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March 2015 - Welcome to ZPacks!

Most accessory items are in stock and are shipping in a day or two. Larger items like Backpacks, Shelters and Sleeping bags, and Rain Gear are made to order and are shipping in about 4-5 weeks.

If you need your order to be delivered sooner or by a certain date please email us after you order and we will schedule accordingly if possible. All ZPacks gear is made for you right here in our US workshop.
Cuben Fiber Tarps

Tarps are available as custom orders. I can do any size you need, just email me if it is not shown here. The price will be inline with the examples below, depending on the size.

There may be a waiting list for this item, see the notice at the top of the page.

  • Constructed from .51 oz/sqyd cuben fiber fabric.
  • New - The ridge seam and all tie out reinforcements are now sewn and taped for extra strength. No seam sealing necessary!
  • A Cuben Fiber stuff sack and the seam tape is included in the prices and weights shown.
  • Guy lines and stakes are sold separately.
  • All ZPacks gear has a one year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Returns or exchanges are welcome on the standard sizes shown below.

    We can do repairs or modifications on custom requested sizes but we can't take an outright return on them.

If you don't see the size here that you want, just email me for a quote. The material width is 54" so the maximum width with a center seam is about 8.5 feet.

Some common sizes:

5' (foot) x 9' (length) x 6' (head) trapezoid
(1.5 x 2.7 x 1.8 meters)
8 tie out loops default
4.4 oz (125 grams) / $185
6' x 9' rectangle
(1.8 x 2.7 meters)
8 tie out loops default
4.7 oz (133 grams) / $190
7' x 9' rectangle
(2.1 x 2.7 meters)
8 tie out loops default

5.3 oz (150 grams) / $215

8.5' x 8.5' square
(2.6 x 2.6 meters)
Set up diagonally tied to a tree
8 tie out loops default
6.1 oz (173 grams) / $230
8.5' x 10' rectangle
(2.6 x 3 meters)
12 tie out loops default - (Four at the corners, two on the ridge line, and 3 evenly spaced on each long side).
6.7 oz (190 grams) / $255
8.5' x 11' rectangle
(2.6 x 3.4 meters)
12 tie out loops default - (Four at the corners, two on the ridge line, and 3 evenly spaced on each long side).

7.2 oz (204 grams) / $275

Hammock tarps can be seen Here.

Photo of Douglas McCoy's white 6' x 9' rectangular tarp. More of his photos in many setup configurations can be seen here.

Photo of Steve Jones' olive drab 8' x 8' tarp set up as a diamond:

Photo of Uli's 7' x 9' olive drab tarp in the Bavarian Alpes:

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Please choose from the following Options:
Tarps are currently available in Olive Drab.

All colors are somewhat transparent.

Price: $0

Additional tie out loops
I can sew on additional reinforced loops anywhere you want. The reinforcements are bonded to the tarp, and the stitching is taped if applicable (no seam sealing needed).

The default number of perimeter loops are listed on each tarp size. Feel free to add extras.

You can also add loops on the ridgeline for hanging bug netting, or panel pull outs anywhere on the face of the tarp inside or outside. A common example would be one or two pull outs centered on each half of the tarp.

Draw me a picture if you want crazy tie outs!

Email me to let me know where you want the extra tie outs after you order.
Price: $2.00 each  / .05 oz each

2.5" x 2.5" Stick on Loop

This patch has a loop sewn to it and tape adhesive on the back. If you aren't sure where you want your tie out loops you can use these to add your own. Use these to hang bug screen for example.
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Trekking Pole Cups
These triangular fabric cups go over the handles of you trekking poles and make propping your tarp up very easy. They can be looped on to any tie out, and can be moved around as needed for different set up configurations. They are made from black 2.92 oz/sqyd hybrid cuben fiber fabric and are very sturdy.

Price: $3.95 each
Weight: .1 oz each.
  Don't forget
A stuff sack is included.

You may also want:
Z-line cord for guy lines.

Line Locs

Titanium stakes

Tyvek or a Cuben Fiber ground sheet
Free Shipping on U.S. orders over $100!
Otherwise shipping is just $3.95 in the U.S., $15.95 Internationally and up.

Please send us an email with any questions!

Who we are:
Joe Valesko founded ZPacks in 2005. He designed and tested all the gear, and has thru-hiked over 9,600 long distance miles including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Te Araroa Trail, and TGOC Scotland. Joe is available to answer any questions about gear recommendations, sizing, trail info, or anything requiring an experienced opinion.

Matt Favero receives your orders, oversees production at our shop, and ships out your orders. He has hiked much of the Florida Trail, parts of the AT, and TGOC Scotland. Matt handles most routine emails about your order. We love feedback and suggestions about our gear!

Please email us for our Address if you need to send any packages. We like to know what's coming! Our Phone Number is not listed. We are able to give a more informed answer via email, and we are normally very responsive. Please email us your questions and we will reply ASAP.