When nature doesn't play nice, fight back with the most flexible and complete silnylon tarp set up you can buy! Our Sanctuary SilTarp provides unlimited pitching options, top-notch waterproofing, and high-quality materials to make it the perfect lightweight shelter.
A Complete Kit
Sure, there are other tarps to choose from, but do they provide everything you need to pitch the perfect shelter right out of the box? No! We include a spacious silicon-nylon tarp, 60 feet (6 x 10-foot sections) of the strongest, lightest reflective Dyneema® guy line you can find, six micro line-lok adjusters, and six aerospace-quality aluminum Y-stakes. That's everything you need to set up dozens of shelter configurations!
We've done our best to make this an outstanding tarp:
- To give you endless options, the flat and square tarps incorporate 16 perimeter loops and one top center loop. Combine it with our best-selling trekking poles to build an A-frame shelter in just minutes. If a hammock is more your style, hang it overhead for complete protection.
- The hex tarps provide 6 perimeter loops and catenary cuts to make it easy to get a taut pitch.
- Finally, our tapered tarp is the ultimate ultralight shelter! Catenary cuts on each side as well as the ridgeline make it easy to set up. Pair it with a bivy or groundsheet to save space and weight in your pack.
- To keep you dry, we provide 5,000 mm of hydro-static resistance by combining a durable 30 denier rip-stop nylon, dual silicon/PU coating, and fully taped seams. We didn't name it "Sanctuary" for nothing!
- To save space, the whole kit comes in a nice compact stuff sack and weighs only 14.0 to 27 ounces (depending on size, see specs tab for details).
Outstanding product! Tarp is lightweight, durable, and multifunctional. I like how the tarp shelter and accessories, when in the carrying pouch, are a thin, flat unit easy to slip into my small (UD fastpack 25) trail pack. This product exceeds my expectations, and I highly recommend Paria Outdoor Products to backpackers, bicycle tourists, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
I just received this fantastic 8 x 10 tarp a few days ago, and pitched it in my backyard. I am a new member of a Search and Rescue team in Oregon, and will be using this as my emergency shelter and to possibly pitch over an injured subject to shelter them from the elements. I slept in it last night in my backyard just to try it out, and it ended up raining lightly a few different times. The tarp held up perfectly. I woke up nice and dry! I have a feeling I'll be using this, not only for my SAR work, but recreationally as well. I slept in it alone, but it could easily accommodate another person, especially if it is pitched higher off the ground. The other thing I want to mention is their stellar customer service! My tarp was missing one stake. I e-mailed Paria, received an immediate response, and my missing stake should be arriving any day now. I had also sent a question about videos/articles on various ways to set this tarp up, and received a response a few hours later with a few different resources. My takeaway is--if you want well made camping/backpacking gear at a reasonable price and weight from a company that firmly stands behind their products, look to Paria to fulfill those needs!
On an 8x10 flat tarp the seam runs along the 8' length (8'x5' sections). This was very surprising when looking back at the photos and industry standard. So, be prepared to run a continuous ridgeline or put a lot of trust in putting a cross force on the seam at a single point.
Also, if you intend to run a continuous ridgeline through the center eyelet there will be a twisting action as the eyelet is sewn parallel to the 8' direction.
Quality is there and the seams look good but I don't feel this was advertised properly.
I've been using the 8x10 flat tarp as my primary shelter since 2017. I've modified it with mosquito netting sewn around the edges and it keeps me dry and protected from the flying insects. I usually use it in ground dwelling mode, but I do occasionally pitch it higher and use it with my hammock. With the netting and extra stakes, the weight is 28 oz. It has tons of room and I love it. The problem is some of the places where I go I am required by the rangers to camp is a specified spot, which may be heavily used with compacted soil. This can result in pooling of water during a heavy rain. For these situations, I recently purchased a 10x7/5 tapered tarp and the breeze mesh bivy. This combination has much less space than my modified 8x10 and it weighs a couple of ounces more, but the mesh bivy has a waterproof bathtub floor and so it should protect against water pooling. It will also keep the crawling bugs off me. I've been through many storms in the 8x10 and it has always worked flawlessly. I had the opportunity to test the new tapered tarp / mesh bivy setup during a recent thunderstorm and it too worked flawlessly. Not a single drop made it through, and it was a fairly severe storm. I pitched the mesh bivy close to one side of the tarp to make room for my pack. By putting the pack cover on my pack and turning it sideways, it made it through the storm without getting wet. This was a nice campsite and I did not have water pooling on the surface. However, the bathtub floor looks pretty good so I think it will pass that test when the time comes. The tapered tarp and mesh bivy are a minimalist shelter and are harder to pitch than my trusty 8x10, but that is okay for me. I now have two tarp setups and my biggest problem is picking which one to use.
I got this as a key component of my lightweight backpacking setup, which has allowed me to get rid of my tent. Between this tarp, my sleeping pad, sleeping bag, stove, water filter, pack and various other items, I have cut my weight from 40 to 45 lbs to 15-18 lbs, all without spending a lot of money. With food and fuel, the pack feels like a day pack, and the largest weight saving was due to this tarp. This is a really nice tarp, and I hated to do it, but I hate mosquitoes more so I modified by sewing a 1-ft strip of netting along the 10-ft sides and triangular net flaps along the 8-ft. sides. I generally use this in an A-frame pitch and the mosquito netting provides great protection against mosquitoes. Paria also sells a mesh bug net for this tarp, but I opted for sewing the netting on the tarp for ease of use. The netting added about 6 ounces, but it still easily fits inside the stuff sack. The netting also actually helps deflect any blowing rain. Anyways, I couldn't be more pleased.