V9 Strong Tarp - Hammock Rain Fly

I've always wondered why nobody has come out with a drink called V9.

I'd put it on the shelf right next to V8 and be a millionaire thanks to one extra vegetable.

I don't think people are ready to buy juice from Trek Light Gear yet, so in the meantime here's a great tarp with a million dollar name.

(If you come out with a V10 Stronger Tarp now, I guess I can't blame you)

Life is better in a hammock, but let's face it - the weather doesn't always cooperate. When the wind and rain decide to pay you a visit, you'll be happy you've got Trek Light Gear's exclusive V9 Strong Tarp.

Designed for maximum protection and maximum versatility, you can setup your tarp in a variety of ways to either allow more airflow and visibility or to create a wall of protection to keep the storm at bay.


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Maximum Protection, Maximum Versatility

Built to be extremely quiet even in heavy rains, the V9 Strong Tarp is designed with durability and strength at the forefront. And trust us, when the wind starts whipping and the rain starts pouring you'll know why.

Packable and portable, the V9 Tarp weighs in at only 2 lbs and packs down into its own attached pouch so you'll never lose it.

The V9 Tarp is made with high-grade polyester coated nylon, waterproofed and sealed along all seams. There are 3 grommet tie-out points on each edge and it comes with enough cord to tie it up or stake it out in any situation (stakes are not included with the tarp). It even has a slightly reflective silver underside to help you keep the sun out or the heat in on a cold night.

Trek Light Gear Hammock Rain Fly & Tarp Tarp Setup Options


Diamond? Square? Awning?

Your V9 Tarp is a 9'x9' square. Rotate it 45° and it becomes a diamond. Here's why that matters:

  • Diamond: The diamond shape turns your 9' tarp into a 12' 8" tarp down the center (geometry!). The sides will be angled to allow for more airflow and visibility while in your hammock. This is a great way to stay protected from the elements while still keeping an open-air feel.
  • Square: If you're expecting side winds and blowing rain, setting your tarp up square will give you the best side coverage at the sacrifice of a shorter center ridgeline for overhead coverage. Your hammock will need to be setup with enough sag (which we recommend anyways) to make sure it fits properly under the tarp. 

Once you decide on your tarp orientation, you can choose whether you want to tie/stake both sides of your tarp down to the ground or tie them up to a nearby tree for an awning effect.

Get creative, it's your hammock house!


Tarp Setup Instructions

  1. Tie the included ridgeline cord (thick) from tree to tree above the hammock. You can also tie the ridgeline cord directly to your hammock's suspension instead to lower the tarp and create a more enclosed environment.
  2. Drape the tarp over the ridgeline cord. You can orient the tarp as a square or a diamond shape over the hammock (see above).
  3. Use the included tie-out line along with the grommets on the tarp to secure each corner/side by tying off to an object or using ground stakes (not included).
  4. That's it. Enjoy your hammock as the rain comes down. Don't forget a good book!
Hammock Tarp Setup Instructions


It's a Tarp!

Your tarp is a piece of camping gear in which the setup instructions are merely a guide. There's no one-size-fits-all method to setting up your tarp and factors like the wind, physical surroundings and even personal preference will impact how you orient and setup your tarp.  Don't let that intimidate you, all that's required is a basic understanding of how to hang your tarp and you're ready to be hammock camping.

The Ultimate Hang book is a great resource for more advanced shelter techniques and the Internet is full of tips and techniques if you want to become a pro. As always, don't hesitate to ask us for help!



  • Polyester coated Non-Crinkle Nylon
  • Extremely quiet, strong and durable
  • Endless configuration and setup options
  • All seams waterproofed and sealed
  • Universal Fit: Fits all TLG Hammock sizes and many other hammock brands
  • Carry pouch attached (never lose it!)
  • Can be used as a sun-shade, ground tarp, or shelter even without your hammock
  • Reversible design with slightly reflective underside
  • Lifetime Warranty & Happiness Guarantee


