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 set up 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.
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.
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
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.
Drape the tarp over the ridgeline cord. You can orient the tarp as a square or a diamond shape over the hammock (see above).
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).
That's it. Enjoy your hammock as the rain comes down. Don't forget a good book!
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 set up 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.
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
Weight: 32oz / 2lb
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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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.
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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!
Epic rain fly. Great price, ultra light, and durable. Keep making great products!
Great hammock tarp and awesome quality. Love Trek Light!