- Simple design for reliable ultralight shelter in the backcountry: The tarp has a pyramid design with a square-shaped base so that it's easy to pitch and only requires a single center pole. The front door has a single zipper while the rear awning-style door uses two zippers for more versatility. You can save even more weight by leaving the adjustable pole at home and using the exterior peak loop to suspend the tarp from above!
- Dependable weather protection with vents to manage moisture: The ultralight polyester ripstop fabric has a 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating to keep you dry. The doors have storm flaps to protect against leaks and low vent technology to manage airflow, as well as toggles to hold them open on nice days. There's also two mesh-lined vents on the peak.
- Modular livability for varied adventures: With space for up to five people, the tarp has plenty of options to make it work for camping or backpacking in any conditions. There are adjustable stake out loops and reflective guy-outs to help you adjust the setup to fit your campsite. The rear door can be suspended or staked out with poles to create an awning. Loops on the interior are compatible with the Gold Camp UL 5 Mesh Inner (sold separately), making it into a standard double wall tent! The loops can also be used for other accessories like lights or gear lofts. The Gold Camp UL 5 Footprint (sold separately) adds floor protection when using the tarp by itself or with the mesh insert.
Packing, setup and storage
The Gold Camp UL 5 Tarp has a trail weight of 2 pounds, 15 ounces and packs down to 21" x 8" in its included stuff sack. The center pole is adjustable and can be set at 66" - 80" in height.