8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8
8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8
8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8
8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8
8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8
8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8
8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8
8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8

8'/6' Tapered Tarp - DCF8

$295.00

Not too big, not too small.
This mid-sized tapered tarp might just be the sweet spot for many solo tarpers. Offered in two lengths to better fit your needs, this tarp tapers in width from 8' at the front to 6' at the foot to provide more space up front where you need it and create a wind-shedding profile.

  • Tapered shape uses space efficiently.
  • Catenary cut for a taut pitch.
  • Taped seams do not require sealing.
  • DCF won't sag when the temperature drops.
  • DCF fabric has very low stretch for great wind shedding.
  • Great for partnering with your Bug Bivy or one of our floors.
  • Lineloc tensioners at tie-outs ease pitch adjustment (removable).
  • UHMWPE Core guyline with reflective tracer included.

Perimeter tie-outs are located at each end of the ridge (2), the corners (4), and the midpoints of each side (2). There are hang loops located about 14" (18" on 10' tarp) in from each end (2), and at the middle of the ridge (1) (you can also clip items to the tie-outs at the ends of the ridge).

Compatible with:

Made in the USA.

Tarp weight: 6.5 - 7.4 oz | 184 - 210g

Weight:

  • Tarp (9' length): 6.5 oz | 184g
  • Tarp (10' length): 7.4 oz | 210g
  • Rigging: 1.8 oz | 51g
  • Stuff sack: 0.2 oz | g
  • Total (9' / 10'): 8.5 / 9.4 oz | 241 / 266g
  • Note: Some rigging can be omitted or changed to reduce weight.

Rigging Detail:

  • Reflective guyline (31'): 1.2 oz | 34.0g
  • Lineloc Tensioners (8): 0.4 oz | 10.5g
  • Pole Grommets (2): 0.2 oz | 5.7g
  • Note: Tensioners and grommets can be removed (and added back) non-destructively.

Dimensions (9' Length):

  • Front width: 8'-0" | 2.44m
  • Rear width: 6'-0" | 1.83m
  • Length: 9'-0" | 2.74m
  • Packed size: 8" x 5" x 2" | 20cm x 13cm x 5cm

Dimensions (10 ft length):

  • Front width: 8'-2" | 2.49m
  • Rear width: 6'-2" | 1.88m
  • Length: 10'-2" | 3.10m
  • Packed size: 8" x 5" x 2" | 20cm x 13cm x 5cm

Material:

  • Fabric: 0.8oz Dyneema Composite Fabric - CT2E.08
  • Learn more about material considerations on the Materials Page.

Required items:

  • Trekking poles (or other support for front and rear)
  • Stakes: 6 Minimum
  • (Poles and stakes are not included.)

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 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

Not too big, not too small.
This mid-sized tapered tarp might just be the sweet spot for many solo tarpers. Offered in two lengths to better fit your needs, this tarp tapers in width from 8' at the front to 6' at the foot to provide more space up front where you need it and create a wind-shedding profile.

  • Tapered shape uses space efficiently.
  • Catenary cut for a taut pitch.
  • Taped seams do not require sealing.
  • DCF won't sag when the temperature drops.
  • DCF fabric has very low stretch for great wind shedding.
  • Great for partnering with your Bug Bivy or one of our floors.
  • Lineloc tensioners at tie-outs ease pitch adjustment (removable).
  • UHMWPE Core guyline with reflective tracer included.

Perimeter tie-outs are located at each end of the ridge (2), the corners (4), and the midpoints of each side (2). There are hang loops located about 14" (18" on 10' tarp) in from each end (2), and at the middle of the ridge (1) (you can also clip items to the tie-outs at the ends of the ridge).

Compatible with:

Made in the USA.

Specifications

Tarp weight: 6.5 - 7.4 oz | 184 - 210g

Weight:

  • Tarp (9' length): 6.5 oz | 184g
  • Tarp (10' length): 7.4 oz | 210g
  • Rigging: 1.8 oz | 51g
  • Stuff sack: 0.2 oz | g
  • Total (9' / 10'): 8.5 / 9.4 oz | 241 / 266g
  • Note: Some rigging can be omitted or changed to reduce weight.

Rigging Detail:

  • Reflective guyline (31'): 1.2 oz | 34.0g
  • Lineloc Tensioners (8): 0.4 oz | 10.5g
  • Pole Grommets (2): 0.2 oz | 5.7g
  • Note: Tensioners and grommets can be removed (and added back) non-destructively.

Dimensions (9' Length):

  • Front width: 8'-0" | 2.44m
  • Rear width: 6'-0" | 1.83m
  • Length: 9'-0" | 2.74m
  • Packed size: 8" x 5" x 2" | 20cm x 13cm x 5cm

Dimensions (10 ft length):

  • Front width: 8'-2" | 2.49m
  • Rear width: 6'-2" | 1.88m
  • Length: 10'-2" | 3.10m
  • Packed size: 8" x 5" x 2" | 20cm x 13cm x 5cm

Material:

  • Fabric: 0.8oz Dyneema Composite Fabric - CT2E.08
  • Learn more about material considerations on the Materials Page.

Required items:

  • Trekking poles (or other support for front and rear)
  • Stakes: 6 Minimum
  • (Poles and stakes are not included.)

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 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.