One of the most intimidating parts of any DIY can be the layout and cutting of material. Aside from being a pain, the process can be next to impossible if you don't have a large area to work in.
Enter Pre-Cut Kits. Instead of struggling OR not starting your project at all, let us cut your material for you. With Pre-Cut Kits, our team precision cuts your material to the perfect shape. When you get your kit, just pull everything out of the bag and start sewing. No guesswork, no math, no "Oops" .
The Pre-Cut HEX12 Ultralight Tarp Kit contains all the items required to make a ~ 12' Hex shaped ULTRALIGHT backpacking/hammock tarp plus accompanying storage sack. Take out the guesswork and get exactly what you need with no wasted materials. Kit includes:
Pre-Cut Tarp Panels (*choose color/material above)
~142" x 57.5" w/ 2" catenary cut edges (*slightly smaller than 12' due to cut process)
~94" between ground tie-outs for increased coverage
Components ( *Optional - choose "YES" or "NO" above)
(1) 36" x 20" waterproof fabric blank (MEMBRANE Silpoly Black)
(14) 1/2" Beastee D-rings
Laser cut reinforcement panels (all tie-outs plus ridgeline and panel pulls)
(5') 1.5 mm drawcord
(6') 1/2" MIL-SPEC grosgrain - Black
We've prepackaged everything, so all you do is select your tarp fabric, color, and components option above .
*NOTE - thread is not included in any of our DIY kits. We suggest MARA70 or TERA80 .
|Colors ||Burnt Orange, Charcoal Gray, Foliage Green, Khaki, Dark Olive, Lime Green|
|Estimated Finished Dimensions ||143" x 115"|
|Estimated Finished Weight ||11-13 oz.|
Update 12/5/17 - Please note that we have switched to providing pre-cut reinforcement panels for all tie-outs, ridgeline, and panel pulls at no extra charge. This saves you the hassle of cutting them out :). Instructions will be updated soon to reflect this change, but just an FYI.
*NOTE - instructions linked below are for the HEX12 standard tarp kit. For the HEX12 ultralight, you can use the same build process, but in place of sewn reinforcement triangles we recommend the bonded no-sew reinforcement technique detailed in this blog post.
Illustrated PDF instructions for HEX12 tarp kit (revA, updated 7/30/15) - CLICK HERE
*NOTE - For Pre-Cut HEX12 UL Kit, eliminate steps 1-2 and steps 4a-4b.
Original - 7/23/15
Radial reinforcement template - Download and print a 3" radial template for making your tarp reinforcements. See the blog post HERE for instructions.
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