1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly
1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly

1P Bug Shelter - SilPoly

$160.00

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NEW "t-zip" allows both front and side entry!

Don't let pesky bugs ruin your night. No-See-Um netting keeps out the smallest critters while the tub-floor blocks moisture from below. The tapered shape uses space efficiently and improves usable room inside.

Set up is easy. Just clip the tub's upper corners to your tarp and let the floor hang; flexible stiffeners help the tub to keep some shape. An optional 'stand-alone' rigging kit is available for quick pitches of the net-tent without a tarp.

  • Dual front and side entry!
  • Outward tapering tub walls provide extra elbow room.
  • ~8" deep tub-floor.
  • Interior stash pockets on front door.
  • Hang loop/clip at front apex.
  • Curved sidewall and ridge seams for tauter pitch

This net-tent pairs well with our Cirriform tarps and tapered tarps (though with minimal overhang on the 7'/5' tarp).

The floor of this net-tent is made from SilPoly. See more about material considerations, see our Materials Page.

Proudly made in the USA from imported fabric.

Net-tent weight: 9.8 oz | 278g

Materials:

  • Floor: 20D SilPoly; HH ~2000mm
  • Netting: 0.6oz Nylon No-see-um

Waste:

  • Each net-tent produces roughly 3.2 oz of in-house waste.

Overall weight:

  • Shelter:
  • Net-tent: 9.8 oz | 278g
  • Included rigging: 0.69 oz | 20g
  • Stand-alone rigging (optional): 0.54 oz | 15g
  • Stuff sack: 0.27 oz | 8g

Rigging weight:

  • Included rigging:
  • 15' x 1/16" shockcord: 0.38 oz | 11g
  • 8 Mitten hooks: 0.28 oz | 8g
  • 2 Barrel cord locks: 0.04 oz | 1g
  • Total: 0.69 oz | 20g
  • Note: Some rigging can be omitted or changed to reduce weight.
  • Stand-alone rigging (optional):
  • Front: 0.28 oz | 8g
  • Rear: 0.26 oz | 7g
  • Total: 0.54oz | 15g
  • (For more info, please see the rigging tab)

Dimensions:

  • Approx. packed size: 8" x 5" x 4" | 20cm x 13cm x 10cm
  • Interior length at ground level: 84" | 213cm
  • Interior length at top of tub: 88" | 223cm
  • Interior height: 40" - 25" | 101.5cm - 63.5cm (head - foot)
  • Interior width at ground level: 34" - 26" | 86cm - 66cm (head - foot)
  • Interior width at top of tub: 38" - 30" | 96.5cm - 76cm (head - foot)
  • Tub depth: 8" | 20cm
  • Floor area: 17.5ft2 | 1.6m2

Required items:

  • Front Pole: At least ~44" (~112cm)
  • Rear Pole: At least ~31" (~79cm)
  • Stakes: 4 for stand-alone pitch with our optional rigging kit
  • Rigging to clip your Bug Shelter to many tarps is included. For a stand-alone pitch, you will need our optional rigging kit or your own cord.
  • Poles and stakes are not included.

Optional Poles:

If you won't be using your trekking poles or tarp to support your shelter, you can use these optional tent poles.

  • Length:
  • Front Pole: ~44" | ~112cm
  • Rear Pole: ~31" | ~79cm
  • Folded length: ~20" | ~51cm
  • Weight:
  • Front Pole: 1.8 oz | 51g
  • Rear Pole: 1.3 oz | 37g
  • Total: 3.1 oz | 88g
Included items

Your Bug Shelter comes with the following rigging included. This should be sufficient to connect the net-tent to many tarps.

  • 1/16" Shockcord: 15 ft | 4.57m
  • Mitten hooks: 8
  • Mini Barrel cord locks: 2

Note: Partnering this with a Cirriform Tarp? Please see the bottom of the page for suggested cord lengths.


