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Very light, with room for three + gear | Designed to be used with a rear trekking pole but an optional poles is available | Large vestibule provides privacy, additional sheltered space and excellent storm protection
- Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
- Integrated line tighteners
- Robust, #5 waterproof vestibule door zipper
- Full bathtub floor with 5 in / 12.5 cm walls
- 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
- Low fly edge eliminates splash potential
- Rear substitute pole (1 3/4 oz / 50g) available
- Abundant netting for views, airflow, and insect resistance; bug proof when zipped up
- Large (11 sq ft / 1 sq m) vestibule provides well-protected gear storage
- Quick drying — inside and out in minutes
- Small packed size — removable strut for stuffing
- Reflective spectra cord guylines included
Every Tarptent needs to be seam-sealed before use!
• We offer seam-sealing kits ($6-$8) containing premix silicone, a foam brush, and a latex glove which can be ordered below in "Related Products."
• An inexpensive product that we recommend is GE Silicone II clear sealer/glue. It is available as a squeeze tube in most US hardware stores or in our webstore.
• We also offer seam-sealing as a service. Please note that seam-sealing is weather dependent and ordering this service may add to the wait time.
This shelter was designed to be used with a trekking pole but a light, inexpensive pole is available.
Yes, if you remove the rear aluminum strut.
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:
Every Tarptent comes with a stuff sack, aluminum stakes+stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The Rainshadow 3 comes with an aluminum arch pole for the rear of the shelter. This shelter was designed to be used with trekking poles, but additional front poles may be purchased for non-trekking pole users.
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.
- Product Code: 146
- Availability: 7-10 Days