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