Installation Process

At the tub's top corners, connect the net-tent to the tarp's associated corner with a length of shock cord and a mitten hook.

  • At one end of the cord, tie a loop. We suggest a simple overhand loop knot.
  • At the other end of the cord, tie on a mitten hook. We suggest a clinch knot.
  • Attach the cord to the tub with a girth hitch. To do this, pass the cord through the webbing loop at the tub's corner, then pass the mitten hook through the looped end of the cord. Pull the mitten hook end to tighten everything up.

At the net-tent's peaks, connect the net-tent to the tarp's ridge/peaks with a length of shock cord and a mitten hook. A cord lock allows you to easily adjust the length of the cord.

  • Note: You will do the following twice; once for each end of the net-tent.
  • At one end of your cord, tie on a mitten hook. We suggest a clinch knot.
  • Thread the cord through the webbing loop at the net-tent's peak (front to back at the head end, and back to front at the foot end).
  • Tie a loop on the loose end of the cord. We suggest a simple overhand loop knot.

Stand-alone pitch (w/ optional rigging)

On nice nights, you may wish to pitch only your Bug Shelter with no tarp. Doing so is easy and only requires 4 stakes with the optional stand-alone rigging kit. Click here to see a diagram.

  • On each cord you'll find a grommet at the center and two loops tied at each end.
  • For each end of the net-tent, clip the shockcord running from the apex to the loop at the grommet.
  • Clip the shockcords running from the tub corners to the second loop up on each end of the cord.
  • Stake out the ends of the cords so the tub's corners are pulled evenly at all four corners
  • Insert your poles into the grommets and tension the apexes as necessary using the cordlocks at the apex. Note that if your front pole is on the shorter side, you may need to lean it inward.
  • If you need to shorten the lines, move each stake and the lines up by one loop.

Stand-alone pitch (traditional method)

If you already have cord and/or want to forego the optional rigging kit, you can use a more traditional pitch with dedicated guylines running to each peak.

  • Stake out the apexes and corners individually.
  • At the corners, you may find it beneficial to shorten the lines by clipping them back to the webbing loops at the tub's corners (basically folding the cord in half)

Pitching with the Cirriform Tarp?

If you plan to partner your net-tent with our 1P or 2P Cirriform Tarp, we suggest cutting your cords to the lengths outlined below.

1P Cirriform Tarp

  • Front peak: ~10" | ~25cm
  • Rear peak: ~15" | ~38cm
  • Tub corners at front: ~16" | ~41cm
  • Tub corners at rear: ~12" | ~31cm
  • Midponts on edge of tub: ~10" | ~25cm

2P Cirriform Tarp

  • Front peak: coming
  • Rear peak: coming
  • Tub corners at front: coming
  • Tub corners at rear: coming
  • Midponts on edge of tub: coming

Product Availability

Unless otherwise stated, if the item is available to add to your cart, then it is in-stock and available to ship. Please see the shipping tab for more info.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the calendar below to see when it may become available. You may also want to sign up to be notified of availability on the product page. Some accessory items may not show on the calendar as they may simply be squeezed in during pockets of available time rather than scheduled. Please understand that the schedule may change without notice.

If you don't see the item of interest in the calendar, then I don't know when it might be available.



Shipping Information

COVID-19 Update: To reduce contacts, I've reduced the frequency of my post office runs. Expect your order to ship within 1 week*.

Most orders ship out the next business day.*

* If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow up to an additional week for delivery.


Domestic Rates

Order Total Shipping Fee Shipping Method Typical Transit Time
(business days)
under $50 $3.25 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$50.00 to $99.99 $5.15 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$100.00 to $199.99 $6.95 USPS First Class / Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
2 - 5 for First Class
$200.00 to $349.99 $9.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
$350.00 to $499.99 $12.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
Over $500 $15.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3
Note: Stickers and DCF Patches ship for free

International

I'm sorry, but for the foreseeable future, I'm not able to offer international shipping.

