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Winter12 Ultralight Tarp Kit

$5.00 /kit

Winter12 Ultralight Tarp Kit

$5.00 /kit

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

    Makes the same tarp as the HEX12 ultralight kit, but with doors on each end. Doors provide 360 coverage to keep you dry in foul weather. Also increases privacy.

    Take out the guesswork and get exactly what you need.

    Kit includes:

    Ultralight Tarp Material (*choose above)
    10 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 15-17 ounces
    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 WINTER12 standard tarp kit. For the WINTER12 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 WINTER12 tarp kit (revA, updated 8/2/15) -  CLICK HERE

    Archived versions
    Original - 7/23/15

    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.

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

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


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Charles Smith
Great product, great price!

Being new to hammock camping, I am not ready to spend big bucks on gear I may never use. I also really enjoy any type of craft and making things myself. So with RSBTR winter tarp kit it was a win win.

I had very little sewing experience but with the kit and instructions I was able to make a serviceable tarp for fraction of what I would have paid. While my stitching may lack something, I am confident it will still work 100% and I may never need to upgrade! Thanks RSBTR! I highly recommend if you are considering at all!!!

Thanks for the review Charles! Making your own gear is SO much more cost effective and satisfying. We're glad you agree. Feel free to share photos of your tarp, we'd love to see. Enjoy!

David Skau
Quality goods, good customer service

Kit looks great. I liked that you can customize the fabric and sizing as needed.

Great kit and instructions

The materials are all top notch and the instructions and pattern make things easy to follow.

I will say that, if I had to go back and do this again for the first time, I would definitely go with a fabric that's easier to work with than the MEMBRANE Silpoly (like the 1.1oz Silpoly PU4000 on the WINTER12 Std kit). The MEMBRANE is so slick and so thin that it's hard to handle. Trying to fold it and/or keep it lined up properly if you're doing something like a double-folded hem is a challenge (albeit a fun one, once you get the hang of it).

Anyway, all of this is due to my own inexperience, having never sewn before. If you're accustomed to using light materials and you're familiar with sewing, you'll have zero issues. If not, practice by making lots of stuff sacks first!!

Hey Liam! We appreciate you taking time out of your day to provide some feedback. The UL fabrics can definitely be challenging if you aren't very experienced with them. Glad everything worked out well for ya. Enjoy!

Darren C.
Very happy

I have very little sewing experience but I thought if I took my time I could do a somewhat decent job. For anyone thinking the same thing I have this piece of advice; make 1 or 2 stuff sacks with this material before you attempt the tarp. Mine turned out ok but I wish I had practiced first.