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Hex12 Ultralight Tarp Kit

$5.00 /kit

Hex12 Ultralight Tarp Kit

$5.00 /kit

  • Featuring MEMBRANE silpoly and 1/2" hardware, this kit contains all the items required to  make  a 12' Hex shaped ULTRALIGHT backpacking or hammock tarp plus stuff sack.

    Take out the guesswork and get exactly what you need. Kit includes:

    Ultralight Tarp Material (*choose above)
    8 yds

    Components (*prepackaged)
    (14) 1/2" Beastee D-rings
    (2) cordlocks 
    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 the components you'll need, so all you do is select your tarp fabric above

    * Note - On cart page, components portion of kit and fabric will be shown separately, but total price will remain the same. This is done to manage fabric inventory. Please note that all kits are sold as a unit. We cannot sell components or any portion of the kit separately.You may purchase more than one kit, but multiple kits must be added to cart individually. 

  • Product Details
    Estimated Finished Weight 11-13 oz.
    Estimated Finished Dimensions 144" x 116"
  • 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

    Archived versions
    Original - 7/23/15

    Have suggestions or something you'd like to see added to these instructions? Send an email to suggestions@ripstopbytheroll.com.

    Radial reinforcement template - Download and print a 3" radial template for making your tarp reinforcements. See the blog post HERE for instructions. 

    Cat-cut curve generator - Developed by DIY enthusiast Xtrekker. Enter distance between tie-out points and max cat-cut depth. Mark the points, connect the dots, and cut your curve.  


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cheryl Mitchell
Great featherweight kit

Another 5-star item from RSBTR. Mine came in at 14 oz with all my guylines attached. Super easy to make, with all the components included. I added some KamSnaps to the doors (4 each side) and extra ridgeline tie outs to match my trekking pole <-> hammock stand I carry. Just make sure to use SILICONE and not PU (SeamSeal) to glue on the reinforcements.

Thanks Cheryl! Nothing like lowering the pack weight. Let us know if you need anything!

Andy C.
Turned out great!

It's been a few years since I made anything out of silnylon. Kit had everything I needed and instructions were reasonable if you have some experience sewing gear. Calculating and plotting the cat cuts was time consuming so maybe a good idea to add the pattern to your order. RBTR was helpful with a the couple of questions I had.

Karen c.
DIY Ultralight Tarp

Fantastic! Great and fast service. Very excited in making my first tarp. This kit has everything I need. Can't wait till I finish it and try out my new tarp out in the field. Two thumbs up!!