The Shelter

NEW "t-zip" allows both front and side entry!

Don't let pesky bugs ruin your night. No-See-Um netting keeps out the smallest critters while the tub-floor blocks moisture from below. The tapered shape uses space efficiently and improves usable room inside.

Set up is easy. Just clip the tub's upper corners to your tarp and let the floor hang; flexible stiffeners help the tub to keep some shape. An optional 'stand-alone' rigging kit is available for quick pitches of the net-tent without a tarp.

  • Dual front and side entry!
  • Outward tapering tub walls provide extra elbow room.
  • ~8" deep tub-floor.
  • Interior stash pockets on front door.
  • Hang loop/clip at front apex.
  • Curved sidewall and ridge seams for tauter pitch

This net-tent pairs well with our Cirriform tarps and tapered tarps (though with minimal overhang on the 7'/5' tarp).

The floor of this net-tent is made from SilPoly. See more about material considerations, see our Materials Page.

Proudly made in the USA from imported fabric.

Specifications

Net-tent weight: 9.8 oz | 278g

Materials:

  • Floor: 20D SilPoly; HH ~2000mm
  • Netting: 0.6oz Nylon No-see-um

Waste:

  • Each net-tent produces roughly 3.2 oz of in-house waste.

Overall weight:

  • Shelter:
  • Net-tent: 9.8 oz | 278g
  • Included rigging: 0.69 oz | 20g
  • Stand-alone rigging (optional): 0.54 oz | 15g
  • Stuff sack: 0.27 oz | 8g

Rigging weight:

  • Included rigging:
  • 15' x 1/16" shockcord: 0.38 oz | 11g
  • 8 Mitten hooks: 0.28 oz | 8g
  • 2 Barrel cord locks: 0.04 oz | 1g
  • Total: 0.69 oz | 20g
  • Note: Some rigging can be omitted or changed to reduce weight.
  • Stand-alone rigging (optional):
  • Front: 0.28 oz | 8g
  • Rear: 0.26 oz | 7g
  • Total: 0.54oz | 15g
  • (For more info, please see the rigging tab)

Dimensions:

  • Approx. packed size: 8" x 5" x 4" | 20cm x 13cm x 10cm
  • Interior length at ground level: 84" | 213cm
  • Interior length at top of tub: 88" | 223cm
  • Interior height: 40" - 25" | 101.5cm - 63.5cm (head - foot)
  • Interior width at ground level: 34" - 26" | 86cm - 66cm (head - foot)
  • Interior width at top of tub: 38" - 30" | 96.5cm - 76cm (head - foot)
  • Tub depth: 8" | 20cm
  • Floor area: 17.5ft2 | 1.6m2

Required items:

  • Front Pole: At least ~44" (~112cm)
  • Rear Pole: At least ~31" (~79cm)
  • Stakes: 4 for stand-alone pitch with our optional rigging kit
  • Rigging to clip your Bug Shelter to many tarps is included. For a stand-alone pitch, you will need our optional rigging kit or your own cord.
  • Poles and stakes are not included.

Optional Poles:

If you won't be using your trekking poles or tarp to support your shelter, you can use these optional tent poles.

  • Length:
  • Front Pole: ~44" | ~112cm
  • Rear Pole: ~31" | ~79cm
  • Folded length: ~20" | ~51cm
  • Weight:
  • Front Pole: 1.8 oz | 51g
  • Rear Pole: 1.3 oz | 37g
  • Total: 3.1 oz | 88g

Rigging

Included items

Your Bug Shelter comes with the following rigging included. This should be sufficient to connect the net-tent to many tarps.

  • 1/16" Shockcord: 15 ft | 4.57m
  • Mitten hooks: 8
  • Mini Barrel cord locks: 2

Note: Partnering this with a Cirriform Tarp? Please see the bottom of the page for suggested cord lengths.


