Deschutes Ultralight Backpacking Tarp

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The Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp is an ultralight shelter designed to give you the most interior room while maximizing protection from the elements and minimizing weight. For people looking for a light shelter option with plenty of space and minimal weight, the Deschutes is a perfect fit! The Deschutes has 44 sq ft of coverage and a peak height of 49”. You've got plenty of room to sit up and the extra interior space lets you spread out your gear. The full-length vestibule zipper makes for easy entry. The simple pyramid structure is easy to set up and sheds wind and rain under the harshest storms.

Constructed from tough but light Silicone Nylon, the Deschutes Tarp weighs just 13 ounces and is quite affordable. When mated with the Serenity NetTent (sold separately) you have a double wall solo tent that weighs a mere 24 ounces.

Stakes and poles sold separately.


Brand Name:
Six Moon Designs
Tent Sleeps:
1 Person
Number of Doors:
1 Door
44 ft² (4 m²)
13 oz (0.37 kg)
105 in
48 in
80 in
Tent Pole Type:
Requires one trekking pole or one 49 inch Carbon Fiber Pole for setup (sold separately)
Stuff Size:
15 x 6 in
Mfg Sku/Part Number:
Other Features:
- Includes: Tarp, Stuff Sack, Guylines
- Stakes, poles, and footprint sold separately
- Compatible with Tyvek Footprint Small and Footprint UL Small
- Requires 6 stakes
- Longer Zippered Entry for easier entry
- Top Vent removes excess moisture buildup
- 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.

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