8.5' x 8.5' Flat Tarp - SilPoly
8.5' x 8.5' Flat Tarp - SilPoly
8.5' x 8.5' Flat Tarp - SilPoly

8.5' x 8.5' Flat Tarp - SilPoly

$145.00

Please note that the slate color is a little darker than that shown in the photos of the tarp (see last photo for a more accurate representation). Additionally, the color of the tie-out webbing is black w/ reflective stripe (green shown).

A great option for tinkerers who like to experiment with different pitches.
Tie-outs arranged in a grid pattern provide many pitching configurations for maximum adaptability. There are 16 tie-outs along the perimeter and 9 within the panels and on the ridgeline. The panel and ridge tie-outs each include hangloops for draping a bug bivy or other items. To prevent wicking of water through from the outer to inner ties, part of the sealing process is performed during construction, and there is no direct thread connection between the outer and inner ties.

  • SilPoly fabric won't sag when the temperature drops.
  • SilPoly fabric has lower water retention than SilNylon.

The ridgeline of this tarp and panel tie-outs need to be seam sealed as per these instructions prior to use (or use our service).

Due to the increased versatility of this tarp, we do not supply installed guylines and tensioners so as not to steer you towards any particular pitch. We recommend using our Fastline Clips with varying lengths of line so that you can easily relocate guylines on the tarp as needed.

Made in the USA from imported fabric.

Packaged weight: 12.0 oz | 340g

Itemized weight:

  • Tarp: 11.75 oz | 333g
  • Stuff sack: 0.25 oz | 7g
  • Landfill waste: 0.5 oz | 14g
    Average weight of waste from in-house manufacturing

Dimensions:

  • Packed size: Roughly 8" x 6" x 3" | 20cm x 15cm x 8cm
  • Width: 8.5ft | 2.59m
  • Length: 8.5ft | 2.59m

Material:

  • Fabric: 20D SilPoly - Recycled
  • Hydrostatic Head: ~2000mm

Required items (not included):

  • Trekking poles (or other support)
  • Stakes: 6 Minimum
  • Guyline

Product Availability

NOTICE: Due to equipment failure, we are currently unable to manufacture Silpoly tapered tarps, Silpoly Cirriforms, and the Swiftline. For now, our focus will be on other products, primarily DCF Tarps (tapered and Cirriform) and Silpoly Bug/Wind Bivys (and perhaps the Sassafras!). We do not have an ETA on when we'll be fully operational.

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 expected fulfillment times.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the production calendar and the FAQ below for more information.


Q: Why is so much stuff sold out?!

A: Our capacity is very limited, and we can't make products nearly quickly enough to meet demand. We only sell what I have in-stock, and don't typically take backorders. I know this can make it hard for you to plan, but in the longer term, it should help us to grow and to serve you better in the long term. See the last question for more info about this.


Q: When can I expect the item I'm interested in to become available?

A: For most items, please refer to the production calendar at the bottom of this page. This calendar shows when I expect to work on more substantial products. For some accessory products, production may not always be scheduled in advance and availability may be unpredictable.

FYI: If you do not see the item that you are interested in, then I do not know when it may become available (I don't have a private schedule beyond what's shown!).


Q: Can I pre-order, back-order, or reserve an item?

A: I'm afraid not. Out of fairness to everyone, I don't make special arrangements to reserve products. On rare occasions, I may open a product up for back-ordering to everyone (or a new product for pre-ordering). When this happens, it's made available to order on the website. If you are signed up for the stock notification, you will receive a notice that the item is available to order.


Q: Can you let me know when the item becomes available?

A: Yes. On the product page, enter your email address in the space provided to be automatically notified when inventory becomes available. If you don't see where you can do this, please let me know; sometimes there's a fluke in the settings and the field doesn't show. Please note that the email notification could get filtered out as spam. You can try to 'whitelist' info@yamamountaingear.com to make sure the email comes through.


Q: Why do you do things this way, and what are you doing to improve the situation?

A: For years I followed the more common back-order model, basically making everything to order. This approach made it challenging to increase production, limited time available to design new products or refine existing ones, impacted my personal/outdoor time, and meant long waits to get your gear delivered. I changed my approach when I moved to Montana in 2019. Offering only what's already made allows me to work and plan more efficiently, and opens up hiring opportunities.


NOTES ON USING THE CALENDAR

- For products shown on the calendar, you can typically expect the item to be made available towards the end, or soon after the period shown on the calendar. Sometimes, however, some items may be listed earlier in the period. For example, if the calendar shows that I'm working on tapered tarps, certain sizes may become available earlier within the period with other sizes coming later.

- Items that specify "ongoing production" mean that we are continually working on these items and doing our best to maintain inventory. If the item or a particular size is sold out, you can expect it to likely become available soon.

- Please note that you can change the month shown on the calendar using the arrows at the top.

