Scarp 1

  • Dual side entrances and vestibules for gear and protected entries.

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    Fly doors slides up arch pole and ends zip open for extra ventilation.

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    Extra wide interior can sleep two (new for 2016). Available solid or mesh interiors.

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    Floor slides in as desired to create roomy dual vestibules.

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    Interior slides in and out for wider floor or more vestibule (new for 2016).

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    Optional crossing poles give strength and stability for snow and high winds; free-standing setup.

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    End vents for ventilation.

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    Vertical interior end walls

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    Dual, well-supported gear pockets (new for 2016).

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    Roomy interior slides back to completely inset from all drip lines.

The Scarp 1 is a weather-proof pod designed with low fly edges, double walls, and a generous living space. The Scarp 1 features a robust 9mm arch pole and a dramatically large, extra wide interior that can sleep two. The optional crossing poles give the Scarp 1 even more muscle to stand against harsh weather conditions, making it our strongest Tarptent. Whether you're pitching the Scarp 1 on Mt. Rainier or biking across the Scottish Highlands, you'll sleep warm, dry, and secure.


  • Strong, wind stable setup with four season protection
  • Extra wide interior fits two pads and can sleep two
  • Stiff and strong 9mm center arch pole
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Large internal storage pockets
  • Double wall, dual entry, and dual vestibules
  • Free-standing with optional 12 oz / 340 g pole set
  • Separate living compartment clips up to fly and is completely removable
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or takedown in storms
  • Roomy with excellent gear storage space
  • Small packed size
  • Taut pitch with PitchLoc foldable corners
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines


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Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
1-2 52/ 1.47 32-52/
86/ 218 25.1 (max)/
2.3 (max)
39/ 99 6 x 8.75in/ 22cm 18 x 4 / 46 x 10 $359


The crossing poles are recommended for harsher weather conditions where heavy wind and/or snow is expected. For general use, the crossing poles are not typically needed.

 Yes, if using the optional crossing poles.

No, the two parts clip together and setup or takedown as a single unit. It is easy to unclip the interior from inside if desired.

When used with the optional crossing poles, the Scarp 1 can handle substantial snow-loading and wind exposure. The solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.

 The solid interior is noticeably warmer and gives additional protection against the wind and cold. The white fabric of the solid interior does block the view when laying down in the shelter. We recommend using the "no-see-um" mesh interior, which provides better airflow and visibility, unless you expect to encounter cold weather conditions. The two interiors are interchangeable.

Yes! Please refer to the "how to seam-seal" video to see the full procedure.

You have several options for seam-sealing your Tarptent which are available for purchase in our webstore:

  • We offer seam-sealing kits ($6-$8) containing premix silicone, a foam brush, and a latex glove in the webstore.
  • We also offer seam-sealing as a service. Please note that seam-sealing is weather dependent and ordering this service may add a few days to the wait time.
  • You should be able to buy the necessary materials for seam-sealing at your local hardware store. An inexpensive product that works well is GE Silicone II clear sealer/glue. It is available as a squeeze tube in most US hardware stores or in our webstore.
  • Every Tarptent comes with a stuff sack, aluminum stakes+stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The Scarp 1 includes an aluminum arch pole. Crossing poles for snow and high wind are also available for purchase.

    Yes, we use “no-see-um” netting which stops bugs quite a bit smaller than mosquitoes.

     Yes, the fabric is waterproof, however the seams of the shelter need to be seam-sealed.

     Use of a groundsheet depends on the conditions you expect to encounter and your style of camping. The sewn-in flooring is remarkably tough and does not usually require a separate groundsheet. We sell optional Tyvek groundsheets which are very tough and great for sleeping out or taking a break, but generally heavier than you need for floor protection on longer hikes, in most conditions. For use on very rocky ground and desert conditions where puncture wounds are possible, a groundsheet is recommended.