  • Weight: 32oz
  • Dimensions: 12'8" x 12'8" (Diamond) or 9' x 9' (Square)
  • Tie-Outs: 3 per side (8 unique grommets)
  • Waterproof: Of course
  • Color: Black on one side, Silver on the other
  • Carry Pouch: 9" x 11" (uncompressed)
  • Included: Each V9 tarp comes with a thick ridgeline cord as well as plenty of tie-out line for securing the edges of your tarp. Since every location can require a slightly different setup based on your surroundings, the included Tie-Out line is uncut for your convenience. Simply cut the line as needed or desired.
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Our warehouse is continuing to take all necessary measures to ship orders and keep our team safe. Life may feel like it's returning to normal in your local area (we hope!), but the impact of COVID is still extremely present in the world of shipping and fulfillment.

Most orders for in-stock items are leaving our warehouse within 1-3 business days, but please be understanding if it takes additional time to get your order shipped.

If you choose an express shipping rate (FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2-Day) we're still getting most expedited orders out the door within one business day from when you order.

Please note that even though FedEx Ground or Priority Mail may cost more than Standard/Free Shipping, they're not considered an expedited shipping method. Any delivery times quoted are estimates only and it may not ship for 1-3 business days after you order as noted above.

Bottom line: We're doing everything we can to get your order to you quickly and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!

Our shipping takes place Monday through Friday - any orders placed over the weekend or after our daily mail pickup will be shipped in the order received.


If you choose a shipping option that has a quoted time like "FedEx Ground (2 Business Days)" or even "FedEx Overnight (1 Day)", please remember that isn't a guarantee that the order will be there exactly 1 or 2 days from the moment you order it - we still need time to pack & ship your order (see above).

When it comes to the carriers, the quoted times should also always be thought of as estimates, not guarantees. Expedited methods like FedEx 2-Day or Overnight are pretty reliable in their delivery times (hence the cost), but services like Ground/Priority can certainly be optimistic with their estimates.


We offer the ability to pre-order and backorder some items on our site when they are not yet in stock. If an item you are purchasing isn't currently in stock, you'll see a note displayed in your shopping cart that indicates the expected shipping time for your order.

Please note that the expected shipping time is an estimate based on when we expect to receive new inventory.

Sometimes it takes us even longer than expected to receive inventory (especially with unpredictable COVID delays) and sometimes we receive inventory much sooner than the timeframe we estimate. Your order will always ship as soon as the inventory is in our hands!

We aren't able to split-ship your orders into multiple deliveries - so if you are ordering an item that isn't currently in stock along with other items that are, please be aware that your order won't ship until all items are in stock. If you're anxious to receive the in-stock items, we recommend placing a separate order so you can receive the in-stock items without delay.


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PLEASE NOTE: There are almost always additional charges to receive your package when you order from outside your own country - these charges are Customs Duties and Import Taxes which are your responsibility to pay (often before you are allowed to collect the package). The laws and taxes are different in every country and Trek Light Gear has no way of knowing in advance what these taxes and fees will be. Please be aware of this when placing your order, we don't want you to be surprised when the package shows up and you owe additional money!

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In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.

Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some policies and rules so we can survive as a small business.

What matters is that we're here for you.

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The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).

Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Michael Slattery
The long wait is over!!

Well, I assume the V9 Strong Tarp - Hammock Rain Fly is awesome, because EVERYTHING at Trek Light is AWESOME! I bought this as a gift for my son for his birthday, which isn't until April, so it has not seen any use yet. That said, the item seems very durable, and exceptionally well made. The price is right - why else would they all be snapped up whenever they come in stock? All in all, it seems like a very versatile, practical addition for anyone who enjoys back-country camping with their Trek Light Hammock.

Love your company, love your stuff.

terence ennis (Brooklyn, NY)


Thanks, Terry! :)

Tom Martin (Franklin, NC)
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The staff is awesome. They make you feel like family in each and every transaction. If that is not enough, the gear is all ways top notch. The V9 Tarp is a great addition to my hammock. I look forward to many outings with my new gear. Thanks again for a great product and great company!

Lucy H.
Five stars!

Epic rain fly. Great price, ultra light, and durable. Keep making great products!

Melissa T.
Perfect accessory

Great hammock tarp and awesome quality. Love Trek Light!

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