Shipping Information


While most orders ship out within 1 - 3 business days, please allow up to one week for us to ship your order. This gives us some scheduling flexibility for getting out on the trail!*

*If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow a few extra days for us to seal the item(s) and ship your order.


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 Tarp

A great option for tinkerers who like to experiment with different pitches.
Tie-outs arranged in a grid pattern provide many pitching configurations for maximum adaptability. There are 16 tie-outs along the perimeter and 9 within the panels and on the ridgeline. The panel and ridge tie-outs each include hangloops for draping a bug bivy or other items. To prevent wicking of water through from the outer to inner ties, part of the sealing process is performed during construction, and there is no direct thread connection between the outer and inner ties.

  • SilPoly fabric won't sag when the temperature drops.
  • SilPoly fabric has lower water retention than SilNylon.

The ridgeline of this tarp and panel tie-outs need to be seam sealed as per these instructions prior to use (or use our service).

Due to the increased versatility of this tarp, we do not supply installed guylines and tensioners so as not to steer you towards any particular pitch. We recommend using our Fastline Clips with varying lengths of line so that you can easily relocate guylines on the tarp as needed.

Made in the USA from imported fabric.

Specifications

Packaged weight: 12.0 oz | 340g

Itemized weight:

  • Tarp: 11.75 oz | 333g
  • Stuff sack: 0.25 oz | 7g
  • Landfill waste: 0.5 oz | 14g
    Average weight of waste from in-house manufacturing

Dimensions:

  • Packed size: Roughly 8" x 6" x 3" | 20cm x 15cm x 8cm
  • Width: 8.5ft | 2.59m
  • Length: 8.5ft | 2.59m

Material:

  • Fabric: 20D SilPoly - Recycled
  • Hydrostatic Head: ~2000mm

Required items (not included):

  • Trekking poles (or other support)
  • Stakes: 6 Minimum
  • Guyline

Availability

Product Availability

NOTICE: Due to equipment failure, we are currently unable to manufacture Silpoly tapered tarps, Silpoly Cirriforms, and the Swiftline. For now, our focus will be on other products, primarily DCF Tarps (tapered and Cirriform) and Silpoly Bug/Wind Bivys (and perhaps the Sassafras!). We do not have an ETA on when we'll be fully operational.

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 expected fulfillment times.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the production calendar and the FAQ below for more information.


Q: Why is so much stuff sold out?!

A: Our capacity is very limited, and we can't make products nearly quickly enough to meet demand. We only sell what I have in-stock, and don't typically take backorders. I know this can make it hard for you to plan, but in the longer term, it should help us to grow and to serve you better in the long term. See the last question for more info about this.


Q: When can I expect the item I'm interested in to become available?

A: For most items, please refer to the production calendar at the bottom of this page. This calendar shows when I expect to work on more substantial products. For some accessory products, production may not always be scheduled in advance and availability may be unpredictable.

FYI: If you do not see the item that you are interested in, then I do not know when it may become available (I don't have a private schedule beyond what's shown!).


Q: Can I pre-order, back-order, or reserve an item?

A: I'm afraid not. Out of fairness to everyone, I don't make special arrangements to reserve products. On rare occasions, I may open a product up for back-ordering to everyone (or a new product for pre-ordering). When this happens, it's made available to order on the website. If you are signed up for the stock notification, you will receive a notice that the item is available to order.


Q: Can you let me know when the item becomes available?

A: Yes. On the product page, enter your email address in the space provided to be automatically notified when inventory becomes available. If you don't see where you can do this, please let me know; sometimes there's a fluke in the settings and the field doesn't show. Please note that the email notification could get filtered out as spam. You can try to 'whitelist' info@yamamountaingear.com to make sure the email comes through.


Q: Why do you do things this way, and what are you doing to improve the situation?

A: For years I followed the more common back-order model, basically making everything to order. This approach made it challenging to increase production, limited time available to design new products or refine existing ones, impacted my personal/outdoor time, and meant long waits to get your gear delivered. I changed my approach when I moved to Montana in 2019. Offering only what's already made allows me to work and plan more efficiently, and opens up hiring opportunities.


NOTES ON USING THE CALENDAR

- For products shown on the calendar, you can typically expect the item to be made available towards the end, or soon after the period shown on the calendar. Sometimes, however, some items may be listed earlier in the period. For example, if the calendar shows that I'm working on tapered tarps, certain sizes may become available earlier within the period with other sizes coming later.

- Items that specify "ongoing production" mean that we are continually working on these items and doing our best to maintain inventory. If the item or a particular size is sold out, you can expect it to likely become available soon.

- Please note that you can change the month shown on the calendar using the arrows at the top.

Shipping

Shipping Information


While most orders ship out within 1 - 3 business days, please allow up to one week for us to ship your order. This gives us some scheduling flexibility for getting out on the trail!*

*If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow a few extra days for us to seal the item(s) and ship your order.


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.