Installation Process

At the tub's top corners, connect the net-tent to the tarp's associated corner with a length of shock cord and a mitten hook.

  • At one end of the cord, tie a loop. We suggest a simple overhand loop knot.
  • At the other end of the cord, tie on a mitten hook. We suggest a clinch knot.
  • Attach the cord to the tub with a girth hitch. To do this, pass the cord through the webbing loop at the tub's corner, then pass the mitten hook through the looped end of the cord. Pull the mitten hook end to tighten everything up.

At the net-tent's peaks, connect the net-tent to the tarp's ridge/peaks with a length of shock cord and a mitten hook. A cord lock allows you to easily adjust the length of the cord.

  • Note: You will do the following twice; once for each end of the net-tent.
  • At one end of your cord, tie on a mitten hook. We suggest a clinch knot.
  • Thread the cord through the webbing loop at the net-tent's peak (front to back at the head end, and back to front at the foot end).
  • Tie a loop on the loose end of the cord. We suggest a simple overhand loop knot.

Stand-alone pitch (w/ optional rigging)

On nice nights, you may wish to pitch only your Bug Shelter with no tarp. Doing so is easy and only requires 4 stakes with the optional stand-alone rigging kit. Click here to see a diagram.

  • On each cord you'll find a grommet at the center and two loops tied at each end.
  • For each end of the net-tent, clip the shockcord running from the apex to the loop at the grommet.
  • Clip the shockcords running from the tub corners to the second loop up on each end of the cord.
  • Stake out the ends of the cords so the tub's corners are pulled evenly at all four corners
  • Insert your poles into the grommets and tension the apexes as necessary using the cordlocks at the apex. Note that if your front pole is on the shorter side, you may need to lean it inward.
  • If you need to shorten the lines, move each stake and the lines up by one loop.

Stand-alone pitch (traditional method)

If you already have cord and/or want to forego the optional rigging kit, you can use a more traditional pitch with dedicated guylines running to each peak.

  • Stake out the apexes and corners individually.
  • At the corners, you may find it beneficial to shorten the lines by clipping them back to the webbing loops at the tub's corners (basically folding the cord in half)

Pitching with the Cirriform Tarp?

If you plan to partner your net-tent with our 1P or 2P Cirriform Tarp, we suggest cutting your cords to the lengths outlined below.

1P Cirriform Tarp

  • Front peak: ~10" | ~25cm
  • Rear peak: ~15" | ~38cm
  • Tub corners at front: ~16" | ~41cm
  • Tub corners at rear: ~12" | ~31cm
  • Midponts on edge of tub: ~10" | ~25cm

2P Cirriform Tarp

  • Front peak: coming
  • Rear peak: coming
  • Tub corners at front: coming
  • Tub corners at rear: coming
  • Midponts on edge of tub: coming

Availability

Product Availability

Unless otherwise stated, if the item is available to add to your cart, then it is in-stock and available to ship. Please see the shipping tab for more info.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the calendar below to see when it may become available. You may also want to sign up to be notified of availability on the product page. Some accessory items may not show on the calendar as they may simply be squeezed in during pockets of available time rather than scheduled. Please understand that the schedule may change without notice.

If you don't see the item of interest in the calendar, then I don't know when it might be available.



Shipping

Shipping Information

COVID-19 Update: To reduce contacts, I've reduced the frequency of my post office runs. Expect your order to ship within 1 week*.

Most orders ship out the next business day.*

* If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow up to an additional week for delivery.


Domestic Rates

Order Total Shipping Fee Shipping Method Typical Transit Time
(business days)
under $50 $3.25 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$50.00 to $99.99 $5.15 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$100.00 to $199.99 $6.95 USPS First Class / Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
2 - 5 for First Class
$200.00 to $349.99 $9.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
$350.00 to $499.99 $12.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
Over $500 $15.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3
Note: Stickers and DCF Patches ship for free

International

I'm sorry, but for the foreseeable future, I'm not able to offer international shipping.