Deschutes Plus Tarp
Lightweight solo tarp with 18-inch No-See-Um skirt
The Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus Tarp is a lean, mean, no frills, down and dirty shelter for ultralight hikers on the move. It packs so small and light it might literally get lost in your pack, yet it's large enough for a comfortable night’s rest without the claustrophobia of a small tarp. With its full 360-degree protection there’s no need to carry an additional bivy.
The Deschutes Plus’ No-See-Um skirt perimeter eliminates the need to carry a bug net to keep away those pesky mosquitoes. The skirt’s generous 18-inch width allows you the flexibility to set up the shelter at different heights.
The Deschutes Plus' zippered entry makes getting in and out a breeze. It sets up using a single trekking pole or optional Carbon Fiber pole (sold separately). This single pole pyramid design ensures that you’ll be safe and comfortable regardless of weather conditions.
If you’d like additional bug protection, the Deschutes Plus mates with the Serenity NetTent (sold separately), providing you with the ultimate in creepy-crawly protection.
Six Moon Designs
Tent Pole Type:
Requires one trekking pole or one 49 inch Carbon Fiber Pole for setup (sold separately)
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- Includes: Tarp, Stuff Sack, Guylines
- Stakes and poles not included
- Requires 6 stakes
- Zippered Entry
- Easy Tension Adjustment
- Full 18" No-See-Um Skirt allows you to set up the shelter at different heights and still have excellent bug protection.
- High Vent allows moisture to escape to minimize condensation.
- Single Pole Setup with hexagonal shape provides maximum protection at minimum weight
- Easy Setup
- Mates with the Serenity NetTent (sold separately)
Please note, this tent must be seam-sealed to ensure waterproofness before use. Six Moon recommends Seam Grip SIL - Silicone Tent Sealant (not included).
I'm over 6', will I fit?
That 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 the Deschutes Tarp with the Serenity NetTent, the Serenity is 84" or 7' long and has vertical end walls of 9". Without the Serenity the height is 13" at the point where the Serenity would end. Using a thick sleeping mat will compromise internal space and minimize headroom. Also setting up the Deschutes low to the ground will do the same. However, properly set up, most people will find the Deschutes more than roomy enough for a good night's sleep.
What is the recommended Pole Height?
The Deschutes Tarp can be set up at different heights. At 40" the Deschutes hugs the ground, providing maximum protection. The Deschutes can accommodate a variable height of between 45" to 49 depending upon conditions and your personal preferences. For maximum interior space or using the Serenity NetTent, set your pole to 49". In most cases you'll want to angle your pole so the bottom is inside the vestibule area. This helps to maximize the sleeping area.