video ? Anyone got a copy ? :D
  8. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    [​IMG]

    You know you want one in the correct colour.

    Just look at the happy orange glow. :)
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  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    My full storm bivi is 600 plus.
    My ultralight is sub 200g. I can cover that with polycro if I felt the need for less than 100g and keep pushing to find somewhere that offers more natural shelter.
    I'd only go so light if I was pushing for a fast time/as much distance as possible within time/travel constraints.
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    The spinnaker hanky only comes in blue or grey :thumbsdown: I'm in no rush... I've until March at the soonest and May at the latest to cover what I'm aiming for:whistling:
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  11. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Spin wouldnt be my first choice of shelter fabric. Noisier than cuben and doesnt pack half as compact as sil
  12. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Good size! What's the length along the back? Weight?
  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Oh dear... That could be a deal breaker... I cant stand the noise of Cuban in the wind... Rich's face after a sleepless night said it all lol.
    Silpoly is my 1st choice...
  14. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    It ain't a micro tarp Rog...its palatial!
  15. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    For the size of the micro, I can't see pack size being an issue.. Folded flat...
  16. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I ain't a micro hiker either.
  17. Shafiq

    Shafiq Trekker

    Mine just arrived today from Bearbones towers. I'm not a tarp/tent pro (just have an 8 person and a 2 person Alpkit Ordos) but seems ok does the pack size...

    Not sure how far you are from me Chiseller (I'm in Dewsbury) but if I can ride my bike to you (I think my rqnge is about 40 to 50 miles) you're more than welcome to take a look (and a feel off course)...
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  18. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I saw ;) a micro only needs to cover head & shoulders, bit of kit, room to cook... :angelic:
  19. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers Shafiq, I've just moved from Dewsbury... Only 5 miles away. I'd be happy to have a ride towards you. The grass by the green way between Dewsbury & Ossett could be a good spot.
    I'm a bit tied up at the moment, but I'm in no hurry. I've a bear Bones pole and some of his carbon pegs. Nice bloke to deal with :thumbsup:
  20. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I think that one is a 3.3 x 1.5. 1.1 oz Sil, 225g odd. Twice as long as wide is the sweet spot for 'em set up 'Monk' style.

    A simple tarp to sleep under is a great thing. That one saw 200 plus nights.. it's a bit Coral coloured from UV bleaching.
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